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Holger has to go

Holger has to go

COMMENT – Paul Williams

Enough is enough. Holger Osieck’s time as coach of the Australian national team has to end. Sunday morning’s 6-0 defeat at Brazil was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

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What constitutes success at youth level?

What constitutes success at youth level?

By Paul Williams

There is an interesting debate taking place in Australia at the moment regarding the nation’s U20 side that was recently knocked out in the group stage of the FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey.

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EXCLUSIVE: Byer on the state of Chinese youth development

EXCLUSIVE: Byer on the state of Chinese youth development

EXCLUSIVE: By Tom Byer

There is much talk these days about Chinese football grassroots/youth development, or lack thereof to be more specific. Nothing could be further from the truth!

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Zhang making a name for himself

Zhang making a name for himself

By Paul Williams

Determined.

It’s one word that perfectly describes China’s Zhang Jiaqi, a man who has known what he wants from an early age and who left China on his own as a 16-year-old to get it.

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Norikazu – the nomadic footballer

Norikazu – the nomadic footballer

By Paul Williams

From as young as he can remember, all Norikazu Murakami has wanted to do is play football. He speaks about the game with such passion, with such love. It’s all he knows.

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EXCLUSIVE: Winnie opens up (Part 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Winnie opens up (Part 2)

By Matt Riley

In the second part of our interview with Thai National Coach Winnie Schaefer, he talks about his experiences so far in Thailand

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Top 10 Transfers from Japanese Transfer Window

Top 10 Transfers from Japanese Transfer Window

By Mario Kawata

With the transfer window in Japan now closed, we look back on the top ten moves of the winter transfer window.

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One-on-One with Hans Emser

One-on-One with Hans Emser

By Matt Riley (follow Matt on twitter at @mattRiley16)

Bangkok Glass Academy Director Hans Emser sat down this week with Matt Riley to discuss a number of topics relating to youth development in Thailand.

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AIA committed to Thai football

AIA committed to Thai football

By Matt Riley (follow Matt on twitter at @mattRiley16)

Matt Riley, who earlier this week spoke with Thai national team coach Winfried Schafer, has today sat down with Sahapol Polpathapee, Assistant Vice President – Football Sponsorships at AIA to discuss their involved in Thai football.

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All power to Pinit

All power to Pinit

By Paul Williams

“Sooner or later we will make change. We will not stop.”

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