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Being released from a football academy takes a serious toll on young players – new research

By Thomas Ryan McGlinchey, Academic Associate in Sport Science, Nottingham Trent University
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Boys who want to be footballers have a difficult dream to achieve. Of the 1.5 million boys who play organised youth football at any given time in England, only around 180 will be signed professionally by a Premier League club.

This dream can feel within a boy’s grasp, though, when he is signed to…The Conversation

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