West Ham legend brutally puts amateurs through their paces and it’s brilliant


We’ve all dreamt of being a professional footballer, and we’ve all dreamt of pulling on the famous claret and blue and donning the hallowed Boleyn Ground turf.

It’s the stuff of dreams. But the trouble is, if you’re anything like me, you’ve never really wanted to sacrifice the ten pints and a kebab you normally sink every Friday in order to realise that dream. The reward of fame and around £60k-a-week just weren’t worth the sacrifice for me, anyway.

But luckily, for one group of West Ham supporting amateur footballers, they’ve had the chance to experience just what it’d be like to make that sacrifice, and the video below looks as if they’ve had to go through hell and back in the process.

Betway have launched Episode Two of their Betway Academy series, which shows the journey of West Ham IFC, who are being given the Premier League coaching treatment over six weeks in order to prepare them for their annual Carboot Cup clash against Watford – a match they’ve never won. You can watch Episode One here.

In Episode Two, Hammers legend Tony Carr gives the lads a bit of a fitness drill, both in the gym and out on the grass – and it’s obvious most of the lads have enjoyed way too many pints and kebabs over the years. Standard.

Fair play ’em, though. They all kept up, even if they did look completely wasted afterwards. It’s exhausting just watching it!

Have a watch below…

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