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Emile Heskey - Rebuilding The Reputation

The epic tale of Emile Heskey in his bid to rebuild his tattered reputation.
Started on 23 November 2014 by Feliks
Latest Reply on 28 February 2015 by Feliks
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5 yearsEdited

Starting Anew

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"...it was never an easy decision. It's been almost 20 years now, in this life, this lifestyle, and it's like a religion to me. But now, at 36, I feel like my time has come. It's time for the next generation to come in. Who wants to see an old man running around in the Football League? *journalists chuckle* We, or at least me personally, I want to see the youngsters playing. I want to see the next Beckham, the next Scholes, the next Owen and the best way is to bring them up young, let them develop, and put the English back in the English Premier League."

"And so with my retirement, I have come to the decision to enter the management game. I've always looked up to my managers, Martin O'Neill being a huge idol for me. He really shaped me as a player, and I just want to give some of that back. I want to give a young player the opportunity to grow and become the next English superstar. I want to lead a team, instill them with the knowledge that made me not only the player, but the person I am today. I feel like it's a sense of duty I guess; football gave me so much, I may as well repay it."

(The room jostles to pose a question)

"Emile, Emile! Has the lack of interest from Football League clubs influenced your decision to hang up the boots?"

"Haha, no, not at all. I'd love to play in the lower leagues of England, help develop the grassroots side of the game which is vitally important, but not as a player. That day is long gone, Australia taught me that, Aston Villa taught me that, and now I feel like it's time to turn to management and make a bigger impact. And to be honest, I've had one too many Snickers over the pre-season so I doubt anyone would sign me anyway." (journalists laugh)

"BBC Sport here, have you obtained the necessary qualifications or is this something you will be looking at doing in the coming months?"

"Well ever since I was at the Jets I had contacted UEFA about the possibility of getting the, erm, B license? Yeah the Continental B License, and I got that just before I left the Jets. I'm currently working on obtaining the A License and I'm almost there, very nearly haha, so once that's done I'll start looking for jobs. The last one is the Pro License I believe, and I'll start to look at beginning that once I'm settled in employment. Getting all of the licenses is definitely a big goal for me, I want to prove I'm up there with the best."

"Where do you plan on managing? I hear Spain's nice this time of year?"

"Haha cheers Jim, but in all honesty I couldn't think of managing anywhere else but here in England. I've watched the transformation of the Premiership and been saddened by the increasing lack of English talent. Newcastle don't have one Englishman in the first team and that makes me very sad. People are complaining that England didn't do well at the World Cup? Maybe we need to start investing in our league and start to develop star players again. I want to bring back the glory days, you know, Bobby Charlton and Gordon Banks. When England was an Englishman's domain, and I plan on doing that by staying in England for the long haul."

"Sky Sports 24 here, Emile, can you give us an insight into your potential style of play?"

"I think it's a tad premature maybe to comment on how I'll manage, but I've always loved selflessness and workrate. A team that puts themselves on the line to help their teammates. Have you seen Germany play? Granted, I'm not a big fan of Germany itself, what true Englishman is (room laughs) and they are pretty robotic (spattering of applause) the way they play is just amazing to me. The efficiency and the teamwork is just phenomenal. That's the kind of team I want. Maybe a little more emotion, haha, but that's the kind of football I'd love to play.

Well I think we might wrap it up here...."


"Wait, one last quick question Emile. Do you think your reputation will hamper your chances as a manager?"

"Well that's what I'm here to do. To rebuild the reputation."
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5 yearsEdited

Emile Heskey- Rebuilding The Reputation


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Emile William Ivanhoe Heskey


Age: 36
Nationality: English, Antiguan
Home Town: Leicester, England, UK
International Record: England, 62 caps, 7 goals
Position: Striker
Clubs Played For: Leicester, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa, Newcastle United Jets
Clubs Managed:

Individual Honours

Club Honours

  • Leicester- League Cup champions 1997, 2000
  • Liverpool- FA Cup 2001, League Cup 2001, 2003, Europa League 2001



  • Emile Heskey is a former English professional footballer who last played for A-League club Newcastle Jets. Renowned as a journeyman, the six club Heskey is a target man, who doesn't score many goals but instead sets up play for his teammates. He is a 500 game veteran of the English Premier League and has represented his country on 62 ocassions.

    Born in Leicester, he played for Leicester City until the age of 22 where he was the subject of a record breaking bid of £11 million from Liverpool. He spent 4 years at Anfield, before becoming Birmingham's most expensive player ever when he moved in 2004 for £3.5 million. He was under extreme scrutiny by fans, and it followed him to Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa where he failed to score goals on a regular basis. With his contract run out, Heskey opted for a move to the A-League with the Newcastle Jets and after 2 seasons, stepped down from the game.




    Brilliant start, good luck man!
    THE MOTHER OF ALL BEASTS!!!!

    SO GLAD THIS IS HERE
    Great two updates, hope this can be as good as Down Under!

    NB: This is comment v2.0
    The master, the legend, Emile has returned! Good luck!

    PS: always remember, Beast Mode On!
    I heard someone say ask what time it was.


    IT IS HESKEY TIME
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    Yes.
    A great start to the story. I can understand the YouTube video being called Emile Heskey goals....but surely not skills. Good luck to the man!
    And so it begins B-)
    The white pele strikes again.
    Good luck Feliks, great choice of manager :P
    Feliks's avatar Group Feliks
    5 yearsEdited

    Emile Heskey Fan Mail


    2014-11-23 16:00#200959 Jonaldinho : Brilliant start, good luck man!

    Thankyou kind sir, I won't fail to impress.

    2014-11-23 16:01#200960 Walter : THE MOTHER OF ALL BEASTS!!!!

    SO GLAD THIS IS HERE

    Oh, I don't think of myself as a beast as such, but it is good to see your enthusiasm.

    2014-11-23 16:09#200963 Tallery : Great two updates, hope this can be as good as Down Under!

    NB: This is comment v2.0

    Oh yes, I've heard of this story, by a strapping young lad called Feliks. I will beat it!

    2014-11-23 16:16#200965 Zed : The master, the legend, Emile has returned! Good luck!

    PS: always remember, Beast Mode On!

    Oh how you flatter me. <3

    2014-11-23 16:22#200966 Xanderthedunny : I heard someone say ask what time it was.


    IT IS HESKEY TIME

    It's time for me to rebuild the reputation, that's what time it is!

    2014-11-23 17:50#200972 Justice : Yes.

    So simple, so elegant, so true.

    2014-11-23 19:06#200979 Jamesg237 : A great start to the story. I can understand the YouTube video being called Emile Heskey goals....but surely not skills. Good luck to the man!

    Let's not insult my skills now, I have retired as a player. But thankyou for the luck!

    2014-11-23 19:59#200981 Neal : And so it begins B-)

    And let it be a plentiful journey.

    2014-11-23 20:38#200989 Toon : The white pele strikes again.

    I am not sure what this means, but thankyou!

    2014-11-23 23:29#201018 pompeyblue : Good luck Feliks, great choice of manager :P

    Oh the flattery is everywhere! Thankyou Pompey for believing me to so good. :D
    awesome choice and this is one i will follow with interest

    Emile Heskey Fan Mail


    2014-11-24 14:11#201069 No1VillaFan : awesome choice and this is one i will follow with interest

    Thankyou for your interest :)

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