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7 essential training tools to up your game

Be it in your garden, against a wall or at your local pitch, there are two key ingredients which will help you to get to the top of your game – dedication and the right training tools! Here at Mitre, we have assembled a list of 7 crucial training tools needed to up your game.   1. The right football – #madewithmitre At the forefront of all great footballers is a great football. At Mitre, footballs have been developed and crafted for over 200 years. Our footballs have been designed for... Read More

Top 5 English Football League scorers

This year, the English Football League has been graced with some undeniable talent upfront. We have decided to recognise this attacking flair and appreciate the top 5 football league scorers from the 2015/16 season. 5. Nicky Ajose Nicky Ajose scrapes into fifth place by 1 goal, scoring 24 goals for League One side Swindon Town. Despite only just making it into the top 5, Nicky’s accuracy level is through the roof as he hit a staggering 72% of his shots on target – the highest out of our top 5.... Read More

Penalty Tips – Mark Schwarzer

Nerves. Pressure. It’s a moment in the game where goalkeepers can be recognised as the winner with heroic saves! Mark Schwarzer is no stranger to these tense situations. Schwarzer was the hero back in 2005, when two penalty saves against two-time world champions Uruguay saw Australia qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 31 years. With the Euro 2016 group stage coming to an end, penalties are almost inevitable. We take a look back at some penalty tips from Mark Schwarzer – Video Footage Revise. Revise.... Read More

Become The Engine Of Your Team

The central midfielders. Often referred to as the engine of the team, centre mids are key players on the pitch. They’re regularly involved in both attacking and defending plays, so understandably, they boast one of the highest work rates on the field! There’s no denying it, becoming the ultimate centre mid requires dedication – and a lot of sweat. But threat not, this guide is here to help. We’ve come up with some much-needed tips and tricks, for dominating the centre midfield. Be observant Playing in the centre, you’re regularly... Read More

Tradesman Trials – Cement Mixer Challenge

• Former tradesman turned professional footballers Stuart Pearce (electrician), Dean Windass (hod carrier) & Geoff Horsfield (builder) take each other on at the Fiat Professional Tradesman Trials cement mixer challenge • The Fiat Professional Tradesman Trials is a nationwide search to find a current tradesman who has the footballing talent to make it as a professional footballer in The Football League. • Every moment of the trials will be #madewithmitre as the tradesmen battle it out with the Delta Match Hyperseam Former Football League stars Stuart Pearce, Dean Windass and Geoff... Read More

Football League Players @ Euro 2016

The 2015/16 Football League season concluded this weekend as Hull City, Barnsley and AFC Wimbledon gained promotion through the play-offs. The last goal of the season came through Adebayo Akinfenwa. He sealed the 2-0 victory from the penalty spot, slotting the Mitre Delta Hyperseam in the opposite corner to the keeper. The season might be over for some, but the talent within the Football Leagues will be on show at the European Championships in France. A total of 40 players have been selected to represent their national team this summer... Read More

FOOTBALL LEAGUE – FINAL WEEKEND

This weekend sees the English Football League season come to an end. It promises to be a nail biting weekend for fans up and down the country as positions still need to be finalised at the top and bottom of the table. Mitre takes a look at the final round of fixtures this weekend, in what promises to be an exciting weekend for football fans – every moment #madewithmitre. Championship This week we saw Burnley gain promotion to the Premier League with Aston Villa being confirmed as the team swapping... Read More

Impress On The Wing!

When it comes to bossing the flanks, there are a number of secrets that all wingers should be aware of. Controlling the wing requires stamina, speed and undeniable skill. It’s a position that separates the men from the boys. Positioned next door to the crowd, a winger must brace themselves for harsh chants from furious fans and even harsher tackles from desperate defenders. Give yourself the best possible chance out on the flanks, with these crucial hints and tips:   Create chances As a winger you must be capable of... Read More

How To Take The Perfect Corner

On average, there are 11 corners during a 90-minute football match. They present excellent attacking options for the team on the attack and can prove a nightmare for those trying to defend. Whatever position you play, it’s crucial you’re aware of your role when it comes to the inevitable corner. If you and your team are on the attack, you really need to be on the ball!  Corners are perfect goal-scoring opportunities. They require you to use your initiative, communicate and above all, work as a team. Without practice, you’ll... Read More

Relegation Great Escapes

The season is drawing to a close in the English Football League which means there is a lot to fight for! Whether clubs are battling it out for automatic promotion and play-off positions, or find themselves at the foot of the table fighting for League survival, the next few weeks in the Football League promise to be entertaining. Whilst it remains mathematically possible every fan will be hoping their club can start to string a set of results together to lift them out of, or away from, the relegation places.... Read More