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President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan welcome Billy Graham to the 1981 National Prayer Breakfast.…

In East Berlin Graham was hosted by Walter B. Smith II - officer of the US Foreign Service
In Walter B. Smith II's long career he was in
East Berlin, Germany (1979-1983)

Liberalization of U.S. trade restrictions
Ambassador Bolen
Poland’s Solidarity crisis
Local situation
Ambassador Ridgeway
"In 1977 , President Jimmy Carter named Dave Bolen as the ambassador to East Germany, the first African-American to serve as ambassador to a nation behind the Iron Curtain ...While in that role Bolen helped to lay the groundwork for the destruction of the Berlin Wall" 🤔
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“Scanning” is the new buzz word in ⚽️
This has perpetuated a plethora of drills where players have to “check their shoulder” whilst passing in a prescribed sequence (back and forth, or a-b-c).
Here is a short thread explaining why this doesn’t work IMO 👇
Why are they scanning?
The concept of scanning is to pick up information in order to act a effectively. Therefore, there needs to be a reason why I am scanning, the best and most transferable to the game reason is an opponent
Scan b/c coach said to
This is problematic (see 👆) b/c players are now NOT scanning for useful information, they are doing it b/c you told them to. Repetitively checking shoulder in a prescribed drill does not help attune the player to relevant info - e.g. position of opponent
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CW: sexual, physical, emotional abuse

🧵The @JustinTrudeau government doesn't seem to grasp the scale of the abuse crisis in 🇨🇦 sport, so here is another thread, this time about abuse in and around #Ottawa over the last 20 years. This is by no means an exhaustive list. 1/17
2004: A coach of an U15 soccer club pled "guilty to assault for tying the boy down, punching him in the stomach, pinching his nipples and applying various clips to them, poking the player's armpits with a nail, and whipping him with a rope. 2/17

National Post, 17 December 2004.
2004: "A soccer coach accused of fondling one of his female players in his swimming pool was acquitted Tuesday even though the judge in the case...thought he probably was guilty." 3/17

Canadian Press, 21 December 2004
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⬇️Sigue el hilo
#intencionestacticas #sesiondeentrenamiento #metodologia #futfem #soccer #coach #training Image

#intencionestacticas #sesiondeentrenamiento #metodologia #futfem #soccer #coach #training Image
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Interesting take on coaching from a cognitive psychology perspective. But I would like to offer an alternate view from a different skill acquisition perspective. 🧵
First of all I think for a relatively new manager Kompany is doing a fantastic job at Burnley (keeping my @SheffieldUnited at bay!). He has clearly mastered a key component of coaching - developing and maintaining relationships - hence buy in.
1. Knowledge(K) of v Knowledge about
A lot of the info given is related to K-about. This can be useful, but the K used to control actions is knowledge of - so the def needs to develop that through repetition (w/o repetition) and exposure to those situations.
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Fans around the world celebrated Morocco's win over Portugal in the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday, which marks the first time and African team and a team from the Arab world has made it this far in the tournament. #WorldCup #Morocco #Portugal #Soccer #Football #Ronaldo
Morocco defeated superstar Cristiano #Ronaldo's Team Portugal 1-0 in a stunning result with Youssef En-Nesyri scoring the winning goal in the 42nd minute. The Moroccan team hoisted coach Walid Regragui on their shoulders after the match. #WorldCup #Morocco #Portugal
Morocco will play defending champion France in the World Cup semifinals on Dec. 14.

#WorldCup #Morocco #Portugal #Soccer #Football #France #Ronaldo
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Thread: England “blockers” hit the mixed system of Iran at set-piece

-5 players from England marked by 5 from Iran

Stones in front of Maguire to deactivate the man-marking, and Kane beside them on the left.
-2 Players from Iran secure the near post
-1 on the far post
-1 in the middle of the box
-1 runner vs 1 blocker
John Stones takes his marker to the middle of the box, and Kane pushes his marker to the far post.

Maguire hits the post on the first chance.
It repeated again, where Stones forced his man-to-man to follow him to the six-yard.
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@TedLasso Chronicles, #4… because I don’t really know what to call these things I write…

On Beard

Prologue: about the Beard episode- I have no idea. This isn’t about Beard After Hours. Apologies, I still don’t fully get that one *dodges flying objects thrown by Beard stans*
Also: I don’t know some of what I’m writing here- I’m no psychologist. These are my hunches.

