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122 with Rhodri Jones talking playing for Manchester United, mental health, Sir Alex Ferguson + more

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Hello and welcome back to A Touchline Rant podcast produced by Bendigedig Media. This week we were joined by Rhodri Jones who signed for Manchester United at the age of 14. We talk his life as a footballer, what it felt like to sign for a club the size of United the same year they won the treble and being under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson. He tells us all about the initiations the 1st year youth players were put through by the first team and what it felt like to be at the club with legends like Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Peter Schmeichel. He talks us through what it felt like to be told be Sir Alex Ferguson that he was not going to be offered a contract at United, joining Rotherham and how his life changed from there. He then talks us through the injuries that ultimately ended his career early, how this impacted his life and the mental health issues that followed and his honesty and openness talking about his mental health issues is so inspiring. Thank you so much to Rhodri for his time and for telling us his story. Thank you also to our sponsor this week Heavy Mental Podcast and our producers Bendigedig Media Thanks again for tuning in - go follow us on social media (everywhere) @atouchlinerant See you next week

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