Wednesday 7 December 2016

Have you seen ugly men walking around with a very beautiful wife? – Cardiff owner Vincent Tan’s bizarre pep talk

Published 12/02/2016 | 09:53

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan
Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has urged his team not to be afraid to shoot on target and used an unusual analogy to illustrate his point.

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The Bluebirds currently sit in ninth place in the Championship, three points outside a play-off position and the 64-year-old has called on his players to not shy away from shooting as they look to return to the Premier League.

“In every match I want to see 30 or 40 attempts on goal, at least,” he said.

“Just shoot from 25, 30 yards, I told them. The law of averages says the more you shoot, the more you’ll score. If you shoot 30 times you’ll get three goals, 40 times will be four goals, 50 times and you’ll get five goals.”

Tan took over as owner of the club in 2010 and gave an unusual example to encourage his players to be more adventurous in front of goals.

“Have you seen ugly men walking around with a very beautiful wife? Well that’s because they’ve asked 30, 40, 50 times before getting a yes.

“On the other hand, you’ll see a handsome man ask once, get a ‘no’ in response and that’s it.

“So the more you try, the more success you’ll have. We need a lot more goal attempts, we’ll score more and win games.”

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