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Mental Health in Football - Why We Need To Keep Talking

It’s with caution and an admittance of fear that I begin this particular piece.  Like so many of us, the issue of mental health is one I struggle to know exactly how to handle or address – firstly, because I’m acutely aware of my own ignorance of the area and, secondly, because I would hate, under any circumstances, to offend anyone suffering mental health issues.   629 more words


"Suicidal" Former Leeds Star Clarke Carlisle May Offer Hope and Help to Others - by Rob Atkinson

The revelation – or confirmation, rather – that former footballer, PFA Chairman, media pundit and TV Countdown star Clarke Carlisle was actually attempting suicide when he was hit by a lorry on the A64 just before Christmas, comes as a salutary reminder of some uncomfortable factors in any life. 1,405 more words


Finding a Light in the Midst of Darkness

For a moment – just a moment, I promise – please stop what you are doing. Take yourself back to this morning when you woke up. 1,429 more words


Gary Speed remembered: Footballing great died three years ago today

This article is published at http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/gary-speed-remembered-footballing-great-died-three-years-ago-today-9888604.html

Three years ago today, November 27 2011, news broke of Wales legend Gary Speed being found dead in his home; news that left the footballing world shocked. 984 more words

Gary Speed (1969-2011)

Just a couple of weeks after Peter Roebuck had chucked himself out a hotel window, Gary Speed goes and hangs himself.

The shock around the footballing world was seismic. 236 more words

Sports Persons

#RIPSIRGARYSPEED! Three years on and not forgotten! By CpSingleton © 2014

What hides behind the glory smile?
Those winning feet and Top Man style.
A dragon’s heart? A roaring cheer?
Or crippling doubt and blackened fear? 144 more words


Glory, glory, Leeds United! #353/365

Not many posts to go now before I complete my 365 things to be grateful for so I shall have to be selective.

It’s been a while since the once mighty… 714 more words