Ted Lasso, tho, isn’t about father/son relationships as lots say, it’s a loving portrayal of the intense subject of trauma told in a brilliantly funny and relatable way.
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Thread: Erik Ten Hag with perfect implementation tactical approach against Liverpool

The Dutch coach of Manchester United tried to treat the issues in his team discipline after two losses at the beginning of the season.
#mufc #MUFC #MUNLIV #Liverpool Image
Defensively: Mid-block, overload on flanks, prevent 1 vs 1situation for liver wingers. With4-1-4-1 shape

-4-1-4-1 from United, and compact sitting behind the ball line, marked Diaz.
-Firmino is dropping back
#Eriktenhag Image
-Ten Hag like the Medium pressure, stared it with Ajax, Let’s see the lack of passing options, also, made an overload on flanks the strengths point of Liverpool Image
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Thread: Eddie Howe penetrates Pep Guardiola's tactical scheme

Each tactical approach has pros and cons when you determine to apply it, a lot of people praised Guardiola's ideas in the build-up phase, especially with the 2-3-5 shape.
* picture &animition vid Image
Eddie chose to apply high & mid-press and mark the ball-holder and the options for the pass, so Pep lost his progression phase.
Let’s see 👇
-4 vs 4 situation, so Newcastle tried to apply the high press and forced Ederson for the long ball
#ManCity #NEWMCI #NUFC #NewcastleUnited Image
-Mid press, and marked the passing option in 2-3-5 shape, Walker & Cancelo
#football #analysis #journeys #oppositionanalyst #soccer #TacticalSeeker #tactics Image
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Thread: Sheffield United defending philosophy at corner-kicks at Championship

Coach Paul Heckingbottom has his own strategy in defending at set-pieces, which makes the team solid.
Let's see 👇
-3 vs 3 man-marked on the edge of six-yard
Man-marked near to the goalkeeper.
#EFL | #SkyBetChampionship #twitterblades
-2 vs 2 man-marked on the far-post.

-A player to guard the near post

- Player for facing the runners and the second ball
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Thread: Hernan Crespo’ tactics at corner-kicks with Al Duhail in The Qatar Stars League

Crespo faced a zonal-marking tactics from Al Rayyan , where covered the far and near posts, so Hernan gave his players option to attack gaps between two lines in zonal area from the opponent
Let's start👇
-7 wearing black from Al Rayan, set up in two lines for zonal-marking
-5 Players from Al Dhail, split into two groups 3 attackers and 2 for follow
-Youssef moving behind N’zonzi, Semedo for near-post & Olunga for the far-post

-Guedioura follows on the far post behind Olunga
#الدحيل_الريان #الدحيل
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Thread: Reasons why Barcelona struggled against Rayo Vallecano with Iraola tactics.

Andoni Iraola was one of my favourite coaches last season, due to his variety and solid tactics, especially in counter-pressing and medium press.

Let's see 👇
-Iraola relied on 4-4-2 flat, with medium pressing, every option to pass in Barcelona build-up marked by a player from Rayo.
-2 vs 1, the situation which happened when Gavi, received the ball, repeated a lot in the middle third, with well-positioned from Rayo players and cover the passing options
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Thread: Chelsea vs Tottenham, London derby corners battle
We could start with Chelsea outswinging corners towards Koulibaly
-2 runners vs 2 blockers
-2 players guard the edge of the penalty area
#CFC ⚽️ #CheTot 2-2 #PL 🔵
-Jorginho & Sterling are deep in six-yard
-Havertz &Silva and Loftus Prevent players from running toward Koulibaly
-Spurs with half-triangle to cover their six-yard Vs Outswinnging cross toward Koulibaliy
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Thread; Arsenal’s attacking corner-kick vs Leicester City. Far-post's blindside
-Martinelli crosses on the near-post toward Partey, where Saliba centred and Jesus dropping back to the far-post
-Gabriel prepares himself to move vertically
-6 Players Leicester vs 3 Arsenal in six-yard
-(2 runners) vs 2 man-marking Image
-Gabriel prepares himself to move vertically
Partey was preparing to turn it over to the far post before Vardy accidentally did it Image
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Thread: Defending crosses, the problem continues from last season.

