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SellyWolf
02-02-2012, 19:15
delete.

WolvesAreBoringOnCeefax
02-02-2012, 19:32
Interesting - for ~1.5k a week it's not at all a big salary in Premiership terms. Did we not replace him with another psychologist at all?

Hatch End
02-02-2012, 19:40
A ring of truth in that SellyWolf.

Oldgold Wolfcub
02-02-2012, 19:44
SellyWolf thanks for that. These kinds of input into the game can be so important. Reading about Major Buckley he used sports psychologists all those years ago.
If some of what you say is true then there is not the harmony we are led to believe about Mick's management and if it is all true then we really are in trouble.
There seems to be a lack of general focus and belief in our team and the only way to avoid relegation would be to bring in specialist coaches in all areas.

UEAwolf
02-02-2012, 19:46
Didn't SJH go over Dave Jones' head and appoint a sports psychologist?

JOSWolf
02-02-2012, 19:50
Very interesting read. Having regularly seen a Psychologist, not sport related, myself, when I was unwell, it is amazing the positive impact they can have on you.
This may explain Doyles problems this season possibly.
I think it was foolish for the club to let him go and even more foolish not to replace him.

TommyWilms
02-02-2012, 19:52
Could explain why our players appear to have absolutely no belief at this Time and im sure these people are worth their weight in gold especially for a side that isnt winning. By the way Isn't the England cricket teams psychologist called steve bull? And selly can you pm this fact as I'm now very curious about man utd.

JOSWolf
02-02-2012, 20:01
Could explain why our players appear to have absolutely no belief at this Time and im sure these people are worth their weight in gold especially for a side that isnt winning. By the way Isn't the England cricket teams psychologist called steve bull? And selly can you pm this fact as I'm now very curious about man utd.

I am almost certain that sports psychologists would have a very positive impact on players. I am amazed we havent got one now!

Wonder Boyo
02-02-2012, 20:09
I'm a sports psychologist too - I'm involved in a little consultancy now but mainly spend my time lecturing and doing research. Valid points made but even just by telling you those simple facts that guy has broken nearly every ethical rule in book. Without prior agreement never tell anyone about anything, however minor, when you're working for an individual or organisation. Not even in confidence because you can never be sure that they won't pass it on. This being a prime example.

Hoganstolemywife
02-02-2012, 20:11
Very very interesting.

I've been banging on about our need for a sports psychologist for a while. Twas folly not to renew him IMO, mentality is 8/10 of football.

Hrothgar
02-02-2012, 20:13
fascinating and very credible-pro football is a cut throat business, confidence plays such a huge part and the difference between success and failure is so fine it really doesn't surprise me that a professional psychologist might make a significant contribution for players willing to engage with him/her.Better get him back PDQ !!!!

JOSWolf
02-02-2012, 20:13
He must have been a big help for someone like Kites who was out injured for so long.

Sandwell Wolf
02-02-2012, 20:13
Very interesting.

Please send a PM my way, I tried sending you one but you don't have it enabled at the moment.

SellyWolf
02-02-2012, 20:16
I'm a sports psychologist too - I'm involved in a little consultancy now but mainly spend my time lecturing and doing research. Valid points made but even just by telling you those simple facts that guy has broken nearly every ethical rule in book. Without prior agreement never tell anyone about anything, however minor, when you're working for an individual or organisation. Not even in confidence because you can never be sure that they won't pass it on. This being a prime example.


I agree with you, I am not sure I was supposed to put anything out there, however, Like i said I dont think i was told anything that was particularly juicy. It was arranged for me to go on a tour of the ground etc and it was more just me asking questions and getting answers. Nothing other than me telling you all we dont have a sports psychologist and we used to really, seeing as he is no longer employed by the club I shouldnt think there will be too many problems... Anyway, In keeping with what you are saying I will refrain from passing on my Manchester United Knowledge as I said I would through PM...

but what i can also tell you is that in the first season, before Birmingham away the lads stayed in the Marriot hotel...Doyle roomed with Hahmeman and kept people up all night with pillow fights! And george lost to Doyler in fifa numerous times! I was also given a compilation of saves, goals, tackles, positive play which was played to the team on the coach on the way to the ground to re-inforce positivity!

Mods feel free to close this thread should there be a risk of infringement etc etc. I dont want anyone getting into any trouble now

Shergar
02-02-2012, 20:18
I remember in those cup/play off games v Palace when they always had the Indian sign over us, that Paul McKenna (a Palace fan) was in their dressing room doing his stuff.

SellyWolf
02-02-2012, 20:19
SellyWolf thanks for that. These kinds of input into the game can be so important. Reading about Major Buckley he used sports psychologists all those years ago.
If some of what you say is true then there is not the harmony we are led to believe about Mick's management and if it is all true then we really are in trouble.
There seems to be a lack of general focus and belief in our team and the only way to avoid relegation would be to bring in specialist coaches in all areas.

what I will say actually is that I was told of a general team spirit, apart from on this one occasion to be excellent and the respect for McCarthy and Terry Connor being massive. It was a brilliant place to work im told.

Shergar
02-02-2012, 20:20
Better get him back PDQ !!!!

Somehow, can't see that happening now his comments are on t'internet.

Jungleee
02-02-2012, 20:20
Publicly stating you don't want to release something into the public domain but also publicly stating you'll respond to anyone who PMs you...That's still your fault if anything of note gets into the public domain, surely?

SellyWolf
02-02-2012, 20:22
Publicly stating you don't want to release something into the public domain but also publicly stating you'll respond to anyone who PMs you...That's still your fault if anything of note gets into the public domain, surely?

yeah, point taken. Like some of you have said...Its probably not acceptable for me to have said these things...Thread will be removed shortly.

apologies

Wonder Boyo
02-02-2012, 20:24
Not wanting to come across as holier than thou but I would seriously consider deleting this thread. If this information was forwarded to his governing body - The British Psychology Society - he would be investigated and his membership probably terminated. I'm sure people from the club read this forum from time to time and may not be too impressed.

Dr Wolfenstein
02-02-2012, 20:37
I remember in those cup/play off games v Palace when they always had the Indian sign over us, that Paul McKenna (a Palace fan) was in their dressing room doing his stuff.

The same Paul McKenna who helped Sinitta overcome her fears in I'm A Celebrity so that she didn't leap out of her skin at the slightest movement & make a total idiot of herself? Oh....

Edgmond Wolf
02-02-2012, 21:05
Did I miss something :D

Oldgold Wolfcub
02-02-2012, 23:57
Did I miss something :D
Why? Do you play for our defence then.:eek:

RichDavi
03-02-2012, 00:19
Why? Do you play for our defence then.:eek:

*guffaw*

alternatively:

Why? Are you Dave Edwards right foot or something?

Edgmond Wolf
03-02-2012, 00:27
Why? Do you play for our defence then.:eek:

Naughty

Edgmond Wolf
03-02-2012, 00:27
*guffaw*

alternatively:

Why? Are you Dave Edwards right foot or something?

Naughty :D