As we realise what kind of position we are in, does it really have such a huge effect on players? If so, how much of an effect? And I want to mention Gareth bale. I have some friends who are balding and they are very very unhappy with themselves and they say its like a mental block to them. Could such a feeling translate onto the pitch for someone like Gareth bale? Is he just very very sad? How much do you think mentality and emotion affects a players performance on the pitch?