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  • Italia Wasteels: A Day in the Life

    In 1968, a group of young Italian expats set up a football team in the UK to pass the time. Half a century later, the Italia Wasteels remain the only Italian football club left playing in London’s amateur football leagues.

    Now playing in the Orpington and Bromley District Sunday Football League, it was on the advice of his local priest that encouraged a twenty-year-old Luigi Farnesi to start the Italia Wasteels with his brother and to this day the Club President remains as involved as when it all started.

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  • Pro:Direct One's to Watch: Achraf Hakimi

    We don't regret to inform you that we know everything about football here at Pro:Direct, therefore, we welcome you to our first ever episode of 'One's to Watch'.  A weekly feature you'll want to read and watch as we give you a baller in world football that's on form. 

    From stats to clips, background to future, here's why we think Borussia Dortmund's 'Achraf Hakimi' is "One to Watch".

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  • Pro:Direct One's to Watch: Ansu Fati

    We don't regret to inform you that we know everything about football here at Pro:Direct, therefore, we welcome you to Episode 2 of our weekly feature 'One's to Watch'.  A weekly feature you'll want to read and watch as we give you a baller in world football that's on form. 

    From stats to clips, background to future, here's why we think Ansu Fati is "One to Watch".

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  • Pro:Direct One's to Watch: Erling Haaland

    We don't regret to inform you that we know everything about football here at Pro:Direct, therefore, we welcome you to our first ever episode of 'One's to Watch'.  A weekly feature you'll want to read and watch as we give you a baller in world football that's on form. 

    From stats to clips, background to future, here's why we think Erling Braut Haaland is "One to Watch".

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  • Join the Scouting System Ep1: Donyell Malen

    Think you can spot the next Lionel Messi, Frank Lampard, Nicolas Bendtner? At Pro:Direct Soccer we thrive on being the first in the know, with our eyes firmly on every corner of the footballing globe to find the future star of football.


    Therefore, we welcome you to Episode One of our weekly feature we like to call; ‘Join the Scouting System’. Every seven days we’ll be delving deep into a one special talent who we believe will make it to the very top. Listen, we may get it wrong, we may even get it terribly wrong, but one thing we want to pride ourselves on is finding that hidden gem who, like the kids say, “are doing bits”!

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