SEX, lies and a videotape should dominate the life of Football Club coach Bryan Hain in the days leading up to this Saturday's Knockout Cup final between his team and Valley. Of course we are assuming beforehand that it will be in this order for Bryan. But let's make this supposition, as we go along, just to help the Club coach. There was a story floating around just before the soccer World Cup that sex helped improve the performance of players on the field. While most coaches banned their players from having sex on the grounds that it would affect performance, hearsay has it that the Brazilian coach was not too unduly worried if his players improved their ball skills. Look where it got Brazil. Is there a lesson hidden between the sheets for coach Bryan here? Maybe he should tell his players to relax and not be too intense on the field. This will offer them the luxury of being able to think, and change a game plan, if things don't work out the way it was planned - as happened against Valley in the League decider. The 11-9 defeat in that game has forced Club to live a lie for the past nine days or so. Having started the season with the promise of being the champion side, Club have failed to live up to those high expectations. The lie of the land reveals that the Cup final offers them a last chance to atone for the disappointment of failing to wrest the League title away from their arch rivals. Enter a videotape, which undoubtedly Bryan will watch many times in the next couple of days - even if it only contains 40 minutes of rugby. The batteries went dead in the second half of the game between Club and Police on Saturday, leaving a relieved schoolboy to pack up the amateur video given to him by his teacher with the express orders to film Club in action. Yes, that schoolteacher was Bryan and that footage should show him how Club dominated the first 20 minutes of the game (scoring 23 points) before loosing their concentration. Police, however, failed to translate possession and territory into points in those minutes before half-time. That won't be the case against Valley this Saturday. Given possession, the Valley backs can create scoring opportunities. And they had plenty of it in the League decider - thanks to the superb jumping of Nick Thompson in the middle of the lineout. Bryan, however, will be pleased at the way his pack remembered that the rolling maul is one of their strongest attacking options. They failed to use this weapon against Valley last time and paid for it heavily. The Valley forwards will not allow Club to dominate the mauls as freely as they did against Police, but this is still the way to go for Club. Bryan will also be happy with the way his forwards did not release the ball early to the backs, rather punching forward and trying to cross the gain line. The game plan Club adopted last time against Valley came undone simply because their goalkickers - Neil Munn and Robin Bredbury - had an off day. Bryan will have watched Munn miss five out of six attempts before half-time but he recovered somewhat to tally five from 12. Still a worry for Bryan. But he will have been happy to see the sight of Justin Weston at fullback. After a lay-off of about five months, Weston has returned from injury. His presence at the back will be reassuring and could be the key to victory for Club this Saturday. And what about young Gavin Woods? The Club Select player was drafted in as scrum-half against Police. Playing in this position for the first time, Woods excelled, despite his feed into the scrum not being of the highest quality. Perhaps Bryan should take a gamble and go for him against Valley.