Working Hard Nick Humphries

Weekly Review 7th – 13th May 2012

13 May 2012

Working Hard Nick Humphries

This is a picture taken in today’s game against Tuggeranong. We won the game 4 – 1 and I scored our equaliser with one of the best goals I’ve ever scored in a competitive match. I was sitting central-right on the edge of the box, a defender headed it out, I chested it down and hit a full volley with no second thoughts. It looped into the top left corner. Yeah, a great moment! That was the moment that highlighted my week. I’m on four goals in six league games. Nothing much has changed this week compared to recent weeks, it’s usually the same sort of routine each day.

The ‘taking players on’ attitude is getting there, and I did more of that this week. Just have to use my superior striking ability as well, so getting a shot away at the end of my dribbles is something I should look to do more.

Learning a bit more about defending as a winger..seems like the aim of closing down when their left back or right back get the ball,  is to force them to the outside and then force them to play the ball back.

I watched a movie with the family on Saturday called Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Jiro is an 85 year old sushi chef who owns a 3 star Michelin star restaurant in the heart of Tokyo. It’s a real life documentary. Jiro has been making Sushi for like 70+ years and he still says that ” there is always room for improvement.”  He still finds room to improve and strives to create better sushi everyday even though he is undoubtedly creates the best Sushi in the world. This is something I’ve heard from Pharrell before when he talks about making music, but this time it’s reiterated by Jiro. You can never stop learning, no matter how good you are at something whether that’s making sushi, playing football or cutting grass. Never!

Next Week

18 hours this week, 18 hours next week. On Thursday, we’re supposed to be playing the AIS. A former Socceroo is the head coach, so a good performance in front of him might get me a recommendation.. who knows? Won’t think about it too much, but good to know.

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In 2009, I was an average soccer player with a dream. I started this blog to document my journey from local underdog to getting offered over $100,000 in soccer scholarships, a contract to play professionally and the experience of playing in Europe.
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