When Fabio goes, of course. Hope is a proper modern English great. And she bought brand new strips for my wife’s school team. This is the best column I’ve read on team dynamics in, like, well, ever:
As a coach you know when the team are going to play badly. I knew it last Saturday. In the warm-up I had to pull them back in and have a word because there was no sense of urgency. At half-time I gave them a very harsh talking to. I said: “If we do not get a result here you will not be going to a World Cup. Simple as that. And if that isnt a big enough motivator then you shouldnt be in the team.” It took going behind by two goals for us to realise it, though, and we came back to draw 2-2.