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Welcome to America

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Sep 17

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Return of the Mac

Contrary to what people might have been thinking, I haven’t died. Not yet. In fact I’ve just returned from a two week Sports Psychology speaking tour of America. Fourteen days and fourteen seminars across seven states at some of their most respected Universities, Colleges and Soccer Clubs. It has been an absolute privilege. I ...

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Diego Costa being manhandled

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Sep 15

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DIEGO COSTA vs ‘MORAL OUTRAGE’

I cannot believe the moral outrage surrounding the weekend performance of Diego Costa that’s currently dominating the sports news. Anyone and everyone with an opinion for sale wants to see action taken against him with former referee Graham Poll one of the more prominent dissenting voices, not that this is unusual of course, as ...

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Wenger and Mourinho acting like children

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Aug 15

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WIN RESPECT AS WELL AS MATCHES

BICKERING MOURINHO AND WENGER NEED TO WIN RESPECT AS WELL AS MATCHES   If you cannot control your emotional responses in top-level sport then you are not worthy of any respect.   If eulogies came as trophies, then Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho would need an entire floor of their respective mansions dedicated to storing […]

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Bastian Schweinsteiger

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Jul 15

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BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER – TAKE SEVERAL BOWS SON

“Take a bow son”. A now over used phrase in football aimed at just about anyone who has achieved something in a game or in the game as a whole. But someone like Bastian Schweinsteiger shouldn’t have to take just the one. He should be able to take two, three or more. Thoroughly deserving the […]

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Roger Federer with Beatriz

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Jul 15

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FEDERER – A WINNER

Roger Federer may have lost in the Men’s Singles Final at Wimbledon on Sunday. But that doesn’t, nor will it ever, deter from the unequivocal fact that the man is a born winner. He’s reached the final of one of the four major tournaments in tennis on 26 different occasions, winning 17 of them. He’s […]

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England Cricket

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Mar 15

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ENGLAND NEED TO BREAK THE LOSING CYCLE

So, all you cricket fans, what’s going on with England in this World Cup? Four games played and three heavy defeats. Fortunately for England, they’re in a group that consists of six other teams, so they’re still in with a remote chance of qualifying for the knock out stage. Had the tournament been like the […]

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Venuns Williams

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Feb 15

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TO VENUS WILLIAMS, WINNING IS EVERYTHING

Winning, as someone famously once said, isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.   The prospect of winning, of being not just amongst the best, but the very best, is what drives countless professional athletes on in their sporting lives. Every second of every minute of every day. Winners don’t have any spare time. They’re ...

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Feeling-Confident-Today

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Jan 15

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FEELING CONFIDENT TODAY?

How confident are you? Do you have high expectations of yourself? Or are you always giving yourself a hard time, forever thinking ‘can’t’, ‘won’t’ and ‘don’t’ rather than ‘can’, ‘will’ and ‘do’. It took Yoda from Star Wars to remind us of what our attitude to life should be; “Do or do not. There is ...

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self-discipline

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Oct 14

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MAKE SELF-DISCIPLINE POSITIVE

If you’re going to exercise some self-discipline it’s pointless doing something you find easy and which requires little to no effort.   For me that doesn’t count, infact, it’s tantamount to cheating. Why bother at all if you’re not going to commit to a very real and personal challenge?   I’m taking up the ...

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discipline

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Oct 14

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HAPPY WITH MY DISCIPLINE

Discipline is a word that people generally find intimidating. It has overtures of rigidity; adherence to protocol; lack of individual choice. Yet if you are going to be happy in life you have to commit to a little self-discipline to play a part in it. I wrote last week about the strict six month fitness […]

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