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Steven Sylvester on BBC Radio London with the World Cup panel

Steven speaks to Darren Lewis the Mirror Sport football writer and the World Cup team on BBC Radio London Steven comes into the discussion and says, “I think the first thing to say is that this is not a football issue, … Continue reading

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Steven Sylvester Interviewed for Channel 4 News on the Suarez Biting Incident.

Interview conducted by Jordon Jarrett-Bryan for Channel 4 News in the wake of the Luis Suarez biting incident. Steven Sylvester explains, “there’s three determining factors in what an elite athlete would do under intense pressure and they culminate in their … Continue reading

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Should we condemn or support Luis Suarez following his alleged biting of an opponent?

When I witnessed Suarez appearing to sink his teeth into an opponent I was horrified, like all of us, filled with shock and utter disgust. My disappointment and outrage deepened as soon as I realised this was a serial offender. … Continue reading

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The Authoritarian Culture of Football Academies

An authoritarian culture in which young people are routinely insulted and ridiculed is deeply rooted in top-flight football academies, new research has found. According to Dr Chris Platts of Sheffield Hallam University, being able to tolerate harsh treatment by coaches … Continue reading

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What is the cost of Academic Success?

Did you see weeks report by the British Medical Journal where it says ‘children are being put under too much pressure to do well in exams’? It accuses schools of actively harming the mental health of our children by focussing … Continue reading

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Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2014: Chris Rogers could scarcely believe he was living the moment that had been so many years in the making

“Cricket Australia got criticised for picking the side so far out, but it helped me massively,” Rogers says. “It forced me to face my fears – but in a controlled and helpful environment at Middlesex. I knew I was building … Continue reading

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The Journey of Retirement – from Selfish to Selfless

Over the last month I’ve been working with various athletes from different sports including football, golf, snooker and cricket regarding the difficult transition of their retirement. The Retirement withoutEGO programme allows the sportsman or woman to take the difficult journey … Continue reading

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Only Great Leadership can heal the humiliation of England’s first Test Match defeat against Australia

Here are my initial questions following my observations of day one of the 2nd Test Match in Adelaide. 1. Did we witness an emotional ‘hangover’ from the Brisbane Test Match? That is, did the England team look subdued or flat? … Continue reading

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What happens when your greatest dream becomes your greatest fear?

Work-related stress caused workers in Great Britain to lose 10.4 million working days in 2011/12 based on the UK Health and Safety Executive Labour Force Survey data. Furthermore, The total number of cases of stress in 2011/12 was 428 000 … Continue reading

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How to lower your expectations and win

“I feel like I’ve let myself down, let my coaches down, let everybody I’ve ever trained with down, let my mum and dad and brother down.” The is what the British judo medal hope Euan Burton said after losing his … Continue reading

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