It's rare to hear an elite manager talk openly about working with a psychologist. It's rarer still for a national team boss to make a ‘psych’ the…
There will be numerous psychologists accompanying teams to the 2022 World Cup. In 1958, there was only one.
Another article about VAR? Really? Bear with me. It’s a subject that has seemingly been talked to death and yet the scope of the discussion rarely…
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Professional bugbears are a routine part of most jobs. The way in which other people view your industry of choice is, I'd guess, a familiar source of…
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The Football Psychology Show: Richard Dobson on how clubs are 'playing at psychology'Watch now (2 min) | Wycombe assistant manager Richard Dobson, who established what the FA’s former psychology lead described as the ‘biggest psychology…
Shortly after Mo Salah signed a three-year contract in July 2022, Graeme Souness took to talkSPORT to question the striker’s motivation. The former…
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"People ask how could it happen that these players are not full of confidence? “Do you think Cristiano Ronaldo (largely playing a substitute role at…
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How can football clubs measure the impact of psychological support?Watch now (19 min) | “There is a lot of noise and lots of nuances.” Professor Marc Jones’ description of the ‘data dilemma’ facing football clubs is…
As Dele Alli boarded his flight to Besiktas, he might have been forgiven for reflecting briefly on the road which led him to Turkey. It’s a path that…
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“If it wasn’t for Daniel’s quality no one would think about him being back on the pitch after such a short time. What you need in times like this is…
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Misia Gervis and Richard Dobson have worked together for over 10 years, establishing a psychology programme that - when it was formed in 2012 - was…
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What does a ‘mind coach’ do? It’s a question that was raised in June, when Bath Rugby Club announced that Don Macpherson - known as the ‘Monkey…
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