Reporter (R): You're a parent. You have children. You want those children to
become Premier League footballers. Well, this is the place for you. The Dave
Wilson School in Ipswich, in the heart of London's East End.
Manager (M): Now, shake out, shake out.
R: The name of Dave Wilson will be familiar to anyone who knows it and to those
who followed the fortunes of Reading Town reserves during the dark days of the
M: Oh, yeah. They were dark. They were... They were very, very dark days. I
never actually thought they were dark, but now that you mention it, they were
ever so dark.
R: Dave played in a total of two games for the side before a cartilage snapped
in his head.
M: Okay, next one...
R: Following the accident, Dave tried his hand at many things.;astrologer,
night-club owner, interior designer, shadow home secretary. The jobs came and
went, but nothing seemed to stick. Until Dave turned up one day to watch his
nephew playing for the school side.
M: Yeah, well, I saw a chance, you know, to get involved. Uh, you know,
football's been good to me, I... I saw a chance to put something back into the
- Right, now. Listen! Okay, now. Football is a very simple game. What is it?
Childrens (C): A very simple game!
M: Right. Now, what is the object of the game of football?
C: To run into the box and fall over!
M: Run into the box and fall over. Let's try that now. One at a time. Ricky, off
- What I'm really trying to do here is to teach fundamental footballing skills
at the earliest possible age. I've actually started teaching my eight-month-old
son. And, I've got to say, he's a natural. Falls over like a diamond.
- Okay, listen. A lot of you, as you go, are not getting your head back.
Okay? Nice and loose in the neck. As you get into the box, a lot of height. Goes
like this, okay? You roll and roll. Okay? The same applies for the static fall.
Right, that's when you run into the box, you've forgotten to fall over and
you're just standing there, okay. Nice and loose in the neck, and... Okay, then.
Limping. Two lengths of the pitch. Go.
C :Mr Wilson, found this in the changing room. What is it?
M: Never you mind what that is. Right, you lot. Come here!
- Makes you sick, doesn't it?
- Right, listen. I'm gonna say this once, and once only, okay? Martin has found
this in the changing room. Right? Now then, I don't want to see any of you
mucking around with these things, okay? Any one of you sees one of these, I want
you to tell me or Mr Collins immediately. All right? You want to make it to the
top? It's training. No one ever got on in football messing around with these
things. Right, off you go.
- This makes me sad.