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Troy Townsend: Why Kick It Out’s Equality Inspires programme is so important for young footballers today

Troy Townsend at Wembley

Ask anyone about racism in football and they’ll all say the same thing: “more needs to be done.” At Kick it Out, though, they are working tirelessly to promote equality in football and eradicate what is one of the long-lasting stains on the beautiful game. For the second season running, the organisation, along with the Premier League, took their work ... Read More »

OTPN INTERVIEW: Bournemouth and England U20 captain Lewis Cook on Leeds to the Premier League and beyond

Richard Amofa with Lewis Cook

Lewis Cook had just walked out of the changing room. Warm up done. Kit administered. Shinpads applied. Before him stood the imposing figure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Wayne Rooney too. Cook was about the make his Premier League debut, and there is no bigger introduction to the Premier League stage than an encounter with Manchester United. “Seeing them all in the ... Read More »

Young Players selected in EFL Teams of the Year

Ollie Watkins and Brad Potts

Only two young players have been named in the EFL Teams of the Year. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) and Brad Potts (Blackpool) were named in the team for League Two. Read more: Inside the Manchester City Academy: An interview with director, Mark Allen No U23s were selected for the Championship or League One XI’s. Exeter’s Ollie Watkins has had a brilliant ... Read More »

Inside the Manchester City Academy: An interview with director, Mark Allen

Manchester City academy director, Mark Allen

This is a fuller version of a piece I wrote for the Daily Telegraph back in October. You can read that piece, here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/10/29/how-manchester-city-are-revolutionising-the-entire-football-acad/  Thank you to Manchester City for providing the access, and to Mark Allen for showing me around their wonderful facilities. Jump on the Metrolink tram at Manchester Piccadilly for four stops and you’ll arrive at Manchester City’s ... Read More »

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