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"STAY HUMBLE" "PROTECT THE TEAM"

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  1. Beller

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    Good article. Thanks for posting
     
  2. Keyser Söze

    Keyser Söze Just doesn't shut up

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    Great article. Underlines a lot of what we know and more reasons to think Nuno is the best thing to happen to our club in a very very long time
     
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    Great read thanks....
     
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    Interesting background to Nuno's career.
     
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    It's interesting to read about Nuno, he has this persona in his interviews that he's very humble, very calm, very sorta focused and organised. But then you listen to the players and he seems very passionate, very fiery, got a bit of a temper. Maybe that's what a good manager needs, a bit of both. Tbf we were chatting at work the other day about managers, and we all kinda said, if Nuno was your boss, even if it weren't football and you worked in an office like, you'd wanna do your absolute best every day, for him as much as anything. You don't get that kinda vibe off every manager, some it's the absolute opposite.
     
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    Great stuff. We are very lucky to have him here. Notice I didn’t say ‘Wolves’ and ‘lucky’ in the same sentence. I couldn’t do that, because it would be unlucky ;)
     
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    My home town :)
     
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    Nuno for sure with us has his ideal situation regarding his natural vision. Never mind having a dream, Nuno is a dream for us!

    Getting the players to buy into the 'idea' and deliver willingly against all clueless resistance is phenomenal....of course it helps to be able to remove all the comforting safety nets and deflector shields as an aid towards making it work.....no extinction resistant Dickheadosaurs can be tolerated with 'identity' shift. ;) :)

    All about the necessary collective group mentality to enable change, progress and achievement. :)
     
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    Keeping players humble is probably the biggest cultural challenge in English football.

    Ruben Neves is a devoted family man who married his childhood sweetheart, dresses like a Geography teacher, visits UNESCO world heritage sites and uses social media moderately and sensibly.

    Morgan Gibbs-White dresses ostentatiously with loud jewellery with his initials on, keeps his sleeves rolled up to brandish his rose gold Rolex, actress girlfriend, hangs out in London. Not saying he's bad or wrong, but a different challenge for a manager.
     
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    I enjoyed reading that. It was interesting what he said to the Rio Ave players. I wonder if he said something similar to our players. Promotion in first season, then premier top 6 within the next 3 or 4 seasons.
     
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    I liked Ruddy giving Norris just a bit of a push "that could have been so much more" - "I know"!

    Clear that everybody totally buys into the squad ethos, even the keepers who aren't playing!
     
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    Nardinis ice cream parlour
     
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    You and Sam Torrance.
     
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    great read thanks for posting ;);)
     
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    Enjoyable read, thanks.
     
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    True. Thought it was funny mgw talking in footy focus about staying humble whilst wearing his new 30 grand watch. Tbh not all the Portuguese lot are as humble as Neves, but there are enough examples of people in world sport who aren't humble but are still huge winners. Although it definitely helps the connection with the fans.
     
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    I've just written a 40000 word assignment on environmental design and included a section on Wolves on the head tennis arena. It's quite brilliant (the arena, not the assignment - I got it in an hour late so no distinction this time :D)

    The distinctive artwork on walls and the user of walls not windows provides a clear demarcation between public (non-players) and private (the players) space which imparts a sense of territoriality and reinforces the core values of the club.

    Using local artists enhances the link between the club and the community.

    Offering areas where the players can de-stress in an environment that naturally attracts multiple participants fosters team spirit, reduces frustrations and emotional arousal.

    Performing recreational activities that don't involve intense concentration such as computer games reduces the risk of mental fatigue and maximises cognitive potential of the players when doing shadow play or instruction based training.

    I don't know whether Nuno learned all this stuff in Scotland but the theory is one thing the application is another. For example, they have head tennis and cricket as recreational options, that's not in a manual, you have to know your players. If Nuno came up with stuff like this then we have a very special manager on our hands. If they got a consultant in or surveyed the players then bravo as well, because the core values to which the club works are the cornerstone of a clubs success
     
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    Haha, yeah, I worked with Sam in the local supermarket, Templeton's it was at the time now Tesco's. While we unloading a truck I said to him " we won't be working here all our lives will we Sam, what are you going to do? To which he replied "I am going to be a professional golfer". My reply, Jees, you need to be good to be one of them :) shows how much I know eh?
     
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    Yeah. A much smaller one, opposite the pier, belonged to Lou Macari's uncle. Lou's dad had an ice cream kiosk on the prom to the north of town, not far from the aforementioned football facility. Lou was in the year above me at school
     

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