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Where Are They Now is designed for football fans who are as curious as us to find out what happened to their favourite footballers after they retired from playing. The first edition of our book was published in 1996 and we thought that it was probably about time that we created an online version!


How often have you heard someone say "I wonder what happened to...?"


Not all players end up running pubs or become TV pundits! It's no secret what Gary Lineker is up to these days but what about the many thousands of players who have slipped from public view? The first edition of "Where Are They Now?" uncovered some fascinating post football stories including the former Arsenal striker who became Iceland's Finance Minister; Millionaires; Bankrupts; Vicars; Comedians; Singers; a Phil Collins lookalike... and one or two publicans! Many ex-footballers also fancy themselves as pundits, predicting champions and winners in the various football betting markets available online.


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Which former Premiership goalscorer switched from being a star player on the pitch to being a star player on the green felt of the poker table?




BEAUMONT, FRANK, Towards the end of his career, Frank managed Woolley Miners Welfare in the Yorkshire League. A thoroughly nice guy

Updated: 31-03-15

FORSYTH, Alex Manchester United Alex owns/works at The Auld Hoose pub in Hamilton.

Updated: 31-03-15 Martin spencer

DALY, GERRY, Gerry sadly lost his wife a few years ago. On a brighter note he has now "come home"and works as a match day host at Old Trafford.

Updated: 31-03-15

KING, BRIAN, He used to travel to The Den by train. I sat with him once and discovered that he bought his Goalkeepers Gloves from Millets in Bishop's Stortford (simple woollen ones, none of your posh padded ones for Brian!). As a goalkeeper I thought that I should do the same. They didn't make me any better!

Updated: 30-03-15

MCGILL, JAMES, Died 25 March 2015.

Updated: 29-03-15

GREEN, TONY, Like Michael Nugent below, also played for St Mungo's and Glasgow Schools in the early sixties. Even as an early teenager "Wee Tony" was sensationally talented. His burning ambition was to sign for Celtic, but was rejected for his lack of height at that time. He subsequently took a spurt heightwise, and went on to be one of Scotland's finest ever footballers. I was immensely proud and delighted when his true potential was eventually recognised by his call up to the senior Scotland team for his first of 7 full caps. I too would like to reestablish contact with Tony.
PS: At school the only way I could get the ball from Tony was to kick him (in a friendly teammate fashion) !!

Updated: 29-03-15

KING, BRIAN, He used to travel to The Den by train. I sat with him once and discovered that he bought his Goalkeepers Gloves from Millets in Bishop's Stortford (simple woollen ones, none of your posh padded ones for Brian!). As a goalkeeper I thought that I should do the same. They didn't make me any better!

Updated: 29-03-15

LOCK, KEVIN, Cracking player. I have his shinpads from the 1975 6th Round FA Cup game at Highbury. Kevin threw them into the North Bank goal during the 2nd Half. My Dad and I were on the North Bank and after the game finished Dad persuaded Old Bill to allow me onto the pitch to get them. I was 15 at the time, I'm 55 now and i still have them.

Updated: 28-03-15

MACFARLANE, IAN, Lovely to meet and chat to you both at Torquay, Swinging 60's - hope we bump into you again you will remember us we were the "dancers!!" Very nice couple, Mo says thanks for birthday card Rita & Maureen

Updated: 28-03-15

REEVES, KEVIN, Hello Where are they now?
Yes was a fan of Keven Reeves when he was playing
for Norwich, Remembered John Bond brought Kevin from Bournemouth for £50,000 think late 70s, quite a lot then. Think Kevin had great years at Norwich, think was top goal scorer too, settled in quite quickly. Think Kevin won an England cap! while playing for Norwich. Seems quite a long time ago, after short spell at Norwich went to Man.City for about a million pounds, was sad to see Kevin left Norwich so early, and surprise he did not win a lot of England caps too.

Updated: 28-03-15





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