“It’s a G-O-A-L!” [the hi-tech football in secondary schools of yester-years: a CHALLENGE for today…] is a book written with an understanding of the scientific bases of football. Using Newton’s second law of motion – a standard scientific principle – the author carefully analyses how the “ball” is an object with a perfect shape that lends itself amenable to the operations of this law of dynamics – the science of motion.
To understand the science of motion – which this book teaches in a very simple and practical way – is to understand how the game should be played, for optimal results.
The first part of the book deals with historical (but with technical) aspects of the game, as epitomised in the hi-tech football of secondary schools of yester-years, and particularly in what used to be known as Western Nigeria, where a good number of the players were good enough for any team in the world.
The second part deals wholly with technicalities in the actual ‘play’ of the game – technicalities that can easily be learned and absorbed by any player in any league in the world.
This book is good for players – no matter how experienced – who want to improve on their quality of play for better results; it is good for coaches and football academies who want to be more effective in passing the right practical knowledge to their wards; and for schools, colleges and universities who want better performance in football. It is the simple, easy-to-learn scientific approach to playing football for better results.
It is the application of intellectual capital to producing a synergy of operations that lead to optimal results that can always be depended upon as desirable, efficient, and fulfilling. In a very unique way, it brings out the fact that every operation of humanity can, indeed, be reduced to scientifically calculable sub-sets and sub-steps, which, when properly learned, mastered and internalised, would bring about the best collective results in a shared passion and engagement.