The football world is a world in which most people want to protect the traditional status quo because they are fearful of being wrong.
The football world is a primitive sub-society in which criticism is not tolerated and people prefer to preservere & defend established ideas.
The football world does not like persons who question others because that makes them uncomfortable. People do not like to be uncomfortable.
Obviously, a lot has to do with intelligence. On average, people involved in football are not the most intelligent people in the world.
Therefore, it is not surprise that a lot of people in football act in a way that is well documented by research of less intelligent people.
So, to raise the bar in football one has to find a way to deal with majority of less intelligent people. Don't get frustrated. Deal with it!
The majority of people in football is unconsciously incompetent. So, they don't know they are shit and they are with many. So, why change?
The only solution is to show them the mirror over and over again by exposing all the incompetence and old school thinking in football.
Obviously, looking in the mirror makes people uncomfortable so instinctively they will blame someone or something else for the incompetence.
The most instinctive reaction of unconsciously incompetent people - when shown the uncomfortable mirror - is killing the messenger.
By keep showing these people the mirror, at some stage they have to acknowledge it's their own incompetence that makes them uncomfortable.
The only way to learn and grow is by learning from mistakes. But that's only possible after someone acknowledges mistakes first.
So, the football world has to destigmatise failure and start to discuss and analyze mistakes publicly so everyone can learn from it.
The mistakes made by Wenger, Klopp, LVG & Co should be publicly addressed, embraced and seen as learning opportunities for all other coaches.
It's the same with last night's team selection mistake by Wales. Although this error is a pity for Wales, it's a great lesson for others.
It's the same with the Pochettino mistake. Almost every season his team crumbles in last phase. As do the teams of his mentor Bielsa. Learn!
Everyone who watched Spurs understand Pochettino must be a good coach. If he acknowledges & learns from his mistakes he will be even better!
Make mistakes. Acknowledge them. Learn from them. And grow!https://www.facebook.com/raymond.verheijen/?fref=nf