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The Science of Scouting: Signings

Leicester City’s head of technical scouting Rob Mackenzie explains the processes behind the acquisition of players from home and abroad. By Adam Bate | Last Updated: 18/08/14 9:54am The recruitment strategies of some clubs may seem like a case of sticking pins in a board while blindfolded but the reality is that the…

Quashing the Myth behind Cramping? The Case of Electrolyte Depletion v Neuromuscular Control Theories

We have all been there… an athlete or player is struck by a painful, spasmodic contracting in a muscle that we know as cramp.  The eyes of blame fall to the Physio/Nutritionist/Sport Scientist/Fitness Coach and an electrolyte solution is hurriedly thrown on to fix it. Now in the hot, humid…

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll uses rugby to tackle safety concerns

Julius Thomas of the Denver Broncos is tackled by Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor of Seattle, during Super Bowl XLVIII. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images    Posted by Martin Pengelly in New York Saturday 2 August 2014 14.00 BST theguardian.com If it is “common knowledge” that rugby is the father of American football, as some claim,…