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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?

 

 

LATEST UPDATES

SLOUGH, ALAN, Hi Alan Slough is a good friend of a mate of mine, he now lives in Paignton in devon, if you wish to make contact with Alan i can get either a telephone number for you or an e.mail address.
Regards Ken Eason

Updated: 18-12-14

QUINN, PAT, Paul,sorry to hear of your fathers health problems.He has been a well respected and popular member of Bothwell Castle Golf Club for many years.He used to tell us how he would play golf on a Saturday morning at Bothwell before heading off to play in important matches for Motherwell in the afternoon.A fine footballer and talented golfer at this club.Willie Bethel Match Convenor.
17/12/2014

Updated: 17-12-14

BILEY, ALAN, Signed for cambridge same time as Alan both joining from luton

Updated: 17-12-14

MACPHAIL, JOHN, Forget all of the above career history for 'Big' John McPhail he was a Legend at my club and his home town 'Dundee' long before the Blades. I can still see the huge curly mop and moustache typically 70's great leader and kept his best performances for Celtic & Rangers games. Think he was an own goal legend too ha ha. Regards Thomas Wallace-Thomson

Updated: 17-12-14

FISHER, BOBBY, Bobby, you probably won't remember me but I'll never forget you. We met When you were nineteen and went out a few times. You were the perfect gentleman, which in these days is a refreshing story alone. Even when I told you my parents didn't approve of us you were so understanding and kind. You will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you.

Updated: 15-12-14

FOLEY, THEO, I remember Theo well from my time as a young player at Charlton & i think he was a good manager, i hope he is well and happy that he is again involved with Charlton, God bless you Theo

Updated: 14-12-14

BLANT, COLIN, One of my overriding memories of being a long-suffering Darlo support is of Colin catching a clearance up to the half way line absolutely perfectly on the volley. I've NEVER seen a ball rocket towards a goalkeeper who looked genuinely scared of what was coming towards him before - except on Shaolin Soccer! I don't think the goalie saved it so much as it just hit him and (sadly) deflected it up against the bar - denying me seeing one of the greatest goals of all time. Thanks for the memory Colin - yours is right up there with Big Ron Ferguson's cracker against Wednesday!

Updated: 14-12-14

ALLISON, MALCOLM, I thought Malcolm past away some years ago

Updated: 14-12-14

GREAVES, ROY, Ran the Monteraze Public House in the town, close to Boundary Park

Burnden Park!

Updated: 11-12-14

ROSS, IAN, Used to be mates in Milton with Billy Weston & John Mcoll when he lived in Valley St. was living in Jhbg South Africa when they showed him lifting the cup with Aston Villa. A great guy.

Updated: 10-12-14

 

 

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