July 21, 2021

Matchday 15 - Paul Hardyman, coach, FA Cup finalist

Matchday 15 - Paul Hardyman, coach, FA Cup finalist
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We talk to Paul Hardyman, on secondment with Orange County SC from Rangers. 
He compares youth development in the US and in the UK, talks about the key lessons for young players and why he's taken on the challenge of working in the USL.
Paul's talks about being told he wouldn't make it by his career advisor at school and then going on and playing for England U-23s and even appearing in the FA Cup Final - and being mistakenly given a winners' medal.
The former Portsmouth and Sunderland player talks about what it was like to play in the 80s and 90s, the rough tackles, the hard pitches and the no nonsense attitudes.
And he explains what lessons he learns to now pass on to young players and what he hopes to achieve with Orange County this season.