A different ball game - from professional footballer to lawyer
Brabners Chaffe Street trainee-to-be Ben Purkiss has just finished training. It was a light session, following the 1-0 defeat the day before, away to West Ham United in the third round of the League Cup. Purkiss, who played the full 90 minutes, is disappointed, but delighted his team, League Two outfit Oxford United, held its own against such quality opposition – a last-gasp goal by England international midfielder Scott Parker the only difference between the teams. The result is confirmation that his dream of making it as a top-level professional footballer is still on.
Ben Purkiss became a professional footballer, then a lawyer (almost), then a footballer again. He tells Alex Aldridge about the thrill of playing top opposition, the tedium of the LPC and why he’s put his training contract on hold
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