Paul Flynn: Pragmatism, Erik ten Hag and what trusting in the process really means
The best managers understand that a vision is worthless without standards. Sometimes it is necessary to be pragmatic about the vision until a solid foundation of standards have been met or, at least, grasped.
17th Sep, 2022 - 5 min read
Paul Flynn: No other sporting organisation would have done what the GAA did this summer. That may be a strength or a weakness
All around the world, sporting organisations are sending players out to play more and more matches except in one place, where they have cut the money-spinning season back to six months. Nobody else would surrender so much of the season.
6th Aug, 2022 - 5 min read
Paul Flynn: The Space Invaders who will surround David Clifford and give Galway a chance of victory
David Clifford has the talent to be considered an all time great but his legacy will be defined by what happens in All Ireland finals. As a Kerry player, he cannot expect it any other way.
23rd Jul, 2022 - 5 min read
Paul Flynn: Brian Cody’s greatest managerial gift is the ability to renew a side and there is no easy way to do that
Rebuilding is always talked about in management without understanding what is required, it is a hundred difficult conversations and almost as many hard choices.