Episode 6: Special Guest: Neale Fenn & reaction to Jose's sacking and the ESL
Well, that was an eventful Monday!!! 6 days before our cup final Levy gets rid of Jose. What are your thoughts? And then the European Super League...what is all that about? But we were delighted to speak to top bloke, local lad and former Spur, Neale Fenn, about his career through the youth ranks at White Hart Lane, culminating with a first team FA Cup debut at Old Trafford. Plus, did you get the anagrams right? So much in a bumper edition of HNH Spurs...enjoy, share and subscribe!!
Play-Off Final, Neale Fenn, Gary Hunt & Tom's FAI Cup prediction Episode - Saturday, November 2
Greatest League in the World
On this episode, Con Murphy and Conan Byrne react to Finn Harps' survival, Neale Fenn joins the lads to talk Cork City's future plans while Gary Hunt talks Waterford's U19 League success and a late look at the FAI Cup Final
Neale Fenn - Talent, Self-Belief, and Leadership Principles - EP099
Neale Fenn is currently the Manager of Longford Town Football Club. He is an ex-Tottenham, Cork City, Bohemians, Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers striker to mention a few of his clubs. We recorded this on a few months back, on the lead up to Christmas in fact, in the off-season and dived into Neale’s career, lessons learned during that period, and also talked in detail about his move into football management. As a Longfordian, it was a great treat to chat with Neale, even if he is a Spurs fan.We covered a lot in the hour and it was a great learning and insight into how Neale has been developing as a manager. Topics discuss during the show include:•Not having Management as part of his plan when playing •Starting Coaching Badges toward the end of his career •Assistant Manager Role with Layton Orient igniting an interest in Management •Crisis Management in the role & having a low expectation•Early Career & Big Breaks •Ambitions growing up as Spurs and Enfield supporter •Playing Organized football at Under 11s •Scouted by Spurs and managing to keep moving up the ages with Spurs•Absorbing football & practicing non-stop – love playing football •Starting to stand out more as he moved up grades •Having natural talent and more ability •Confidence from playing well •Having a belief in his own ability & knowing a great performance was in his own hands•Leaving school at 16 after being offered the 2 year apprenticeship and know this was what he wanted to do•Scoring goals and getting to the FA youth cup final •Pressure having a positive impact on performance •Learning from Les Ferdinand, Teddy Sheringham and Gary Mabbutt •Memories of a first team debut against Man united at Old Trafford in 1997 •Contacted by Agents and getting boot deals thrown at him afterward •The Dream Contract - signing a 5-year deal with Gerry Francis•Dealing with an injury and keeping positive •Playing for Ireland was a no brainer •Regrets? Yes, many•Becoming a training ground footballer so looking for new opportunities •A new start with Peterborough •Football is just a job? The love of the game always there •Dealing with the mental side of the game while out of the team •Moving to the League of Ireland – A surprise move?•Making a big impact in the 3 years in Cork •From Dundalk to retirement to Shamrock Rovers•First ever interview for the Longford Town FC job•Pithing for the job and waiting for the news!•Leadership & Management Styles:oPlaying the way he wanted them to play!oMotivating players and balancing expectations •Creating a philosophy that he believed in and where this came from•Bending the approach when needed •Balancing winning & possession football •Learning from last season – trying to win every game •Developing Patience and waiting for the right opportunity •Challenges with recruitment, part-time football, facilities •Approaches for preparation – video analysis once per week •Qualities in other leaders? oPat Dolan – knowledge of everyone as a standout oPat Fenlon & Damian Richardson – determination oMichael O’Neil – having the same view of the game •Learning from others but making your own decision in the end•The Book recommendation:oA brave new world – Potictiono Contact Neale: •@NealeFenn – Twitter•LinkedIn – NealeFenn •The Coaching School - Path2Pro - https://www.path2pro.com/Thanks for listening to the show!
The Extratime.ie Sportscast Episode 124 - Neale Fenn
The Extratime.com Podcast
On this week’s Sportscast the lads speak to Longford boss Neale Fenn about his team coming in to form at the best possible time. We get a live match report from Oriel Park with Extratime.ie reporter Tom O’Connor. And in a mixed week for Declan’s in this country there’s another desperate attempt to find positives in international football, the lack of shocks in the FAI Cup Draw and as always previews of upcoming games.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/extratimecom)
S2 Ep5: Series 2, Episode 5 - Neale Fenn and Seany Fitzgerald special guests.
Between the Stripes LOI podcast
Joining Burke & Brier on the phone-line this week are Longford Town boss, Neale Fenn and Bohemians season ticket holder, Seany Fitzgerald. The lads discuss the image of the First Division after yet another Athlone fiasco, while there's also a new prediction game with big juicy pints on the line ahead of Kieran's birthday this weekend. Listen, share & SUBSCRIBE!
Episode 22 - Neale Fenn on Tottenham, Chas and Dave and Gerry Francis's mullet
The Buzz Sports Show
Former Spurs striker and current Longford boss Neale Fenn joins David Coughlan and Mark McCadden to discuss life at the Lane and his hopes for Mauricio Pochettino's men this season.Ahead of their Champions League clash, Kieran Cunningham reviews the new Netflix documentary about Juventus.And it's destination München for another 'Auf Wiedersehen Bet' from Michael Hughes and Neale Fenn tackles the 61-Second Quiz...See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Con and Conan were joined in studio by Longford Town Manager Neale Fenn to discuss his career to date with Republic of Ireland International Stephen Ward also joining for a discussion on his time in the league.