- Know any others ??! Let me know and I'll
include them on this page.
Huge thanks to Simon
Wright from Grorty Dick Fanzine
for sending me a list of over 350 players, for me to
select those I wish to pass on. Here's the ones that
include players from the site, for whom the information
does not appear elsewhere. This follows up information
Simon sent in December, 2001
Ian Collard (Ipswich Town) is a coach for the Youth team at Des
Moines Youth Side in the US (Source: Baggies newspaper
David Cross (Rochdale) after leaving Oldham, he briefly scouted for Rochdale
before joining Blackburn Rovers as Youth team coach
(Information from: Sep 04)
Alan Evans (Sons and Daughters: Fathers) joined Albion for two years as a left
half after being de-mobbed by the Army after World War
2. Terry Wills actually remembers him playing! He
lost his sight in 1949 which believed was due to heading
a heavy leather football. Alan is 80 and lives in Nursery
Grove, Kidderminster. Alans son, Alun (Liverpool) played for Wolves, Liverpool and others
in the 1960s
(West Ham United) Director of Football for McDonalds and
sits on the Referees Video panel thingy too.(Source:
Mirror Oct 04)
Don Howe (Arsenal)
gave up full time work in summer 03 and now lives in the
semi-retirement in Hertfordshire (Source: Sunday
Times Mar 04)
John Kaye (West
Bromwich Albion) is a welder
working on oil rigs
Peter Latchford (West
owns Bog Head farm in
Ayrshire, where he tends to his goats, sheep and horses.
He's also part-time goalkeeping coach for Heart of
Midlothian. (Information from Feb 03)
Ronnie Rees (Nottingham Forest) lives in Swansea and used to work for
Ford in Bridgend but very sadly is unable to walk or talk
after a stroke in 1995. He retired due to said stroke at
the age of 51. Ronnie lives with his wife June, his wife
of 39 years, has three sons and three grandsons
(Source: Jim Brown Cov City Nov 04)
John Talbut (West Bromwich Albion)is
aged 62 and living in South Shields. (Source Sunday Times
Bill Williams (Gillingham) (born in 1942) works one week out of
the month in Spain managing a villa complex. Other than
that, he relaxes for most of the time and go to the gym
twice a week - spend more time with my wife and practise
my guitar playing in a "sound Proof"
garage. (Source: True Great Dec 04)
resigned from his position
as Cheltenham as coach and scout after Gould resigned. He
helped out Albion with scouting for a few months before
Chelsea grabbed him to help with their
Academy (Source: Graham himself
Ray Wilson (West Bromwich Albion) left
the auto parts industry in 2001 to take over his
wifes company, Vanda, who specialise in corporate
clothing . He still lives in Sutton Coldfield with his
wife. He is an avid golfer, claiming a handicap of 5!,
and an armchair supporter of Falkirk football club.
(Source: Albion News Dec 03)
The full list
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Mick McNeil (Ipswich
information on the site I came across this 'where are
they now ? information at: Pride of Anglia - Mick McNeil
lives in the Bury St Edmunds area. Though he no
longer owns his sportshops he is still highly
regarded locally, especially at grass roots level.
Mick takes time out to present trohies at cup finals
for the local saturday league and occasionally for
the local sunday league.
Posted by Mark
Oliver 26 December, 2004
Also see Pride of Anglia - a to z Ipswich
Town Football Club
Very Special thanks to Han van Eijden for
providing the following information on the players on the
Feijenoord page. Han has his own fascinating site at Internet Football (old) Grounds
underlined players to find for their place on the
The legendary Feijenoord vs
Estudiantes match on 9th September 1970 in De Kuip in
Rotterdam in front of a 67,000 cpacity crowd went
down the Dutch history books as Van Daeles
Glasses. Straight after his goal from just outside
the penalty area unlikely hero Joop van Daele found
his spectacles knocked of by Malbernat who
broke the glasses in sheer anger, leaving Joop van
Daele almost blind for the remaining half hour of the
match. Feijenoord went on to win 1-0 to become World
is 58 and runs a cleaning company in Rotterdam ever
since he retired from football. Treijtel is notorious
for having killed a seagull in full flight when
bringing the ball into play with a fierce kick during
a Seventies version of the Sparta vs Feijenoord derby
goalie, Bram Geilman, 59, changed his name to
Gildeman, Geilman meaning randy man now
lives in Kerkrade and works as an administrative
officer for a company exploiting sports
accommodations. He is also in charge of local Roda
JCs youth team.
back, Dick Schneider is 56 and acts as a players
agent within his own company DSBS, residing in
Right back, Franz Hasil from Austria, 60, runs a
tobacco store in Vienna.
