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 …

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Noah Toribio: The English defender who plays for Boca Juniors

It may have been 13 years since he left England but Noah Toribio can still remember the time he spent in the country, spending the first seven years of his life in and around the London area. "We moved to the States when I was seven but I do still have some vivid memories," says …

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 …

USL League One preview

On Friday night, America's new fully-professional third tier will kick off. The USL League One was announced in April 2017 and now two years on, it is ready to begin with ten teams, five of which are newly-formed. The new division will sit below MLS and the USL Championship, although of course there is no …