The psychological edge?

The psychological edge?

Fat Taff 18 Sep 2018 16:03 pm said..

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Re: The psychological edge?

lovejoy 19 Sep 2018 11:21 am said..

I think this is very important in modern sport and can only be a good thing. I do think the club has suffered from an inferiority complex away from home for many years.
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ShedOrDead 19 Sep 2018 12:10 pm said..

lovejoy wrote:I think this is very important in modern sport and can only be a good thing. I do think the club has suffered from an inferiority complex away from home for many years.

Agreed. Remove "away from home" and I would also agree.
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Ashtennisguru 19 Sep 2018 14:57 pm said..

I believe the club have retained the services of a psychologist across Hartpury and the first team.
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Ken Burney 19 Sep 2018 15:18 pm said..

I believe that the psychologist is Dave Collins who has a very good pedigree in sports psychology dealing with top athletes and rugby players.

Stephen Vaughan talked about this appointment at the recent Fans' Forum.
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Ashtennisguru 19 Sep 2018 15:23 pm said..

^^^ It is, I know Dave and he is indeed very acomplished
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Chalker 19 Sep 2018 16:27 pm said..

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