Author: Jack Jennings

Boavista youngster John Silva is dreaming of making the big time in Portugal – after leaving England with the aim of proving people wrong. Silva had trials at West Ham, Fulham, Crystal Place and Tottenham but was turned down each time due to him being only 4ft 9in. This was when he decided to take a risk and move try his luck in Portugal. “It was always around one reason, it was always about my height,” Silva said. “In England they look more at height that technical ability. “Physically, they said I wasn’t ready, and it hurts to hear those…

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Walsall Wood manager Harry Harris says his side were “brilliant” in the past season. The Wood went on a five game unbeaten streak, four of which were wins, to achieve a 6th placed finish in the Midland Football League. Harris praised his players, saying: “We’ve done really well to finish 6th. “The lads have been brilliant for me since I took over in October and the back end of the season you could see we had settled and gelled as a team, you could see that in the performances.” Credit – Olly Foster (@OFGraphicz) In a tremendous final day game,…

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