Steve Clarke called it the boring stuff. Every manager knows there is only a short period of time in which he has the collective attention of a room full of footballers before their minds start to wander.
He began this week by forcing information and guidance into their heads during meetings in a lecture room, and by instructions on a whiteboard, and with walk-throughs of positions out on the pitch.
There had been a whole lot of detail for them to absorb over a short period of time and most of it, by Clarke’s own admission, was pretty dull.
Apart from a joke that he would have been “caned” in the media had it backfired on him, Clarke gave no hint that he was apprehensiveRead more on thetimes.co.uk