Friday, 18 May 2018

Engines Stalling: Are The Spitfire In Free Fall or Expectations Too High?

After their match with the Houston Outlaw last night, the London Spitfire have a 5-6 record in their last 11 games. This has resulted in the Spitfire missing the stage three playoffs and has some Spitfire fans starting to lash out with comments claiming the team don't practice or work hard enough and the coaches are the actually terrible. It's in stark contrast with the reaction to the teams performance in the first two stages, so it makes me wonder are the Spitfire as bad as some sections of the Spitfire fan base think or are they overreacting because they gotten used to winning so soon?

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

London Spitfire: Stage Three, Week Five - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

We're two days away from the London Spitfire starting their stage four against their two biggest rivals in the New York Excelsior and the Houston Outlaws. With the two week break now complete, I felt it was time to delay this version of GBU, so that it would work as a steady reminder as to what happened in week five in our games against the Seoul Dynasty and the Shanghai Dragons. The team were eliminated from the stage playoffs prior to their games being played, so it pride at stake and two extra games to work out the kinks that had been on going throughout stage 3.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Aces High: An Interview With Team Manager Seung-Hwan “Robin” Lee

We all know that to be deemed as a contender, your team needs to have players, coaches and a management team that are of a championship winning quality. What gets missed more than often is that while these main roles become known as the faces of teams, they can’t do everything on their own and without a decent supporting staff, nothing is likely to be done on time or correctly. Team managers are the important cog behind the scenes that ensures that everything runs smoothly and when they do go away from plan, they focus on resolving it so that other areas of the team don’t have to worry about that. This is even more important, when you have a roster built from players from another country as while you need to do your general tasks. Helping them acclimatise to their new home is possibly one of the hardest things. This is where Seung-Hwan "Robin" Lee comes into his element.