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Handshakes, BBQs & Bullets: Self-Interest, Shame and Regret in Football Coaching

P. Potrac, R.L. Jones, D Gilbourne and L. Nelson. 

The Big Idea

Let’s approach this research paper indirectly. For it concerns a hard truth in the profession of football coaching, the culture of it. Let’s introduce the problem by way of fiction first - even though there is nothing fictive in the comparison.

Louise Penny is an award-winning Canadian writer. Her novels feature Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete de Quebec. Early on in one of Penny’s books, Inspector Isabelle Lacoste reflected on how her homicide department, once collaborative,...

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