Tag Archives: World cup

How do I get to the top?

First question is: what does it feel like to be in charge of BP in 2010? Or in charge of England’s team after defeat in the World Cup? Am I asking myself the right questions? Is “the top” really what … Continue reading

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How to get the best out of a defeat

Congratulations to England on winning the cricket one day series against arch rivals Australia! But Australia are the ones to watch to learn plenty about winning. They hate losing! They never give up. Their form is below par at the … Continue reading

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How to overcome defeat quickly

Step one: stop pretending! Denial is our first resort when we lose. ” We were robbed…” No, actually we were not good enough. “Pretending” sounds like a child’s game, but most of us play it. Let’s face reality. It is … Continue reading

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Former champions “crash out”

By using emotive words such as “crash out” we magnify failure beyond what it actually is. No, they just lost one more game and omitted to qualify like most of the others. We do the same with success, absolutely glorifying … Continue reading

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Team captain sent off

He’s the best player in the team. He’s inspiring to watch. He has great skill. He’s been promoted. So why is he going to get sent off? Character flaws. He had manipulated his own team-mate to get sent off 4 … Continue reading

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Team woes

How does a team of the country’s best people play worse than a club side? Normally I would draw a diagram, but you can actually see what’s going wrong by watching them sometimes. It’s simple physics really. They are pulling … Continue reading

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How to beat a great team

A mediocre team, that is a team with not the best players, can beat the team with the best players. How is this done? The power of team work is so much greater than the sum of the individual players. … Continue reading

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