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Jets Sign Sam Gallagher

The Newcastle Jets have signed defender Sam Gallagher for the 2014/15 Hyundai A-League season.

Gallagher joins the Jets from Vietnamese Club Hanoi T&T, where he made 11 appearances during the 2014 V-League season, scoring two goals.

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Nic Olsen’s Daily Blog From FC Copenhagen - Days 2 & 3

Tuesday July 15th
Training began with 15 mins of the yoyo test. We put on heart rate monitors before the test so they could see each individuals heart rate post test. This was followed up with some dynamics stretches before heading into a passing drill that was interesting as it was one I have not done before.

We then went into a small possession drill 4 v 4 with 2 jokers and then opened it up and had 8 v 8 with 2 jokers. The quality was very high with very little loss of ball for either team. Training finished off with some core work for 15 minutes.

I was pleased with my effort although there were some mistakes I made - some silly passing errors - but I put that down to nerves of the first intense session.

After training I was fortunate enough to have been given some tickets to watch the game FC København vs Olympique Lyon.

Wednesday July 16th
Started a warm up of dynamic stretches, then we played some shevor with two in the middle. We followed that with a passing drill working on runs that should be made by the wingers and fullbacks and the ball that should be played by the midfielders. The passing drill was very intense and every pass hit the player with only one or two loss balls.

This was then taken into the next drill we did, which was an attacking drill. This involved the runs from the passing drill but completing it with a cross from either winger or fullback. I was on the left wing and played some nice crosses in. I was happy with my efforts in both my passing accuracy and my crossing of the ball and hitting a man.

We finished off with 15 run throughs from the 18 yard box to the other goal line, then finishing off at halfway.

After training we had a short gym session which was two sets of eight weighted squats. Coaches were happy with my session and commented at how fit I was.
An overall top session with a day off tomorrow. I am feeling more apart of the club as the players are speaking more with me and making me feel more comfortable.

Knights Sink Greens In Epic Semi-final

Melbourne Knights has progressed to the final of the Dockerty Cup thanks to an epic 3-2 extra-time victory over Bentleigh Greens at JL Murphy Reserve on Tuesday night.

Bentleigh had twice come from behind in normal time to level the scores, with defender Jack Webster scoring with the last kick of the regular 90 minutes to send the match into extra-time.

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Nic Olsen’s Daily Blog From FC Copenhagen - Day 1

Today was an easy session as it was the teams first session back for pre season. The session went for roughly 45 mins and consisted of a 16-minute jog, as well as dynamics for warm up, with a passing drill to finish off.

It was good to get my first session out of the way and to get familiar with the pitch and players. I felt I fitted in very well and the quality of players were very high.

Late Strikes Put Muang Thong In Driver's Seat

Muang Thong United left it late to maintain their lead at the top of the Thai Premier League with a 2-0 win over Songkhla United. It took the hosts 79 minutes to finally break the deadlock, striker Wuttichai Tathong breaching the Songkhla defence to open the scoring.
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