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1 Posted 24/08/2016 at 00:38:46
Team Sky in Cycling have shown just what marginal gains can do for performance.
Of course, this is all well and good if other people at the Club accept and buy into it, rather than treating it with suspicion...
2 Posted 24/08/2016 at 00:48:10
3 Posted 24/08/2016 at 07:53:34
4 Posted 24/08/2016 at 08:34:39
It could be another 5/6 years before we profit from most of their decisions. Brighter times are coming!
I like the what we are attempting to do. I'd much prefer success to come from a project of hard work and sustainability rather than an instant quick fix of millions of pounds worth of personal loans that would cripple the club if the benefactor ever sold up and left.
5 Posted 25/08/2016 at 13:04:09
Both an interesting article and appointment. Recruiting the man charged with finding US medal prospects in an Olympic year BEFORE the Rio games is impressive.
His methods echo those of Dave Brailsford, manager of the hugely successful Sky cycling team, who improved all his cyclists by the "aggregation of marginal gains.” That is “the 1 percent margin for improvement in everything you do."
So if you can improve 100 small things in your performance... you do the numbers!
I like the remit he has been given: make Everton the best football academy in the world. I also like the very candid nature of our newest American, acknowledging how little he knows about football, but he is here to complement the deeper knowledge of the game the academy coaches have, not to compete against them.
Another interesting pillar in place alongside the appointments of Koeman and Walsh.
IMO the article merits greater prominence on TW's home page to encourage more folk to read it.
6 Posted 25/08/2016 at 18:22:42
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