By Alan Tonge, lecturer in sport research at the UCFB Etihad Campus
Alan is a former professional himself, having played for Manchester United and Exeter City, before he was forced to retire at the age of 24. He’s since gone into academia and has a Master of Philosophy in Sport Psychology. Alan is currently undertaking a PhD on ‘exploring critical moments, identity and meaning amongst professional football players’.
‘Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!’
Over the past 52 years much...