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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!


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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?




DROY, MICKY, Great thing, were'nt Chelsea relegated from Div 1 in 1975?

Updated: 20-10-14

COLEMAN, TONY, tony is my cousin &i have a picture of him were we lived in liverpool just before his football trials

Updated: 20-10-14

ALLEN, TONY, Tony grow up and lived in Stoke. However he grow up as a Port Vale fan and only signed for Stoke City over Vale as he was offered 4 new tyres for his car.

Updated: 20-10-14

MCNEILL, DIXIE, grew up with dixie, spent hours with him at his home on saxby rd melton mowbray, played in the same team at melton modern boys school, we were pretty close back then, have followed his career from afar (I live in florida} worked with his dad (Dixie also) at the local iron foundry, havnt seen him for 40 odd years, I used to call him Richard, cos thats what his lovely Mum used to call him, actually saw him play for Leicester city, kinda basked in reflected glory,,cheers to you Richard,,,Phil

Updated: 17-10-14

HILLEY, DAVE, I played against Dave in the blue bell over 40's football league. he was old but still good and a legend

Updated: 17-10-14

WILKINSON, NORMAN, If this Norman Wilkinson lived in Stanley Co. Durham then I grew up calling him Uncle Norman. He was a friend of my mothers. We lost touch with Norman and Da when their house was knocked down to make way for new housing.

I am so sorry to read that he died in 2011, really I am he was always so kind to me as a kid. I am trying to do my families history and I remembered him name.

Would you just please confirm it's the same man, if possible.


Updated: 17-10-14

LEIGH, IAN, Ian leigh is now living with his Family in Perth Western Australia.
After finishing football became a director of internet company moved to Austin Texas for 7 years
Runs a supply chain to the worlds largest Gold supplier.
Owns an Import Export company.

Updated: 17-10-14

KEMP, FRED, Great 100percent competitor Why did saints let him go

Updated: 17-10-14

ROBERTSON, ALLY, ally now works for ryebrook bmw in shrewsbury i used to work with ally at evans halshaw in dudley we still keep in touch in spite of me living in thailand

Updated: 14-10-14

EARLES, PAT, I played for Brookfield school in locksheath in 1968-1969 and Pat was centre forward and English schoolboy
It was a privalage to play in the same team.

How he never made it to the top of the game, we`ll never know, but you do need the breaks i guess.

Updated: 14-10-14





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