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Fernando Torres: what’s gone wrong with him at Chelsea?

Fernando Torres has the backing of his manager at Chelsea but still the goals are not coming. Can he restore past glories? Louise Taylor writes… Fernando Torres looked embarrassed as he stood, smiling wanly, on the roof of a high-rise Kowloon carpark. Doing his bit to promote Chelsea’s Asian merchandising operation during the club’s pre-season tour, the £50m striker was modelling a …

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Power Balance admit no evidence

Power Balance band, bracelets that claim to deliver improved strength and poise by increasing natural energy flow, have admitted there is no scientific evidence to support their selling point. In October last year, sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni, who has worked with the Football Association and the Lawn Tennis Association, described the bands as “gimmicks”. “As with many of these gimmicks, …

Sports Psychology: Be Creative

Elite professional sport is now so competitive that few elite athletes can afford to ignore the psychological skills and techniques required to enhance mental toughness. Recent research has seen some creative approaches to developing psychological skills, such as listening to carefully selected music and watching personal motivational videos. Andy Lane evaluates these new techniques, explains how they can be assessed …

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Power Balance bracelets: source of energy or just a gimmick?

15th October 2010. They are talking about a body’s energy fields and natural frequency with the same enthusiasm that you might once have only heard around the stalls of Glastonbury festival or during summer solstice at Stonehenge. It is because of sport’s latest fad, a rubber wristband with a small hologram attached that, according to the manufacturers, helps to optimise …

The most important organ..

He’s a member of the Magic Circle, a one-time interpreter to England manager Fabio Capello and a former pirate radio DJ – so it’s not a total shock that understanding the mind appeals to Roberto Forzoni.

It’s tough being a Goalkeeper

23rd June 2010 Rob Green. The name on everyone’s lips at the moment. Calamity James come back, all is forgiven. It’s a tough life being a goalkeeper. By far the toughest position on the pitch. Mistakes here change people’s perspectives on football from being a team game to an individual sport; it’s their mistake and that’s it. Reminders abound on …

Jeanette Kwakye vows to rejoin the race to London 2012 Olympic Games

19th November 2009 She is also using Roberto Forzoni, a former pirate radio DJ Jeanette Kwakye once reflected on the way sex was used to sell sport by saying she did not want to walk around with something stuck on her bottom. A year on and she received the biggest bum deal of all. “If things don’t go how they’re …

Paris belongs to Nadal

working with Roberto Forzoni..distinct lessons were learnt and Murray looks set to reap the benefits. Yet rather than lament his misfortune and spend even a few weeks feeling sorry for himself, the 20-year-old Scot left Paris and headed for home yesterday looking forward to the possibilities of what he might achieve in 2008. The spell working with sports psychologist Roberto …

Sharapova sparkles

30th August 2007 .he has employed Roberto Forzoni, a sports psychologist, to ease the passage. It seemed to have worked a treat judging by his performance in the opening round when he defeated Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, a qualifier, in straight sets, thoroughly enjoying himself in the process. The high-heel sneakers and the wig down on her head were missing, …