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Everything posted by Cowshed

  1. It is possibly faster. The teams patterns in and out of possession is not particularly clear after only hours of competitive football. The team has had players in it who are not high energy and never will be. There is shape but its not a defined system.
  2. I will have a go at this and hope it makes sense. Football requires a differing mindset. By naming somebody Matty in football and on the field the name is being associated with a footballers mindset. Its called anchoring. Shouting Matty on a pitch at a player triggers a different response and quicker than using Matthew or Matt. If that differing name is used frequently enough and more aggressively the responses are more deeply internalised and the mind will associate it more clearly with its differing role. Matty can behave differently on a pitch to the Mathew off it. Culturally (fo
  3. It could be. It is not exact. It is general and preference and personal and cultural ownership exist. Like game calls names will not make communication more difficult as football needs easily understandable pictures to be painted in players minds.
  4. Your first sentence has most of the answer. In football its due to the simplicity of communication. Names and gamespeak are shortened in an effort to create triggers. Hello Dean Holden can you please apply pressure to the player in possession becomes DEANO PRESS. The former is inefficient as a means of communicating on a football pitch, the latter is far easier for the brain to process via pre frontal cortex and cerebellum to the motor cortex. Unwittingly this process becomes habit forming and an accepted norm.
  5. As a coach that is an uneven comparison. Frank Fieldings distribution was poor and limited. Maenpaa was of a higher standard but he didn't use multiple surfaces/techniques. I have seen youths with better distribution and wider skill sets than Frank Fielding.
  6. "Mob, Mob, rude Mob ... " The pattern of your posting is predictable, simplistic and clear trolling.
  7. Yes Dear. That is conflation. A unrelated event fifty years ago is clearly not related to this topic. Your use of Mob is an insult. You apply it in a negative context to gain recognition of your posts. By using the general description of "Mob" you do not engage with the actual topic, as that is not what you desire. Its called deindividuation. Your posts follow a consistent and predictable pattern. As a poster notes you construct your posts in the same consistent and predictable pattern in the politics forum. Its trolling.
  8. Referring to my psychology courses. Yes its antagonistic to disagree with anybody. We as humans are wired to want people to agree with us generally as it is pleasing and confirms our self worth. I use the general there. You in this thread and multiple others are displaying something different. You want people to disagree with you. Your prose is structured to create conflict. You deliberately created a antagonistic thread because it is intrinsically stimulating. Your posts by being antagonistic consistently are thus recognised, attacked, critiqued and debated. You have constructed a
  9. The third post in this thread notes your opening post was antagonistic. You embellished your opening posts with points about positivity. You do not encourage positivity with antagonism. An antagonism that is present throughout your posts in this thread.
  10. You did disagree that Mr Lee Johnson should be replaced. The Mob as you called them then were correct - You appear to support that Mr Johnson should have been replaced. You now want to pursue a theme of disagreeing with others to reframe being wrong back to you are right. You are the Mob in Aesops the Man,The Boy and the Donkey.
  11. The opening poster was against Mr Johnson being replaced.
  12. The game grew from the North downwards. Originally football was a more Northern Sport. The founders of football were from the North and Midlands. The first semi pro and professional clubs were generally Northern. The close proximity of Scotland meant Scottish talent joined Northern clubs. The North's working class communities were an asset to support a working class sport. Liverpool and Manchester greatly benefitted from the above.
  13. A separate topic in itself. The answer to your question is not even close. The FA have age related coaching priorities. Coaches do not follow them, not only that as they are not a significant part of level one and two coaching badges many grassroots coaches are frequently not aware of what should be guiding their coaching.
  14. With due respect you said coaching is not necessarily psychological. Coaching is always psychological. Players have to be coaxed into buying into a team vision. A picture that frequently will mean they make self sacrifices to adapt to a team need. This is man management. Players will clash with those in charge. Players skill sets may not meet the team need. Players selves, their egos and drivers may never meet the keystone behaviours of what the coach wants. In your (and my) field of mental health we would not tell an individual the same things they would hear about themselves as they wou
  15. Interested is a psychological state. And so is motivated. The psychological drives the physical. Sports psychologists place great emphasis on how training has to be Interesting, to be integrated, and intense to become internalised. The greatests coaches in the World will still have their failures who don't buy into their pictures of football - Guardiola v Ibrahimovic
  16. It is a contradiction. You cannot be an excellent coach and lack people skills. Football coaching is psychological. The greatest coaches will fall out with players, it is inevitable.
  17. BCFC may be the biggest club but it is debatable that Bristol City have the largest academy and it is not challenged. Southampton run a development centre in Bath which is attached to its academy. Players from Bristol can join their academy via this centre - It would be pointless to coach players from Bristol if they did not. Exeter City run development centres around the South West and have a larger coaching base and coach more kids than BCFC do. Cardiff and Swansea link into independent development centres in Bristol and run/have run their own. Players from Bristol
  18. Academy running costs are circa two million a season at Cat 1, Cat 2 its below a million - Figure for Cat 2 was 800k when City gained cat 2 status. Clubs can and do spend a lot more e.g. Man City.
  19. Does Southampton's academy and the clubs approach make it more likely or less to produce the players it does from its academy? How would an extra million (or two) pounds a season make things difficult financially for BCFC? Academy costs are exempt v financial fair play rules. If viewed financially the academy has been a large profit making financial success. The FC loses money. Your last paragraph. Joe Bryan did not, neither Kelly and Reid. Bristol City's competition in the South West is Argyle, Exeter, Rovers ...
  20. I work in services for the vulnerable. A psychological tool we use is called mapping. We look at the individuals past from childhood and map it. Statistically those most likely to have ill health, to use drugs, to commit crime, to go to prison, to be sexually abused, those most likely to have mental health problems come from single parent families. The demographic most likely to be born into a one parent family? It is a taboo subject.
  21. Academy football is 9-16. The players are on schoolboy contracts. Antoine Semenyo was not at BCFC during this period. Post 16 payers players may receive a pro contract or become scholars and go onto education programmes external to the academy. Antoine Semenyo was not a scholar. U18 is the professional development stage of the EPPP. Antoine Semenyo joined at this point.
  22. Your definition appears to be that a player who was not part of the academy, did not play for the academy is an academy graduate. I will politely disagree. However the point actually made was about the performance of the academy. Having no academy graduates in the XI and one player who was not part of the academy, did not play for the academy on the bench is not an indicator of a highly performing academy.
  23. The player is not an academy graduate.
  24. No. Its is not a EFL requirement. Bristol City had Antonine Semenyo on the bench. He did not graduate from the academy he came from the SGS football programme to play for the U18 team.
  25. Exaggeration. Better yes but it will not be up there with the best. Bristol City are not producing large amounts of pros via its academy. It is not a high performing academy. Last season the XI included regularly no academy graduates in its matchday squad.. A comparison, a large is Derby who fielded five graduates. Bristol City's youth coaching network is smaller than Exeter Citys.
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