On Saturday we welcome the players, staff and supporters of Helston to Bodieve Park.
It’s great to be getting going again after the lockdown. These periods can be quite testing for a group of players. The lads we have here now at the Club are very good mentally, they prepare well and have been all business in the way they have gone about about things so far this season. We have prepared the best we can against the backdrop of a lockdown.
For me whilst obviously we need to keep on top of the high physical levels we have attained, I think it’s equally important that mentally we don’t allow ourselves to ‘drift’ too much in these quiet periods.
For the first week, I gave myself some time off from everything. Stepped right away from it. I think the lads needed it after an incredibly busy start and I know I did.
Over the next 3 weeks we have built things up again to the point where we are ready to go today, albeit I’d have liked to have got a practice match in midweek but the weather was against us for that.
Our opening day fixture against Helston remains the one performance that really disappointed me this season. We started off well enough but lacked belief in our plan once we conceded. I think there’s a much greater self belief amongst the boys now and we’ve proven we can deal with adversity much better in the games that followed.
Over the summer we altered the style of the way we played so it was more transferable through the changing seasons. With the rain we have had and the more that is due, it will be an opportunity to learn what we are like in the heaviest of conditions within the plans we have in place, for sure.
One of the biggest cliches in football is to take one game at a time. With all the uncertainty around this season, I don’t think it’s ever been more relevant. All I know is that come Saturday the staff and players will be ready to go for this one. I can’t wait.
Enjoy the Game
PS. Fingers crossed that my Sun Dance works for us and the Weather Gods are kind to us overnight and in the morning!
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