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Mario Gotze: Be a creative spark

Bayern Munich and Germany’s master craftsman tells you how to pick apart the opposition’s defence

  • Performance Lab: Eden Hazard

    Performance Lab: Eden Hazard

    If you’re looking to light up Sunday mornings like Chelsea’s fleet-footed star, read FFT’s report on the Belgian and spring into action

  • Performance Lab: Ross Barkley

    Performance Lab: Ross Barkley

    Looking to replicate the all-action midfield displays of England’s rising star? FFT’s dossier will give you all the knowledge you need

  • Stay sharp in your 30s

    Stay sharp in your 30s

    Veteran Football League poacher, Jamie Cureton, on adapting your game for your late-30s

  • How to win your double-headers

    How to win your double-headers

    With a congested fixture list, you’re going to need help surviving those brutal double-headers. Don’t panic: FFT is here to guide you through safely

  • Keep your team motivated

    Keep your team motivated

    Squad going through the motions as summer approaches? Use these eight tips to top up their motivation, from fun training to getting the team on Facebook – and a little help from Justin…

  • A goalkeeper’s guide to coping with wet weather conditions

    A goalkeeper’s guide to coping with wet weather conditions

    Get your footwear right and be decisive and you'll cope with a slippery surface, says Manchester City and England goalkeeper, Joe Hart

  • Be a full-throttle full-back

    Be a full-throttle full-back

    Want to tear up and down the flank all game? Spain’s attacking defender has what you need

  • No lino? No problem

    No lino? No problem

    If you can’t find a flag-bearer at short notice, here’s how to take advantage, with wily Leicester striker Kevin Phillips

  • Performance Lab: Diego Costa

    Performance Lab: Diego Costa

    FFT analyses the spearhead of Atletico Madrid’s resurgence – with insider info from the Rojiblancos on what’s behind his phenomenal strike rate…

  • Training with the pros: Brad Friedel

    Training with the pros: Brad Friedel

    Tottenham’s veteran stopper and fitness freak Brad Friedel puts Performanc editor, Ben Welch, through his paces