-Robertson delayed in pressing, and let the full-back comfort with his preferred foot to cross
-Arnold with lack of scanning which will give him cover the “Blindside”
-Lack of communication between the Goalkeeper and defensive line
-Decision-making of Full-back to be action, not a reaction
-Delayed returning from the wingers Image
Last season against Villareal at #UCL
First goal Image
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Throwback Thread: #Italy attacking set-pieces routine in #EURO2020, and how Mancini working on the small details.

#Azzurri scored from the set-piece today against #WAL, but it wasn't by chance, repeated the same routine against #TUR and #Swiss.

I will attach examples
Here we continue with one against Turkey.

the explanation on each picture
Again, against Swiss-1
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Beetroot Juice Supplementation Improves High-Intensity Intermittent Type Exercise Performance in Trained Soccer Players

Our March 2017 paper:

A thread 🧵👇

#nitrate #beetroot #soccer Image
Beetroot juice has been shown to increase endurance performance because of its high nitrate content. However, can beetroot juice also increase the performance of other types of exercise?

2/x Image
Our study investigated the effect of 6 days of beetroot juice or nitrate-depleted beetroot juice (placebo) supplementation on repeated sprint performance in trained soccer players.

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Tactical behavior in #Football has a spatial and a temporal component, and results from interaction with the opponent. It’s key to account for all these aspects in data-driven tactical analysis, as well as to respect the complexity of the temporal and spatial dimensions 🧵
Two years ago I published a systematic review in @EurJSportSci on using big data in #soccer for tactical performance analysis that illustrates the associated challenges and provides a data-driven scientific framework. #DataScience
The most common analysis issue is the fact that spatial and/or temporal complexity is not respected. For example by aggregating data over multiple minutes, or constructing spatial features aggregating 11 player positions into a single variable.
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Preparing for a technical interview for a #DataScience position? These are some of the questions that typically allow me as an interviewer to quickly distinguish between juniors and mediors, including some quick tips 🧵. #Python #pythonprogramming #DataScientist #Jobs
All questions about SQL. Not the hardest thing to learn, but many #DataScientists only start to learn the value of SQL when they actually become part of a dev team. I’m not only talking about SELECT * FROM table, but also about joins, truncates, partitions and constraints.
Interacting with an API. Make sure you know your requests (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, PATCH), as well as the #Python requests library.
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Thread: Tactical analysis: How #Xavi Hernandez rebuild the effective attacking part in @FCBarcelona

Since Xavi received the training of the Barcelona team, succeeding Dutchman Ronald Koeman, he has been under the watchful eye of all fans and followers of the Catalan team, Image
Xavi Hernandez kept his usual form with a 4-3-3 formation, incorporating young players along with experiences in various lines, as well as new deals. Image
#Alves’s crucial role
Let's start with the stage of rotating the ball and building play, and how Xavi found some solutions to get the ball out of the first third and move forward, and Alves had a clear role in that, let's see how the Brazilian contributes to that.
#XaviBall Image
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Many thanks to the awesome ladies at @IWS_Network for the chance to share my #immigrant #womanofcolour #womaninscience👩🏽‍🔬story throughout this week as part of their Voices Without Frontiers program!…
#IWSvoices #WomenInSTEM
I was born in #Guyana 🇬🇾
➡️ Amerindian name meaning “Land of Many Waters”.
➡️small in size (<800, 000 people), rich in natural resources
➡️only English-speaking country in South America
➡️Diversity of people with amazing cultural mix @IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM ImageKaieteur Falls - world's la...Photo Source: Guyana Times
Genetically I’m Indian - ancestors brought to ‘British Guiana’ from India during colonial times to work on #sugarplantations.

Culturally I’m #Caribbean as #Guyana shares historical and cultural ties with other Anglo-Caribbean countries.

@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM East Woman in the Anglo-Car...
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1. Tomorrow on radio I will share the letters exchanged between me and the prime minister of Pakistan. In the hour of desperate need I reached out in the hopes that some sort of leadership could be found to help us do the impossible. @ImranKhanPTI Con’t
2. We reached out and asked numerous leaders in political and civil society around the world for help. The silence was shocking as was the outpouring help on a humanitarian basis. Some calls and requests received a simple yes or no, some went unanswered but …. CON’T
3. we received an immediate response to our requests from Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan who then acted on his willingness to assist.Collectively, we transcended religious differences, political divides, national boundaries and local dynamics - it was about a humanitarian
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