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What They're Saying
September 25th, 2009 7AM

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"There is no better psychological education than growing up in a pub, because when you are 5 or 6 years old you meet all different people and hear how cruel they can be to each other. You hear the way they talk to each other like saying 'You're a liar.' And from an early age you get a practical psychological education into the minds of people. ... I even learned about tactics and selection from the people talking about soccer in the pub ... who plays on the left wing and who should be in the team."

-- Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger credits living in a pub for helping to shape his outlook on life and knowledge of soccer. Wenger's parents owned a bistro called La Croix d'Or in the little French village of Duttlenheim where he would spend hours in the company of the soccer-loving customers. (Reuters)



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