The Football Psychology Show
The ‘biggest psychology programme in Europe‘ (with Richard Dobson)

The ‘biggest psychology programme in Europe‘ (with Richard Dobson)

August 14, 2020

In the latest episode of The Football Psychology Show (formerly known as the Beat The Press podcast), we speak to Wycombe assistant manager, Richard Dobson.

We discuss the club's pioneering psychology programme, established by Richard and responsible for helping to support players such as Jordan Ibe and Anthony Stewart.

In Richard's first in-depth interview on the subject, he reveals the secrets behind what was described as the 'biggest psychology programme in Europe'. 

He also talks to us about the club's promotion to the second tier of English football, for the first time in its 133-year history, and his hopes for 2020/21 season.

Finally, you can check out the two Gareth Ainsworth stunners we mention in the episode, by taking a quick trip to Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miNDVuRjS-U

Running order: 
Part 1: Introduction - pub bands and a Wycombe love-in (00:14)  
Part 2: Interview - a discussion with Richard Dobson (03:13)
Part 3: Final thoughts - reflections on our interview with Richard Dobson (31:13) 

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Managers‘ mental health (with Mike Calvin)

Managers‘ mental health (with Mike Calvin)

August 3, 2020

In this episode of The Football Psychology Show (formerly known as the Beat The Press podcast), we speak to award-winning journalist and author, Mike Calvin.

 

Mike talks to us about leadership in sport, drawing on his experience of co-writing Gareth Thomas’s and Alistair Cook’s autobiographies.

 

He also gives us a rare glimpse of the realities of football management, recounting interviews with managers from his many years as a reporter and, latterly, an author of ‘Living On The Volcano’, a book about the pressure managers face, which was shortlisted for Sports Book Of The Year.

 

You can pre-order a copy of Mike’s latest co-written book, ‘The Hurt’, Dylan Hartley’s autobiography, here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hurt-Dylan-Hartley/dp/0241348951

 

Running order: 
Part 1: Introduction - La Manga and Richie Humphreys (00:14)  
Part 2: Interview - a discussion with Mike Calvin (04:38)
Part 3: Final thoughts - reflections on the interview with Mike Calvin (59:21) 

 

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Recovering from long term injuries (with Dr Misia Gervis)

Recovering from long term injuries (with Dr Misia Gervis)

May 13, 2020

In this episode of The Football Psychology Show (formerly known as the Beat The Press podcast), we speak to Dr Misia Gervis, leading sports psychologist and academic.

Join us for a fascinating discussion about her time working for the England women's team and the role she has played in supporting academies at Wycombe Wanderers and QPR. We look at how clubs are supporting their players during the coronavirus outbreak and explore how isolation, and a subsequent loss of identity, can lead to players suffering from conditions such as anxiety and depression. We also discuss the impact of returning from injury without the requisite psychological support and examine how football may need to challenge long-standing issues such as confidentiality and existing perceptions of psychology.

Running order:

Part 1: Introduction - the right-back union and reminiscing about Euro 96 (00:14)
Part 2: Interview - a discussion with Dr Misia Gervis (06:57)
Part 3: Reaction - the psychological support at the heart of Athletic Bilbao's flourishing academy (52:26)
Part 4: Carlos Carvalhal's analogies - from transfer targets and lobsters, to substitutions and barbecues (60:27)

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