Diary of a Wannabe Star

Will Hall: my bottom corner beauty!

Will Hall: my bottom corner beauty!

Young footballer Will Hall gives us the latest on developing through grass-roots football, including scoring a rather unusual goal. A lot has happened since I last wrote about my football. I have played the Southampton Academy twice, sadly both ending in...read more »

Will Hall: bouncing back from a setback

Will Hall: bouncing back from a setback

Young football hopeful Will Hall's latest lesson in how to cope with disappointment at grass-roots level and keep focusing on the horizon. Just over a month ago I attended the Junior Premier League representative team trials. It is regarded as where...read more »

Great finish to a successful season for a proud Players’ Player of the Year: Will Hall

Great finish to a successful season for a proud Players’ Player of the Year: Will Hall

As the season came to a close and one more training session left, there were awards to give out and breaks to be had. The Pompey JPL awards night was when I was away in Canada so I was gutted...read more »

No winning trophy to show for their efforts in Holland – but lots of goals and fond memories for Will Hall

No winning trophy to show for their efforts in Holland – but lots of goals and fond memories for Will Hall

Before I get into the main topic of this blog I would just like to start off with my Sunday League team. This season we have won the League and Cup to win the double for the first time! We went...read more »

Trials and Tribulations: latest instalment from our wannabe star Will Hall – Arsenal, West Ham and Charlton are showing interest

Trials and Tribulations: latest instalment from our wannabe star Will Hall – Arsenal, West Ham and Charlton are showing interest

A few weeks ago, I had a trial at one of QPR’s training grounds (it wasn’t for QPR though). The trial was called ‘UK Football Trials’ and had players from across the country and from other countries all there to...read more »

Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Academy internee Will Hall puts his Southampton hero on the spot

Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Academy internee Will Hall puts his Southampton hero on the spot

  SOUTHAMPTON legend Matt Le Tissier was delighted to welcome to his Natural Coaching Academy their first player from the Isle of Wight – Will Hall - to become part of the #MLTNCFamily. And Will was delighted to spend time with his...read more »

Will Hall takes some penalty tips from Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier: who better?

Will Hall takes some penalty tips from Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier: who better?

LAST week we (the u13’s JPL) travelled to Wick FC, near Arundel, to play one of the best teams in West Sussex. They are second in their league and in the final of the cup. After the first quarter we were...read more »

Story of a rising star: training at at Matt Le Tissier’s Southampton Academy is paying dividends for Will

Story of a rising star: training at at Matt Le Tissier’s Southampton Academy is paying dividends for Will

By Will Hall Since last time I wrote a few things have happened. The first thing is that I have played my first game for East Cowes Vics(formally known as Newport) and we played Cowes, ( a local derby). We won 3-0...read more »

Matt Le Tissier pays tribute to a brave young boy with a football dream – Saints legend aims to make it come true

Matt Le Tissier pays tribute to a brave young boy with a football dream – Saints legend aims to make it come true

SOUTHAMPTON legend Matt Le Tissier was delighted to welcome to his Natural Coaching Academy their first player from the Isle of Wight – Will Hall - to become part of the #MLTNCFamily Sky pundit and former England international Matt says: “The...read more »

He came; he saw; he conquered – Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the new ‘Special One’ at Manchester United

He came; he saw; he conquered – Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the new ‘Special One’ at Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has certainly made an impact at Manchester United - 26 goals so far don't lie. The super Swede is Eric Cantona re-incarnated - a talisman, a character and a true pro. Full of arrogance and bon viveur! His teammates have welcomed...read more »