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Gossy hits ‘The Wall’ on Back to Bayern training

PUBLISHED: 06:30 21 March 2011

Jeremy Goss; Photo: Bill Smith

Jeremy Goss; Photo: Bill Smith

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All About Gossy

Jeremy Goss is a former Welsh International and Premiership footballer

Age: 45

Birthplace: Cyprus

Career highlight: Uefa Cup run of 93 / Representing Wales (12 caps ) / Premiership Goal of the Month v Leeds.

Career lowlight: Two FA Cup semi-final defeats / Relegation from Premiership 1995.

Started playing football: “I fell in love with football at 6 years of age.”

Started playing professionally: With Norwich from 1981/82 season (Signed pro in 1984).

Other clubs: IFK Lulea ( Swedish 1st Devision ) / Hearts in Scottish Premiership / Gillingham / Kings Lynn.

Position played: Midfield.

With so much hurt in the world I don’t want to sound like I’m whinging, but I have to confess I’m finding my Back to Bayern training hard going at the moment.

I think it’s what marathon runners call “The Wall”, and right now, I’m hitting it big time.

It’s the same feeling as I used to get two or three days into pre-season training as a pro-footballer – mental rather than physical, that sense of lethargy, that it would never come right, and that whatever I did to shake myself up, I was just cream crackered.

Back at the Fortress Trowse training camp in those days, all us players would do our best to give each other that psychological lift, and I well remember the likes of ultra-competitive Big Dave Watson geeing us up to engender team spirit and keep us going. And it was up to the coaches, of course, to give everyone a collective roasting to give us the edge and in the right frame of mind.

Tough love, certainly. But it worked.

The trouble is that for this cycle training, I’m a team of one, and that’s where the self discipline to give myself that proverbial kick up the wotsit is so much harder.

So I must admit I’m feeling a little sorry for myself just now. But there is a way to tackle it - for you great Norwich City fans and supporters of the NNAB to make a donation. That, I suspect, is all the incentive I need.

You can sponsor me by going to www.nnab.org.uk and following the link.

To keep up to date with Gossy and his Back to Bayern Challenge visit www.edp24.co.uk/jeremygoss


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