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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Retirement in sport: What happens when it’s all over?

Apr 08, 14 Retirement in sport: What happens when it’s all over?

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By Heather Fell Former British modern pentathlete writing for BBC Sport  – To the outside world, international athletes live the dream.They get to do what they love professionally, day-in day-out – and gratefully receive all the accolades, glory and silverwear. During my 10-year modern pentathlon career, which ended...

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RAY WILKINS EXCLUSIVE: My battle with illness, depression… and those booze rumours

Feb 21, 14 RAY WILKINS EXCLUSIVE: My battle with illness, depression… and those booze rumours

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Until now this is the kind of conversation Ray Wilkins would have had with his therapist. By Matt Lawton Until now there has been no need to reveal his battle against depression. Or his dependency on Valium as a teenage captain of Chelsea. Or indeed the acute embarrassment he has endured for more than 20 years because of the...

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