Apr 3, 2019

Life After Football, Mental Health & Investments Gone Wrong

On Episode 7 of the Boot Room Podcast, Ex Nottingham Forest & Leicester City defender, Alan Rogers joins Jamie & Football Analyst & Sports Phycologist, Christy Holly to give an honest, brave account of what life is like after professional football.
 
Alan talks openly about the challenge in integrating back into normal life after his career had finished. He gives details on the impact his career has had on his mental health and how seeing a recent interview by goalkeeper, Chris Kirkland encouraged him to talk to those close to him about some of his own struggles.
 
He also talks about his experiences with the PFA and how some bad financial advice has left him short of his £500k pension.
 
This is one of the most powerful and important podcasts of this series.
 
Follow the lads on Twitter @JamieHolme @Alanrog3 @Christyeholly

Mar 20, 2019

Who Wins The League? Being Hit In A Tackle From Roy Keane & Who’s Better…Gerrard, Scholes or Lampard?

Joining Jamie on Episode 6 of the Boot Room Podcast is, Alan Rogers. Alan the Ex Nottingham Forest & Leicester City Left Back, now UEFA A Coach
 
Also joining Jamie and Alan is The Boot Room's resident Irish Man, Christy Holly who is the current Opposition Analyst for the USA Women's National team and former Head Coach of US National league side, Sky Blue FC.
 
In this episode, the lads talk about the Premier League title race, what impact will the Champions League have on the run in & who they think will finish in the top four. Al tells some brilliant stories from his career including an infamous meeting with Roy Keane on his debut plus, the lads give their thoughts on who was better...Gerrard, Lampard or Scholes. 
 
Follow the lads on Twitter @JamieHolme @Alanrog3 @Christyeholly

Mar 2, 2019

Performance Coaching, Player Power In The Dressing Room & Title Winners - Liverpool or City

Joining Jamie on Episode 5 of the Boot Room Podcast is, Callum Walsh. Callum is the Senior Physical Performance Coach at Huddersfield Town having previously spent time coaching Turkey's national team, in Brazil with Atletico Paranaense and Wales with Cardiff City.
 
Also joining Jamie and Callum is, Christy Holly. Christy is the current Opposition Analyst for the USA Women's National team and former Head Coach of US National league side, Sky Blue FC.
 
In this episode, Callum talks about his career from coaching in Brazil to his day to day role with Premier League outfit, Huddersfield. The lads discuss player power in the dressing room. Do they now have too much control? What is the best way to get young footballers first team experience in the top Premier League sides? They discuss who is going to win the Premier League, Liverpool or City? Plus, who is the best players they've played with and coached?
 
Follow the lads on Twitter @JamieHolme @Walshy2123 @Christyeholly
 
 

Nov 19, 2018

The Life Of A Non-League Footballer with Jimmy McCarthy

Episode 4: Jamie is joined by one of his closest friends, Jimmy McCarthy who has spent the best part of 10 seasons playing semi professional football for a range of clubs including Chester FC, Altrincham FC, Colwyn Bay FC & AFC Fylde.

The lads shed some light on the side of the semi professional game that people don't always see, how to balance work, football and family, the physical and tactical demands, contracts and transfers plus, Jimmy talks about the chance he got later on in life to turn professional with Crewe Alexandra FC.

Enjoy!

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Nov 14, 2018

Stats In Football & Jose vs Pep

Episode 3: Jamie is once again joined by two former teammates, Christy Holly & Garreth Rafferty. Christy is opposition analyst for the United States of America Women’s National Team & former head coach of Sky Blue F.C. Garreth is a UEFA A & former Liverpool & Blackburn Rovers FC academy coach.

This week the lads discuss the difference in tactical & cultural approach between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, the use and importance of statistics within football and how to adapt tactically to accommodate creative players within your team

Enjoy!

Follow the lads on Twitter: @JamieHolme @Christyeholly @TQSports

Nov 6, 2018

Pressing in Football, Advice to Parents & Arsenal vs Liverpool

Episode 2: Jamie is joined by two former teammates Christy Holly & Garreth Rafferty. Christy is opposition analyst for the United States of America Women’s National Team & former head coach of Sky Blue F.C. Garreth is a UEFA A & former Liverpool & Blackburn Rovers FC academy coach.

The lads discuss Arsenal vs Liverpool, how new coaches implement their ideas, detail behind pressing, how analysts work within football, academy systems & advice to parents plus, tips for anyone looking for a career in football.

Enjoy!

Follow the lads on Twitter: @JamieHolme @Christyeholly @TQSports

Oct 30, 2018

Liverpool vs Cardiff & Is Tackling Dead?

Episode 1: Jamie is joined by football analyst & writer, Josh Williams & LFCDaytrippers & The Anfield Wrap contributor, Stephen Browne. 

The lads discuss Liverpool vs Cardiff City, the side effects of squad rotation, Adam Lallana's role in Liverpool's squad, ask, does Shaqiri deserve to start? Unrealistic title expectations? Plus, answer, is tackling dead in the modern game & are progression routes for young players limited in the Premier League?

Enjoy!

Follow the lads on Twitter: @JamieHolme @DistanceCovered @Stephen19browne

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