• from www.theeastterrace.com 02/9/05 In a surprise move, Sir Clive Woodward unveiled Neil Back, Richard Hill, Ben Kay and Will Greenwood as his first official signings for the Southampton Academy football team.  At yesterday’s spontaneous press conference, Woodward said he was disappointed by the lukewarm reaction to his first meaningful act in football.  In particular, he said he was astonished by the criticism that his new players were too old for the game at academy level.  ‘That’s such a conventional way of thinking,’ Woodward admonished reporters.  ‘At my first training session I immediately identified the major weakness in age-group soccer.  Basically, the players are too young.  It’s like boys against boys out there, and the likes of Backy and Kayey can

    Sep 12,