‘There’s absolutely no logic to putting an Irish 16-year-old in a foreign set-up without the support structure of his family around him’

Mar 04, 15 ‘There’s absolutely no logic to putting an Irish 16-year-old in a foreign set-up without the support structure of his family around him’

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Part three of the special www.independent.ie series about players who have experienced the whirlwind of football, the highs and lows, and where their career eventually took them, inside or outside of the game. This week, John Fallon talks to Laois gaelic footballer and former Celtic soccer player Paul Cahillane What he considered...

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Life after football: ‘Players need much more help’

Feb 03, 15 Life after football: ‘Players need much more help’

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A study which shows that over half of footballers suffer from a clinical level of psychological distress after being released from a club at a young age has led to further calls for improved after-care in the game as explained here by RTE Sport The study at Teeside University in England indicated that 55% of a sample of players...

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Bradley warns emerging stars of pitfalls that lie ahead

Dec 17, 14 Bradley warns emerging stars of pitfalls that lie ahead

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Former Arsenal protege opens his heart about mistakes that made for an unfulfilled career: Stephen Bradley’s scars have healed – both the physical and the emotional ones by  Garry Doyle in the www.independent.ie Now a retired footballer who has turned his eye to coaching and scouting, the very personal story Bradley tells...

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Contracts & Stress in Football

Jul 09, 14 Contracts & Stress in Football

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Contracts & Stress All players get nervous round about contract time. Below are some facts and figures about contracts, transfers and some of the effects negotiations may have on players anxiously waiting to find out their future. Facts about Football Contracts and Transfers Players can move an unlimited number times in their...

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Change & Anxiety

Jul 08, 14 Change & Anxiety

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How Change May Affect You Change and the arrival of a new boss makes everyone anxious You will wonder if the manager will change the team / will want to buy or sell anyone / have a different management style There is anxiety in the team because the future is unknown and what is unknown can make us anxious The stakes are raised in...

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