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#Mind Games?

# mind-games - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Mental skills: How telling yourself a good story can lead to success

Performance narratives are key to battling negative thoughts.

# mind-games - Thursday 22 June, 2017

'We play football in every part of the pitch - they don't': Kenny Shiels blasts 'long ball' Cork City

Derry meet the league leaders at Maginn Park tomorrow night.

# mind-games - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'They'll be under big pressure to live up to what happened 12 years ago'

There’s a game to come on Tuesday in Hamilton but this is very much Test week for the Lions.

# mind-games - Friday 16 June, 2017

'He keeps telling us he's got something up his sleeve other than his arm'

Steve Hansen was in chirpy form after the All Blacks’ 12-try win over Samoa.

# mind-games - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Lions schedule criticised by All Blacks coach Hansen

Warren Gatland’s side arrive in New Zealand tomorrow.

# mind-games - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Hansen: Lions could buckle under pressure

The mind games have started.

# mind-games - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Mourinho: City favourites for top four, not United

We have a Manchester derby tomorrow night.

# mind-games - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Morrissey: The boy with the form in his side

The Cork City midfielder has learned that satisfaction as a professional footballer doesn’t require living abroad.

# mind-games - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

# mind-games - Monday 13 March, 2017

# mind-games - Monday 27 February, 2017

England rugby coach Jones wonders if Scotland can back up 'big talk'

The Calcutta Cup will be a clash of egos in a fortnight’s time.

# mind-games - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Kevin McManamon: I wouldn’t be playing for Dublin if I didn’t use sports psychology

McManamon labelled the criticism of sports psychology as “absolute nonsense.”

# mind-games - Friday 23 December, 2016

7 mental tricks Olympic athletes use to perform under pressure

Allyson Felix tunes out distractions and other psychological strategies.

# mind-games - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Hansen: Ireland won the last game easy, they have to be the favourites

Mind games from the All Blacks coach?

# mind-games - Friday 26 August, 2016

Zidane brushes aside Pique's Champions League jibe

The defender indicated Real Madrid were the beneficiaries of a fortuitous draw.

# mind-games - Monday 13 June, 2016

'Ireland weren't interested in playing,' says Springboks coach Coetzee

The South Africa head coach said Ireland just wanted to bog the Boks down in their own 22.

# mind-games - Monday 23 May, 2016

'They're 4-time champions, 3-time Heineken Cup winners. We must be 50/1?'

John Muldoon is stirring the pot nicely ahead of next weekend’s Pro12 final against Leinster.

# mind-games - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao played out an extremely edgy penalty shoot-out tonight

The battle of the two Spanish sides had plenty of fireworks.

# mind-games - Monday 11 April, 2016

McIlroy: The occasion got to me again

But the Northern Irishman insists he has learned some valuable lessons at Augusta.

# mind-games - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Manchester United goalkeeping legend conjures some heroics in his comeback game

Edwin van der Sar turned back the clock as he turned out for a fourth-tier Dutch side yesterday.

# mind-games - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

'Tottenham are title favourites'

Spurs’ 2-1 win over Swansea on Sunday kept the pressure on Leicester at the top of the table.

# mind-games - Saturday 27 February, 2016

The Frampton-Quigg row over the 'star' dressing room has definitively been resolved

Barry McGuigan claimed at Friday’s weigh-in that, in truth, his fighter’s team “couldn’t give a toss” about it.

# mind-games - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Eddie Jones stirs the pot: 'Sexton's mother and father would be worried about the whiplash'

The England coach has been full of chat ahead of Saturday’s crucial clash at Twickenham.

# mind-games - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

'That's his thing' - Ireland not biting on Jones' Stoke City comparison

Assistant coach Simon Easterby says Ireland are not concerned with Jones’ media tactics.

# mind-games - Saturday 6 February, 2016

'Probably not unusual for Wales' - Ireland set scrum record straight

Greg Feek is unsure how legal Welsh loosehead Rob Evans is at scrum time.

# mind-games - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

'Dwell on the past, you're going to be stuck there': O'Donnell at peace with World Cup woe

The flanker’s healthy mind has helped his body to follow suit after a horrible dislocated hip injury in August.

# mind-games - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Warren Gatland fancies Ireland's chances of a Six Nations hat-trick

The mind games have started.

# mind-games - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Did Aldo get under McGregor's skin at the UFC 194 weigh-ins? Mind Games This post contains videos

Did Aldo get under McGregor's skin at the UFC 194 weigh-ins?

The Brazilian mimicked his opponent and McGregor didn’t like it.

# mind-games - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Big Sam: I enjoy winding up ‘arrogant’ Wenger more than anyone

Sunderland’s new boss also had a pop at Rafa Benitez, saying the 2005 Champions League win had ‘nowt’ to do with him.

# mind-games - Friday 9 October, 2015

Saint-André: 'Ireland are favourites, the pressure is all on their shoulders'

The France head coach is expecting Joe Schmidt to unleash the moves he has been holding back.

# mind-games - Monday 21 September, 2015

Man City beware! United have sent out a statement of title intent, says van Gaal

The Old Trafford boss has his sights set nt on their local rivals at the top of the table.

# mind-games - Saturday 29 August, 2015

'I don't think Ireland play a lot of rugby' - Victorious Wales coach Gatland

The 2013 Lions boss says Ireland were narrow and didn’t make Wales uncomfortable in defence.

# mind-games - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Mourinho trolls Man City by saying transfer target de Bruyne was 'crying every day' at Chelsea

The Belgian was ‘an upset kid’ while at Stamford Bridge according to his former boss.

# mind-games - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Cody 'absolutely certain' that Waterford can win the All-Ireland hurling title

Kilkenny boss Brian Cody is impressed by the Déise.

# mind-games - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

'Some of the Tipperary players are some of the best that have ever played the game'

Waterford and Tipperary meet in Sunday’s Munster SHC final.

# mind-games - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Kavanagh 'blown away' by how easily McGregor has gotten under Aldo's skin

Has McGregor broken the champ already?

# mind-games - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Jose Mourinho trolls 'most aggressive' opponent PSG ahead of Champions League clash

Chelsea boss unhappy with treatment of Eden Hazard in first leg of the knock-out tie.

# mind-games - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger explains how he used psychological warfare to become the world's greatest bodybuilder

Featuring a story about breakfast with the Incredible Hulk.

# mind-games - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Warren Gatland: 'Ireland go into the Six Nations as favourites'

The Wales supremo is one of three New Zealand coaches in this year’s tournament.

# mind-games - Monday 29 December, 2014

Mourinho has 'planted a seed' with Chelsea diving rant - Gary Neville

The Portuguese took exception to Anthony Taylor’s decision to book Cesc Fabregas for simulation.

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