Alan McCall

Alan McCall

Dr Alan McCall

Research Fellow

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Research in football: evolving and lessons we can learn from our mistakes

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McCall, A. (in press)
Research in football: evolving and lessons we can learn from our mistakes. Science and Medicine in Football, https://doi.org/10.1080/24733938.2021.1899275
Background: Football is evolving in many ways, including technical and physical demands as well as the scientific research underpinning and providing many recommendations to p...

UEFA expert group statement on nutrition in elite football. Current evidence to inform practical recommendations and guide future research

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Collins, J., Maughan, R. J., Gleeson, M., Bilsborough, J., Jeukendrup, A., Morton, J. P., …McCall, A. (2021)
UEFA expert group statement on nutrition in elite football. Current evidence to inform practical recommendations and guide future research. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 55(8), https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2019-101961
Football is a global game which is constantly evolving, showing substantial increases in physical and technical demands. Nutrition plays a valuable integrated role in optimisi...

Scanning, Contextual Factors, and Association With Performance in English Premier League Footballers: An Investigation Across a Season

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Jordet, G., Aksum, K. M., Pedersen, D. N., Walvekar, A., Trivedi, A., McCall, A., …Priestley, D. (2020)
Scanning, Contextual Factors, and Association With Performance in English Premier League Footballers: An Investigation Across a Season. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.553813
Scanning in football (soccer) denotes an active head movement where a player’s face is temporarily directed away from the ball to gather information in preparation for subsequ...

Exercise-Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Elite Footballers: A Systematic Review and Best Evidence Synthesis

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Fanchini, M., Steendahl, I. B., Impellizzeri, F. M., Pruna, R., Dupont, G., Coutts, A. J., …McCall, A. (2020)
Exercise-Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Elite Footballers: A Systematic Review and Best Evidence Synthesis. Sports Medicine, 50, 1653-1666. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01282-z
Background Exercise-based strategies are used to prevent muscle injuries in football and studies on different competitive-level populations may provide different results. Obj...

Psychological factors and future performance of football players: a systematic review with meta-analysis

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Ivarsson, A., Kilhage-Persson, A., Martindale, R., Priestley, D., Huijgen, B., Ardern, C., & McCall, A. (2020)
Psychological factors and future performance of football players: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 3(4), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2019.10.021
Objectives: This systematic review had 3 key objectives: (1) to investigate whether psychological factors were associated with future football performance ( e.g., progression ...

Return to Play practices following hamstring injury: A worldwide survey of 131 premier league football teams

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Dunlop, G., Ardern, C., Einar Andersen, T., Lewin, C., Dupont, G., Ashworth, B., …McCall, A. (2020)
Return to Play practices following hamstring injury: A worldwide survey of 131 premier league football teams. Sports Medicine, 50, 829-840. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-019-01199-2
Purpose: Return-to-play (RTP) is an on-going challenge in professional football. Return-to-play related research is increasing. However, it is unknown to what extent the reco...

Transitioning from club to national teams: Training and match load profiles of international footballers

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Noor, D., McCall, A., Jones, M., Duncan, C., Ehrmann, F., Meyer, T., & Duffield, R. (2019)
Transitioning from club to national teams: Training and match load profiles of international footballers. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(8), 948-954. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2019.02.006
Objectives To quantify and profile the training and match loads of international footballers as they transition from club-to-camp-to-tournament contexts during multiple intern...

Unravelling confusion in sports medicine and sports science practice: a systematic approach to using the best of research and practice-based evidence to make a quality decision

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Ardern, C. L., Dupont, G., Impellizzeri, F. M., O’Driscoll, G., Reurink, G., Lewin, C., & McCall, A. (2019)
Unravelling confusion in sports medicine and sports science practice: a systematic approach to using the best of research and practice-based evidence to make a quality decision. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 53(1), 50-56. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-097239
One of the challenges of working in professional sport is the constant pressure to be innovative, to adopt new strategies, techniques and technologies to gain that all importa...

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