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    The Method, Vol. 2: The art of the team talk (ft. Pa-Modou Kah & Stephen Hart)

    The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series “The Method” by Oliver Platt. 

    Pacific FC coach Pa-Modou Kah. (Photo: CPL / Chant Photography)
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    In the second instalment, Oliver Platt from OneSocccer explores the “Art” of the team talk with Pacific FC’s Pa-Madou Kah and Halifax’s Stephen Hart. The Do’s and Don’ts of how to effectively deliver a message.


    It was the team talk heard across Prince Edward Island.

    In a win-or-go-home scenario, Pacific coach Pa-Modou Kah had watched his team fail to register a shot on target against FC Edmonton through 45 minutes. He gave a brief half-time interview that told its own story.

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    And then he went to see his players.

    In what were not exactly sound-proof locker rooms, the cerebral and normally upbeat Kah exploded.

    It had the desired effect. Pacific came to life and won 2-1 after falling behind, with Marco Bustos’ 85th-minute winner securing their place in the next round.

    HFX Wanderers coach Stephen Hart. (Photo: CPL / Chant Photography)
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