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Ordinary Joe
 

Ordinary Joe (Hardback)

By Anon

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'He's a great coach. He lives and breathes the game. There's nothing he doesn't know.' Brian O'Driscoll 'The best coach Irish rugby - arguably Irish sport - has ever had' Malachy Clerkin, Irish Times In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over... as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team. After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'. Nine years on, Joe Schmidt has stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland's first number 1 world ranking. Along the way, Schmidt became a byword for precision and focus in coaching, remarkable attention to detail and the highest of standards. But who is Joe Schmidt? In Ordinary Joe, Schmidt tells the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And his diaries of the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide a brilliantly intimate insight into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in victory and defeat. From the small towns in New Zealand's North Island where he played barefoot rugby and jostled around the dinner table with seven siblings, to the training grounds and video rooms where he consistently kept his teams a step ahead of the opposition, Ordinary Joe reveals an ordinary man who has helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things.
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ISBN 9781844884094
Released NZ 21 Nov 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781844884094
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Ireland
Released 21 Nov 2019
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Anon
Category Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Sporting Events, Tours & Organisations
Sports Teams & Clubs
Sports Training & Coaching
Rugby Union
Rugby League
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 796.333092
Weight 592g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rugby football coaches - Biography - New Zealand, Rugby football coaches - Biography - Ireland, Rugby Union football - Ireland
NBS Text Autobiography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade

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