Inside the Dressing Room
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The dressing room is football's inner sanctum, a place which can be defined by great togetherness or deep division, where games can be won or lost before a ball is even kicked.

What goes on between players and managers behind closed doors is often speculated on. There are endless rumours of fights, arguments and practical jokes, but the reality is rarely discussed.

Matt Jarvis, previously of Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United, missed the camaraderie during his recent spell without a club. "I don't think there's anything like it in any other industry," he says.

"It's so unique. You've got so much going on. You've got so many different characters. Different nationalities. Different hobbies. You've got different ages. You can have people as young as 17, 18, who are just coming into the first team. You've got 35-year-olds at the end of their careers. It's just such a mishmash of everything."






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