Columns

The Future Game

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How can we predict the future? How do we analyze what football will look like by 2025? To create long term succession planning this is the main task for club...

World Cup 2018 columns

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During the 2018 World Cup in Russia, I’m hired as a ‘football expert writer’ for Danish media ‘Politiken’.

How to manage to unmanageable?

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Over the recent years, I have been hired by business groups, companies and for different events to do a speech on my 6 years operating in China. Not specific...

The biased game

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The DNA of football is to win. Especially in the professional side of the game. The world of football is ‘black or white’; there are winners and losers - not...

Set goals, targets or not?

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What’s your motivation? What’s your drive? And which experiences in your career do you remember in particular as meaningful? These questions can guide you to...

To achieve or to avoid?

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A common saying is; there are no right or wrong in football. Another saying is: the winner is always right.

Succession planning requires a strategy

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After visiting more than 20 top clubs in the past four years and in general developing my own strategy, philosophy & methodology in the past 10 years; I’...

The value of talent

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A chapter from my book (in cooperation with Helle Hedegaard Hein) “Når talent forpligter” (Great talent requires great leadership):

Blog: The Chinese Powerhouse

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I’ve worked together with the ‘Player Development Project’ for a while and recently they asked me to do a piece on my 4 years working in Chinese football loo...

Dontt: What about motivation?

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I have this past week again done my “Dontt” - this time about motivation and how I think & hope we will see more focus on this aspect in the future in ou...

The Chinese transfer perspective

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A transfer window is among the most interesting periods in football, where the clubs can buy, sell or loan players, and it’s all about getting a stronger squ...

New blog at Danish media

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For several years in the past, I have been a ‘blogger’ at the famous Danish football magazine TIPSBLADET - and now I’m back! My first blog is already online ...

AFC 2015: China - Australia analysis

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Unfortunately, China is now out of the Asian Cup 2015 after a 0-2 defeat against Australia. The host nation scored after a set piece and had the individual q...

AFC 2015: China - Uzbekistan analysis

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First of all; what a night for Chinese football! China is for the first time in 10 years ready for the quarter finals in the Asian Cup. And this is after jus...

AFC 2015: China - Saudi Arabia analysis

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We have now seen all the teams in action at the Asian Cup 2015 and so far the favorites has done well and secured an important win in the first game of the g...

Asian Cup 2015 preview

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The AFC Asian Cup this January is obviously of massive interest in all of Asia. And after a disappointing World Cup 2014 for all of the Asian teams, we will ...

Column in Danish newspaper Politiken

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On Sunday, I did a column together with lector at Aarhus University, Kristian Thomsen, regarding the lack of pressure in Danish talent development. We think ...

World Cup 2014 tendencies

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The biggest and most interesting football event is now over and it’s time to analyze and look back at the tournament and the tactical related tendencies we m...

WC Round 2-3: Don’t keep the ball

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We are now in the final 16 of the World Cup and my analysis and stats had a huge step up this past week as I went for my UEFA Pro license course in Copenhage...

WC Round 1: The key of the penalty box

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The World Cup has finished the first round of the group stage, and I’m excited about the offensive minded concepts and the fact we are talking about the offe...

Why and how to use statistics?

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The World Cup 2014 is almost starting, and I will during the WC write some columns and make some analysis, and this is the first one - a pre-analysis.

What is possession - and how to train it?

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Last week, I had some very interesting days in Nyon at my UEFA PRO coaching course with the Danish, Croatian, Belarus and Romanian delegation as well. We had...

What is good leadership?

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In this article (in Danish), I discuss how to be a good leader/coach and how to understand, respect, and develop your employees together with yourself:

To manage other aspects than 4-2-3-1

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I have the past 1½ year lived in Shanghai, China as Technical Director of the Ebbe Sand Academy – the first international elite academy in the big Chinese ci...

Chinese column – season close down

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The Chinese Super League (CSL) 2013 has now ended after an interesting season where Guangzhou Evergrande as expected became the champions while Shanghai East...

Chinese column - Vital Changchun-win

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This week, I saw three of the teams involved in the relegation battle live, and we can conclude that Qingdao is looking to join Wuhan as the team going down ...

Den dygtige angriber - uden mål

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De danske angribere scorer generelt ikke mange mål (der er altid undtagelser). Det kan skyldes skolingen fra ungdomselitesystemet, hvor der i moderne fodbold...

Chinese column: The new Chinese style

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The EAFF East Asian Cup is now over, and we can be very excited regarding the Chinese performance and a second place. The results were good, but even more im...

