Dreams to Dust: Life After Football for the Future Stars Who Never Quite Made It

Mar 13, 15 Dreams to Dust: Life After Football for the Future Stars Who Never Quite Made It

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Their prodigious footballing talents were spotted at an early age, and they were soon snapped up and attached to the biggest clubs writes Andy Mitten from United We Stand in the Bleacher Reports. They won professional contracts, sharing dressing rooms and bedrooms with some of the biggest names in world football. Some even played...

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‘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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Retirement can present a mental challenge to former players, according to Ray Parlour

Feb 05, 15 Retirement can present a mental challenge to former players, according to Ray Parlour

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Former Arsenal and England midfielder Ray Parlour has highlighted the difficulties former players face when their careers are over. Following Clarke Carlisle’s revelation that he attempted to take his own life last year, Parlour admits it’s difficult to adjust to a normal existence after leading a ‘regimented...

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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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