Now professional footballers, rightly or wrongly, often get a bad press. Overpaid and not exactly the brightest bunch, the much used stereotype.
Now a former Northern Ireland international who played for both Norwich City and Luton Town during his career is claiming that to cut it in the professional game you do need a sharp brain and an ability to think quickly.
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