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Oh To Be A Fly On The Wall In The Dressing Room

Oh To Be A Fly On The Wall In The Dressing Room

Soccer AM`s Chris Kamara was at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday for the visit of Man City.

Now normally going into the changing room before a match is not allowed for privacy reasons, but seeing as though Kam and Bolton boss Gary Megson were ex-team mates and pals, viewers were treated to a rare insight of Premier League proportions.

As Kamara entered the changing room, an always humble Megson was there to greet him. Ex Blues midfielder Megson is under a lot of pressure to save Bolton from the drop and I for one hope his strike force of Davies, Elmander and poacher Klasnic can save his job.

He is one of the nice guys of the game, but as Paul Hart at Portsmouth found out, nice guys win nothing. It seems a successful top flight manager needs a little more arrogance and an element of scaremongering about him to give his players the timely rallying calls they need.

After entering the Bolton dressing room we were treated to the pre-match video analysis of Man City, named the 'scouting DVD', which Megson and his backroom staff so earnestly compile before every game.

Segments of City's attacking and defensive displays so far this season were put together to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of City's play.

The segments are then shown on an interactive whiteboard and players are even supplied with I-Pods uploaded with the same pre-match analysis the night before the game.

So next time you see a top flight star on the lash the night before a game don't be so quick to judge, as if he's wearing an I-Pod, he's probably plotting the downfall of your team. Either way its best to give him a good kicking!

What was most interesting about the segment was Megson's frank analysis of the opposition- us. One of the first segments shown to the players was an analysis of our defence (cue the Benny Hill music).

The footage entitled 'City's Defence Lacks Organisation', is as damning a review of our back five that is greeted with a barrage of laughter back in the Soccer AM studio and winces of pain from the City faithful.

Megson then goes on to justify his carefully chosen captions as an attempt to gee up his players and let them know that the opposition are only human and can be beaten.

It would be nice to be a fly on the wall in the Sparky's self-proclaimed best prepared team in the Premiership's dressing room, so let`s hope that Soccer AM's Kam has played with Hughes and is afforded the same red-carpet treatment.

Soccer Am -Kamara Gets Tactics At Bolton



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Writer:GloucBlade
Date:Sunday December 13 2009
Time: 5:00PM

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Comments

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soccer FM? you mean soccer AM ? - anyway yeh i saw it yesterday morning and it just sums bolton up really but saying that it worked for them yesterday
bluemooner_mcfc
13/12/2009 16:34:00
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I like Meggo, propoh City fan, even for a ginge. He is our blue ginge, and thats enough for me.
EddieBell
13/12/2009 16:54:00
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I remember Meggo fighting the good fight one nasty night a good few years back at QPR. No prisoners were taken.
Johnny Baguette
13/12/2009 18:04:00
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Think you must be drunk BM, SoccerFM whats that when its at home mate:P !
lando78
13/12/2009 18:14:00
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He doesn't stick out much in the memory as a player even though I remember players before and after him. Honest pro though
lando78
13/12/2009 18:16:00
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'Meggo' lol. Have to hand it to him, he is one of the 'good guys' in football, a bit like Roy Hodgson. His dressing room tactics can clearly work. Lets hope his players continue to pay attention for his sake.
eighthsin
14/12/2009 00:32:00
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