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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?




QUIXALL, ALBERT, My father met Albert in the walkley cottage public house (bole hill road) when he started his football career with Sheffield Wednesday.(he was an ardent wednesday supporter) and having seen him play always said that he was an England prospect. so sad to hear about his illness. Some great Wednesday players have graced the Hillsborough pitch and my father always said he was one of the greatest.

Updated: 04-03-15

JOHNSON, RICHARD, A great goal keeper for Tranmere who defeated the mighty Arsenal 1-0 in the 1973 Should have played in the first division with talent like that

Updated: 04-03-15

BROLLY, MIKE, He is my science teacher at De Aston School currently

Updated: 04-03-15


Updated: 04-03-15

KEEBLE, VIC, Goal out of the blue. Gordon Banks taking a kick out of his hands on the edge of the area when Vic (standing a yard or so from him) sticks his foot up and the ball hits his foot and flies back straight into the goal.

Updated: 02-03-15

WHITE, TONY, I was at primary school with Tony. We all knew at aged 9 that Tony would be a footballer. He was brilliant! He was also a great school mate. I met up with him recently for a significant birthday, not having seen him since school. He is a really lovely man and cares a great deal about his job. (I'm really annoyed I missed Alfe Moon's reference to him)

Updated: 02-03-15

KENNEY, Paul Ross County Clanacudin Is now in Inverness and working as an ADI instructor.

Updated: 27-02-15 Simon Talbot

GRAHAM, JACKIE, Played with Jackie Graham in early 80,s at Hounslow in the Southern League He could do a great trim phone impresion and play a tune using part of his body

Updated: 27-02-15

COYLE, TONY, Tony also played 5 seasons for poynton sports in the mid Cheshire league. Coming runners up winning the league cup and the Stockport senior cup also reaching the semi final of the Cheshire cup.

Updated: 23-02-15

BARKAS, SAM, Around 1978/79 aged 17/18, i was working for a local building company in the Nab Wood shipley area (Bradford) it was a saturday i was desperate for a early finish, (normal finish time around 12 p.m) so that i could watch my beloved Bradford City, anyway around a hour after my hoped for 12 p.m finish i am still there sweeping /tidying up after all differemt tradespeople when a older chap who had heard me saying to these guys "come on get packed up i have got to go watch t" city (he lived in this house, but i did not know him)
anyway the following 15 minutes live long in my memory .this man had lived mine and millions of others schoolboy dreams.
when he got to the England bit and the captaincy did i believe him? Most definitely not. i had been supporting City 7/8 years and i had never heard of him, anyway time to go and he puts his hand in his pocket and pulls out one of the old pound notes and writes his signature upon it and gives it to me as a gift/tip. i did not realise who i was talking to.
10 years later a little bit older and wiser i read of his demise and thought to myself that at 27 how i would have said forget Bradford City for once pulled acouple of chairs up and said "Sam start at the very begining and dont miss a word out"

Updated: 20-02-15





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