Paul McVeigh

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Oct 18

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How to be a Mexican Fisherman

I’ve a wee parable about modern life for you to read this week. It’s called The Story Of The Mexican Fisherman. You can read it by clicking here. It’s a tale that has, admittedly, done the rounds. So you may be familiar with it. But, even if you are, what about the message behind it? […]

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Sep 18

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It’s All About Balance

For those who live outside the bubble of the game, the life of a professional footballer probably looks as close to perfection as possible. Especially for those players who are established at Premier League level. Now, before you think I’m going to contradict all of the above: don’t worry, I’m not. It can be a […]

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Jul 18

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Believe You Can Be Better

  Bob Dylan warbled about how the times they are a changin’. That song could be a metaphor for what I believe about my life right now. In my last few blogs I’ve written about how my life is so very different now to what it was fifteen, ten, even one year ago. As many […]

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Jun 18

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Costessey Sports Boys Football Club at their ‘End of season awards’

Delighted to speak with Costessey Sports Boys Football Club at their ‘End of season awards’ last night! Always good to have a laugh at yourself but even better when the audience joins in with the craic!  

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Apr 18

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The Shirt of Shirts

Last time out I wrote about how I was clearing out all of the shirts that I’ve collected throughout my career in professional football. They once all meant a lot to me for a variety of reasons but the fact that I have managed to live my life in recent years with them all bagged […]

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Feb 18

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Out with the Old

For most people, a trip up into the dark recesses of their attic is something they do on just two occasions a year. To get the Christmas decorations down. Before putting them back up there again a couple of weeks later. Whilst, at all times, trying to ignore all the other stuff that is taking […]

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Jan 18

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Life Begins Right Now (Part 2)

Last time out I wrote about how, upon reaching my 40th Birthday, I was reflecting on how my life has changed over the last few years. I’m no longer Paul McVeigh the professional footballer. I’m Paul McVeigh the businessman. Moving on. With no regrets and no New Year’s Resolutions either because I believe we should be […]

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Jan 18

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Life Begins Right Now (Part 1)

So, I’ve just turned 40. The time in your life that, according to popular legend, “life begins at”. What nonsense. I mean that. Come on, think about it. If we really believed that, upon reaching our 40th birthdays that our lives could now truly begin, just what have we been doing up until then? Not […]

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Nov 17

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Why weren’t they world beaters?

I recently posted a photo of the England team that went to the 2004 European Championships in Portugal alongside a question: how did this team never win anything? Consider their starting line up in their 4-2 win over Croatia: James, G Neville, Terry, Campbell, Cole, Gerrard, Beckham, Scholes, Rooney, Owen, Lampard. How many of those ...

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Sep 17

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Return of the Mac

Contrary to what people might have been thinking, I haven’t died. Not yet. In fact I’ve just returned from a two week Sports Psychology speaking tour of America. Fourteen days and fourteen seminars across seven states at some of their most respected Universities, Colleges and Soccer Clubs. It has been an absolute privilege. I ...

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