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– Former QPR defender Clarke Carlisle experienced some mental health issues and even tried to take his own life. Stan sat down with the man to discuss the emotional challenges that footballers have to overcome and both tell their stories;
– World Cup 2018 Group D breakdown – Lionel Messi, Iceland’s “Our boys”, Luka Modric and the Super Eagles.
Clarke Carlisle – Former PFA Chairman and Burnley defender
[01:25] Is professional football a fertile ground for mental health issues?
[02:54] Football players can’t be human beings in the dressing room?
[04:25] From Stan & Clarke’s generation, how many people have suffered?
[05:23] The difference between a football player and other careers
[07:08] The famous cases of unhealthy footballers are just the tip of a iceberg?
[10:03] Stan’s own story
[11:06] “That call” for Stan at the mental hospital
[12:30] Why Clarke failed to contact a specialist for 9 years
[15:39] How the PFA is addressing the physiological problems issue
[17:05] Teammates reaction to Clarke’s problems
[17:29] What should the officials do
[19:20] Clarke’s advice to any person experiencing mental problems
[21:16] World Cup 2018 Group D breakdown
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