Author Archives: Julian Gonzalez

The best story Tim Krul ever told. Psychological considerations on shootouts in football…

This co-authored article was originally written by  Germano Gallicchio and Julián González. 5th of July, 2014.  Netherlands and Costa Rica play for the place in semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The score is 0-0 after additional … Continue reading

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Leave your car in the parking lot and ride your bike; you won’t regret it!

One of the best and most pleasant activities that I experienced during my stay in Europe was riding my bike. People might say “biking is completely normal; in all countries you can find lots of bikes and routes”. However, I … Continue reading

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The day after retirement…

“Sports is the only profession I know that when you retire, you have to go to work.”  Earl Monroe If you were told that you will receive more than 35.000 Euros weekly salary, I am sure you would be thinking that … Continue reading

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Barcelona – The best football team ever? Psychological keys of a great success

Despite the plethora of articles already been written about it, I could not miss the opportunity to expressing my own ideas about what I consider to be the best football team I   have ever witnessed, not only for their sport … Continue reading

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Is football just a bunch of brainless people chasing a ball?

A couple of decades ago, as I heard from my parents, playing football was described as an activity that had nothing to do with “intelligent people”. Some people probably still perceive that the game is all about running for 90 … Continue reading

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