By Tom Gaunt
It seems that every man and his dog has had trials at one football team or another or been “on their books” when they were younger….. Now these range from the plausible skillful Sunday league player who just didn’t quite make it to some guy that plays more like Ali Dia (Saints flop not the Iranian legend) than Alan Shearer. Whether it be a knee injury that stopped them or the lack of desire there is always that feeling of what could have been.
But joking aside, how difficult is it to become a pro, and is it just skill and hard work? My story is that I was at the Millwall school of excellence. This is actually true, but in reality I was a million miles from “making it”. Read the rest of this entry