Derby County partly credit success to a reduction in swearing

Steve McClaren’s Derby County are currently third in the Championship (just one point behind leaders Middlesbrough) and first-team coach Paul Simpson says that the team’s conscious attempt to reduce how much they swear at people has helped them achieve that position. Because they have apparently discovered that most human beings don’t enjoy having curse word shouted in their face.

Simpson told BBC Radio Derby:

“We have realised that when you swear at people, it doesn’t get the reaction you want.

“We try not to swear if we possibly can, and we certainly don’t use foul and abusive language in the technical area when we are talking to officials – which seems to be the common trend.”

Though there is no hardline rule in place at Derby, Simpson implied that using naughty language during a match could earn a player a spot on the bench.

“We try not to swear if we possibly can, and we certainly don’t use foul and abusive language in the technical area when we are talking to officials – which seems to be the common trend.” […]

“It’s like when you bring your kids up. You have to just say something to them or sometimes just a look is enough and it tends to nip it in the bud,” he added.

“Meh, I’ll just stick to accusing everyone of conspiring against me in order to get what I want,” Jose Mourinho says to himself after reading this.

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