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    Paul Stewart

    Discussion in 'General Football' started by conor1, Nov 23, 2016.

    1. conor1

      conor1 Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Havocc Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      What an extremely brave man to come out and speak about this in public, let's hope other victims take note and speak out against their abusers.
       
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      conor1 Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Absolutely. Very brave indeed. I wonder will others follow suit if indeed it is or has been an issue over the years.
       
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      The people that enabled this...fucking hell.
       
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      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      This is awful stuff to read but a little piece of me isn't surprised that it's happened in general, I think back to my younger days and how often children are left with other parents for travelling to away games and left at mid week training with coaches and not a question asked kid of leaves opportunities open and imagine the opportunities are even more aplenty at a pro clubs youth department. I really feel for the lad though and any over kids this has happened to whilst trying to pursue their dreams. It really is a fucked up thing for an adult to do to a child and I hope the culprits get what they deserve, probably won't though as read that Stewart Hall cunt is living in council estate somewhere near me in South Manchester the other day just getting on with his life now. Was only a couple of years he did for his crimes.... Should be much longer in my opinion.
       
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      Basskadet Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      As shocking as this news is, watching Paul speak about it on the news earlier only made me think how incredible he is and how proud I am he played at Spurs.

      Whoever that coach is was who tormented Paul as a kid in Manchester, he was not able to beat Paul. Despite what he went through, Paul went on and did this:



      WHAT A FUCKIN' HERO!!

      Unfortunately, I would bet there were many more kids who were subjected to the coach who abused Paul who were not able to rise to the same heights
       
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      At our club we are told as coaches to never be by yourself with a child.
       
    9. Liam

      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      That's a fair enough but also a sorry state of affairs too.
       
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      Wenger must be shitting himself.
       
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      deejbah Player in Training.

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      That's true but it's in the best interest of everyone for it to be deemed unusual for child to be left alone with an adult in a position of authority. If clubs had had stricter policies regarding this, a lot of these things would not have happened.
       
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      Really kicking off now by the looks of it.
       
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      birdonaball Player in Training.

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      In the line of work I'm in, this isn't a surprise. It winds me up, makes me sick and I feel frustrated and angry when I listen to victims (survivors) who go to court and have to relive everything, listen to them give evidence and try and drag them through the whole horrid experience without them having a nervous breakdown in the process.

      There are vile, nasty, evil people back in the day that did despicable things to young boys and girls in the past. They need to be caught and punished. Sometimes I don't think jail is good enough for these SOBS but that's just me.

      There are vile, nasty, evil people who are still doing the exact same thing now. Everyone needs to remember that.

      Are there new rules in place, new legislation for us (coaches, teachers, doctors, psychologists) all to follow. Yes. Doesn't mean they all f*cking do though.

      It's happening right now, in our clubs all over the country, in fact the desperation for young boys (and girls) to make it into football in this generation makes it even easier now for vile people in positions of power to control them and do what they want with them.

      Post is a bit heavy I know, I am sorry for that, but this is the reality we live in and it's one that make me want to both punch something and cry all at the same time.
       
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      Yid Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I'd happily volunteer for the job... even go as far as to say I'd do it in my spare time for nothing but expenses.

      Any way you wanted too...
       

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