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New study reveals the widespread problem of mental illness in soccer

The tragic suicide of Wales manager Gary Speed in 2011 rocked the soccer world and shone a light on the previously overlooked mental health issues affecting current and former players. 167 more words


Mental Health and the Crisis of Masculinity

This is an excerpt from a speech I made at a panel event about mental health and University in January 2014. I recently decided to dig it out after some discussions I had about masculinity and mental health. 702 more words


An insight into Wales' recent success

Come the updated version of the FIFA World Rankings in July, Wales will join the elite of international football: they’re predicted to be named as one of the top ten teams in the world. 846 more words


Mind Games: Studying Mental Health in Sport

Mental health in sport is a serious topic that isn’t really talked about very openly.

Over the last number of years there have been some tragic cases of famous sportsmen and women struggling with the psychological aspects of both life and elite level sport. 1,090 more words

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Welsh Football Casuals

Football and Fashion

The story of how one Welsh fan has seen the rise of his burgeoning casual empire grow in tandem with the on the field success of his team. 2,200 more words


The Poisoned Chalice?

When Nigel Clough was sacked by Sheffield United he became the 7th permanent manager to exit the post at Bramall Lane since Neil Warnock parted company with the club in 2007. 1,838 more words



In a middle weekend of last month’s poem-a-day jobbie, came a challenge that at first made me mad. Enough to want to bail, really. A craziness of composing… 568 more words

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