paulmotion

One mistake of a teamtalk and season falls apart

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Started my 2nd long term save as hearts, currently on a 21 game unbeaten run. Whilst waiting on my flight at airport, opened laptop and kicked up FM.

After beating Inverness 2-1 away, I said 'We would need to perform better against better teams'. Half the team were p***** off with me for saying this and now I have failed to win a game in 4.....come on, what the hell?

Anyone experienced this before?

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Squad dependant I would guess, every time I've used that team talk it's always had a positive impact. Can't remember a single player ever reacting badly to it actually and at most only 2-3 people would have a neutral effect.

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Did they play badly? Players don't like being criticised if they played well, even if the scoreline doesn't reflect the performance.

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The effect of the team talk probably is about 1% of your next performance. Many other factors will have been relevant so to blame solely the team talk is bizarre. I have experienced losing runs after winning runs yes, confidence, form, injuries, complacency and plain luck have caused them.

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[quote name='robertcornell68']Did they play badly? Players don't like being criticised if they played well, even if the scoreline doesn't reflect the performance.[/QUOTE]

I have to disagree with you on this one.
Every time my teams plays well and does not win the match although it should - seeing the match stats - and I tell them they have not done enough they all seem motivated. The only exceptions are when a player gets 8.5+ rating and he may be confused or demotivated.
So, they don't mind being criticized even if they play well :)

Or maybe it's just my wonderful way of telling them they were rubbish :p

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[quote name='hluraven']The effect of the team talk probably is about 1% of your next performance. Many other factors will have been relevant so to blame solely the team talk is bizarre. I have experienced losing runs after winning runs yes, confidence, form, injuries, complacency and plain luck have caused them.[/QUOTE]

My sentiments too, you can probably win a league without using any team talk the entire season.

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