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Shaka Hislop interview: Ex-Soca Warriors keeper and the Hammers’ three-point key to Graceland

Former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop in his current role as an ESPN Soccer analyst.

Former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop in his current role as an ESPN Soccer analyst.


Most of Shaka Hislop’s 15 years as a professional player were staged in the Premier League, and music has always had a way of lighting up moments inside and outside of the game for the ex-Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper, including when it came to a specific West Ham United ritual which was fit for a king. Read more →

Leroy Lita interview: ‘The rose that grew from concrete’ – The meaning beyond the beat for Reds striker

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Barnsley’s Leroy Lita in his Swansea City days. Photo: @LeroyLita8


With over 100 career goals, as well as experience at English football’s highest level, Barnsley striker Leroy Lita made a success of the hand he was dealt, and music offers a gateway into his persona, as well as revealing one source of inspiration in particular. Read more →

Glen Little interview: Full-back Enemy No. 1 – Clarets and Royals favourite keeps it classic


Twenty years after his breakthrough in football, one-time Premier League winger Glen Little is anticipating another new season as a player, but it only seems right that he stays true to that flavour of the old school. Read more →

Alex McCarthy interview: Meek and Miami on the mind for Royals keeper



Making his very first appearances in the Premier League before being stopped firmly in his tracks by injury has meant that this season has been one of both ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ for Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, just like the album title of the artist whose video shoot he stumbled in on. Read more →

Bobby Convey interview: Hahnemann’s tunes too vicious for match day!


Sporting Kansas City winger Bobby Convey and Everton goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann made history together as Reading’s first ever World Cup players in 2006, although music is an area in which the two former teammates go their separate ways. Read more →