Player Interviews – Ben Davis

Ben Davis – Fulham Name:  Ben Davis Club:  Fulham Position:  Midfielder Age:  19 Instagram:  @ben_james_davis What links the first ever Premier League scholar from Singapore, and the first Thai player to make a professional appearance in England?  It’s a pretty niche quiz question, with a fairly straightforward answer.  They’re the same person – nineteen-year old... Continue Reading →

Player Interviews – Berti Schötterl

Name:  Berti Schötterl Club:  1.FC Lokomotive Leipzig Position:  Goalkeeper Age:  25 Instagram:  @berti_schotterl Twitter:  @BertiBFG The life of a footballer can be a transient one.  It requires an awful lot of mental fortitude, along with a healthy dose of adaptability, and the ability to make big life decisions with confidence.  Few players know that as... Continue Reading →

Player Interviews – Kodi Lyons-Foster

Kodi Lyons-Foster – Aldershot Town Name:  Kodi Lyons-Foster Club:  Aldershot Town Position:  Centre Back Age: 23 Instagram:  @klf6_ Twitter:  @Klf6_ A large proportion of non-league players have had a level of exposure to the professional academy system during their development.  Some, such as Jamie Vardy, have made it back to the elite levels, whilst some... Continue Reading →

Player Interviews – George Essuman

Name:  George Essuman Club:  Margate Position:  Centre Back Age: 24 Twitter:  @George_Ess5 Lockdown has been a difficult time for many, but has also presented opportunities.  With the pace of life slowing, and many activities – including football – grinding to a halt, it has offered a chance to take stock, to be introspective, and really... Continue Reading →

Player Interviews – Luke Cairney

Name:  Luke Cairney Club:  Hungerford Town Position:  Goalkeeper Age:  28 Twitter: @LukeCairney2 Whenever a non-league club draws Football League opposition in the FA Cup, there’s always one tired cliché that gets trotted out by the commentary team.  “Look at that, the left back’s just taken the ball off Johnny Big Potatoes – he’s a postman during the week!”  For those... Continue Reading →

Player Interviews – Rhys Forster

Name:  Rhys Forster Club:  Met Police Position:  Goalkeeper Age:  21 Twitter: @forster_20 instagram:  @_.forster People often say that goalkeepers are a different breed.  It’s a unique position, and carries a level of responsibility far beyond the outfield positions.  It’s a role where a player is expected to dominate his area, to lead the defence, and to... Continue Reading →

Newcastle United U23

Monday 27th October 2019, 1900 KO Newcastle United U23 vs Middlesbrough U23 The build up Being based in the south, and without either the inclination or the budget to travel that far to watch football, I rarely get to see matches in the north of the country, so when work takes me up that way,... Continue Reading →

Fulham U18

Saturday 10th August 2019, 1100 KO Fulham FC U18 vs Tottenham Hotspur FC U18 For the second part of my Fulham-focused weekend, I was back at the Cottagers’ Motspur Park training complex for the visit of Tottenham Hotspurs’ U18s.  After the torrential downpours in Dagenham the night before, the gale force winds felt like light... Continue Reading →

West Ham United U23

Friday 9th August 2019, 1900 KO West Ham United FC U23 vs Fulham FC U23 My first match of the new season saw me back at a familiar ground for the Premier League 2 season opener.  With West Ham’s second string finishing 11th in the top flight last season they have now joined Fulham in... Continue Reading →

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