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Old 12th July 2018, 15.29:16   #926-0 (permalink)
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Racecourse Spot: MRS
Real Name: Steve Gilbert

Default Re: Transfer rumours, speculation & associated discussion - summer 2018 (PART II)

Originally Posted by Back of the Kop View Post
The alleged quality of players brought in at this level is not the major factor in success.

The man management of those players is critical.

You can sign all the most talented players but fail because you aren't getting the best from those players for whatever reason (Poor tactics, poor team ethic, not getting to grips with disciplinary issues effectively, not managing egos etc...etc....)

Conversely you can put together a team of players who may not be technically the best but they have a plan, stick to it, enjoy the environment and are rewarded for their efforts

With this in mind I'm happy to chill and wait to see how Ricketts manages the players he brings in alongside the ones who were kept on.
Perhaps the Sports Psychologist will help with this?