By Hari Bajwa (twitter.com/no_hooligans)
If you’re one of the few rising stars that’s fortunate enough to be offered a professional contract, upon signing, it’ll no doubt be drummed into you that a career in football is a very short one. One minute you’re posing for uncomfortable shots with the gaffer as you sign as a 17 year old, the next, you’re in your mid 30s and being subbed off with 5 minutes to go in your farewell appearance. Compared to the average working life of 46 years, a footballer’s is approximately half that total.
The trade-off is that you’ll of course make riches beyond your wildest dreams. The problem is that you’ll probably fritter the majority of it