Thanks for this opening post - I agree with all the points this time. The attitude must be under check for a professional performance focussed on technique, match state and not the ego. Belief is one thing - it is the quiet marrow of ones being be they on the field or off - but ego - run like hell from it!
It seems we were doomed to run towards it. It is the little guys who show it more than the big guys.
I Want to Believe