What happened was, all of a sudden i had to proper force the car into gear for about to days, then all of a sudden it started going into gear fine, then last night i had to proper force it again, then it broke down and wouldn't start.
Now i will put it in gear and have the clutch to the floor and start the engine but it's in gear even with the clutch down, so last night i had to put the car in first gear and then try and start the car hoping it would start and stay in gear, which it did, and i nursed it home in first gear for about a mile.
sounds exactly like a slave cylinder leak, which is very common, however you now have to wonder if you've damaged the gearbox by forcing it in gear. many people turn an easy £30 slave cylinder job into a damaged gearbox by driving the car when the cylinder is leaking.
the slave cylinder is on top of the gearbox, if the brake fluid reservoir level is low then ook on top of the gearbox for signs of leaking fluid. you can get to it to replace it more easily if you remove the battery tray, but you dont need to.