Trust and team tactics

“They just need to trust their shape and stop running around after the ball.” At least that’s what the commentators have just said that Louis Van Gaal should be telling his Dutch players.  It certainly looks at times as if they are chasing the sphere...

You’re Safe Enough

I was a good godfather this weekend – I spent time with my godson and his brother on Saturday. It prompted another situation though, where trust became an issue. We had a great time climbing in Neilston quarry but the younger boy’s reaction half way up...

Mis-trusting Friends

  I lost my phone last weekend, somewhere during the working day in Dunoon. I only discovered this fact once I had driven to Glasgow on Friday night, not intending to return to Cowal until Tuesday. I managed to narrow it down in my mind to two places it would...

Trusting Strangers

Picking up strangers in our car, renting out our house (or just a room), giving our dog to someone or sleeping on their couch all require a level of trust. A recent article in Wired delved into the sharing economy, something that I was aware of but hadn’t...

Assumptions

Okay I made an assumption just like I keep telling people not to do. But it happened all the same. I assumed that when my friend suggested we go to something at the Edinburgh Fringe that I could trust his judgement to pick something good. Now, to be fair to him, he...

FIFA, trust and the World Cup bid

So, football is not coming home in 2018. Since I had no intention of going to any games, even if it had, I must confess to being completely ambivalent about the result. What interests me more is the way the decision was taken, in particular, the voting intentions of...