As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Stoke's Etherington: All bets off!

Stoke winger Matthew Etherington is confident he is winning his battle with a gambling problem. The 28-year-old is playing without the stress of gambling and revealed he is taking steps to manage his addiction.

Etherington told the Daily Mail: "I've never really spoken about it, but I go twice a week to Gambling Anonymous in Birmingham. I'll do that for the rest of my life.

"You are just meeting like-minded people and you talk about things that help keep you off gambling. It has been a big help.

"I had to do something about it - and I've done that. Now I'd like to get on with my life. I would be the first to admit I had problems with gambling and I never hide that fact.

"My problems had been well documented and I would like to think they are long behind me now. I've got over that and come out the other side."

Video of the day:

About the author

×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free