At the Guardian this morning.
Wenger: Recall Beckham. Now that’s not helpful, Arsene.
Shouting at Players doesn’t work. Well, I’ve said it on occasion..
Young players compete too much, practice too little… any guesses as to the identity of the unnamed manager?
So thank goodness for David Lacey for letting us know that behind the scenes it’s stupid business as usual:
McClaren has also equipped himself with a PR man and a sports psychologist; presumably a faith healer is on the way.
So, here we go again: “sports psychology is a branch of psychology, a largely epediomological area of study not very well connected with psychiatry and psychotherapy, which are two contrasting approaches attempting to ameliorate a well-specified area of human suffering”. I might add: faith healing is the prattish obsession of football journalists whose knowledge of the game doesn’t spread as far as the end of their column. Never trust a man with a beard…