Chloe Speaks to Spurs Media from Home…

In an exclusive catch up with England Under-21 international Chloe Peplow, we speak about how her recovery from injury is progressing and how she’s been keeping herself occupied during isolation in Birmingham…

What’s a typical day at home been like for you during lockdown?

Chloe: “I’ll usually be ready to start my day at around 9am. I normally have two sessions to complete so I will start the first one at around 10am. My first session usually consists of conditioning or it will be a lower/upper body weight session. In terms of my conditioning, it’s a lot of being on a bike and boxing. During sessions, I’ll usually get on with some personal training work I’ve been doing alongside being a professional footballer. I’ve been using this time to trial sessions with my mum in the front garden – the neighbours have been coming out to watch, it’s been pure entertainment for them watching my mum doing my exercises. After that, I’ll start my injury prevention session which is exercises solely based around my foot.”

Do you do much in the evenings?

Chloe: “I think it’s important to take so time away from football, so I’ll usually play Fortnite on the PS4 with Anna Filbey. I’ve also been cooking dinner for me and my mum. I am not an amazing cook so it will be stuff like chicken, vegetables and mash or chicken fajitas, basically everything is based around chicken. I always cook for my mum at the minute which I think is very nice of me. She will go and buy the shopping and I will cook and that’s my way of giving something back to her. After dinner, we both walk our two dogs Rocco and Patch.”

Other than your mum, are you staying with anyone else or have you got any family near by?

Chloe: “It’s just me and my mum in Bromsgrove in Birmingham but my Grandad lives directly next door to us, and my brother stays there with him. So essentially, it’s the four of us which is really nice in these times – no one is on their own.”

How do you feel your rehab is going?

Chloe: “I do feel like I am making good progress but it’s hard to know exactly where I am at without seeing our medical team in person. I have a video call every Friday with Sarah (Sports Therapist) and Dan (Club Doctor) and then we have a WhatsApp group with our injured players where I speak to the other girls and Sarah regularly. We’ll post videos of our rehab sessions, seeing the progress that Sophie (Mclean) and Jess (Naz) are making motivates me and helps me on my journey to returning from injury. In terms of my foot itself, I’m not in any pain. I came out of my boot a few weeks ago, it’s feeling strong and I am feeling good.”

You must have been chuffed to get your boot off after all this time?

Chloe: “Yes I was for sure. Getting out of the boot is a big step in overcoming an injury and just being able to walk on my foot normally and without being in any pain was a relief for me.”

How often are you in touch with your team-mates?

Chloe: “I’ve been in touch with a few of them and I am in regular contact with Rianna Dean, Anna Filbey, Kit Graham, Siri Worm and Gemma Davison. I had my nan’s funeral the other week and the girls made me a nice video of them sending their wishes and support to me for the day which was lovely. We have our group chats too which are still quite lively and the quizzes we had the other week with Rosella Ayane and Becky Spencer helped massively with the group interaction.”

Which team-mates are you missing the most?

Chloe: “I am missing all of them to be honest and just the whole social environment. We’ve been doing some performance analysis tasks from some of our games so far this season and it just brings back memories of some incredible moments with the group and makes you really miss everything.”

Have you been doing any fitness challenges going around on social media or TikTok videos?

Chloe: “I have been doing a few TikTok videos…I did one of my mum which was really funny. Before lockdown, Jess Naz was showing me how to do some dancing TikToks at the Training Centre but it was just an epic fail…I can’t dance at all.”

What are you missing most about football?

Chloe: “I am definitely missing getting that matchday feeling.”

Have you been watching anything interesting on TV, any recommendations?

Chloe: “I am not a massive TV/Netflix fan, but I have been watching Tiger King and Love is Blind before I go to sleep.”

Reading any books/ listening to any podcasts?

Chloe: “I don’t read a lot, but I’ve been looking through bits and pieces from The Chimp Paradox. I’m not listening to any podcasts currently but on Spotify I have some playlists I have made that help keep me motivated when I am doing my rehab, I also have a boxing playlist too which includes some Eminem songs which seems to help me hit the bag harder.”

Learning any new skills/ online courses?

Chloe: “I am studying at the moment doing my Level 3 Personal Training course so it’s been a good time for me to get that work done and then when we get back to football, I can solely focus on getting back on the pitch and returning from injury. I’ve also been doing a lot of cooking. I wouldn’t say I am amazing, but I am definitely using this time to practice and expand my knowledge. I have been doing a lot around the house too, being more domesticated, walking the dog and helping my mum out etc, so I guess you could say I am building on my life skills.”

When we come out of lockdown, what’s the first thing you want to do?

Chloe: “Go for a Nando’s.”


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Chloe continues her rehabilitation progress at home…

Chloe Peplow the Spurs and England international midfielder continues her positive rehabilitation at home and is on target subject to the current restrictions in the UK.

Chloe sustained a foot injury, whilst away with the England U21 squad at the start of March.

She has recently signed up as part of the NHS Volunteer Response Team.

