Freddie Westlake: Combining the technical style of Cypriot football with the physicality of English

Freddie Westlake is in doubt when it comes to the differences between football in England and Cyprus. Having moved to the country in the Eastern Mediterranean as a seven-year-old, he has come through the academy system in his adopted home but has also sampled football in his country of birth as well. "The English game …

Kieron Cadogan: There’s nothing better than playing in front of passionate fans!

Kieron Cadogan is one of three English players currently at Sutton United who have played abroad. As well as Wayne Brown and Tom Bolarinwa, Cadogan, a 28-year-old winger, gained life experience playing abroad before returning to England. In his case, it was in Sweden with second division club GAIS where he spent two-and-a-half seasons. "I …

Q&A with Rod Orlando-Young who won the chance to train with RB Leipzig

Last year, Red Bull set about attempting to find players from across Europe to trial at their clubs, New York Red Bulls, Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig, for a mini-TV series. The first episode of The Streets Don't Lie saw former Liverpool striker Djibril Cissé head to London to talk to three hopefuls. One …

Fisayo Adarabioyo: Promotion to the Eredivisie was an unbelievable experience

Back in 2016, in the space of just over half a year, Fisayo Adarabioyo went from National League North to the second tier of Dutch football but having grown up in professional academies, he was ready for the challenge. In fact, it was one of his former academy teams which helped him make the move …

Sam Shaban: Q&A with the striker on life in Lithuania and Cyprus

Sam Shaban is a 23-year-old striker from London who last year decided to take his football career abroad. He had previously played for a professional academy and also at a high level in non-league as well as spending three months training with Turkish side İstanbul Başakşehir growing up. Last year, he had the opportunity to …

Bayan Fenwick: The former Crystal Palace man looking to make it in Denmark

It wasn't until the age of 18 that Bayan Fenwick finally got his chance as a professional footballer. Having impressed for his local side Lewes, scoring 18 times in 11 games for their under-18 side, the forward earned a trial with Premier League side Crystal Palace. A goal for their youth team against Norwich City …