So a lot of talk and preparation has gone into NZTC for this weekend. Lists have been designed, match up’s planned but what it really comes down to is mental toughness… We can moan about dice, about how I failed all my ward saves but it is going to be the team who plays the most mistake free, good warhammer over 6 rounds who will come out on top.
“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”
I’m glad there is no performance enhancing drugs testing in “professional warhammer” as Team NZ Hammered have been on a strict performance training regime…
Inspired by the great Tony D’Amato this is the inspirational speech I gave to my team pre NZTC
“You find out life's this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game - life or football - the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team we fight for that inch. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when add up all those inches, that's gonna make the f*cking difference between winning and losing! Between living and dying! I'll tell you this, in any fight it's the guy whose willing to die whose gonna win that inch. And I know, if I'm gonna have any life anymore it's because I'm still willing to fight and die for that inch, because that's what living is, the six inches in front of your face. Now I can't make you do it. You've got to look at the guy next to you, look into his eyes. Now I think ya going to see a guy who will go that inch with you. Your gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team, because he knows when it comes down to it your gonna do the same for him. That's a team, gentlemen, and either, we heal, now, as a team, or we will die as individuals. That's football guys, that's all it is. Now, what are you gonna do?”