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Barrett Sports Writing - Prostate Cancer UK

Posted by Ben Barrett on August 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM

The 2012/13 season is well and truly in full flow and Barrett Sports Writing is back to join it.

It’s been an odd pre-season both personally and sportingly, we’ve marvelled at our Olympians, moaned at our efforts at Euro 2012 and found ourselves back, full circle cheering on our first loves.

I begin writing this with a rather sizable smile – currently, Yeovil Town sit 5th in a rather meaningless league table, but with results taken from two top teams the club are unbeaten and in great shape for the rest of the campaign.

You’ve read the previews across the main stream media, and I’ll be tweeting the betting odds for YTFC and anything else that might be of interest, so I won’t bore you with another lot.

So BSW will start with something a tad different.

I’m sure you are aware, but the Football League has chosen the Prostate Cancer UK charity to be their official partner for this season.

To highlight the stat that one in nine men will be directly affected by the disease the charity approached myself and 71 others across the Football League to write a short blog on each club’s best (and worst) players to wear the Number 9 shirt.

You can read my selections HERE.

Putting aside that the man selected to be our worst never actually wore the 9 on his back, it’s a pretty decent list, I think, but behind it all is a serious message – so once you’ve finished shouting at the screen that I’ve missed out your hero or reminiscing about just what Kevin Gall brought to Yeovil take a couple of minutes to learn a bit about Prostate Cancer.

He gets the ball ... he score a goal... 



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