I’ll get Wayne Rooney on form for you, says Terry Daly to Sir Alex

by Mystical Mike

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Terry Daly, football performance coach and analyst, has an immediate way of getting out-of-form Wayne Rooney back on top again – and keeping him there, using Daly’s correction of conventional coaches’ understanding of ‘weight’ in the movement and manipulation of the ball. “Give me just one session with Wayne Rooney and I guarantee to get him back on top form for the rest of the season,” says Daly.

The details are purely a matter of simple physical science. All three goals scored by Rooney’s colleagues against Newcastle at Old Trafford in Manchester United’s first game of the new season were created by balls whose horizontal pace was controlled by their vertical weight, two of them accidentally.

“Thus Berbatov’s opener resulted from Newcastle defender Jose Enrique’s despairing last ditch toe poke that caused the ball to rise and drop and bounce, enabling Berbatov to set himself to score first time instead of controlling and then shooting (the difference between success and failure),” continues Daly.

“United’s second goal resulted from a double rebound, first off Rooney himself and then Fletcher, that saw the ball drop and bounce twice, enabling Fletcher to set himself for another first time finish.

“United’s third goal was certainly not an accident. Scholes’ deliberate crossfield pass had its horizontal pace perfectly controlled by its rise and drop vertical weight, enabling Giggs to set himself perfectly before volleying home first time.”

Rooney is not the problem, according to Daly. It’s his coaches – at both Manchester United and England – who are, because none of them appreciate the critical distinction Daly draws between vertical weight and horizontal pace in the manipulation and movement of the ball by Rooney and his team mates – and the effect this has on their performance.

Consequently, Rooney and many other of the world’s great players are off form for long periods in their careers. They only regain form via accidentally weighted balls of the type that fell to Berbatov and Fletcher in the game against Newcastle. ‘’It doesn’t have to be like this,’’ says Daly. ‘’It can and should be systematic and practised.”

All Rooney’s coaches have to do, to get him back on form immediately and continuously, is to ensure that he receives balls whose horizontal pace is controlled by their vertical ‘rise and drop’ weight – or else ensure that Rooney generates such balls for himself in the way that Germany’s Mesut Ozil did in the World Cup, when the latter flicked the ball up, let it bounce, set himself and then volleyed it into the net from well outside the penalty area.

The key point is that Rooney’s coaches cannot guarantee to achieve this with Rooney and his team mates until they accept Daly’s distinction between vertical weight and horizontal pace in the manipulation and movement of the ball. At present Rooney’s coaches (and Rooney himself) view weight and horizontal pace as one and the same thing, namely horizontal pace, hence their collective problem.

Daly’s unique formula for top football performance – use vertical weight to control the horizontal pace of the ball – is disarmingly simple but it applies to every manipulation of the ball in a game, from passing to shooting to control of the ball. It guarantees instant success and player confidence because it works in every instance.

Equally importantly, it obviates the need for clubs to spend countless millions of pounds buying players who are currently on form for other clubs – and then discard them when they fail to perform at their new club. The financial impact of implementing Daly’s insights would be as transformative for clubs as the performance impact with club players.

Rooney’s performance against Newcastle proved that he is still off form, despite the best efforts of Manchester United first team coach, Rene Meulensteen, using all that conventional coaching knows.

Only Terry Daly has a provable alternative to conventional coaching’s methods regarding player performance and player confidence, one which he is ready and able to implement with Rooney urgently and successfully.

Otherwise Rooney is doomed to continue with his current off-form performances, unless he gets lucky in the ways that Berbatov and Fletcher did against Newcastle when they scored – or gets found with a pass as rare and as perfectly weighted and paced as Scholes’ pass to Giggs for the third goal. Such passing would be routine and universal with Daly’s formula in place.

Alternatively, Sir Alex might get to read this and himself implement Daly’s prescription for Rooney’s problem.

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  • just me

    nonsense, stay away from rooney with all that balls. Science has its place but this rubbish does not. This guy clearly wants to make a name and fortune for himself and wants to use Rooney as a springboard. Stay away Daly

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    Ah, Wayne Rooney… God gave him a great gift with his footballing skills pity he didn’t throw in a brain

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