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David Brent on Football Management

As anyone can tell you, managing a Premiership football club is very much like running a successful paper merchant. David Brent explores the similarities. The audio sync is terrible, but the wisdom sync is just about perfect.

Do you think that Alan Hansen or Mark Lawrenson would have had the careers they had if they’d have had the skills, but without the discipline? Without the concentration? It’s not easy passing the ball back to the goalkeeper every single time you get it for ninety minutes. Yeah, they got out the game before they changed the back-pass rule. One step ahead, you know.

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David Brent on Football Management

by Brian Phillips · April 9, 2008

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