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Nick George said:

Not lost your marbles, it's a viable option. If it works for your players, it's the right tactic. You never know until you try. My present players wouldn't respond well to poetry, but I do throw in linguistic tools to help reinforce or to make a point stick in their minds. My chosen weapon is the lexical ambiguity (or the pun).
An example was when a team I was coaching was drawn against a team from a long way away and a much higher league. We were playing at a local venue that we knew as a very bouncy astroturf (I'm talking hockey). Stopping the ball cleanly was particularly difficult.
The oppo weren't familiar with the pitch. I wanted my team to use this to their advantage and to mark a metre off their player, allowing space to poach a mis-stopped ball.

"On paper we are much weaker than them, but we're not playing them on paper, we're playing on astro and, in particular, THIS astro!... "

It worked a treat. They stole a lot of possession this way and still remember the pep talk... however, we still lost the match :(

10/10/16
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Glenn Sweeney said:

Brlliant,Brilliant ,Brilliant !!!!

29/09/17
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