Sunday, 22 May 2011
Time on the Couch
After watching the footy on the weekend there is a couple of clubs that might be having sessions with the sports psychologists this week. Starting with the Collingwood/Adelaide game where at the 8 minute mark of the last quarter the crows led by 23 pts. Fast forward 20 minutes to the end of the game and the pies finish up winning by 43 pts after piling on 11.1 to 0.1 HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? Over in the west halfway through the 3rd quarter the Western Bulldogs after a slow start have closed the margin to 23 pts. From then on the West Coast Eagles run riot and win the game by 125 pts culminating in the last quarter scores of 10.4 to 0.00 again HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? It can`t be as simple as not getting their hands on the ball what will need to be addressed is what was going through the players heads at the time. If these things are not addressed now they are scars that will take a very long time to heal.