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by Papou
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Junior trials discussion -
Replies: 57
Views: 11732

Re: Junior trials discussion -

Just a question to parents re trials: What are your thoughts if your son/daughter was selected in a selection process that didn't distinguished a JPL team from a JSL team prior to making deposits? - Until the season started...??
by Papou
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Junior trials discussion -
Replies: 57
Views: 11732

Re: S.A. CLUBS: Junior registration / Youth trials ALL DETAI

So you think a child should only be able to trial at a club and play for his first choice team? How ridiculous. Parents have lots to consider when finding a club distance from their home, standard of coaching, fees, nights they train. Then if you have more one child what to do if one gets accepted ...
by Papou
Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Junior trials discussion -
Replies: 57
Views: 11732

Re: S.A. CLUBS: Junior registration / Youth trials ALL DETAI

Why is nearly every club trialling on September 21? If you don't trial on the first night with most clubs you don't have a chance. How are kids supposed to get a fair go when most clubs trial on the same night?? Totally agree with you the whole system of junior trials gets worse every year. i think...
by Papou
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Coaching Football
Topic: Best Junior Coach
Replies: 282
Views: 80605

Re: Best Junior Coach

Diego Pellegrino - as a coach to develop players, he's really good - treats all kids evenly and changes his training drills every time - he's great with the kids - I heard metro stars under 13s are pretty good - they poach players( 2 African boys)- that's not good coaching when you rely on 2 player...
by Papou
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Coaching Football
Topic: Best Junior Coach
Replies: 282
Views: 80605

Re: Best Junior Coach

There are many very good coaches out there and the best ones usually go about doing their job quietly. The best coaches are the ones that teach, develop and inspire their players and make a material improvement in their players over the course of the season. That may be the coach that takes a team ...
by Papou
Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Good Coaching Bad Coaching
Replies: 45
Views: 9314

Re: Good Coaching Bad Coaching

Just an observation: Some of the best coaches I have had and know are teachers with a football background. Something common among them all is they never told me to go about one way of doing something. They challenged me by asking questions and forced me to think.
by Papou
Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Good Coaching Bad Coaching
Replies: 45
Views: 9314

Re: Good Coaching Bad Coaching

Is it possible to coach kids if you have never played and how beneficial is it to have coaches that have played at a decent level If you have good communication skills and are willing to learn, of course you can. However, i believe that if you have played at a decent level you have more insight int...
by Papou
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Good Coaching Bad Coaching
Replies: 45
Views: 9314

Re: Good Coaching Bad Coaching

Is it possible to coach kids if you have never played and how beneficial is it to have coaches that have played at a decent level If you have good communication skills and are willing to learn, of course you can. However, i believe that if you have played at a decent level you have more insight int...
by Papou
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: transfer rumours!
Replies: 82
Views: 24168

Re: transfer rumours!

AL K HOLIC wrote:
chunky-monkey wrote:I heard they've offered a Saturday premier player good money to go up there.

and another Saturday player (ex fed) who declined the offer
A comets ex fed player too, there are more no doubt. Plenty of quality still floating around in the league.
by Papou
Wed May 27, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Has the standard of U18's gone backwards
Replies: 67
Views: 15251

Re: Has the standard of U18's gone backwards

Matty I think you're spot on suggesting we should be promoting youth to senior set ups early however, just to clarify, are you suggesting the U18's league be made of predominantly U14's?
by Papou
Mon May 25, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Has the standard of U18's gone backwards
Replies: 67
Views: 15251

Re: Has the standard of U18's gone backwards

Maybe its harder to get into a premier league reserve grade side than it is a middle of the road state league 1st team . Maybe one day your club have the chance to prove me wrong but I doubt it as u looked assured of State League again next season just depends which 1. Maybe Premier League clubs ha...
by Papou
Mon May 25, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Amateur League
Topic: Fed players in SAASL
Replies: 37
Views: 5263

Re: Fed players in SAASL

Who cares? I don't know who has been doubling up but I'll take a pot shot and bet most are unrecognised quality at Federation level. If they were special, they wouldn't be doubling up. By the way, there are players who are easily still capable of playing premier league that play amateurs e.g. Lee Ro...
by Papou
Thu May 07, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: The Purpose of Junior Football ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8218

Re: The Purpose of Junior Football ?

Morning, Spent Sunday morning watching a couple of JPL games this weekend or rather that was what I intended. Actually spent most of my time watching an endless procession of time wasting, cynical tackles, ball being kicked away into the trees ( with no spare ball available ?), multiple single subs...
by Papou
Tue May 05, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: The Purpose of Junior Football ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8218

Re: The Purpose of Junior Football ?

Morning, Spent Sunday morning watching a couple of JPL games this weekend or rather that was what I intended. Actually spent most of my time watching an endless procession of time wasting, cynical tackles, ball being kicked away into the trees ( with no spare ball available ?), multiple single subs...
by Papou
Tue May 05, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: The Purpose of Junior Football ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8218

Re: The Purpose of Junior Football ?

Morning, Spent Sunday morning watching a couple of JPL games this weekend or rather that was what I intended. Actually spent most of my time watching an endless procession of time wasting, cynical tackles, ball being kicked away into the trees ( with no spare ball available ?), multiple single subs...