Footballers as Life Coaches: Albrighton, Ranger, Akpom, Wabara, Iriekpen, Dobie

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In amongst all the tweets about Nando’s, Drake and FIFA, footballers have more wisdom to impart than you may think. Check out what this lot have to say, why don’t you?…

Marc Albrighton of Aston Villa
Albrighton… Put 1p aside in case it rains (Img: Ronnie Macdonald)

Izzy Iriekpen, ex-Swansea City…

Origin of saying: Benjamin Franklin, later quoted by Jay-Z in the lyrics to his song “Ignorant Sh*t”.

Jack Saville, Barnet…

Origin of saying: American operatic soprano Beverly Sills.

Nile Ranger, Newcastle United…

Origin of saying: The title of a song by J-Lo.

Jermaine PedantJermaine Pedant says… Love doesn’t cost a thing, and neither does correct grammar.

Luke Dobie, Middlesbrough…

Origin of saying: The phrase first appeared in 1944 in the American journal “American Speech” as “you can’t judge a book by its binding.” In 1946 the phrase appeared in the murder mystery novel Murder in the Glass Room (by Edwin Rolfe and Lester Fuller) as “you can never tell a book by its cover.”

Chuba Akpom, Arsenal…

Origin of saying: “Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.” –
– American businessman and columnist Harvey Mackay. Or, if you like, “The Scientist” by Coldplay.

Reece Wabara, Manchester City…

Origin of saying: Someone’s parents.

Marc Albrighton, Aston Villa…

Origin of saying: “Sixteen” by Rick Ross.

Tune in at some point in the future for more Footballers as Life Coaches!

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