A Boy’s Own Story



This morning.

Ex-footballer Andy Woodward discusses on ITV”s Good Morning Britain his abuse by a coach in the 1980s while he was at Crewe Alexandra between the ages of 11 and 15.

Mr Woodward is among a number of former players, including ex-England International Paul Stewart, to break their silence on sexual abuse within the professional game.

Eleven people contact Cheshire police amid claims of sexual abuse in football as victim Andy Woodward says it could be worse than Jimmy Saville (MailOnline)

Cheshire police expand football sexual abuse inquiry as more people come forward (The Guardian)

Andy Woodward claims football child abuse revelations ‘potentially worse’ than Jimmy Savile scandal (The Mirror)

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24 thoughts on “A Boy’s Own Story

  1. bertie blenkinsop

    Very brave guy, have to admire his courage.
    Something like this is always your biggest fear when your kids are involved in sport.

  2. Panty Christ

    An old manager at Southampton FC had his life ruined by a false accusation of being an abuser of children

  3. Daisy Chainsaw

    I hope more men who were abused come forward because these predators need to be exposed and if kids see adults come forward to speak openly about being exploited it may give a child the courage to break free from an abuser and go to the authorities.

  4. jusayinlike

    Gary Speed was apparently abused by this same coach, at the time of his death he was writing an autobiography which included details about this coach, the coach ended up going to Florida of all places and took Justin fashanu with him, fashanu ended up dead about a year later when allegations were made that a coach was abusing children in Florida

  5. jusayinlike

    Yes I’ll get them shortly, apparently gazza passed through this guys grubby mits aswell, look how he turned out, at one stage gazza was hiding bibles around his house saying he was on a secret mission from the pope and also claimed he worked for the cia

      1. jusayinlike

        Yes apparently he was bennels favourite, the link with the security services is alarming, it might go someway to explain how legal hitmen like Denham and Gageby got involved in the Gibney fiasco

      1. jusayinlike

        Bang on the money, trail finders Gibney and Bennel, with their suitcases full of passports compliments of mi5

    1. jusayinlike

      I’d say there’s loads of them look at how screwed up Merson and Adams ended up, macho football doesn’t cater for these very sensitive situations

      1. Bertie Blenkinsop

        Strange thing is Woodward, White and Speed are / were all quite similar looking imo.

        I think you’re right, I fear this may be the tip of the iceberg unfortunately.

        1. jusayinlike

          It’s a disgrace I remember reading a tabloid article saying that speed was a closet homosexual that got caught by his wife and committed suicide, so the press weren’t afraid of sullying his reputation but for some reason they never mentioned bennel or speeds autobiography

          1. Bertie Blenkinsop

            I realise I’m probably contradicting myself by even discussing it here but it’s something I don’t even like to contemplate, it genuinely sickens me to the very pit of my stomach.
            At the risk of sounding all Daily Mail about it, I think anyone who interferes with children should be locked up for life, truly the lowest of the low.

          2. jusayinlike

            They stitched up Justin Fashanu something nasty, you’d think his brother would be absolutely raging however the BBC took care of him, gave him a nice slot on as many crappy tv shows as possible, that shut him up, John Fashanu sold his soul and ended up being an apologist for a band minced hiding in popular culture

          3. jusayinlike

            Bertie your dead right there should be special extreme penalties for this type of crime, absolutely vile

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