Taibu Launches Bill Flower Academy in Harare

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Taibu Launches Bill Flower Academy in Harare

Post by TapsC » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:30 am

https://www.theindependent.co.zw/2018/1 ... -stalwart/

Very good read about all the effort that went on in the background in the 90s. I wonder if we still have dedicated parents like that. A lot of parents dont realize that sports careers are usually not overnight things. The greatest sports players put in thousands of hours in their youth to become who they are. Especially sports like cricket and golf. You can have all the talent in the world but hard work really pays off. By the age of 16 a lot of the greats are 90% finished products.

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Re: Taibu Launches Bill Flower Academy in Harare

Post by Googly » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:56 pm

Right here you’ve nailed our problem. At 16 99% of our boys are 20% of the way to the finished article, and of course those numbers will never get you a really good player. Until we change this right here we’re swimming upstream. We have to get the really good kids and more importantly the ones that have the passion and they need to be tucked under a good coach’s wing. We don’t need 27653 kids, we need a dozen.

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Re: Taibu Launches Bill Flower Academy in Harare

Post by sloandog » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:41 pm

Anybody got a picture of Bill Flower? I'd never even heard of him before this article.

A different era I guess, a different class of Zimbabwean which you simply don't get now days. Googly's generation were the gritty, tough minded people who wanted to get things done for the betterment of the younger generations, as is evident with what Bill Flower did with Tibba.
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Re: Taibu Launches Bill Flower Academy in Harare

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:24 am

sloandog wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:41 pm
Anybody got a picture of Bill Flower?
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Re: Taibu Launches Bill Flower Academy in Harare

Post by tawac » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:01 am

ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:24 am
sloandog wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:41 pm
Anybody got a picture of Bill Flower?
Image


That looks seriously like a mag shoot.
CHRISTOPHER MPOFU: 'The problem was fear of failure. I used to think that when I played, if I didn't do well in one game, I would lose my place for the next one but now I've let go of that'

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