This is an article about the observations of U.S.M.N.T. coach Bob Bradley about the development of soccer players Argentina compared to the U.S.
“Bradley also recalled, “When training is over, all these kids give the coach a kiss, ‘thank you.’ ” His respectful tone said he had journeyed to the heart of soccer, where children imitate players the way American children grow up imitating Kobe Bryant and Albert Pujols”
We have all heard stories about poverty stricken villages where the children make soccer balls out of plastic bags and play barefoot. What if you were lacking dry land instead?
“This film is based on a true story. In 1986 a football team that lived on a little island in the south of Thailand called “Koh Panyee”. It’s a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil. The kids here loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice. But they didn’t let that stop them. They challenged the norm and have become a great inspiration for new generations on the island. ”
This short film was commissioned by the TMB (Thai Military Bank) as part of a campaign called Make THE Difference. The campaign aims to inspire people to think different and make a difference in their own world.
Thank you to my buddy Carlos for sending me this link.
Client: TMB Bank Public Company Limited, Thailand
Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett & Arc Worldwide
Creative Director: Sanpathit Tavijaroen
Art Director: Park Wannasiri
Copywriter: Puttipong Pattanapongsagorn, Chanwit Nimcharoen
Producer: Sompetch Nuntasinrapachai
Account Service: Suthasi Sukpornsinchai, Phatarada Tritiprungroj
Directed by: Matt Devine of The Glue Society
D.O.P: Geoffrey Simpson
Producer: Alice Grant, Production
Company: Revolver Film.
Editor: Dan Lee @ The Editors
Music score: Jingle Bells Bangkok
While the NFL sorts out its dispute with players Chad Ochocinco has decided pursue what has been his childhood dream to play professional soccer. Sporting Kansas City has granted the NFL star a four day trial.
“Due to the NFL lockout, I’m excited to be able to follow my childhood dream of playing for a Major League Soccer team,” Ochocinco said. “Thanks to Sporting Kansas City for giving me this opportunity.”
Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes said in a press release:
“We’re always searching for players who can help our team and bringing in new talent. We know that Chad is an exceptional athlete and that he loves the sport of soccer, and he did play a lot when he was younger. We’re excited to see how his skills will translate once he arrives next week and begins training with our team.”
Publicity stunt or not I am very much looking forward to see what transpires out of this.
You know that feeling you get every once in a while when you find something really really cool, like a new band or song, a new book or author you had never heard about. That’s the feeling I got just a minute ago when I found out about The Blizzard, an independent soccer centric publication available to download for whatever you’d like to pay. That’s correct, you pay as much as you feel it is worth.
I love the idea of a platform readily available to anyone with the urge to write. Very much looking forward to reading my first issue.