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For example, Field of Play brings the reader a player who talks about wanting to play and the strain of playing, as well as an umpire who talks straight from the shoulder.
Mr Shankly, with his boundless enthusiasm, tactical direction and straight from the shoulder talks to the players which, Iunderstand, leave no-one in any possible doubt about where they stand, has turned a mediocre team into a good one.
Always straight from the shoulder, always challenging, always prepared to rabble rouse if that was what it took--and always ready to carry on the discussion over a beer--Dixon made us keep as close an eye on the ultimate impact of our work as on its scientific credibility.