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Wade Elliott's Psychology on Cary Defeat

Wade Elliott's Psychology on Cary Defeat

The Clarets suffered a 2-1 defeat by Cary U-23 in the sweltering heat of the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina last Thursday night. Our opening goal though was something to relish. Wade Elliott, dribbling past defenders found the space open up in front of him running a full 50 yards to score a spectacular goal with a left foot shot. It was a good game for Elliott all round and he would easily qualify as our Man of the Match, causing the Cary U-23 defence all sorts of problems on the night.

Elliott though interviewed after the match, puts forward an interesting theory about the positive effect the defeat may have on the players psychology:

'Maybe it will do us more good to lose,' he suggested

'If you win your first game and it's comfortable you may relax a little bit and feel that things are going slightly better than it actually is.

'But we have come here and had a tough game and lost.

'That will sting us for the next week, but I think it will make us realise how much we have got to do and how hard we have to work.

'In terms of our training and preparation it is probably better that we get beat.'

Clarets fans will of course be disappointed we lost and it is easy to find excuses.

Blame it on the heat and humidity, remind folk its just a warm up match in our first week of training against a team at the peak of their fitness and competitive edge etc etc.

It is probably quite refreshing to hear one of our players just accept we lost and take some positives from the game without looking for such excuses. What do you think about Wade's comments? Does he have a point?

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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Saturday July 12 2008
Time: 9:31AM

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Why didnt I think of that!!!! ;-)
turfmanphil
12/07/2008 09:33:00
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Very good point and it is good to hear that a player or perhaps all the players are thinking that way.
smitrit
12/07/2008 11:48:00
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Yes, I suspect they are. The players will also have to bear in mind there will be more competition for places this season especially midfield and on wing, so they will have to impress in these build-up matches if they want to get selected for the start of the season proper.
turfmanphil
12/07/2008 12:18:00
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