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“It’s what you do in the dark that puts you in the light”

On this day in 2010, I signed for AFC Bournemouth who at the time had just been promoted to league 1.   When I got a tweet this morning reminding me that it had been 13 years today it brought back so many happy memories. I spent a bit of time with my morning coffee […]

Why getting released was the best thing that ever happened to me…

I was released by Burnley at 18 and I was devastated!! I am a Burnley supporter and always dreamed of playing for my boyhood team. However, I look back and it was the best thing that could have happened to me, I don’t think I would have had the career I did if not. I […]


Goal vs Crystal Palace (2016)

Grit – defined in the Oxford dictionary as courage and resolve; strength of character. Attributes that successful people possess. I believe that if you’re passionate enough about something, if you really want to achieve something and you’re willing to put in the work, ‘GRIT’ can help you achieve it! To me, grit is a mentality. […]

Why I don’t believe in new years resolutions

Mindset for a healthier, happier life

The start of the year always seems like a good time to start implementing new and healthier habits. Unfortunately, the statistics of those that keep their ‘New Year resolutions’ are pretty poor. I am not a fan of making New Year resolutions, simply because society tells us that the odds are stacked against us to […]

Fuelling for elite performance


Getting the balance of food right before a sporting event is essential in order to reach peak performance. Every individual is different and requires different fuel. Some of the things that should be taken into consideration when fuelling;• Individuals weight• Height• Event/sport being played• Duration of the session• Goal• Hydration requirements For example I weigh […]

A turning point in my football career…


October 2013. I was a few months into my first football season in the Championship with AFC Bournemouth, I had a 2 year old and my wife had given birth to our second daughter only weeks before. I was physically and mentally pushed. I was so aware that this was a pivotal time in my […]