About Each Game As It Comes

Hello, welcome to Each Game As It Comes, a content-filled website written (mainly) by a football player, coach, fan, and now blogger. Since starting to play the game at an early age and watching his first live game at the age of 9, he’s been hooked on the sport. It’s fair to say, the game of football brings forth so much debate, passion, opinion, particularly here in the UK. Hopefully this site adds to this and more.

Some further details below:

Playing the Game: As a player of limited ability, but a decent level of fitness, at 40+ years old, still playing regular Saturday football (Intermediate Level).

Coaching the Game: UEFA B qualified coach with experience in both adult mens and ladies football.

Watching the Game: Supporting and despite playing on a Saturday, season ticket holder at Watford. Born next door to the ground – local team and all that.

Guest posts are welcome, please get in touch if you wish to contribute to the site.

We hope you enjoy the blog, and feel free to join in the debate!


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Session Plans

No time to plan sessions due to work? Spend all your time planning sessions so you have no free time? Or simply running out of ideas to keep your players interested and motivated?

Check out our Session Plans

Coaching Software

The software used for session and tactical diagrams are the following:

Tactics Manager from SoccerTutor.com

Tactics Manager

The FA Coaching App from iDrills

Striking with an Emphasis on Follow-ups and Rebounds

Tactical Pad

England v Uruguay WC2014

Coaching Manuals

Coaching The Coach – Richard Seedhouse

Coaching skills through drills, the book is full of fun and engaging football practises for youngsters, explaining the theory behind the practise helping coaches develop a thought process to apply when putting together session plans.

Coaching The Coach 2 – Richard Seedhouse

Coaching skills through Functional practises, Phase of Play and Small Sided games, including detailed coaching points and an understanding of why to use them.

Coaching the 4-2-3-1 – Wayne Harrison

A comprehensive guide to playing one of the most popular formations in the game, utilised by the likes of Arsenal, Real Madrid, and World Cup winners Germany and Spain. Includes a look at individual roles, partnerships within the team unit and defensive and attacking phases, plus training exercises to help coach your players.

Warm-Ups for Soccer: A Dynamic Approach – Mick Critchell

Addressing the issue of stretching and warm-up practices for football, discouraging the use of static stretching, offering a variety of dynamic exercises which more closely resemble the movements made in the game.

Recommended Reading

We recommend the following books to improve your coaching, knowledge or simply for enjoyment.

The Beautiful Game – David Conn

A powerful and passionate exploration of the game of football/soccer by leading investigative journalist from the Guardian newspaper, David Conn. You can read our review of the book here.

Out of his Skin: The John Barnes Phenomenon – Dave Hill

An account of the racism issues simmering below the surface in English football at the time of John Barnes’ transfer from Watford to Liverpool. You can read our review of the book here.

Graduation: Life Lessons of a Professional Footballer – Richard Lee

An account of goalkeeper Richard Lee’s challenge to win back his first team spot at Brentford, as well as the mental challenges faced by a forward thinking footballer. You can read our review of the book here.

There’s a Golden Sky – Ian Ridley

The story of English football’s move from social outcast to major entertainment industry, as well as the good and bad outcomes. You can read our review of the book here.

Bobby Moore – By The Person Who Knew Him Best – Tina Moore

The story of one of England’s greatest ever defenders and World Cup winning captain, through the eyes of his first wife. You can read our review of the book here.

Settling the Score – Dave Bassett

One of football’s most colourful characters and successful managers, his story from the Crazy Gang at Wimbledon to his disastrous period at Watford. You can read our review of the book here.

The Nowhere Men – Michael Calvin

A well written account of the hidden and under valued role of the football scout, from statistical analysis to simple watching games in the park. You can read our review of the book here.

Football for the Brave – John Cartwright

A thoughtful book on football coaching by one of the most outspoken coaches, provoking thought and debate. An excellent assistance to devising a coaching philosophy. You can read our review of the book here.

Living on the Volcano – The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager – Michael Calvin

A brilliant insight into the world of the modern day football manager with individual portraits of coaches at all levels of the game. You can read our review of the book here.

Pep Confidential: Inside Pep Guardiola’s First Season at Bayern Munich – Martí Perarnau

Access and insight into one of the world greatest coaches, a must read for football/soccer coaches at all levels. You can read our review of the book here.

Winning – Clive Woodward

Yeah we know, a book about Rugby. However from a coaching point of view, a fascinating read, as Sir Clive outlines the methods he used to bring success from the relative rugby minnows at Henley to winning the game’s ultimate prize.

No Hunger In Paradise: The Players. The Journey. The Dream. – Michael Calvin

The inside story of becoming a professional footballer. Now also a superb BT Sport documentary.


We recommend the following websites to help improve your football/soccer coaching, knowledge or simply for enjoyment.

Soccer Tutor

Soccer coaching website including coaching manuals and resources, DVDs, coaching accessories and equipment. Worldwide shipping.

Inside Soccer

An excellent source of coaching resources, including videos of sessions by leading coaches and from elite clubs worldwide.

Coerver Coaching

Forward thinking coaching method devised by Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke. We have reviewed Coerver here (including the Youth Diploma course), the Play Like Spain course, and the Youth Diploma 2 course.

You can also purchase some excellent Coerver Coaching DVDs here.



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