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JAMES VAUGHAN | Tell me where you live and I’ll tell you how you play
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JAMES VAUGHAN | Tell me where you live and I’ll tell you how you play

Football is played all over the world but you can find many different styles of play depending on the culture and society in which they are carried out. In Barcelona, the Gothic cathedrals are wide, rather than deep, like the style of play of Pep Guardiola’s Barça. In Brazil, samba has influenced the moves of its players forged in the streets and in small playing spaces. A capitalist society focused on competition, not education, is also impacting how we play. Starting at the top and working his way down, James explains us how to let players and teams express themselves and gives us hints for developing more “mavericks”: those who refuse to play by the rules, that aren’t scared to cross the line of conformity, because their unorthodox tactics get results.

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Notes of the episode

Misguided praise junkies | James Vaughan

El Clasico: A Story of Catalan Independence (Part 01) | James Vaughan

El Clasico: Inside Camp Nou (Part 02) | James Vaughan

The role of informal, unstructured practice in developing football expertise: the case of Brazilian Pelada | Luiz Uehara

Alike | Daniel Martínez Lara & Rafa Cano Méndez

James Vaughan on ResearchGate

Keith Davids on ResearchGate

Mark O’Sullivan on ResearchGate

Cliff Mallett on ResearchGate

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity | David Graeber & David Wengrow

Mark Upton on Medium

Al Smith on Medium

Jono Byrne on Medium

Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World | Michele Gelfand


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