Mitre Blog

Coaching Drills : The Skill Square

Favourite football coaching drills : The Skill Square Every football coach has their favourite training drill, or session, to run through with their squad. Whether it’s working on a specific technique, building player confidence, teaching a certain principle, or a mixture of them all, these drills can be a great way to help players of all ages and levels to progress their skill set. We recently spoke to FA accredited youth coach of an U9’s team in Liverpool, Chris Young, about the session he’s found most successful with his young... Read More

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Mitre Goal of the Year 2016

Mitre have once again teamed up with the EFL and Football on 5 to give you the opportunity to vote for the best English Football League goal of 2016! There has been plenty! With 72 teams battling it out in the Championship, League One and League Two throughout the standard season, as well as the Play-Off’s, EFL Cup and EFL Trophy there were plenty to choose from. Fantastic team goals! Thunderbolts into the top corner! Cheeky chips! Incredible Volleys! After every EFL club submitted their stand-out goal of the last... Read More

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72 Chances To Win! EFL Club Ball Giveaway

72 clubs. 72 chances to win! Mitre’s partnership with the English Football League has been in place for over 40 years’ and over those years many classic and unique footballs have been used on the field of play. The Tensile. The Promax. And many more. The current ball is Mitre’s most technologically advanced football ever produced, with revolutionary Hyperseam innovation and pimpled emboss for superior aerodynamic control it delivers everything a professional needs – and more. And now we’re giving you the chance to get your hands on the Delta... Read More

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Picking The Right Equipment For Grassroots

This week our guest blog comes from one of our trusted suppliers, Mysportswear. What makes a great footballer… well, great? Is it the skills they hold when coming face to face with the ball… or is it something more? Is it the confidence and pride that’s gained from the moment the player puts on their team’s kit, and the knowledge that what they are wearing is more than just some colours and a number, but a stamp of approval and acceptance, helping them perform and feel like they are part of... Read More

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EFL Cup Final 2017 Review: Manchester United 3, Southampton 2

For Manchester United and Southampton fans across the world, the EFL Cup Final at Wembley on Sunday 26th February was nothing short of a white knuckle ride. For Southampton, the final arguably belonged to them – but unfortunately, United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic stole the show, and the match finished 3-2 to Man U. This win meant United broke the infamous and longstanding record held by their northern rivals Liverpool, as they secured their 42nd major trophy. Despite United not dominating any significant part of the final, it was Ibrahimovic who stood... Read More

Celebrating Women’s Football on International Women’s Day

Women’s football hasn’t had an easy road in the UK. The first recorded tournament between a team of English women and a team of Scottish women was in 1881, but it’s reported that many women in this era played under false identities to avoid possible reprisals. Popularity of both participation and spectating grew over the next few decades; with one match at Everton’s Goodison Park, on Boxing Day in 1920, reported as having an attendance of 53,000 people, with another 10,000+ people turned away once the stadium was full. Women’s... Read More

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EFL Cup Preview – Manchester United | Man U

We’re just days away from finding out who’ll be lifting the EFL Cup at Wembley. Manchester United will go into the game as slight favourites – but after easing through their semi-final fixtures against Liverpool the Saints will be more than confident that they can earn the victory that their EFL Cup performances have deserved. Firstly we look at Manchester United – a team who are no strangers to silverware. Although the last few years have seen a dip in fortunes for the Red Devils the tide seems to have... Read More

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Road to the Final: EFL Cup

On Sunday 26th February we’ll have a champion. Manchester United face Southampton at Wembley to see who’ll be crowed the EFL Cup winner. And it’s going to be close. Manchester United are looking strong under Jose Mourinho – but Southampton have an incredible record this year in the cup, and after dispatching Liverpool over two legs nobody would bet against them winning this one. We take a look at their journey throughout the competition. Second Round Both teams had a fantastic year in 2015-16 and qualified for Europe meaning both... Read More

The S-League Returns!

The 2017 S.League is due to kick off on Sunday 26th February, when defending champions Albirex Niigata FC will take on Tampines Rovers FC. The match will take place at 6pm in the National Stadium at the Singapore Sports Hub, in what will be an explosive start to the season for the Singaporean football league. Following Albirex Niigata’s triumph last season, the pressure is on as they kick off in 2017 as champions. With head coach Naoki Naruo returning to Japan at the end of last year and former Shimizu... Read More

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The EFL Cup Final: Preview

The 2017 EFL cup final is fast approaching, as Manchester United are due to take on Southampton on Sunday 26th February at Wembley Stadium. Despite Man United’s 2nd leg defeat against Hull, the Red Devils managed to secure their spot in the final by winning 3-2 on aggregate. If they are victorious at Wembley this month, this means José Mourinho will have managed to double the trophy tally of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, following last year’s FA Cup win under Louis van Gaal. Given that Manchester City were winners... Read More