Brighton head coach Graham Potter has got a reputation for doing things a bit differently however, it seems that is nothing compared to his assistant Billy Reid. The 56-year-old Scot has taken an acting role in a new feature film about the life of both Brighton-born Mercedes Gleitze to successfully swim the channel.
“I thought it was a bit of a wind up initially,” Reid tells Sky Sports. “I informed my wife along with my 2 sons and they laughed at me. ‘What is he getting into now?’ Nonetheless, it’s all good fun. Why not give it a go? I’m not clued up on the movie industry but it’s an intriguing project so let us see how it functions. It is a chance to put something back into the neighborhood, you know.”
The opportunity came when he was contacted a picture manager, by Elliott Hasler and Brighton season-ticket holder. “I had been intrigued from the letter I purchased and then we had a few discussions on the telephone,” explains Reid. “He’s certainly fully focused on what he would like to achieve and if I could help him along the way then I need to do that.”
Hasler movie, the Letters of Charlie, was showcased at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and he has high hopes for Vindication Swim. As for Reid’s function, he has been cast by Hasler as pub landlord. “He must have seen a few images,” laughs Reid. “I really do have a few lines. It isn’t exactly a film career but it’s simply one more interesting thing for me personally to participate with.”
The affable Reid’s only stipulation was that the role should not impact on his job but that will not be an problem. Over the span of a few hours at the spring, he will film his scenes Following a brief fitting. It is only the newest left-field relocation by a training team who’ve made a habit out of taking themselves out of the comfort zone.
Potter created a’culture academy’ in Sweden during his eight-year stint using Ostersunds part of a remarkable trip in which he took the team from the fourth tier all the way through the knockout stages of European competition. Perhaps Potter and his group put on a performance of the ballet Swan Lake back in 2015.
Reid, who combined Potter after eight years in charge of Hamilton Academical, had his own rap regular in a show that is subsequent and even had a part in that creation.
“My five years there were a true eye-opener in terms of team bonding and the projects we did there,” he states. “I had been quite heavily involved and it just seemed to grow legs with bigger and bigger crowds every year. They were excellent for doing things you had never done before, especially at my age and discovering about yourself.
“It was an intriguing thing. We would do these assignments because, believe me, we were not all good at all these various things, and it are the players visiting the training team out of their comfort zone. Sometimes though it would be the training team visiting the players out of the comfort zone. However, you would see them progress.
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“I always consider two particular lads we had there known as Ronald Mukiibi and Gabriel Somi. These two lads would not step across the line to sing throughout the singing project. But the project went along with as they started to get into it and from the conclusion of the show, in my opinion, they were the two greatest guys in the series.
“I found that really interesting. They could never have tried it and hadn’t ever done it before. However, they came out of the comfort zone and became the stars of the series.”
Team bonding has been that the driving principle behind the jobs but that was an example of the other messages which gamers can take from it – try items with what you can achieve, and you may surprise yourself. Ostersunds did this and, following an year in Swansea, Potter and Reid want to consider that ethos into the Premier League.
Opening up with a 3-0 win against Watford, supporters have been quick to adopt the new training team after a period under Chris Hughton. “We’re certainly attempting to express ourselves onto the football field with all our manner of play and the players have bought into it,” adds Reid. “We’re just excited about continued to develop the gamers.
“The infrastructure of the soccer club has blown me away in terms of the training centers, the stadium as well as the ambition of this chairman. I am just really proud to be a part of this.”
Reid, obviously, will have a part to perform.
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