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Monthly Archives: June 2011
The story goes that during the cold war, the CIA had built a supercomputer to translate between English and Russian. To test the machine, the programmers decided to have it translate a phrase into Russian and then translate the result … Continue reading
this one from the Oscar Hotel, Soccer school and Eco-resort. In the background you can see the small parcel of undisturbed rain forest growth that borders the school On the pitch, the Viking Hammer players scrimmaging side-by-side with the U15 … Continue reading
Is the rough quote from this ESPN video on Barcelona’s famous La Masía training facility, and it is shorthand for the Barcelona approach to youth development. I see a lot of similarities with what we saw at Santos. Also a … Continue reading
Good Brazilian football is not about ball tricks. It’s about hard work and discipline. Ain’t that a bitch? Last week when we were in Brazil, I found it hard to be the coach and also photograph and take video. But … Continue reading
Our last game in Brazil was Wednesday vs. the Aguas de Lindoia team in their municipal stadium. We were wondering whether fatigue would make us weaker, or would the stuff we were learning make us better in this last opportunity … Continue reading
I’m finding it hard to keep up with our schedule and post very often, the days are full of futebol and other fun. We have played two out of our three tournament games, with the last one coming in a … Continue reading
Here we are at breakfast, Fazenda San Nicolas.
After a quiet arrival in Santos, we woke up Friday ready to undertake some serious futebol activity. We left the hotel at 815a to catch the warmup of the Santos U15s as they prepared for a match vs. the visiting … Continue reading
If a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s a start: I will write more after the bars close.