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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?




MORGAN, WILLIE, Willie ran a pub in Macclesfield on Chestergate in the late 1980s. I think it was The King's Head. He often served me Guinness with chicken and chips in a basket....or was it a burger?? Happy days!!

Updated: 28-01-15

ANDREWS, Ian Physiotherapist in Bingham

Updated: 27-01-15 Sue

LEWIS, BILL, I worked at ECN for a period in 1964 and turned out for the football team. Bill Lewis decided to take some practice penalty shots and since I was the nearest body, stuck me in goal. His first attempt came towards me like a cannon ball, I put my body behind it (foolishly as it turned out) and the force of the shot knocked me off my feet and shot me and the ball straight into the rear netting. I declined a second opportunity.
Paul Aspland-Los Angeles

Updated: 27-01-15

GREAVES, ROY, I used to work at Norweb on Manchester rd and used to call into the Montereze at lunch and after work for a pint. Although I an a lifelong Wigan Athletic fan I an also a football fan. And Roy was always willing to talk football and ask how we were doing. I left there ten years ago and heard about his heart attack a couple of years ago. I do hope he's ok now and it would be good to see him again.

Updated: 26-01-15

WALKER, CLIVE, As a Chelsea fan of some 70 years I would like to thank Clive for scoring the goal that kept us out of the old 3rd in 1982.A legend!

Updated: 24-01-15

BAILEY, JOHN, It's a shame to see John these days walking up and down London Rd in Liverpool with a can of cheap lager and a scruffy dog behind him, always queuing outside the Post Office pub for the shutters to lift. If you walk in the bar whilst he is drinking in there you can be sure to be met with "I used to play for Everton you know..."

Updated: 23-01-15

MORGAN, WILLIE, Got to know Willie when he came to London to play. I then used to go up to Burnley to watch him play. When Burnley played Spurs at White Hart Lane in the FA cup in 1966 he got his mate to drive me to the ground and got me a seat next to the Burnley players that weren't playing. Still in touch with him now - 50 years on.

Updated: 23-01-15

KNIGHTON, KEN, Remember Ken playing for Oldham Athletic as rampaging and rugged midfield player before he moved onto better teams. Also he was my "Roy of the Rovers" fantasy player in my own version of Subbuteo

Updated: 21-01-15

DROY, MICKY, Hi Micky I played with you when you were about 16 for nodded don you use to play Sunday football for park it'd do you remember me

Updated: 20-01-15

WHITE, TONY, I am a wimbledon based black cab driver and once took tony from wimbledon station to his then house in canterbury rd in morden probably around 2005 ?. A very nice guy. I didn't see him play for wfc as he'd left by 1974 when i started watching wfc and i now watch afcw.

Updated: 20-01-15





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