Random Thought . . .

Random Thought . . .

Cougar Guy
Cougar Guy

August 23rd, 2006, 11:43 pm #1

after reading the article in the paper today about how it's always a challenge for the Euro's because of the language barrier, having to learn english, etc.

This may sound stupid, but why not pay for the coaching staff to learn some Czech or Slovak? Even at a very basic level one would think that it would be beneficial. Year after year the majority of the players come from those areas. Would it not make sense or even be a selling feature to have a coaching staff that can more effectively communicate with the people that are coming in? I realize that the Euro's should learn english as well, but how about going the other way also?
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cat fan
cat fan

August 24th, 2006, 2:43 am #2

it does sound stupid
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PORN STAR
PORN STAR

August 24th, 2006, 3:38 am #3

after reading the article in the paper today about how it's always a challenge for the Euro's because of the language barrier, having to learn english, etc.

This may sound stupid, but why not pay for the coaching staff to learn some Czech or Slovak? Even at a very basic level one would think that it would be beneficial. Year after year the majority of the players come from those areas. Would it not make sense or even be a selling feature to have a coaching staff that can more effectively communicate with the people that are coming in? I realize that the Euro's should learn english as well, but how about going the other way also?
it sounds stupid!

I think the coaches have more things to worry about(like hockey) than learning two or three more languages just to be able to talk to 1 or 2 players every year!

Think about it, how many coaches have we had in the history of the Cougars? Would any of them be any good at any one of those languages with the little time a coach usually spends with any given team?
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COOGSUPERFAN
COOGSUPERFAN

August 24th, 2006, 3:55 am #4

after reading the article in the paper today about how it's always a challenge for the Euro's because of the language barrier, having to learn english, etc.

This may sound stupid, but why not pay for the coaching staff to learn some Czech or Slovak? Even at a very basic level one would think that it would be beneficial. Year after year the majority of the players come from those areas. Would it not make sense or even be a selling feature to have a coaching staff that can more effectively communicate with the people that are coming in? I realize that the Euro's should learn english as well, but how about going the other way also?
I'm more of the approach that a coach candidate would educate himself in that direction in order to make his resume more attractive. There aren't a lot of teams in sport that have the same coach for extended periods of time so the team would simply be educating their competitors in the long run. Now, if a coaching candidate had "basic Czech" on his own resume ALONG with adequate coaching credentials, who would you pick? Pretty easy. Where would you tend to draft your Euros from? Besides, these kids have to learn the language sooner or later to play in the bigs, might as well immerse them young. GOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOGS!!!!
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Cougar Guy
Cougar Guy

August 24th, 2006, 5:13 am #5

after reading the article in the paper today about how it's always a challenge for the Euro's because of the language barrier, having to learn english, etc.

This may sound stupid, but why not pay for the coaching staff to learn some Czech or Slovak? Even at a very basic level one would think that it would be beneficial. Year after year the majority of the players come from those areas. Would it not make sense or even be a selling feature to have a coaching staff that can more effectively communicate with the people that are coming in? I realize that the Euro's should learn english as well, but how about going the other way also?
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