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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.

 

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

HAZELL, BOB, I went to college with Bob Hazell when he was doing his Youth & Community studies 1991-94 and am trying to get in touch with him. Perhaps you could help, thanks.

Updated: 21-04-15

COX, NEIL, Returned to football in 2010 when he was appointed as manager of Leek Town,also played four games for the team.In 2012 joined former watford teammate Neal Ardley as his assistant Mansger at AFC Wimbledon in football league two

Updated: 20-04-15

FACEY, KEN, Anyone know a contact for a sister or niece of Ken, called Pat Facey ? I remember that she lived near Whipps Cross Hospital and was a girlfriend of mine in the early 60's. We met at the Hammersmith Palais.

Updated: 18-04-15

BOWLES, STAN, Stan was my son's hero, in the 70's. What a player ! Although he must now be in his 60's, he will still be remembered as a long haired showman. Oh to be young again !!

Updated: 18-04-15

BEDFORD, Brian Reading, Southampton, Bournemouth, QPR etc. Brian was signed from Bournemouth in 1959 and in 6 seasons, scored 180 goals for the "hoops". A fantastic striker, who after retiring,returned to QPR as Stadium Manager.

Updated: 18-04-15 Alan Jones

EARLE, STEVE, I watched Fulham late 60s and fancied Steve Earle.I am sure he married a Jackie and I was so jealous!!!! I still have a programme which I think is a testimonial one.

Updated: 16-04-15

HARRIS, GERRY, gerry,you used to be on the bridgnorth bus going home from the ground,we used to play you up on the top deck
i got of at trescott by the ford,oh happy days.

Updated: 15-04-15

OSGOOD, KEITH, Hi Keith
We spent a week together in Barts hospital in 1983, me for a replacement hip, and you with Achilles problems. Our other halves bought us in bacon sandwiches because the food was so bad, and we had our beds wheeled down to the TV room in the evening so we could eat them without anyone else knowing.

Updated: 14-04-15

SMITH, WILF, i was an eleven year old boy collecting autographs at hillsborogh, i was a big fan of you wilf, brought back great memories when i googled your name, hope your well mate regards adrian

Updated: 13-04-15

SHANKS, DON, Don used to coach us at Rangers F.C.with Gary Gilbert and others. Had some good nights out with him and had some good laughs. He had a great sense of humour, good impressions would love to get in touch with him when in England.

Updated: 12-04-15

 

 

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