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The Mind Room is dedicated to discussing the psychological side of football (soccer, rather than the NFL) with the detail and feeling the subject deserves.

If you’re a psychologist, coach or researcher interested in how cognitive training is being used to improve players’ performance, subscribe to access conversations with counterparts from clubs such as Chelsea and Dinamo Zagreb.

If you’re a supporter who wants to know more about what psychologists do and how football is responding to the increasing demand for mental health support, sign-up to read articles featuring insights from players, managers and psychologists.

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Who writes The Mind Room newsletter?

The Mind Room newsletter is written by John Nassoori. I’ve written psychology and mental health-centred stories for outlets including the BBC and The Guardian, as well as co-producing The Football Psychology Show.

The Mind Room is my attempt to explore some of the issues I’ve covered over the last few years - from psychologists’ fight for fair pay to the impact of social media abuse - with the consistency and detail you won’t find in other sport publications.

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John Nassoori
I'm a freelance journalist writing about performance psychology's role in sport. I work with titles including the BBC and The Guardian, telling stories on subjects ranging from the first World Cup-winning psychologist to weightlifting beauty queens.