Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Compulsive doing: sport in childhood

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 09 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3071
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner
  1. 1Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

    The wonder that is the football World Cup has started. Footballers get a lot of stick for being young and overpaid, which is odd because the wealthiest in this country inherit their money doing nothing for their status. But of course they’re known for the sarongs, silly hair cuts, poor vocabulary, high end cars, and their litany of fashion crimes, WAGs (wives and girlfriends), and affairs. A professional sportsperson needs talent but above all discipline and …

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