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Mind boggling football match between coventry and ipswich

Mind Boggling Football Match Between Coventry And Ipswich

The news of Football League Championship has grabbed the attention of football lovers. People are very much excited with the start of this league. There is great importance of Football Championship. This championship has contributed its part in raising the standard of football. This sport is one of the most loved sports. People are crazy for football. The interest and likeness for this sport can be seen in the jammed packed football stadiums, during all the matches that are being played. The fiesta of football has been started with a bang. People are bustling around to catch the exciting matches between magnificent teams of football. There are big names taking part in this league. The stadiums are going to be sparkled by football stars.

The teams of Coventry and Ipswich will be playing their match against each other on Sunday, 9th August, 2009. This match will start at 12:45 according to the local time. If we look into the past record of both the teams, then we will come to know that out of seven matches, Ipswich won 6 and Coventry has just won 1 match. This shows that the team of Ipswich has shown better performances in past as compare to Coventry, but both the teams will play with extreme energy and will try not to disappoint their fans. Football match results for this match will keep the football lovers updated on the developments of this match. The teams will put their 100% effort and will not disappoint their fans at all. The management of this league is working day and night to organize this match successfully. On the other hand the morale and preparations of both the teams are in full swing.

There are brilliant footballers taking part in this match. Football fans have expectations from their most loved football stars and they are really looking forward to see their favorite team hitting the victory post. Your participation in this match will really going to have positive impact on this match. Your cheers and applause are going to raise the morale of your favorite footballers. Therefore, there is no chance to miss the match. Live football scores for this match will be displayed on internet. You can keep yourself updated on the developments of the match.

The tickets for this match are being sold. If you do not want to miss this golden opportunity of watching your favorite football stars playing live in front of you, then you must rush towards the club shop and buy tickets for this match. You will get a chance to clutch some great fun. The tickets for this match are being sold on internet as well. If you are looking forward to watch this match live in the stadium, then you can purchase tickets online. Football live scores will be displayed on internet. It is expected that a large number of spectators will be facing towards the stadium and will encourage their favorite team. The expectations of football fans are soaring high up in the sky. Both the teams will give tough competition to each other on the field and will play with positive spirits.

What are the typical prices for tickets to a winter olympics event

What Are the Typical Prices For Tickets to a Winter Olympics Event?

Tickets to Winter Olympic events are difficult to get a hold of; they take place only once every four years and feature some of the very best athletes from every corner of the world competing against each other in one venue. The rarity of this type of competition, coupled with the tremendous of athleticism and intense competition that is likely to take place makes the tickets a bit more expensive than a sporting event or show that is more commonplace.

Even under the blanket of the Olympics, individual competitions or games in the same sport, conducted on the same day can vary drastically in price depending on quite a few factors. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the more popular Winter Olympic Events and how they will differ in cost at the 2010 games.

The Popularity of the Individual Event

This has a lot to do with the cost of tickets to each of the events. The most popular Winter Olympic events are ice hockey and figure skating, so it’s no coincidence and should come as no surprise that these two events have, by far, the most expensive tickets. Ski jumping and speed skating are also very popular and have higher priced seating than many of the other events, but the prices of tickets to these events pales in comparison to the tickets for hockey and figure skating.

Sports like cross country skiing and curling still can draw large crowds but comparatively, they aren’t nearly as popular as some of the other Winter Olympic events. Fewer people know of the athletes that compete in these games and there isn’t a great deal of action to keep the audience on the edge of their seats so ticket prices to these events are among the cheapest that you can find for a Winter Olympic event. You could conceivably be able to get tickets to a qualifying round of either of these events for between twenty-five and forty dollars and you could get into even the gold medal round for fewer than one hundred dollars.

What’s on the Line

This is where the greatest disparity between ticket prices at Winter Olympic Games events occurs. Preliminary rounds of any event are far less expensive than the elimination rounds and elimination rounds are far less expensive than the medal rounds. Tickets in the Gold medal round of some sports can net more than ten times more than tickets in the prelims for the same sport.

Here’s a quick look at some of the biggest differences in ticket prices between the first day of an event and the medal round.

The price for the cheapest seats to a 2010 game in the first round of women’s ice hockey is just twenty-five dollars, in the men’s ice hockey first round the cheap seats are around fifty dollars. The price of a high end ticket to the Gold medal game of men’s ice hockey is the most expensive at the 2010 games a whopping $775.00. This is the most drastic comparison, but some others do have a pretty big difference as well figure skating prelim tickets can be had for fifty dollars, but a ticket in the medal round can be upwards of $525.00.

