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Keeping in touch with reality

by Margaret Duggan

ASK a class of 11-year-old boys what they want to do with their lives, and nearly all of them dream of being a professional footballer. Some of the lucky ones who show a spark of real talent go on to be apprentices in a professional football club and spend their teenage years working hard and living “in passionate hope” of making it to fame and fortune, says the Revd Andy Bowerman, Chaplain to Bradford City Football Club.

But the reality is that, of the ...

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