Irish Soccer is on its knees…..

Was John Delaney on a holidays or was he at work?? Yes, he is entitled to go out with family and Yes he is entitled to have a drink, but why does he think drunkenness is an acceptable behaviour in public… After all, he is the CEO of the Football Association of Ireland and he should act like one or should we  just accept this...

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Losing by Large margins is not good…Everyone loses!

Parents, managers, coaches and players who end up on the wrong end of a thrashing can experience a variety of emotions such as anger, sadness, worthlessness and embarrassment. With the season under way most teams in league would have played 2-3 games by now and some none. Looking around the tables of various age groups I can already...

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NDSL are doing it…parts of Ireland are doing it…Wales are doing it…Scotland are doing it and now England are doing it, Are you doing IT?

So the NDSL doing it, why haven’t the other 2 leagues in Dublin caught on yet…Its time we stopped all this competitive madness and moving CHILDREN onto 11 aside pitches before they have even mastered the skills and techniques to play the adults game… “We need to cut the numbers of players and bring back...

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Our customers are not getting the service they deserve – Part 1

Customer comes first! In sports the kids are the customers and the adults & administrators should meet their customers’ needs. Having elite teams at age 7,8,9 is not good customer service because we are only catering for the so called best at that time. As we look around the leagues polices today, so much of what the...

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What I suggest – 7v7 to u12s

4v4s to u7s, 5v5s to u8s & 7v7s from u9s until u12s. 11v11 at u13s on smaller pitches, with smaller goals and full size 11v11 at u14s.  How would it work 7v7 Modified rules None competitive leagues Every player must play at least half the game GK No goal-kick outs from hands (all play from U10s) Must throw/roll ball into...

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