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Matthew Bondswell: Two years on from his move to RB Leipzig

Happy birthday Matthew Bondswell! The defender turns 18 today so it seems a very appropriate time to take a look at his time in Germany so far, as it approaches two years since he made the move abroad. Back in 2018, there was a lot of talk about Nottingham Forest’s young defender. Bondswell, only 16 […]

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7 dual-national English abroad wonderkids

Earlier this year when 17-year-old Giovanni Reyna broke into the Borussia Dortmund first team there was a lot of talk about their front three all having been born in England – Reyna, Erling Braut Håland and Jadon Sancho. Of course Sancho is already a senior international and Håland is tied to Norway but Reyna could […]

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Nick Draper: In between the sticks in New Zealand

Nick Draper had built a good reputation for himself in the top level of non-league football in England but he wanted a new challenge. The goalkeeper from Grimsby started his career with Lincoln City and after coming through the youth ranks, was an unused substitute 25 times during the 2011/12 season in the National League. […]

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Meet Adam Johnson, the Sheffield goal machine in Sweden

It’s back to where it all began for Adam Johnson this year. The 23-year-old from Sheffield has rejoined Swedish fourth-tier side Boden BK, four years on from when his football adventure abroad began. The striker from Yorkshire played for Rotherham United growing up, completing his scholarship with the Millers and leaving the club in December […]

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One to watch: Will Hoare

What a season it’s been for former Crystal Palace man Will Hoare. The 22-year-old made the decision to move to Sweden at the end of last year and hasn’t looked back. He joined fourth-tier side Skellefteå alongside fellow former Eagles man Christian Scales in December 2018 with the aim of helping his new side return […]

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One to watch: Arinse Uade

Despite being only 23, Arinse Uade his built up experience playing in multiple different countries, not being afraid to take a risk to advance his career and broaden his horizons. Growing up, the left-back from London was on the books of Arsenal and was called up to train with the first team on several occasions […]

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One to Watch: Max Elliott (Portland Timbers 2)

I was doing my usual checks of English footballers abroad, making sure I hadn’t missed out on any new transfers then I came across someone who wasn’t on my radar. During my checks of the second tier in America, the USL, a young defender, only 17 years of age in fact, named Maxwell Elliott had […]