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Do the favourites always win?

Take a guess: how often do you think the favourites in a football match actually win? This blog answers that exact question, exploring why the

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How to win the Ashes: the psychology of an elite cricketer

Who is going to win the 2019 Ashes?  Will it be a ‘golden summer’ for English cricket as England look to build on their World Cup success by

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How can you develop your mental toughness?

‘Mental toughness’ is probably the most over-used phrase in sport. It is often held up as this magical quality that will ensure success to all those

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A golf psychologist's guide to clutch golf

What do champion golfers do better than other professional and amateur golfers? How do they always manage to play their best golf in big events and

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How to win The Masters - A golf psychologist's guide

No golf tournament is as hugely anticipated as this year’s first major championship: The Masters. Each year, the winner etches their name into

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Are football clubs wasting money on transfers? A sport psychologist's analysis

Have football clubs been wasting their money for years by overpaying for talent in the transfer market? Why is it that some clubs seem to

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Should children specialise in one sport early?

Many parents want their child to be the next sporting superstar. This has partly led to children playing competitive sport earlier and earlier.

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Why do athletes choke? A Sport Psychologist's explanation

It is an interesting and frustrating quirk of performance that, when athletes really need to perform at their best, they sometimes perform at their

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The importance of knowing your role in sports

There is an old adage that say that one needs to learn their instrument before they join the orchestra. Likewise, in every sports team, a group of

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A golf psychologist's guide to pre-shot routines

Is there such a thing as the perfect golf shot? Probably not, but the best golf shots are often played by those who are able to perform under

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