“Anyone who tells you they can spot a professional player at five years old is basically lying,” says former talent ID manager Nick Levett, an…View More Are the Professional clubs getting scouting wrong with kids?
Result orientated football and emphasis on a passing game strips away ingenuity, whilst pressure from adults promotes the player to make the safe option. “None…View More Are British players being stifled of creative ingenuity
There’s no doubt that football academies are harsh environments. The FA’s official website even describes the process of getting released by one as ‘heart-breaking’, which,…View More The problem with academies…
Many thanks to Dan Yeo for this piece on football academies in England. There’s no doubt that football academies are harsh environments. The FA’s official…View More The problem with academies…..