Most of the other events don’t have quite as drastic a difference even between preliminary rounds and medal rounds. Tickets to snowboarding will cost you between fifty and $150.00, speed skating tickets for 2010 will be anywhere between ninety-five dollars and $185.00 and Luge tickets will cost their viewers between thirty and eighty-five dollars.

As you can see, there aren’t really any typical prices for Olympic event tickets, but if you don’t have a great deal of money to spend you might want to opt for preliminary or early rounds of the events that you want to see, because as the days of the Games go on and as each event begins to mean more the cost of the tickets begins to rise dramatically.

The teacher will arrive when the student is ready to learn

The Teacher will arrive when the Student is ready to Learn

“The Teacher will arrive when the Student is ready to Learn…” I read this quote after my competitive rowing career had finished. Maybe I would not have understood it had I seen it when I was rowing anyway. Looking back on my days as an elite athlete, I think of how differently I would have approached many situations. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. With experience and knowledge we can make better choices in how we behave. Of the things I would change, none of them relate to how I applied myself in terms of the effort I put in. I can look at myself in the mirror and honestly say, “I gave it everything I had to give.” Preparing for an Olympics demands nothing less than this.

What I would change is how I interacted with my crew mates. I considered myself a team player and an effective leader. There were still occasions though, where I struggled to “play and lead” effectively. There were times I struggled to communicate, understand and combine effectively with my crew mates. Looking back I would say, I had a personality clash with some of them. I thought I was “right” which meant they could only be “wrong”. My perspective was different to theirs.

When I started studying DISC behavioral profiling, I began to see where I was making some vital errors. These errors were in terms of how I communicated with my team mates, attempted to motivate them and generally built trusting relationships with them or not. I really did think that “my way”, that is, my behavioral style, if not the best way, was certainly pretty close to it. At the time, I did not appreciate how different we all were. It is in this difference that we all needed to understand how to change our behaviors in order to create a better team result. It is not about being the best person in the team. It is about being the best person for the team. This is a massive change in thinking.

In the 2000 season, we were training up to 16 times per week and spending more than 45 hours dedicated in some way to our Olympic preparation. For most of that season, we felt great pressure to succeed at our home Olympics. It was a Gold Medal only, any other result would be devastating. When in stressful times such as this, understanding the unique styles and needs of your team members becomes critical. Not understanding your team adds to the stress in the environment. Achieving high performance can become impossible. I did not realize a lot of what I and my crew mates did in our behavioral styles, added to the stress enormously. For example, the reason I rowed was primarily to win. I was purely motivated by the result. I am a high “D”. This means, task orientated and fast paced. Two of the other crew in my team were both high “I/S”. Their motivation was based around “relationships”. Of course they wanted to win, it is just that the relationships were a primary motivator. Being an “S” meant they were also slower paced than me. This combination of different styles created conflict. Such as speed of decision making, time management, sensitivity to feedback and the list goes on.

There were actually times, when I thought the way my crew mates were behaving was specifically to frustrate me. This of course was never their intention. I know that now. But at the time in a stressful situation, when I missed that vital understanding of my team, well, you can see how things can be misinterpreted.

When I studied DISC, I realized there were some very obvious potential clashes within the different profiles. As a team, we just needed awareness and understanding in order to completely dissolve these issues. The teacher had finally turned up for me. I also realized what frustrated me in my crew members, were all the things that I personally lacked or unconsciously wanted to be more like myself. Such things as, more attention to detail to the precise boat set up. As well, a more free spirited approach to live each moment at a time instead of thinking about the future results and to enjoy the company of the great people around me. I missed a large part of the journey in 2000. When I rowed at the 2004 Olympics and won another Bronze medal, I truly appreciated what I was doing. I wanted to win and also enjoyed the process. I appreciated the people I was rowing with and enjoyed being in the crew. In short, I did not change who I was, I just changed what I did and it gave me better results. That is the power of this lesson. To be able to change what you do is only a behavioral challenge that every athlete must be able to understand.

Today, I have developed in all of these areas as I have spent a great deal of time and money investing in knowledge about myself and others. As we get older we aspire to be more well rounded individuals by becoming more self aware of our core values, strengths and limiting behaviors. This is a journey and like all other journeys it takes commitment and courage to look at one’s self and admit there are areas for improvement, then to actually do something about it. We are all a leader in some way. Few things are more inspiring than to see athletes improving themselves.

The Teacher will arrive when the Student is ready to Learn…

Boden Hanson is a four time Olympian and Triple Olympic Medalist. He is one of Australia’s most dynamic speakers on sport and business performance. He founded Athlete Assessments to assist coaches and athletes to improve their results through better understanding of themselves and others. He can be contacted through http://www.athleteassessments.com  or bo.hanson@athleteassessments.com