Review of Epic Soccer Training – Is It the Best Soccer Training Program?

With over ten thousand players using Epic Soccer Training, from over 100 countries, it would seem to be a comprehensive and valuable soccer training program. But is it?

Following is a brief outline of what this soccer program covers, and an honest review of the program, its benefits and areas for improvement.

So what is Epic Soccer Training?

It’s a unique soccer program developed by Matt Smith, a former Adidas All-American Player.

The program caters for beginners, and also those who have already mastered basic soccer skills, to help them become better players. It’s based on individual training, to help soccer players improve their skills on their own, outside the typical team environment.

Matt Smith created the course based on skills he learned from some of the best soccer coaches in the world. It helps soccer players to improve their ball control, dribbling, passing and shooting, as well as improve their overall soccer intelligence. It’s fair to say most players would not have access to this type of training, and will learn soccer drills they wouldn’t learn anywhere else.

The program content consists of a PDF workbook, and four modules each with a series of videos that provide an outline of each soccer drill, and practical details on how to do it. The practical nature of the program make it easy for players to apply the skills learned in games.

There is 4 hours and 40 minutes of video content, providing plenty of demonstrations on the individual soccer skills, as well as a couple of classroom lessons to improve your overall understanding of the game, and help you play smarter.

Overview of the Main Features

  • The program comes with a 77-page workbook, which provides the outline of the soccer program, as well as useful background information about the course and

What is an Epic? – 5 Conventions of Epic Poetry

Epic is a long poem in length about the doings of one or more characters from legend or history. These doings are something war-like that involves so many characters along with gods and spirits. The following are the conventions of the poetry:

1. Invocation:

A prayer or invocation comes at the beginning of the poem where the poet asks the god or muse to help him accomplish his great work. Milton uses this convention in his epic poem Paradise Lost as we note below:

… thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer

Before all temples the upright heart and pure

Instruct me, for though knowest: thou from the first

Wast present…

2. Homeric Simile:

Normally, an ordinary simile can describe a young man as ‘tall and dark and straight, like a young cypress tree’, on the contrary a Homeric simile expands the comparison to such an extent that it becomes a small poem within the poem. For example:

Like some young cypress, tall, and dark, and straight,

Which in a queen’s secluded garden throws

Its slight dark shadow on the moonlit turf

By midnight, to a bubbling fountain’s sound –

So slender Sohrab seem’d, so softly reared.

(Matthew Arnold’s Sohrab and Rustum (1822-88))

3. Athletic Contest or Games:

Homer used this convention and described how Achilles prearranged an athletic competition in the honor of his friend Patroclus. Then Virgil followed it and after this, it became an unavoidable convention without which epic was incomplete. Paradise Lost Book-2 describes the fallen angels arranging an athletic meeting.

4. Long and Adventurous Journey:

The hero makes such journey. For example, Aeneas’s journey to seek the spirits of Anchises. Milton describes Satan’s such journey via the space in his Paradise Lost.

5. in medias res:

According to this convention, the story has to …

Perseverance – A Story From The Great Indian Epic ‘Mahabharata’

‘Mahabharata’ is one of the two greatest epics of India, the other one being ‘Ramayana.’ It is a story of political power games and war. It is a long story with a number of characters and many twists and turns in the storyline. The storyline, the characterization and the narration are so interesting that this epic remains popular with successive generations. This epic also contains in its fold a large number of short stories and anecdotes, each of which is highly interesting. These stories have their own values and convey subtle messages of wisdom and morals. In this article, I will present the synopsis of one such story, which conveys the message of the power of perseverance.

In ancient India, the education system required an aspiring student to approach a teacher, respectfully referred to as Guru (meaning one who delivers people from darkness). If accepted by the Guru, the student will stay with him and learn. The students called disciples are expected to obey teacher without any question. They were also expected to serve the teacher in all possible ways. The teacher will not only endow the students with knowledge in their chosen field but will also train them on worldly aspects, by assigning them myriad tasks.

One disciple by name Upamanyu was asked by his teacher to take his cows for pasturing. Every morning, Upamanyu would lead the cows to a nearby prairie and would bring them back home by the evening. He had no opportunity to eat till he came home in the evening. But the Guru found that Upamanyu looked strong and well nourished. When queried about this, Upamanyu said that he would milk the cows after the calves fed on them and drink the milk. The Guru proscribed him from doing it saying that it would …

Gold Farming In WotLK – One-Shot Method To Make Gold For The Epic Flying Mount Riding Skill

Stacking up 5000 gold for the artisan riding skill is quite a hard nut to crack for many players in World of Warcraft. There are so many easy and fast ways to gather that amount though, especially now, in the WotLK era. Therefore, I will point out in this article, a nice method for gold farming in WotLK, the get even more than you need for the epic flying mount riding skill.

