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I Had To Change The Way I Coach

Mike Ford changed his coaching style, it's a brave thing to admit you were not coaching the right way. How do you coach?

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Did and from that day I changed the way I coached and it took a while at buff to the place to change member courtrand England 2009 Six Nations. And I told I told a play where to stand and training and I told him again the day after because I told him it doesn't nessen. I'd it necessary confirm that he knew were to stand when he was on his own. I didn't confirm the learning so we went out and play it again silent. It's wicked him. He was in the wrong position and I said to Martin Johnson I said, well I told him where to stand a man Chuckles. Yeah. No, I was stood next year when you told him but we're missing a trick. You know, it's not what I know where he's just done the he needs to know what he needs to stand. So I needed to confirm that learning and I never did in from that day. I change my way. Of course. I signed for Wigan in 1983 and you have caught cheese, but you look back away. You were caught back then in the 80s and 90s and Then it was very much a tell environment where you got tall what to do and if you didn't do what you got told you probably didn't get selected coaches involved so much now it's very much player lead environments. There's player empowerment. You give the players the tools to perform at the weekend, but ultimately they're decide which tool to use and you know, they have a lot of say in how the game should be played and how you should be training. So certainly at Battle of be it's a very much a play Led environment and I think that's the difference. We caught his bath never tell we ask questions. We want to know what the players know if I want to know what the players know, I need to ask them. I'm not need to tell them what I think you know, so