Grew up in Birmingham. Son of a gardener. Always wanted to be a footballer or the next Linford Christie. By senior school I knew football was my best chance. I always loved Roy Keane. He was so serious about the same and put everything on the line to win and I loved that growing up. The biggest difference in my position was the size and strength of the strikers I was up against. I caught the back end of the era of dele Adebola, Darius Henderson’s of the championship. It was get strong and tough or forget about a career at centre back.
I’m Sorba Thomas and play as winger by Boreham Wood FC. I am know in Boreham Wood as the entertainer. I am a quick skilful winger who thrives of setting up my team mates and being the difference on the pitch. Growing up watching Thierry Henry and Ronaldinho just made me love football wanted to be like them play like them etc and back in the days I was always a striker growing up but once I came to Boreham Wood they started playing me as a winger and now the rest is history.
I’m Jimmy Smith, age 33 married two kids Henry and Beryl. Qualities I would say ability to score goals from midfield both footed and got stamina especially for my age. Signed for Chelsea at 9 got scouted from my sunday league team Redbridge United, while at Chelsea went through every age group eventually being with the first team , Neil bath academy director there helped me a lot on my game but also growing up about dealing with situations outside of football as well.
I’m Elliott Durrell, 31 year old attacking midfielder who is comfortable on either wing or preferably in number 10. Had a good few years in Non-League and tasted the EFL with Macclesfield Town in 18/19 season following promotion from the National League as Champions. Played for some big non-league clubs including Wrexham, Altrincham FC, Chester FC, AFC Telford United, Hednesford Town FC, York City FC and Tamworth FC.
My name is Emmanuel Onariase, and I’m a right footed central defender. Both ball playing and no nonsense defender, adaptable to both depending on what the manager wants. Eat well in the week, sleep on time, do extras after training/ stretching & meditation. Keep my routine consistent. Massive because being tall, I didn’t have the best technical/dribbling ability so during my time it improved my technique and skill level massively. I learnt game understanding too.
My name’s Marvin Ekpiteta and I currently play for Blackpool FC. I’ve been playing local football in north London from around 8 years old until 16 when I signed for Oxford United. I spent 3 years with Oxford United’s youth team and after I was released I dropped down and played part time. I played part time for 3.5 years until I was picked up by Leyton Orient and was back playing full time football….