Commenting via her Twitter @chloe-pep and Instagram @chloepeplow sites ‘Time to come back stronger…’

Get well soonest

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Jack Cooper pens new two and a half year deal at Rotherham United

Dead Dead Good is thrilled to have negotiated a new two and a half year deal for Jake Cooper at Rotherham United FC.

A superb deal for the nineteen year-old youngster who made his first team appearance debut for the first team as an eighteen year-old last season against Manchester United.

Sheffield born central-defender has been on loan at Conference side Gateshead FC in the current season and has been instrumental in seeing the north-east club progress into the play-off position since his arrival.

On his new deal Jake said: ‘I’m really happy to have signed a new contract. Coming into this season with a one-year deal, I had a point to prove in order to earn a fresh one… its great to know the staff at Rotherham trust me’

‘I’m enjoying my time at Gateshead, and its been a learning curve for me, having to adapt to men’s football. Words can’t describe how invaluable the experience is…’

For now I’ll just get my head down and continue working hard

Steve Harrison DDG Managing Director made comment ‘It has been incredibly rewarding watching Jake progress from the ranks of the Millers academy to his first year as a professional, his first team debut, and supporting Jake and his family through these exciting times. His approach to the game is exceptional, which reflects in the way that his colleagues, coaches and club respect him. Jake has a bright future in the game, and we are very proud to represent him…’

Congratulations Jake!

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Welcome Sarah !!!

It’s terrific to announce some positive news in these tricky times. 

A BIG welcome to Birmingham City’ and England Lioness Sarah Mayling to DDG.

Sutton Coalfield born Sarah has the Blues Number 2 shirt following her 2017 transfer from rivals Aston Villa, where Sarah progressed through the centre of excellence as a youngster.

One of former Blues boss Marc Skinner’s first signing’s; Sarah made her debut appearance in the in the FA Cup clash against WBA and went on to appear at the 2017 FA Cup Final v Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.

Sarah has represented the ‘Young Lionesses’ at U17, U19, U21 level and is part of the current U23s squad and is effective as an attacking full-back or midfielder.

Steve Harrison – “It’s fantastic to have this talented young international prospect as part of the DDG Family and we are excited about working together with player, club and country”.

Stay Safe & Keep On Keepin’ On…

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Dan finishes on a high ahead of footballing quarantine…

In these tricky times it was great to see Welsh International prospect Dan Hawkins finish the final couple of days on a high ahead of the footballing quarantine that the professional game has experienced.
An U23s fixture between Salford City and Manchester United saw Dan called-up to 1st team training with the Sky Bet League Two side ahead of the break.
Great Work Dan…

#WeAreSalford #MUFC #SalfordCityFC
#TeamDDG #StaySafe #Wales #DanHawkins

The Professional Game in England is postponed as a result of the global health pandemic

The Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England

Full statement:

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Stay Strong…

File THAT under a perfect return for “JJ”

Rotherham United FC and #TeamDDG‘s JJ Kayode made his third loan start for Carlisle United last night in the Division Two clash at Brunton Park v Newport County, after a short break through a minor injury.

So what do we want from our strikers… well we reckon three goals in three starts is possibly up there on the priority list!

Another ~Goal for JJ which along with his goals for Gateshead FC pre-Christmas will see the exciting Irish international headed towards twenty goals in the season…

Terrific work JJ!

So good they named him thrice – #JJKayode #JoshuaKayode #JoshKayode

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Another clean-sheet for Marie as the Republic of Ireland look to progress

An impressive victory and clean-sheet for Marie Hourihan the Republic of Ireland and SC Braga (Portugal) Number One against Greece last week.

The Irish Girls sit in 2nd place behind Germany in the UEFA Women’s Championship Qualifiers.

Marie has been part of our own development in the girls game. We originally handled her move from Chelsea to Manchester City, and then Brighton and Hove Albion until her latest move to SC Braga in Portugal.

It is easier to list what Marie hasn’t won… that will just be the
Champions League in Europe in club football. An incredible career to date just gets better, with an improving Irish side and Champions League football in sun-drenched Portugal… that last illusive trophy!


#MarieHourihan #RepublicofIreland #SCBraga #ManchesterCity #Chelsea #BirminghamCity #GoalkeepersUnion #ProGK #TeamDDG #DeadDeadGood #BrightonandHoveAlbion #WSL1


Lost in Sound Exhibition…

We are really excited about this exhibition in Northwich… the town where our music empire HQ used to be based.

Paul Evans was a book supporter of the label back in the day and documented a great deal of what was achieved back then which he exhibited at the Dead Dead Good Music Festival in 2019.

In this exhibition he celebrates his work in music and his early inspiration referencing Joy Division, New Order and The Smiths no doubt all purchased from the local Omega Records store!

Please support the creative arts in this forward thinking South-Manchester town which once had the oldest football stadium in the world. The Drill Field was home of Northwich Victoria between 1875 and 2002 which was sadly sold to developers, having been originally paid for by generous local benefactors including Manchester City Football Club.

Good Luck Paul…

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