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Episode 5 – Charlie Ball

Episode 5 of the English Players Abroad podcast is here! This episode features an interview with Charlie Ball. The forward grew up in the Everton academy before spending last season playing in Spain. We talk about his time with the Toffees, the trials he went through, which included time in America, and his year in Spain with CD PedroƱeras and FC Cartagena.

You can listen below or on iTunes or Spotify.


Episode 4 – Arinse Uade

Big exclusive for the podcast today as I bring you an interview with the first English player to ever sign a pro contract in Uruguay! It was announced yesterday that Arinse Uade has signed for Uruguayan second-tier side Rampla Juniors.

In the podcast, we hear how the move came about and what the former Arsenal and Norwich youth knows about the league already as he calls us direct from his hotel room in Uruguay.

He’s made history signing this deal so I am delighted to bring the first exclusive interview out with the left-sided player who has also played in Finland and Spain.

You can listen here or on iTunes or Spotify.

Episode 3 – Noel Mbo

We’re back with episode 3 and this is a big one! An exclusive interview with Helsingborg striker Noel Mbo who left Gillingham to head to the top-flight Swedish side last year.

We started by talking about how the trail at Helsingborg came up before then rewinding to his early days at Charlton and Gillingham. We then go on to discuss him signing a contract with Helsingborg and his early days at the club before Henrik Larsson took over as manager.

We move on to his loan spell at Eskilsminne in the third-tier where he did very well before coming back to Helsingborg at the start of this year with new manager Olof Mellberg and how pre-season for the 2020 was going before the pause in football across the world.

We finish with a more general chat about life in Sweden in general, very early days with Spurs and his hopes for international football with Congo.


Episode 2 – Liam MacDevitt

Episode 2 of the podcast is out now! This episode has an exclusive interview with Liam MacDevitt who has played in New Zealand. We go through his career from growing up as part of the Reading development squad, joining Yeovil Town as a pro, going on trials across the country and combining university with non-league football.

We then chat about his time in New Zealand playing for Premiership sides Southern United and Tasman United before finally moving on to what he does now, working for the BBC and with Match of the Day Kickabout interviewing some of the biggest names in sport and how the PFA helped him achieve his goal.

I hope you enjoy!

Episode 1 – Ashford Dawkins

Welcome to the first episode of the all new English Players Abroad podcast brought to you by the original

In this first episode we have an interview with Ashford Dawkins who has spent his career playing in Spain. We discuss his early years in Torquay United, his dad’s fame in the local area and then the move to Spain and his professional career to date, which has included a trail at Chelsea, playing against Dele Alli and a move to Hong Kong!

I hope you enjoy!

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