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The Pain That Comes With Pursuing The Dream

  What is the single word that ends the majority of football careers? Pain. It can come when you least expect it. It can last a day, a week, maybe even a year. The physical pain from being a footballer is experienced by all. Injuries happen. It’s part of the game. Sometimes it’s out of our control. Even physiological pain is usually understood by most footballers. The pain of being benched. The pain of being mocked by your coach. The pain of suffering a humiliating loss or blown lead. The pain of a long recovery after a devastating injury. We accept the reality of playing the game we love makes us vulnerable to extreme discomfort.  What is rarely spoken about...

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