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OUT NOW – Autumn 2023 – Issue 44


In this upcoming edition of the FMP Magazine, we delve into the intricate world of football from a myriad of perspectives. Our featured articles provide insight into various aspects of the sport, ranging from tactical methodologies to the well-being of players and those who support them. Often the topic of staff wellbeing is not visited, and we felt it was important to highlight this and offer insight on the challenges staff face through their roles within football as well as in their life after football, particularly those that find themselves redundant for non-performance related reasons.

In “Tactical Periodisation in Football (Part II): Load Monitoring in Football,” Rainer Van Gaal Appelhof takes us deeper into the fascinating realm of tactical periodisation, shedding light on how load monitoring plays a pivotal role in modern football coaching.

Continuing the theme of load management and monitoring, Ed Clarke discusses the crucial rehabilitation process for players recovering from Pars injuries and the innovations in this field.

David Clancy presents “Relational Performance: A Model & Tool for the Team Behind the Team,” emphasising the significance of teamwork off the pitch and its impact on the overall success of a football club. As well as caring for the backroom staff, Professor David Lavallee shares valuable insights in “Wellbeing Support for Goalkeepers in Football Academies Is Improving,” highlighting the evolving care and attention given to these critical players in football academies. Furthermore and on the same topic Dr.Gary Souter discusses and advocates for open conversations about mental health and well-being in the world of football in his article titled “Breaking the Silence: Ending the Stigma of Mental Health in Football”.

Finally, Dr Andrew Shafik delves into the wellbeing challenges of a coaching and playing career with Steven Reid in an interview that offers an inside look into the experience of those who have navigated both sides of the game.

We hope you find these articles both informative and thought-provoking, as they encapsulate the diverse and evolving landscape of football. From tactical intricacies to player and staff well-being, our aim is to provide a comprehensive view of this beautiful game that continues to captivate hearts around the world.

Enjoy the read, and may the beautiful game continue to inspire and unite us all.