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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?




WHITE, DICK, Hi there I new dick for nine years till his tragic death ...I was a machanic at his garage in beeston for 9 years ...great charictor and a funny guy if you need more info just give us an email

Updated: 23-08-14

LACY, JOHN, John played for Barnet in 1987 and not the early 1980's. I used to regularly watch the team then and in front of crowds of 600!

Updated: 23-08-14

LAWSON, ALAN, A great player for Ashton Utd and we all have fond,memories of Alan playing at the cross.

Updated: 20-08-14

HUTCHINS, DON, Played football with him at filbert street

Updated: 20-08-14

LAWSON, ALAN, We would love to have Alan as a guest at Hurst Cross at match.

Updated: 20-08-14

DOUGAN, DEREK, When my family moved from Scotland to Leicestershire in the early sixties we lived for a while in Anstey, at the same time as Derek Dougan. Leicester City were knocked out of the FA Cup at an early stage and Glasgow Rangers had been beaten in the Scottish Cup by I think, Berwick Rangers. When the time of the next rounds of each cup came around neither team had a game, so they arranged a friendly match at Filbert Street. As my mother worked in the chip shop in Anstey and, like Derek, she came from Northern Ireland, Derek would talk to her while he was being served. This is how I got to know him as well. When we talked about the up coming game I said that I thought Rangers would win easily. Derek said that if City won I would have to buy him a portion of fish & chips and if he scored it would cost me two fish & chips. Needless to say City won and shortly after I arrived home from the game our doorbell rang. Our house was across the street from the chip shop. It was Derek at the door to get the two fish & chips that I owed him. No healthy eating for players in those days. I was sad when he moved to Wolves. I real gent.

Updated: 20-08-14

SWORD, TOMMY, Tommy was a great guy and played with my brother Andy Hodkinson. Was his best man at his wedding, although we couldnt understand his speech with his strong geordie accent ;)

Updated: 20-08-14

ROBERTS, John Apia, Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers, Chesterfield, Bradford City, Southend United, Northampton Town, Apia Living in Melbourne Australia. Retired after working with Sugar Australia

Updated: 18-08-14

ROWLAND, KEITH, Played with him at Dublin City !! Good guy he is ...

Updated: 17-08-14

PARDOE, GLYN, I am not a footballer but I once had the honour of playing the game against Glyn. It was at Weaverham Secondary school Cheshire some time in the late fifties or early sixties. Glyn's team visited us in some interschool competition. I can't remember the score but I think Weaverham lost that one! Glyn stood out as the one player who could play the game. Thereafter he played I think for Mid Cheshire under Mr Booth, for England youth and of course for Manchester City. That I played football against Glyn Pardoe is one of my party stories!

Updated: 16-08-14





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