Shooting Games – Shooters on Modern Consoles (1996 – 2006)

From 1999 to 2006, the gaming landscape in general began a huge continental shift. The biggest change of course came in the form of the LAN party. From their inception, many game developers and players would always see huge potential for multiplayer in shooters. Now, with the mass adoption of LAN technology in gaming, that… Continue reading Shooting Games – Shooters on Modern Consoles (1996 – 2006)

How to get more of the ball – The keys to having more possession during a match

Most players who care about winning recognise early that to impact a game effectively, you need to have a decent amount of possession. Off the ball work is a crucial and often under-appreciated skill. But to really grab the game by the scruff of the neck you need to have the ball to do magic… Continue reading How to get more of the ball – The keys to having more possession during a match

The Evolution of Soccer Games – FIFA’s Early Dominant Years (1994 – 1997)

Electronic Arts is one of the world’s most prolific gaming companies. They have been around for decades, and have been making a ton of noise as publishers in the gaming space for generations. Their most well-known division is EA Sports, a powerful asset to the overall EA corporation. Trip Hawkins founded EA Sports after the… Continue reading The Evolution of Soccer Games – FIFA’s Early Dominant Years (1994 – 1997)

The Evolution of Soccer Video Games – The Early Years (1980 – 1993)

Soccer is a global phenomenon. There has been an explosion of popularity for the sport since the late 90s, and it has gone from being a regional sensation to having fans world-wide. There’s a limitless number of fans for Soccer from all around the world. However, there are none more in love with the sport… Continue reading The Evolution of Soccer Video Games – The Early Years (1980 – 1993)

Reasons Why Lionel Messi Is One Of The Smartest Footballers Today

Lionel Messi is one of the top scoring forwards of all time. But there is a method to his game. The video below shows the preparation that goes into making a genius move long before he scores. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ProForm11 | Football (@proformeleven) Messi uses his vision to… Continue reading Reasons Why Lionel Messi Is One Of The Smartest Footballers Today

The Evolution Of Open World Games – Home Consoles & Arcade (1970-1993)

Gaming – Open World Games Video games have been a part of our lives for decades now. The gaming industry has grown tremendously in the past few years, and it is expected to grow even more in the coming years. Video games are not just for children anymore; adults also play them. There are many… Continue reading The Evolution Of Open World Games – Home Consoles & Arcade (1970-1993)

Shooting Games – The Early Years : Home Consoles & Arcade (1970-1993)

Why First Person Shooters are so popular When it comes to being influential within the gaming industry, the shooting game genre is second to none. With so many key titles in gaming history like DOOM, Quake and Counter Strike being shooting games, it’s no surprise that the genre is as popular as it is. But… Continue reading Shooting Games – The Early Years : Home Consoles & Arcade (1970-1993)

Interior Automotive: The Evolution of Car Interiors (1980 – 1990)

1980 – 1990 The ‘80s were known for many car trends, including sunroofs and yellow bulbs, but drivers soon found some of the standout trends in the interiors of cars. New concerns with fuel efficiency and safety pushed buyers towards more generic and box line car designs.  Plastic was also preferred for vehicle interiors of… Continue reading Interior Automotive: The Evolution of Car Interiors (1980 – 1990)

Interior Automotive: The Evolution of Car Interiors (1970 – 1980)

Introduction A century ago, cars were just automotive mechanical devices that moved you from A to B without caring how safe you were from the elements or whether you preferred to drive at night. Fast-forward to the present day, we have cars whose interiors look and give the feel of a luxury living room on… Continue reading Interior Automotive: The Evolution of Car Interiors (1970 – 1980)

A Timeline of Home Gaming Consoles & Arcade (1970 – 1993)

1972 In 1972, the licensing of the technology was done by Magnavox after the first demonstration of the “Brown Box.” This further led to the release of the Magnavox Odyssey, which is the first official video game console.At the start of the cinema, movies didn’t contain any sounds, and the same goes for this video… Continue reading A Timeline of Home Gaming Consoles & Arcade (1970 – 1993)

What to bring to your soccer – Everything you need to pack in your bag to be prepared

If you happen to be a valued member of a 5,7, or 11 a side team, you will notice that being prepared for all eventualities on match day is crucial. And your teammates will thank you also. This is a definitive guide on what to pack into your bag every matchday. The Bag First and… Continue reading What to bring to your soccer – Everything you need to pack in your bag to be prepared

How To Score More Goals : A Guide to Hitting the Back of the Net

Scoring goals could be considered the most important part of the game. At the end of the game it’s the results on the scoresheet that count. No matter what position you play, chipping in with goals increases your value in any team tenfold.  Whether you are a forward or midfielder, you should at some point… Continue reading How To Score More Goals : A Guide to Hitting the Back of the Net

How to get better at soccer by yourself…much faster

Learning football takes time. In some areas you can apply strategies and tips to speed up the process. But some things, especially on the technical side, have to bloom naturally. So if you wish to really improve quickly, we would suggest focusing on 2 or 3 areas and become excellent at those. In the meantime… Continue reading How to get better at soccer by yourself…much faster

How to make it as a Professional Soccer Player – Increase Your Chances Achieving Success

Many players have dreamed of becoming a top international player in world football. Playing with greats and touring the globe playing in prestigious tournaments. You are in the midst of famous players and top notch coaching staff. But there are some key factors and behaviours that have helped those at the top, make it there… Continue reading How to make it as a Professional Soccer Player – Increase Your Chances Achieving Success

