Our latest Bred A Blue podcast interview is with John Paul Kissock.
Kissock's was a name on everybody’s lips as he progressed through the ranks at Everton.
Slight in stature but large on technical ability, Kissock joined the Blues Academy when he was five years old and was representing England at Under-16 level when he was just 14.
A regular in the reserve side, he travelled with David Moyes’ First Team on occasions and was an unused substitute several times.
However, that cherished Premier League debut never arrived and following loan spells at Gretna and Accrington Stanley, Kissock was released in 2009.
He joined Hamilton Academical from Everton but soon fell out of love with football and preferred to play at amateur level in Liverpool with his pals before showing tremendous resilience to pull himself together and work his way back to the Football League.
John Paul Kissock’s story is a fascinating one and in our latest Bred a Blue episode he speaks candidly and openly about the harsh realities of life as a professional footballer.