Headline News, Newcastle Player In ‘Not All Footballers Are Thick’ Shock
While Steven Taylor played up to the typical stereotype of a professional football player yesterday with his racism/stupidity episode, at least one of his teammates is kicking back against the typical public perception of his profession.
Mike Williamson has come from nowhere to seize a place in the team once again, while off it he is also aspiring to be the best he can be.
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The Crewe campus of Manchester’s Metropolitan University is hosting a degree in Exercise and Sports Science via the University’s distance learning programme.
Including Williamson, twenty one players from clubs such as Burnley, Stockport, Preston and Newcastle United are involved.
All the players can access the course materials on an iPad which even gives them the chance to use their time productively on the team coach. A bit of a departure from the traditional card schools associated with footballers, although with our French dominance maybe they have instead opted for chucking boules down the bus or simply sit there looking mysterious while pretending to smoke exotic cigarettes.
As for Mike’s University course; the iPads are loaded with interactive eBooks in biomechanics, Psychology, physiology and practical skills which have been specifically created by department staff.
Good on the United centre-back for looking to develop the grey matter and to use his talents after his playing days are over.
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