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anton...
03-03-2009, 08:12 AM
FOOTBALL


A game played by two teams of multiple players each, on a rectangular, 100-yard-long field, with goal lines and goal posts at either end. The object being to gain possession of the ball and advance it in running or passing plays across the opponent's goal line or kick it through the air between the opponent's goal posts.

since hearing of the past incidents concerning our team, our players and coaches, i would just like to remind for those who seem to have forgotten what football is, or at least was...

coaches are managers,
whose sole function is to plan, organize, and control, and to make decisions in order to achieve organizational objectives.

players are employees,
who work for another in return for financial or other compensation.

football is a game, which has now become a business...

both the coaches and players get paid handsomely to participate in this game...

a game that owes either of them nothing...

...yet pays them a wage, like the one you have with your boss, or perhaps had, for doing ones job to an above satisfactory level

these recent events should remind us all how twisted the view of professional athletes have become among the public...

and now seems like as good a time as any that people who are receiving such ludicrous paychecks as seen in the game of football, start acting like they deserve it!

does this means putting up with a boss you may not see eye to eye with or an employee who is not happy about being potentially moved from his current assignment (be it a mans preferred office team/ department or be it a team)??

you damn right...

when teams work towards a goal of business or project success, managers and employees alike owe each other nothing, but they owe their employer everything...

in any business in the world, if there is tension, or even conflict between management and employees, they either move on and get happy collecting their paychecks for doing their job to the best of their abilities...

or they find new employment...

but considering they are both getting paid to do their utmost to make their employer succeed... regardless of personal "mangina irritations" of the process, both need to work together, especially in a team environment to achieve such goals.

neither a manager nor an employee should take any action on a personal level for one distinct and very foremost reason; all involved with the organisation must do what they think will help their work succeed, and not allow personal issues to stand in the way of greater progress...

it is the obligation of a manager to do this, otherwise he or she would not be doing their jobs... (unless they are in the HR side of things ;))

the recent events have split a football nation, seemingly like a shareholder rift about potential decisions or plans that never eventuated but were entertained as possibilities for potentially greater growth...

yet like in a business world, we have lost nothing but some emotions in this whole process...

but we have gained experience and knowledge of what could have been, how much it could have been or maybe seen that it should never have been...




what did i hope to achieve by writing this??

i just hoped i could allow at least one person to view the business side of football as what it is, and the not mix ones sundays emotions with that...

and in this past event, which may go down in football history for all the wrong reasons, or could be nothing more than a footnote later barely mentioned, everyone needs to cut the crap...

no one owes anyone an apology, everyone involved in a sporting organisation need to move on as professionals that they claim to be and accept the truth in that sometimes the ideas that seemed to be advantageous in the search of success, do not always go to plan nor are always right in hindsight, regardless of who you think was in the right...

:2cents:

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