Chinese column – EAFF East Asian Cup

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The CSL is taking a short summer break and instead it’s time for the national teams to perform. This and next week, I will do analysis on the EAFF games incl...

Chinese column – Focus on Jiangsu Sainty

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Last season Jiangsu Sainty was the big surprise in the CSL with an impressive second place and a spot in this year Asian Champions League as well. This seaso...

Chinese column: Shandong passed the test

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A very intense match between number one from Guangzhou Evergrande and number two from Shandong Luneng was played Saturday night in the south of China. Evergr...

Chinese column: The Chinese Derby

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Beijing played well in the first half – Shenhua is still not playing very well, but the team just keeps on getting their points and Sunday evening they won t...

Chinese column: The kings of Shanghai

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This weekend had two big Derby’s in China, but my main focus is on the Shanghai-Derby as Guangzhou Evergrande was at least on level above Guangzhou R&F a...

Chinese column: Hangzhou and Zhang Linpeng

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The Japanese revolution in Hangzhou has had a disappointing start in the CSL season, and Okada needs to work on the game plan and especially offensive organi...

Chinese column: Shandong and Guizhou Renhe

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This week of CSL showed some interesting results. Very impressive that Shenxin got a point against Beijing Gouan, who played a fantastic game last week again...

Chinese column: Dalian and Liaoning

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It is yet another interesting week of the CSL. A good top match between Evergrande and Beijing, but I will leave this one for now, because most of you reader...

Lær at lave en kampanalyse

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Hvis du ønsker at arbejde med fodbold (og visse andre sportsgrene) på elite niveau, så skal du lære at lave en kampanalyse, hvor du skematisk og systematisk ...

30-20-10 løbetræningsmodellen

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I 2009-2010 var jeg med i et forskningsforsøg på August Krogh Institutet i København omkring intervaltræning frem mod udholdenhedskonkurrencer. Meget, meget ...

Den umulige kinesiske kampanalyse

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Igennem min tid som træner, under træneruddannelserne og som kampanalytiker for Brøndby IF, har jeg set og analyseret masser af hold fra hele Europa. Det er ...

EM’s taktiske tendenser 2.0

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En slutrunde danner altid grobund for massive fodbolddiskussioner og har igennem historien vist, at fremtidens fodbold viser sit ansigt netop her. Tendensern...

EM’s taktiske tendenser 1.0

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En slutrunde danner altid grobund for massive fodbolddiskussioner og har igennem historien vist, at fremtidens fodbold viser sit ansigt netop her. Tendensern...

Dyrk glæden i den daglige træning

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Fodboldtræning skal ikke nødvendigvis være sjovt, men stimulerende og lærerigt for børnene. På den måde fremelskes glæden ved spillet - og det bedste udvikli...

VM ved den persiske bugt

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FIFA’s opgave er først og fremmest at videreføre fodboldens fortælling, globalisere sporten, og derfor er det helt rigtigt at give den arabiske halvø et verd...

Talentudviklingens dilemma

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Skal der trænes udelukkende elitært eller mere holistisk? Det er fodboldens evige diskussion.

Champions League kan ende som kvindehåndbold

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I denne udgave af sportsmagasinet Sportsfan skriver jeg om faren for, at fodbolden udvander sig selv. For mig var Champions League noget unikt for år tilbage...

Ydmyghed stammer fra fortiden

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Ydmyghed skaber middelmådighed. Lad os derfor redefinere ordets betydning i det moderne, individuelle samfund.

Den vitale 6’er

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Balancespilleren og ankermanden på midten er blevet en af moderne fodbolds mest betydningsfulde spillere.

Zlatan-snak er tom for substans

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Der er for meget populisme og alt for lidt viden, når medierne udnævner talenter til at være ‘Danmarks Zlatan Ibrahimovic’.

Hvis jeg var Maradona

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En artikel om, hvad jeg ville gøre, hvis jeg hed Diego Armando Maradona…

Talenterne er fremtiden

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Fodboldverdens finansielle situation gør, at klubberne ikke længere vil hente dyre spillere, men i stedet satse på at udvikle dem selv.

Glæden er fodboldens DNA

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Jeg har skrevet en artikel om, hvorfor glæde er essentielt i talentarbejde, som er udgivet på legestue.net.

Den indre dialog

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Jeg har skrevet en artikel om mental træning og den indre dialog på legestue.net.

Hvem opfandt fodbolden?

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Jeg har skrevet en artikel om, hvem der opfandt fodbolden på legestue.net.