Q&A with Sandvikens midfielder Samuel ‘Jay’ Naiwo

This year marks Londoner Samuel 'Jay' Naiwo's fourth season in Sweden but it has been nearly eight years now since he left the UK to further his education both on and off the field. Having spent time with Millwall and Crystal Palace growing up and then undertaking his scholarship with Cambridge United, the midfielder with …

Chuba Akpom, from boy to invincible, reporter Antoine Allen’s hit documentary

Antoine Allen interviews Chuba Akpom

What a season it has been for former Arsenal man Chuba Akpom in Greece. Not only did his side PAOK finish the season unbeaten securing a first league title in 34 years but the English forward also helped his team complete a league and cup double when he scored the winner in the Greek Cup …

Michael Weir: The Jersey-born defender who went it alone in Portugal and Cyprus

Michael Weir still remembers how he felt when he first embarked on playing football abroad. "I was a bit anxious seeing that I was moving to a country which I did not know the language or the culture," says the defender. "However I was more focused than anything as at that point I was willing …

Billy Mehmet: The West Ham graduate and St Mirren legend who has played around the world

Billy Mehmet was part of the golden generation who came through the West Ham United academy. Whilst the forward was at the club, he played with the likes of Joe Cole, Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand, it's no wonder it's become known as the Academy of Football. Although he may not have played …

Peter Ramage: From living the dream to making it happen again

By Oliver Stevenson It’s just turned 5am but already Peter Ramage is on the road. The former Newcastle, QPR, Crystal Palace and Phoenix Rising defender is now assistant manager of the USL Championship side, which is the second division in the American footballing pyramid. Peter joined the coaching staff shortly after the culmination of the …

Why are English Footballers in Such High Demand?

By James Over the last ten years teams in the Premier League have been pumping money into their youth academies. There’s been a real push towards promoting homegrown youth, and building a team around top quality, home-grown talent. But still, young players in the Premier League’s academies can’t get enough game time at their parent …