Podcast 153: Failure Has Its Own Rewards
This is a study of human behaviour under oppressively nervous conditions, and the ways in which they both do and don’t react tell us a lot about what happens when pressure hits a point near critical mass. It’s a story with a cast of characters, of unlikely heroes and a goalkeeping pioneer. And it’s also a tale that involves David Pleat running full pelt across the Maine Road pitch in a beige suit and brown patent leather shoes, looking for all the world as though he’s fighting off an invisible octopus. Oh, and forget what I said about Bolton Wanderers. I hadn’t, at the time, seen any press since the announcement that the take-over was imminent.
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