Brighton and Hove Albion

21st March 2003 Albion boss Steve Coppell has revealed how a sports psychologist is helping the fight for First Division survival. Rob Forzoni worked with Coppell at Brentford and now he is focusing the minds of the Albion players on the battle to beat the drop. Coppell said: “It’s something we have slotted in probably over the last four or …

Coppell uses Sport Psychologist

8th March 2003 Albion boss Steve Coppell names an unchanged line-up for the tussle against mid-table Rotherham at wet and windy Withdean. Coppell has resisted the temptation to tinker with the team beaten 1-0 at relegation rivals Stoke on Wednesday. That made it consecutive defeats without scoring a goal for the inconsistent Seagulls after a hat-trick of victories. Anthony Rougier, …

Goodhall leads rookie team into deep end

5th March 2009 “Roberto’s been brilliant,” Goodall said. “I was putting too much pressure on myself, but now I’m happy and positive with the way I’m going.” When Britain last played a Davis Cup tie Josh Goodall did not even earn a place in the squad. Tomorrow, however, the 23-year-old from Basingstoke will be central to the country’s hopes as …

Murray rediscovers joy of winning thanks to fresh mental approach

29th August 2007 judging by Murray’s verdict Forzoni has really made an immediate impact.AFTER months of frustration as he attempted to shake off the effects of a wrist injury, Andy Murray is back enjoying his tennis once more. The 20-year-old Scot, who had a straight-sets win in his first-round match at the US Open, believes much of the credit for that should …

Disappearing acts are becoming frequent at West Ham

17th September 2007 Kieron Dyer, Scott Parker and Julien Faubert have all gone in a puff of smoke since arriving at Upton Park in the summer. And do not forget Matthew Upson’s injury less than 30 minutes into his debut earlier in February. The sight of Craig Bellamy hobbling off with a groin injury caused another groan here on Saturday. …

Crack: Mental Scars

6th January 2008 Roberto Forzoni works with footballers at West Ham and tennis players to improve their comeback performance. Over the summer, he was a consultant to Andy Murray, who had suffered a wrist injury that had blighted his progress. Physically the wrist was fine, but Murray, another great natural, had lost faith in his ability to hit his big …

Jamie Murray is overdue a session with Forzoni who taught brother Andy

28th May 2009 As with anything in life, there are distinct dangers of being too self analytical but Murray has been discussing his situation with those closest. “Sometimes I speak to my mum and she’s like ‘Look, if this is what you want to do then you’ve got to work harder. You’ve got to do this, you’ve got to do …

Lloyd looks for the Davis Cup X Factor

23rd February 2009 Sessions with sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni appear to be paying off Lloyd wants to see who can go the distance, who can recover from two sets down, who can hold serve when pain arrives deep into a fifth set. So this week, it’s three best-of-five matches – a survival of the fittest if you like. Most impressive …