This is my favorite method for gold farming in WotLK, but it may not work as good for every other WoW player. That's because there are some requirements for it. This is what you need to make gold by my method.


1. At least one level 80, good geared character. I know that there are players that are just working on their first WoW toon and don't have a level 80 yet. In that case, I suggest other methods than this. Grinding and / or gathering works perfectly to make gold as you're leveling up a toon.

2. Raid leading experience. That's right, you may have guessed that what you'll be farming can be found in one of the WotLK raid instances. So, to have full authority over a raid's loot, you must assemble and lead one yourself.

3. Icecrown Citadel experience. You must know the tactics for the first 4 bosses in ICC at least, and not only from your character's perspective. You have to know exactly what every class must do for every encounter, so that you can assign tasks properly. Otherwise the raid will fail, players might just flag you as a noob and never join your raids again.


If you know how to lead a raid and have quite some ICC experience, this method for farming gold in WotLK is quite simple. …

Paradise Lost & Epic Simile

Satan is depicted in epic terms throughout Paradise Lost, but in ever diminishing ways. Beginning with the arch fiend’s address to his nearest mate, Beelzebub, (1.192-208), Satan is a Titanian figure, yet even here referred to, immediately following, in lesser form as Earth-born, a foreshadowing of his coming diminution. The text goes on, calling Satan Leviathan, a whale in size, that creature which God had made the hugest that swim th’ ocean stream, (1.202). He is imagined asleep on the Norway foam, a reference to things northern, thus implying mammoth dimensions in the reader’s mind. Milton returns to this reference later in his depiction of fallen cohorts. Continuing, Satan is so big that a sailor might take him for a small island, dropping anchor overnight to escape the sea wind, and wait till morning. (1.205)

The implication of an ongoing fall continues, as if Satan’s plunge may never end. He is allowed to pursue his dark designs, but he does so only with the high permission of all ruling heaven, (1.212). Heavenly permission granted, Satan sprouts wings, takes off into air that felt unusual weight, and alights once more with his sidekick Beelzebub. Both have recovered slightly, escaping the Stygian flood as Gods, and not by the sufferance of supernal power, (1.240-241). Satan’s determination to overcome his fate is on display, as he rouses himself and his fellow fallen angel.

Further on, (1.283-302), Satan is shown in even more graphic, yet still epic ways, as the superior fiend. Beelzebub has just finished addressing Satan, which but th’ omnipotent none could have foiled, thus raising his profile. But Milton again takes him down a notch in a very subtle way, comparing his shield in epic terms to the moon, (1.287), which object everyone knows hangs suspended in Earth’s orbit, and reflecting …

WotLK Gold Farming Tips – World Of Warcraft Epic Gold Farming Tips For Grinding And Gathering

World of Warcraft elite players usually don’t share their knowledge about the best places or methods to make gold in this game. Doesn’t that bother you? Well, I know it bothers me. That’s why, even though I’m not a hardcore player and I believe I’m far from being one of the elite PvPers or raiders, I’m going to share here a few WotLK gold farming tips.

But before I start to write down the tips I promised you, I have to make one thing clear. I’m an old fashion WoW player and I like to farm or to gather, in order to make gold. This way, you will get 100% profit, while if you buy and resell stuff at the Auction House, profit is only partial. So, the WotLK gold farming tips I’m going to share here, concern grinding and gathering only.

WotLK gold farming tips for grinding

  • The mobs that have Relics of Ulduar comprised in their loot table make excellent targets for farming gold. So, if you’re after humanoids, for Frostweave Cloth, for example, choose the ones that also drop Relics of Ulduar.
  • If you have skinning, aim for beasts that drop more valuables than Borean Leather and Arctic Fur. For example, mammoths also drop mammoth meat (Chunks o’ Mammoth to be more precise) which has high value because cooks can make end game food that gives an high Attack Power buff. Also, it’s good to know that beasts over level 75 don’t drop Borean Leather Scraps, therefore it’s best to choose a camp with mobs that are higher than 75.
  • Elemental revenants make good grinding targets. They drop Crystallized elements which can be used to make Eternal Water, Fire, Air, Shadow, Life and Earth. Eternals are needed for multiple crafting recipes in the game and regardless the

Tips For Farming Gold in WOTLK to Get an Epic Flying Mount Fast

Getting your epic flying mount is a huge accomplishment and opens many other doors that make your WoW gaming experience better. However, in order to get such a highly prized mount it takes some work in the form of farming for gold to get an epic flying mount. Coming up with that kind of loot is sometimes hard, especially if are not in the know on some secrets and the truth is the majority of players won’t admit it, but they paid in some way or another to get theirs.

However, if you take the time that is needed and put forth the effort you can come up the 5,000 gold it takes. Here a few tips that will help you get the gold you will need much faster.

