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Goals to Gold: Trading the football pitch for the financial markets by Lee Sandford

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Chapter Twenty-Six: On the Bench

Frustration of waiting

THERE IS NOTHING more frustrating for a young footballer at the top of his game than having to sit on the bench waiting to be put on. No matter what’s going on out there on the pitch, you want to be part of it. Okay, if your team loses, a part of you feels a small sense of relief that you weren’t involved, on the grounds that, “The man who didn’t do anything, didn’t do anything wrong.” If your team wins though it’s tough to have to accept the fact that you weren’t part of it.

We all know people in life who sit on the bench voluntarily. They sit around doing nothing, but complaining about everything. They complain on Facebook, on Twitter, in the office, at parties, in the pub, but ...

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