The Beat The Press Podcast

A show looking at how footballers – and the people around them – deal with pressure, on and off the pitch. Join us as we talk to guests including Guardian journalist Jonathan Wilson, Wycombe assistant manager Richard Dobson, leading academic Dr Misia Gervis, Sunderland Til’ I Die producer Leo Pearlman and London City Lionesses coach Lisa Fallon, the first woman to manage an Irish men’s team.

AC Milan's former Scientific Coordinator, Dr Bruno Demichelis, drops by to discuss the 'Mind Room', Italian football's first psychology laboratory.  Bruno talks to us about the role the 'Mind Room' played in Milan's success during the 80s, 90s and early 2000s.  Drawing on stories involving a host of Milan legends, from Franco Baresi and Roberto Baggio to Clarence Seedorf and Gennaro Gattuso, Bruno gives us the inside track on Milan's pioneering sports science and psychology setup.  This is the first half of a two-part episode. Part 2 – covering Bruno's spell at Chelsea, working alongside Carlo Ancelotti during the London club's 09-10 double-winning season, will be released shortly.    Running order: Part 1: Introduction – swapping Spurs in the 90s for Paolo Rossi (00:14)  Part 2: Interview – a discussion with Dr Bruno Demichelis (04:50)Part 3: Final thoughts – reflections on our interview with Dr Bruno Demichelis (68:33)  Get in touch:Website:  
  1. #13 Dr Bruno Demichelis (Part 1)
  2. #12 Simon Clifford
  3. #11 Nick Littlehales ('The Sport Sleep Coach')
  4. #10 Professor Marc Jones
  5. #9 Lisa Fallon
  6. #8 Peter Varney
  7. #7 Richard Dobson
  8. #6 Mike Calvin
  9. #5 Leo Pearlman (Sunderland 'Til I Die exec producer) – Part 2 of 2
  10. #4 Leo Pearlman (Sunderland 'Til I Die executive producer) – Part 1 of 2

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