Daily Quests

Sure these can be get old and boring but there is no better way to get some gold. Most of the players today can do about a month’s worth of daily quests, all 25 of them each day, to get the necessary gold it take for their epic flying mount. Plus after a month of these you can really sharpen your skills.

Leveling Professions

Leveling your professions is a must and can help you earn more gold quicker without a doubt. This is actually a common mistake a lot of players make regardless of why they are farming. Leveling your primary gathering professions is especially helpful. Stay focused on skinning, herbalism and mining.

Gathering Cloth

One gold farming tip in WOTLK is to travel north to Northrend and look for humanoid. You can get some good loot from them and you can find frostweave cloth that can turn some really good profits in the auction house. This is very helpful once you have leveled your profession.


There are …

6 Epic Golf Membership Benefits

Playing at a private golf club has advantages for players of all ages. From money saving to a community of friendly players, there are many reasons to join a private course. Read below for six great golf membership benefits.

Cost Effectiveness

For the regular player, private golf membership benefits begin in the wallet: less money paid per round. When compared with public course prices, joining a private green might not seem like the more affordable choice. However, for routine players, regular dues can be affordable when compared to repeatedly paying for public course fees. Plus, public golf courses often have added-on fees that private clubs don’t.

Course Quality

When comparing private golf greens to public courses, there is typically a stark difference when it comes to quality. Unlike public courses, which typically experience a large amount of traffic and semi-annual maintenance, private institutions are trafficked only by members and are maintained regularly by the club’s staff.

Efficient Games

Country clubs and other members-only facilities typically keep their membership numbers at reasonable levels, making both scheduling and playing rounds much faster and easier. Unlike public locations, which are often crowded and can take four to six hours to play through, private institutions give their members a fast and private playing experience, with most games ending in well under four hours. This is a welcome benefit for those with demanding lifestyles and only a few hours to spare.

A Community of Players

Joining a golf club means joining a community of regular players that care about the game. This not only means meeting a wide range of playing partners, but it also means meeting many lifetime friends. Members-only institutions provide a welcome getaway from the daily grind, and many offer benefits for the whole family. That means that everyone can enjoy the …

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards

Cryptozoic Games has several tabletop diversions in its stable, including one based on AMC’s wildly popular The Walking Dead franchise as well as the popular The World Of Warcraft collectible card game. It was the ridiculously titled Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre that recently caught my eye.

The game is played with two to six people, each taking on the role of a Battle Wizard, such as Fey Ticklebottom the Enchanter, or Krazztar the Blood’o’mancer. I usually try to claim Princess Holiday & her Furicorn (judging from the art, that’s just short for “furious unicorn”). There aren’t any special abilities applied to a particular wizard (I just like to pretend I’m a princess sometimes), and regardless of who you play there’s only one objective: Eliminate all other Battle Wizards and be the Last Wizard Standing!

If you want to take out your competition, you’re going to have to cast some spells, so here’s the breakdown. Spells are made up of three different component types: a Source, a Quality component and the Delivery. You don’t have to include one of each component to cast a spell though; you could cast a spell made up of just a Source and Delivery. You can’t, however, cast spells with more than one of each component type. For instance, a spell with two Sources is illegal.

Once all players have determined the spell they’re casting for the round, all players announce the number of cards in their spell to determine whose spell resolves first. Spells made up of one component will cast before a two card spell, which in turn would resolve before any three card spells. Often more than one player will cast a three card spell in a given round. If this is the case, and …

America's Game – The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation by Michael MacCambridge

The first three weeks of this year, I had a brief, superficial but more intimate-than-usual glimpse into the hiring process and practices of the National Football League. I came to the conclusion that the owners were spineless, two-faced slugs; the head coaches back-stabbing; the players self-absorbed and self-centered; and the fans thought they knew the game better than the entire NFL organization.

According to Michael MacCambridge, I'm right! His meticulously researched book, America's Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured a Nation is a close look at the history of football from the end of WWII to the present. Like Anya Seton, another author that uses exhaustive research for her stories, MacCambridge starts slow, almost painstaking, in the first two-thirds of the book, stating facts and figures and events in a somewhat chronological order up to ca 1970, about 25 years . He tends to backtrack, spring forward, and then backtrack again within chapters. The pace picks up considerably toward the end of the book, covering more than 30 years in the last one-third.

I understand the need to build a basis for the book, but it seems as though MacCambridge skipped over important football events and information of the post-1970 era. Of all the great accomplishments of coaches, Tom Landry is only mentioned a handful of times. But he fared better than other greats like Mike Ditka, who's name appears once only as a possessive; or Bill Cowher, mentioned twice in the context of an unwritten rule to not sleep at the office. Instead, MacCambridge favors numerous quotes from less-great coaches like Brian Billick.

Deion Sanders (introduced as ushering in a new era of the NFL, which is the self-absorbed, self-centered player era) garnered almost as much print as Roger Staubach, which is very irksome to me. …