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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!

 

NEW - As well as being able to add missing players, you can now add your own comments and memories to each player's page.

 

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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?

 

 

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STORRIE, Jim Airdrie,Leeds United,Aberdeen,Rotherham United,Portsmouth,Aldershot & St Mirren A striker he played in the Football League between 1962-72. He is best remembered for his time at Leeds United between 1962-67. He was part of the squad who gained promotion to the First Division in 1964 and although not fully fit he played for Leeds United in the 1965 F A Cup Final. During his time at Aberdeen he became the first player to score a European goal for them. Later he had a short spell as player manager at Waterlooville and became manager at St Johnstone from 1976 to 1977. He coached at Airdrie after that. He worked in a sports centre in Cumbernauld for 14 years and later at Stirling University. Well known for his sense of humour he died on 13th November 2014 aged 74.

Updated: 24-11-14 Colin Williamson

GRIFFIN, COLIN, i remember colin very well,a centre half for stoke schoolboys if i remember correctly... i almost made the brierley hill and dudley team in the 1971 fa schoolboys semi final at the hawthorns...happy memories of those time with brilliant players

Updated: 24-11-14

TALBOT, Brian Ipswich Town,Arsenal,Watford,Stoke City,West Bromwich Albion,Fulham & Aldershot. A strong tackling midfield player he played in the Football League between 1972-92. In total he made 643 League appearances scoring 88 goals. Best known for his time at Ipswich Town & Arsenal he won the F A Cup in consecutive seasons 1978 & 1979 after moving to Arsenal from Ipswich Town. He won six full caps for England between 1977-80. After his playing days had ended he became manager of Hibernians in Malta for three years. In 1997 he became manager of Rushden & Diamonds where he stayed for seven years. After short spells as Manager of Oldham Athletic & Oxford United he returned to Malta to manage Marsaxlokk in 2006. After a spell at Blackburn Rovers as a scout he was approached by Fulham in 2011 to do a similar job. He is still at Fulham & scouts both at home & abroad.

Updated: 24-11-14 Colin Williamson

CONWAY , JIMMY, We met Jim and Mary Rose in Jersey when we were on honeymoon in June 1963 and have a few old photos with them from that time. We lost touch with them and have since emigrated to Sydney Australia but still have some happy memories of Jersey with them.

Updated: 24-11-14

ROWLAND, Andy Torquay United Played for Torquay in the 1990's

Updated: 22-11-14 Peter Lawrenson

CARRODUS, FRANK, Frank also played for Runcorn in around 1986,in the Conference with Barnet.

Updated: 22-11-14

GROVES, ALAN, my favourite oldham player of all time for oldham....so talented(see harry redknapps autobiog)

saw him reduce both phil neal(england international ) and martin buchan(scottish international) to pieces...

Updated: 22-11-14

FLEMING, TERRY, Terry is assistant manager at Sleaford Town

Updated: 22-11-14

JARVIS, ALAN, Spent many happy times with Alan and Chris Simpkin. Both came to my 21st. Birthday party along with Chris Chilton and Paddy Greenwood. Alan used to live on Marlborough Avenue then and drove a big Wolsley car. I think he had a Daimler Dart car as well. Love to make contact again

Updated: 22-11-14

LIMB, ANDY Leicester City Talented fullback who earned the nickname of 'The Wand'from then manager Gordon Milne.

Shortly after Milne was replaced by Bryan Hamilton and Andy faded from the scene much to the surprise of Milne who tried to take him to Turkish football.

Now a Manager for a well known food manufacturer.

Updated: 22-11-14

 

 

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