Wycombe Wanderers Youth Team class of 2010/11: Where are they now? Knockbacks are part and parcel of professional sport. I don’t believe for one second that there’s a professional footballer out there that has never been told he/she is not good enough. But it’s how we deal with these knockbacks which moulds us as players … Continue reading HOW SET BACKS CAN MAKE YOU STRONGER
Following the disappointment of our National League season being suspended, I enjoyed the first couple of weeks recuperating and reflecting on what a season we had at Woking. But after that initial period wore off, I was desperate to get back into football as I was missing the dressing room and adrenaline of match days. … Continue reading COVID-19: HOW I’M STAYING FIT IN ISOLATION
English football will be suspended until at least 30 April because of the continued spread of coronavirus. The Football Association has also agreed that the current season can be “extended indefinitely”. For clubs in the Premier League, this doesn’t pose too much of a problem. The sums of money earned through sponsorships and broadcasting deals, … Continue reading COVID-19: WHAT NOW FOR NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL?
Last week, it was revealed that the Scottish Football Association are set to ban heading footballs in training for children under the age of 12. This comes as a result of a study by the University of Glasgow which found that former professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to suffer from … Continue reading COACHING DEBATE: SHOULD WE BAN OUR CHILDREN FROM HEADING FOOTBALLS?
For millions of children across the globe, playing professional football in the English Premier League remains the ultimate goal. With money pouring into the English game and at an exponential rate, the elite clubs now possess scouting networks which can discover any young talent, from every corner of the earth. In fact, clubs like Chelsea … Continue reading IS THE JUMP FROM NON-LEAGUE PART-TIMER TO PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER BECOMING MORE COMMON?
This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so watch out for new posts coming soon. We’ll talk all things non-league and the increase in players successfully making the step up to the professional leagues. Stay tuned!