Posted: September 12th 2015
Just had a text off my girlfriend.
Says she's got a 'funny' film for us to watch tonight.
Been watching a few lately. Havin a laugh together.
Watched an old 'classic' the other day.
Have you seen it?
It's a short film about a group of Welshmen 'on tour'
in the late 1970s going over to France to watch the
Rugby - well worth a watch.
The Camp bloke Maldwyn is hilarious.
"I'm here, I'm there, I'm everywhere…SO BEWARE'
Windsor Davies plays one of the main characters
in the film Grand Slam called 'Mog Jones'.
Mog is one of those we'd say is 'hell of a boy'.
Laugh a minute.
But there are two comical moments in the film that
got me thinking about your son…
The first one is when they were on the way to the
match on the Bus.
When Glynn, Mog's friend says: "They should have
given ew a cap back in the 50's butt. Ew should have
'hooked' for Wales, full stop."
It's the same in Football. We could all come up with
our sob stories…and woulda, coulda should BUT…
The bottom line is, if you want to become a top
player you need to become SO GOOD. That EVERYONE
can see it.
(Not just your biased family and mates after a few pints
The second funny bit that stood out was when
Mog had just been let out of the Police Cell.
(Welsh boys eh…? I dunno)
He's trying to get to the game in his boxer shorts
and his red vest…with only a blanket that the French
Copper gave to him.
He goes to run up an escalator and he walks up the
wrong way - he's trying to run up the one that is
moving DOWN. And getting nowhere FAST.
But it reminds me of aspiring players 'trying' to 'get
somewhere’ but going NOWHERE FAST.
No matter how much EFFORT they put in there always
seems to be others moving ahead of them
Because, like our friend Mog Jones they are putting
the effort in but on the wrong 'escalator'.
They don't take time to consider properly the
best way to get 'up there’.
And without doubt the most RELIABLE way to
‘escalate’ your son’s Football career is to FINALLY
get him some proper coaching.
After all, if you wanted him to be better at Maths
(and being good at Maths was important to him)
you’d get him a private tutor wouldn’t you?
Of course you would.
And if it was REALLY important you’d go out there
and get the BEST tutor wouldn’t you?
Ready to escalate your son's game, on and off the
Now I'd love to tell you that EVERY player we we've
ever coached is a world beater…
But I think you'd know that would be a load of BULL.
But what I can tell you is…
Every player who has come in and applied what we have
shown them, CONSISTENTLY over time…
HAS gone on to a higher level. Not just in his game but
in his personal development as a human being.
Like Nathan Davies:
"Nathan had a game for Cardiff last Sunday and 'Cardiff' said
he's the best signing they have had in months. He stood out on
the pitch as being one of the best and he played out of his skin.
Thank you, for giving Nathan his confidence and love of football
back to him X" Adele Hawkshaw (Nathan’s Mam)