Soccer: Advanced Formation & Tactics – Unlock Defences With Ease

Mastering 3rd man runs The 3rd man run is an advanced tactic for unlocking opposition defences. It can come across as complex, but in reality it is something many players do naturally. It requires reading the game, anticipation and most importantly, timing. A 3rd man run involves 3 players, usually in the attacking third. It… Continue reading Soccer: Advanced Formation & Tactics – Unlock Defences With Ease

Soccer: How To Play Against A 4-3-3 Formation

Playing against Different formations If you are a senior player or manager looking to counter the formation and tactics of another team, it is vitally important to analyse the team you are playing. Whether beforehand using video is available or during the first 20-30 minutes of the game. There are a vast array of options… Continue reading Soccer: How To Play Against A 4-3-3 Formation

Soccer Formations : Everything you need to know

Whether you are a manager, player or even a football gamer, you will notice over time while playing football that formations can highly affect whether you are victorious. The abilities of the players on your team count towards the event in a match, but setting up your team in the right shape will determine how… Continue reading Soccer Formations : Everything you need to know

6 Top Solo Drills For Improving Soccer Speed, Power & Conditioning

With these handy drills you can see the gains you desire on the pitch, helping you to become more explosive, quick and sharp. Below are 6 great drills curated from social media to help you stand head and shoulders above the opposition! View this post on Instagram A post shared by PERFORMANCE | RECOVERY (@dmjperformance)… Continue reading 6 Top Solo Drills For Improving Soccer Speed, Power & Conditioning

What do I wear for my soccer match? – Football Gear & Equipment Guide

For some people simply getting the opportunity to play the game is enough, and they would only need the bare necessities such as a field, a soccer ball and something to signify the goal posts. However, for the committed and serious player, a lot more is needed, in terms of attire and equipment to complete… Continue reading What do I wear for my soccer match? – Football Gear & Equipment Guide

The BASICS: Learning the rules of soccer (For Novices)

Basically the games are played on a field, which is also called a pitch, with two separate 45 minute time lines. The break in-between these two segments, is usually used for regrouping purposes and redefining strategies. Typically a field would measure in 100 yards long and about 50 yards wide, although there are some fields… Continue reading The BASICS: Learning the rules of soccer (For Novices)

Soccer Skills Round Up – The Best Skill & Drill Videos October Vol 1

A Handy Collection of Soccer Skills from Instagram. Handpicked by our editorial team. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Football videos (@footballoksigen) Watch Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi show off their skills by nutmegging their opponents. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Footizer ⚽️ (@footizer) Sterling with a sublime… Continue reading Soccer Skills Round Up – The Best Skill & Drill Videos October Vol 1

How do I get better at soccer really fast?

How do I get better at soccer really fast? You have probably been watching videos and reading articles on how to improve in soccer. You are also probably following a number of soccer/skill related social accounts on Instagram or Twitter. You have also most importantly bought a great book on football technique philosophy, teaching you… Continue reading How do I get better at soccer really fast?

How to help your son improve at soccer – A handy guide

We all want our children to perform well while they are playing team sports. These games are taking place during their formative years, and developing self esteem and character through sports is key to their development.  As a parent or relative you can invest small amounts of time for maximum reward. Kids are great at… Continue reading How to help your son improve at soccer – A handy guide

Soccer: Choosing the right soccer / football cleats

Whether you are buying a pair of soccer boots for yourself or young player, knowing what which pair is best for, helps…..alot. Soccer boots, also known as soccer or football cleats, differ for each type of surface they could be potentially played. grass, artificial 3G pitch, Sandy turf all have their own unique requirements. Some… Continue reading Soccer: Choosing the right soccer / football cleats

Soccer: Can playing football games make you better in real life

 Can playing soccer video games make you better? The answer is a resounding YES…..and I can speak from my personal experience. Football games have come along way in the last 20 or so years. It would be hard to imagine such realism when playing some of the classic games today, on all the consoles such… Continue reading Soccer: Can playing football games make you better in real life

Soccer: Training for Soccer in the Gym

We have often been told that training in the gym for any sport can make you stiff, bulky with unoptimised muscle. A great example would be boxing, where excessive weight training can contribute to less agility and loss in power. If you study the physique of most mobile footballers, you will see varying levels of… Continue reading Soccer: Training for Soccer in the Gym

What to eat before a soccer match – Match Preparation

We have all done it. An hour before leaving for a match you get offered tasty breakfast or sumptuous dinner and decide to indulge. Only to feel like you are carrying an extra organ by the time you start playing. You felt lethargic and unable to engage your core muscles with any intensity. Too much… Continue reading What to eat before a soccer match – Match Preparation

A Very Useful Soccer Drill – To improve your sideways dribbling (For Wingers & Midfielders)

This drill when practised over the course of days will help you to carry the ball sideways with ease. Once perfect you will be able carry the ball smoothly from side to side while scanning g the pitch for possible openings and opportunities. Many defenders will not engage directly straightaway when in this body position.… Continue reading A Very Useful Soccer Drill – To improve your sideways dribbling (For Wingers & Midfielders)

3 Handy Soccer Dribbling Skills to Beat Anyone

Sometimes on occasion you may find yourself in a tight spot during a football match. If you have options cut off, you can use a handy trick or two to bypass servers opponents. Building your skills base makes you more mobile, able to navigate more freely and allows you to have confidence knowing you aren’t… Continue reading 3 Handy Soccer Dribbling Skills to Beat Anyone

Top 10 Training Soccer Equipment for: Speed, Dribbling & Power

You can train your body for most aspects of football without any special equipment other than a soccer ball. But there are some great pieces of equipment you can buy to maximise your progress and focus on special areas. Some are crucial to taking you to the next level, and other are somewhat of a… Continue reading Top 10 Training Soccer Equipment for: Speed, Dribbling & Power