I listened to part of a fascinating programme on Radio Five Live earlier this week, whilst I was driving home from a late night in the office, on what goes on in the changing room of sports teams. Presented by Michael Vaughan, ex England Cricket Captain, there were interviews with international football, rugby and cricket players. In places it was hilarious as Michael Dawson described the England World Cup winning team locker room, where the forwards were head-butting each other, and occasionally requiring stitches before the match, whilst the backs were checking that their hair looked good before they ran out on the pitch.
The serious point though, from this, was to counter the perception that everyone in a sports team are great mates and years after representing their country together they are all round at each other’s houses, and on the phone to each other the whole time. (more…)