Archive for April, 2011

 

dynamic pricing for tickets

April 25th, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

darren rovell has a short interview with ticketmaster over their new scheme of dynamic pricing. It means that if there is a rush of demand for an even the prices will go up automatically. This may keep brokers from buying up all the tickets at the beginning? However, as typical for ticketmaster, the interview was [...]

European Football Powers all Broke

April 23rd, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Rolling out of control By Leander Schaerlaeckens ESPN.com ESPN.com IllustrationHuge debt, cash crunches, mismanagement — all the warning signs are there for an economic collapse among European soccer clubs. Something has to give. Or does it? Real Madrid is broke. It was broke before completing the two most expensive transfers ever in 2009, bringing in [...]

Qatar Bought World Cup votes with youth academies

April 23rd, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Behind Qatar’s football success By Brent Latham Special to ESPN.com ICU Publicidad/Guatemala CityQatar’s Football Dreams program is designed to discover talent in the farthest-flung villages, such as Coban, Guatemala. But it’s also helped Qatar build a name for itself around the world. GUATEMALA CITY — A mild breeze ruffles the trees surrounding the field at [...]

MLS not planning to add Relegation.

April 23rd, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

The only thing that keeps the bottom half of the games exciting or meaningful in the second half of the season is avoiding the relegation zone. How many times are the most thrilling matches those where the teams are fighting for survival! Instead we end up with nfl, mlb, nba dross about trying to lose [...]

Qatar decides to form a WC 2022 committee – just now?

April 23rd, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

I reall wanted to hold off on more posts regarding Qatar and managed for several months, but…… I am not sure, but usually you would form the committee and be ready to move upon winning the bid. Or perhaps the Board of Directors would be formed to help win the bid. But to just now [...]

Wiel Coerver of the Coerver Coaching video fame has passed.

April 22nd, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Distinguised Dutch coach Wiel Coerver died aged 86 in his home town of Kerkrade on Friday morning. Coerver, who was born on 3 December 1924, played at VV Bleijerheide and Rapid JC (now Roda JC), with whom he won the Dutch championship in 1956. He began coaching at SVN three years later before going on to [...]

The Barcelona Way

April 22nd, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

Do you speak spanish or have access to a translator? I hope so! The Sport Coaches website has a treasure trove of information. This includes organizational concepts from Barcelona youth system. http://www.entrenamientodeportivo.org/apuntes.asp

Exercise does not help Weight loss.

April 22nd, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

The conventional wisdom that exercise is essential for shedding pounds is actually fairly new. As recently as the 1960s, doctors routinely advised against rigorous exercise, particularly for older adults who could injure themselves. Today doctors encourage even their oldest patients to exercise, which is sound advice for many reasons: People who regularly exercise are at [...]

Does the USA have true fans?

April 22nd, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

This is an area I have brought up over the years. In particular after my European trip in ’06? I believe. One of the games I attended was a Liverpool v Arsenal FA Cup game in which the youngsters (Arsenal plays their second team in the FA Cup to gain experience) thrashed Liverpool at Anfield [...]

MLS could win CONCACAF champions league

April 22nd, 2011Posted by BJ Pheasant

But the two away goals put Salt Lake in a positive position ahead of the return leg in Utah next Wednesday. Salt Lake would be crowned champions with a home win or by holding Monterrey to a 0-0 or 1-1 draw. Monterrey must win or draw 3-3 (or by a higher total) to take the [...]

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