Thanks for the kind replies. I love this forum!
We live in Middlesex, near Staines so schools got to be (in the oreder of preference)
Is this list too long? We haven't started anything yet apart from what he does at school. I am sure I need to talk to him first and clarify the objectives. But I don't want to scare/ pressurise or worry him. He goes to a good Prep school and this should help. I am noticing that he does his work but without his heart in it (sure signs, untidy work, deteriorating handwriting) just gets it out of the way. But then his exam result is also confusing me because he has been to this school only 3 months and scored 2nd highest in French (I helped him) and Latin (his favorite subject). He scored good in Maths after a little bit of stumble in Maths A exam (did not attempt three questions, not knowing that in exams you attempt all questions). English was good but not as good as it could be (son of a former English teacher, he won the scholarship on the basis of his excellent score in English). Maybe I could promise him a Junior Gunners membership (he is an Arsenal supporter). I enticed him to this Prep school using the lure of football (for some reason they kept him out of the school team in his old school, he is a regular midfielder in his new school team). Maybe I should take him to Langley Grammar. Do they play football there? (God have mercy on my soul if they don't!)
Pensby, most of the boys he plays with will either go independent or to Tiffin Grammar. I have Brain Training for Nintendo DS but he never ever played it. He does not play any
game except FIFA '07 which was his request for the birthday present last year. If that sounds football mad, hear about my No 2. He knows all the scores in all the major games in recent history. He would come up with the claim that some country lost by this many goals to some other country in 1984 World Cup in the USA. An argument would ensue, huge record books from their rooms would be brought downstairs and he would point at the specific yet insignificant entry at some page to prove his point. Come on, it is only human brain. How much junk can it contain? Talk about synaptic connections! They play FIFA '07 against each other all the time. Since this game has all the European clubs, they follow all
the European clubs. I wish they rather knew all the European capital cities like they used to do before this football mania started 3 years ago.
Thanks for the replies. They gave me some smashing ideas. I will start another thread about the books that I have and books/ software I should buy. Please don't hesitate if you or anybody else has any more ideas about channeling this football focus into a push to perform better in academic field.