‘We’re waiting until people have fallen off the edge of the cliff’: is football failing to psychologically support players?
As Bukayo Saka stepped up to the spot, Jordon Ibe might have been forgiven a wistful glance towards the TV. Five years ago, Ibe was the tricky winger who seemed set to make his mark with England. It could have been him staring at Gianluigi Donnarumma, a nation’s hopes resting on his shoulders. Unfortunately, the… Read more
‘Every time you open your phone, you’re getting abuse: why would you want that?’ Football’s social media problem
“We had one player who had quite high-profile struggles with his performances. I remember he had a particularly bad away game, and I was sat next to him on the bus. His phone was pinging with messages – ‘You’re a disgrace’, ‘Get out of our club’ – and I said to him, ‘Why don’t you… Read more
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