Date: 14th February 2014 at 2:07pm
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Manager Chris Hargreaves had referenced following the last game that what was said in the dressing room would stay in the dressing room, but ahead of the game this weekend against Chesterfield, Hargreaves spoke to the Official Site and admitted that the players were shown a sign of him that he hopes won’t come out often following the loss to Northampton Town.

Obviously the official site puts the spin on it in terms of his passion to succeed, and the fact a blow up is a healthy reminder of maintaining the standards he sets for players – but simply put losing his rag is no bad thing, as if any player thought he was maybe mild mannered and anything could be gotten away with, I doubt they will now.

‘It was a bad rant but the players won’t see that very often. They only saw it because I want to give the players a standrrd of what I expect. I don’t want to be one of those managers who does that all the time. I want to be calm and calculated, and to make the right decision.’

Hargreaves adds that from his own playing career when players see manager’s ranting as a matter of course, they switch off because it’s boring, it has no effect and for any manager having an effect with your words is your greatest strength.

A calm speech when players expect a rant, and then a rant when the moment is right, will get a reaction. Just shouting because you lose your temper serves little purpose in life at all.

Hopefully it had the deserved effect.