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Where Are They Now? - Footballers

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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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HOY, Bobby Huddersfield Town,Blackburn Rovers,Halifax Town,York City & Rochdale. An attacking midfield player he played in the Football League between 1966-81. He is best remembered for his time at Huddersfield Town where he made 144 appearances in the Football League between 1966-75 scoring 18 goals. He finished his playing career at non league Macclesfield Town. He then became a folk singer working the Yorkshire club circuit. Later he delivered car parts for Dews Vauxhall. He lives in Lindley,Huddersfield.
Updated: 28-07-15 Colin Williamson

BUMSTEAD, John Chelsea & Charlton Athletic. A midfield player he played in the Football League between 1978-93. He is best remembered for his time at Chelsea between 1978-91 where he played a total of 409 games for them scoring 44 goals. Once his playing career finished he became a cab driver in South London where he still works.
Updated: 28-07-15 Colin Williamson

TALBOT, BRIAN, We were friends as kids in Rendlesham Road in the 50s
Updated: 28-07-15

WALSH, Ronnie Crystal Palace TV Born in Dublin.
Played for Crystal palace from 1998- 2001
Updated: 28-07-15 Ronnie Walsh www.physicalfitness.ie

PEARCE, ALAN, Talent
Wonderful
Lovely smile
Shame wasn't giving time at City under Smith I have supported City for 58 years and Pearce was the best I have seen.
Updated: 26-07-15

WOSAHLO, ROGER, Sadly Roger passed away in January 2015 - see wikipedia page
Updated: 24-07-15

COOPER , TERRY, Great manager at Birmingham. I taped some of the brmb radio soccer forums he did. I still have them now. Knowledgeable man great to listen to and I think he could have took Birmingham City to great things. Barry Fry took over and was nowhere near as good. Loyally stuck with Birmingham when they were in a mess. Terry should have been our manager for years. Respect
Updated: 21-07-15

VINTER, MICK, back in around 1970 i was part of Boston united's youth outfit - managed by Jim Smith, Mick Vinter was the stand out player and i am proud to say i played alongside him - more impressively i trained alongside him but could never keep up! Was Mick was the most gifted among us? Not sure, but he was the most committed - hence he succeeded where i and the rest of us didn't. i followed Mick's career and that of Jim thereafter - happy days!
Updated: 20-07-15

LLOYD, LARRY, My main aim at tutor periods was to make Lell laugh, he had the most infectious laugh that made the rest of the class laugh needless to say I was regularly in trouble.
Updated: 19-07-15

ECCLES, TERRY, Terry is now living in Mojecar, Spain. Great servant and leader of the line for Mansfield Town.
Updated: 18-07-15