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

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…

Believe half of what you see and none of what u hear.

— Izzy Iriekpen (@Izzyiriekpen) July 10, 2012

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

Jack Saville, Barnet…

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going..

— Jack Saville (@JackSaville) July 10, 2012

Origin of saying: American operatic soprano Beverly Sills.

Nile Ranger, Newcastle United…

Love dont cost a thing

— Nile ranger (@NilePowerRanger) July 10, 2012

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…

Watching Beauty and the Beast, So sad but just shows you to never judge a book by its cover.

— Luke J Dobie (@LukeJDobie) July 10, 2012

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…

Nobody said it would be easy

— Chuba Akpom(@Chuba10) July 10, 2012

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…

If you don’t hear you must feel!

— Reece Wabara (@ReeceWabara) July 16, 2012

Origin of saying: Someone’s parents.

Marc Albrighton, Aston Villa…

Better put a penny away for the rainy days

— Marc Albrighton (@MAlbrighton12) July 30, 2012

Origin of saying: “Sixteen” by Rick Ross.

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