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Eight reasons to read Grassroots Magazine Issue 3

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Eight reasons why you should read Grassroots Magazine Issue 3
 
1/ Andy Murray and his World Cup dream: What would have been if Andy Murray had followed football instead of tennis? Would he run the Scotland midfield alongside Scott Brown and Darren Fletcher? Could he have led us to a World Cup? It’s all fantasy, but even Andy admits, “I would love to know what it feels like to score in a World Cup final.” Read the full interview on pages 28 and 29.
 
2/ “There are some short-sighted clubs, that want to get more money from the SFA to pay their bills instead of funding Grassroots and Youth Development and Performance Programs”. That’s the words of former Scottish FA Performance Director, Mark Wotte. Read more on his thoughts about Scottish football on pages 42 and 43.
 
3/ When asked who his toughest opponent is, Andrew Henderson replied “Myself –I don’t find any of them a problem if I’m on my top form. That’s the honest truth.” To be fair, he’s the world’s greatest ever freestyler based on the fact he’s won the World Championship four times already. Find out more about the freestyle genius on page 36.
 
4/ Imagine having over half a million followers on YouTube. That’s the life of FIFA Youtube star, Jack54HD. The creator of famous series, 7 minute squads speaks about his own footballing career and how he carved his own path despite advice. His interview is on pages 38 and 39.
 
5/ Messi, Ronaldo, Bale, Neymar, Ibrahimovic, and Lewandowski. We’ve got them all. Find out a little bit more about the stars through their own phones in our Celebrity Instagram section on page 25.
 
6/ Who’s Scotland only pro-futsal player in the world right now? No guesses. Kyle Ballingall is the name and we spoke to the man himself to find out how he’s managed it. From Scotland, Croatia, Spain, and now in France. Find out more on page 15. 
 
7/ Your content! That’s right. For the first time, we’ve taken your content and created a doppelgänger section. Do you or one of your team mates feature? Find out now on pages 26 and 27.
 
8/ Regional content galore! We’ve got all the top stories from the six regions of Scottish Youth Football. The stories that feature are:
 
Central
Sir Alex backs Dunblane Soccer Club's 3G pitch dream
Flooding runs riot at Riverside FC
Holytown Colts celebrate 40th anniversary
 
East
Scone Thistle announce girls expansion
Debut for Raith Rovers' Christina, despite hearing loss
 
North
Fantastic Five from North-East Make Scotland Training Camps
McLeod happy to be selected for Scotland
Carloway youngster enjoys trial with Scotland School Boys
 
South East
Penicuik Athletic Youth Football Club Celebrate 60 Years
Peebles push for 3G facility
Blackburn United have eyes on the future with new facilities
 
South West
Largs Colts and KSC Barca on way to Oslo
Valspar FC Optimistic Over Life at 40
Crosshouse to face new challenge at Norway Cup
 
West
East End Thistle awarded new changing rooms
Palace Park star shines with the ‘Wee Govan Pipers’
Celtic BC reach half-century mark
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