Voice of the Players

Notts County defender Matt Tootle has spoken openly about his personal struggle with gambling addiction. Posting on Twitter, Tootle wrote: "I've been a compulsive gambler for as long as I remember and it has brought to me some of my worst memories. ...
12/09/2018
Dutch goalkeeper Wouter Donkers graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology while playing for FC Twente. Now aged 25, he is studying medicine at Erasmus University in Rotterdam after three years at Vitesse Arnhem, another club in the...
03/09/2018
Formula One's new ‘halo’ head protection device saved Charles Leclerc from what might have been a potentially lethal impact. His Sauber car bore the scars instead, tyre marks showing where Fernando Alonso’s McLaren had bashed against the bodywork...
30/08/2018
Ellison has played for 13 clubs throughout his career and has a reputation as one of the toughest players in the Football League. The 39-year-old believes his depression started around 8 years ago, after he signed for current club Morecambe, up...
27/08/2018
Sebastian Vettel has no hard feelings about Valtteri Bottas hitting him in Hungary, acknowledging the Mercedes driver had “no grip” as they battled over second place.   Bottas pitted on lap 16 of the Hungarian Grand Prix and his tyres were worn as...
31/07/2018
Iniesta started on the bench on Sunday, coming on midway through the second half as Spain attempted to retake the lead cancelled out by Artem Dzyuba's spot-kick, but could not inspire a victory.   The 34-year-old, who will now join Vissel Kobe...
02/07/2018
Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) will grant its highest individual honour, the Alex Tobin Medal, to former Socceroos captain Paul Okon at the 2018 PFA Players’ Awards and 25th Anniversary Gala dinner in Sydney on Tuesday 3 July 2018.  ...
25/06/2018
Nearly half of national team footballers who play in 50 or more matches per season are being too stretched by their current schedule, according to FIFPro research published ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.   In answering a FIFPro survey, 46...
21/06/2018
Alex Valvo is a collegiate hockey referee who happens to be gay. He sees a link between his on-ice life, where referees exist to ensure fair play, and his off-ice life. “All that referees want is a fair game between two teams,” he says. “And that’s...
16/05/2018
A survey of the Swiss Super League and Swiss Challenge players showed the following results:   Super League championship games on artificial turf: Only 13% of professional players are in favor of hosting Super League championship...
08/05/2018
Arsenal look increasingly likely to miss out on Champions League football again as they languish in sixth place.   Arsenal could rescue their season by winning the Europa League, although Aubameyang is cup-tied in the competition. The Gabon star...
11/04/2018
Carmen Thalmann (born 11 September 1989) from Austria, has surprised everyone. Via her Instagram page she announced her retirement from alpine ski racing at the age of 28. Here is what she said in her own words:   "It was a wonderful chapter in my...
09/04/2018