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Sean Halsey 12TST5 Page 1 09/05/2007 Identification of the strengths of my performance In my brief history in football, I have played for three football teams, Comet Rangers and Hatfield Youth at a young basic stage, and Potters Bar Crusaders at an older, more advanced stage. At the moment I am currently not signed up for a team, although I am hoping in the year 2004 to sign up for a local team playing Sunday league football. Eventually, I would like to be in the squad for the school team, or to be playing for a Sunday league team. I will need to improve my fitness as I have spent a lot of time out with various injuries, which has stopped me from progressing much further. In football there are many strengths that are required in a game situation, to ensure that you have a good game and ultimately, to ensure that your team wins the game. In this section of my personal performance portfolio, I will analyse the strong points of my performance, and indicate why I and others feel this is a strong point of my game. ...read more.


Another good point of my game is my tackling. At Potters Bar I used to play centre midfield or centre defence, because my manager said that I am a "hard tackler". I am good at winning the ball when on my feet, and also when I make a sliding tackle. This is an effective quality for me, as I play either centre back or centre midfield, and these are areas on the pitch where making good tackles is vital. However, I could improve my tackling by trying to stay on my feet, because I have a tendency to go to ground, and sometimes I give away silly free kicks for innocuous challenges around the penalty area and in dangerous positions. The perfect model to look at in terms of tackling is Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand. Most of the time when he has to make a tackle he will win the ball whilst on his feet, and he very rarely gives away fouls. A quality in my game which ties in with the more defensive qualities is my marking. ...read more.


This is good because it gives people someone to look to when they need advice on ho to deal with a tricky player. However, sometimes this can be a hinderance, as I have a tendency to get carried away and over criticise my team mates. A player who is a good communicator is Chelsea's John Terry. He organises his back line very well and he is good at letting people know when they have done well or when they have done bad. This ties in with a quality that I feel is very important to my game in particular, leadership. At Potters Bar I was installed as captain when our regular captain was out injured, and I felt I did a pretty good job. I feel I am a good leader, and often give others on my team encouragement when they do well, and constructive criticism when they do something wrong. This is a good quality to have because it sets a good example for others in your team. The perfect model that I look to for leadership is Arsenal's Patrick Vieira. He is good at encouraging his team mates and his leadership qualities often make players on his team raise their game. ...read more.

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