Hi my name is Brennan Dickenson, I’m 27 years old. Born in Middlesex and have been a professional footballer since I was 18. I am currently playing for Carlisle United FC. I have been told over the years that’s I have good pace, strength and quality. For me being left footed adds an extra bit or rarity. I feel my best quality is getting forward, crossing and set pieces. Southampton was much more of a professional set up, and demanded the right attitude and application at all times. There was an expectation at all times to be the best.
I think I can be classed as an out and out defender first and foremost. I enjoy the heading, blocking and tackling more than anything, but I do like to try and find a pass and bring the front lads in to play as much as I can. I think looking at it objectively my career reads like a slip down the leagues, but I don’t see it that way. I’ve made decisions best for me regarding the clubs I’ve joined and other times things haven’t worked in my favour. I’ve played across 4 leagues in my career and also in the youth systems at 18 and 23s levels so I’m fairly well versed across the board.
I’m Charlie Wakefield, 20 years of age and played for Chesterfield for just about 10 years, coming all the way through the academy, youth team and then into the first team. I can play several positions; Left back, left wing back and also anywhere across midfield, my preferred position is as a number 10 behind the 2 strikers. I got into the academy by just having trials at the time I think I was U11 and then worked all the way through into the youth team. I’d say my youth team coaches at the time in my first year of my scholarship which would be Mark Smith and Dylan Kerr.
I’m Lloyd Kerry, I play for Harrogate Town in the National League. I’m currently the longest serving player and have been at the club 6 years. I would say everyone at the club players, coaching staff, Fans, they all play a big part and will all want the same things… success for their football club. I signed for Sheffield United Academy at 11 and managed to work my way through the age groups and eventually signed a scholarship, followed by my first professional contract…
33 year old, husband and a father of 2. Played for league clubs including Hartlepool, Notts county, Bradford, Chesterfield, Carlisle and Walsall. No rituals/superstitions, just don’t like to feel too full come kick off so just eat food around 10am every game day and that does me other than a few sweets and drinks in the dressing room. Scouted playing for my Sunday league team around the age of 11 and invited for a trial at Middlesbrough academy…
Football is for many years one of the best sports. There are a lot of new football clubs, but there are plenty of old football clubs.
Find below the seven founded football clubs before 1880, from the National League and the National League North and South.