back, Theo van Duivenbode is a retired 61 year old
commercial director and director of the board for a
nationwide insurance company and lives in Abcoude
65, ran a sports store and was a service man for a
gas company. He lives in Schiedam.
back, Wim Rijsbergen, 52, was involved with PEC
Zwolle amongst various Dutch sides and was assistant
to Leo Beenhakker, previously also with Feijenoord,
at Mexican Club América until 2003. He resides in
62, coached Feyenoord , FC Den Bosch, Ghana and
recently Al Jazira from the United Arab Emirates. His
middle name was Ruthless. Sheer granite. Scaring the
living daylights out of his opponents. He lives in
Landsmeer near Amsterdam.
trained various Dutch clubs such as Heracles, Helmond
Sport and PEC Zwolle and died of cancer in 1991 at
the age of 51. He was known as The Tank
and would kick his opponent in the players tunnel to
give him a intimidating share of things to come.
ages 56, lives in Tholen as a sales manager for a
Winger, Henk Wery is now 61 years of age,
living in Leusden and acts as sports counsellor.
winger virtuoso, Coen Moulijn, 67, still runs a fashion
shop in Rotterdam. Legend has it that Moulijn would
attract a capacity 67,000 crowd to see his skills
is 56. He trained various clubs in Belgium, Georgia
in the United Arab Emirates. He know teaches football
clinics, living in Relegem in Belgium.
58 of age, coached Feijenoord and Celtic and managed
Japanese Urawa Red Diamnds until 2003. He now lives
of February 1994 was the most gifted of the lot. Left
footed and nicknamed The Curve, Van
Hanegem played for Velox, Xerxes, Xerxes/DHC,
Feijenoord, AZ67, Chicago Sting and FC Utrecht.
He became assistant coach with FC Utrecht, Feijenoord
and FC Wageningen to return to Rotterdam as head
coach. He moved on to become head coach of Saudi club
Al Hilal, AZ and Sparta. From 2002 till 2004 he
assisted Dick Advocaat in his exploits as coach of
the Dutch squad. Van Hanegem, living in Overveen near
Haarlem, now acts as pundit for Canal Plus and Studio
Centre forward, Henk van Leeuwen, 53, owns a real estate
agency in Berkel Rodenrijs.
Centre forward, Hans Posthumus privately owns a dogs
kennel in Grave at the age of 57
55, lives in Amersfoort as a grounds man for the
local tennis club.
57, and still topping Feijenoords European
topscorers list, lives in he Hague as assistant coach
to Frans Adelaar of Dutch Premier League side ADO Den
player, Joop van
instrumental in Feijenoords defeat of
Estudiantes to become World Club Champion, moved to
Fortuna Sittard in 1977 and then to Excelsior
Rotterdam to become player, assistant coach and head
coach. He became assistant coach at DS79 only
to move on to coach the amateur sides of Papendrecht,
Neptunus and Westlandia. Van Daele, now 57, is
employed as coordinator with advertising agency ESBI
coach, René van
became head coach of Helmond Sport and FC Dordrecht
and was employed as gymnastics teacher in Dordrecht.
No one at the club knows about his present
whereabouts. Lost in the mists of time.
from Austria died at the age of 66 on 14th November
1992 and has the former Prater in Vienna named after
him. Legend has it that he could kick a coca cola
bottle from the goal bar ten times in a row. He
coached Rapid Wien, ADO Den Haag, Hamburger SV, Club
Brugge and both the Dutch and Austrian national
68, is still involved with Feijenoord as a
fysiotherapist and lives in nearby Dordrecht.
updates Han's email from April
brief profile of Walter appears at BBC SPORT: Scotland name Smith as new
Smith has been named as the new Scotland manager on a
Rangers and Everton boss was unveiled by the Scottish
Football Association as successor to Berti Vogts, who
resigned on 1 November.
Strachan and Frenchman Philippe Troussier were also
in the running for the job but the SFA plumped for
delighted. The national team manager's job is still
one any coach would want and I'm looking forward to
getting started," Smith, 56, said.
had experience with Scotland from youth to assistant
level of the full national side and I'm looking
forward to my own spell as team manager."
have picked up only two points from their first three
World Cup qualifiers but Smith believes they can
still make it through to the finals in 2006.
have a chance of qualifying and like every other new
manager I would hope we can have an upturn," he
WALTER SMITH FACTFILE
1948: Born in Glasgow
1966: Joins Dundee United
1974: Plays in Scottish Cup final
1975: Moves to Dumbarton
1977: Joins Dundee Utd coaching staff,
eventually becoming assistant to Jim McLean
1986: Appointed a director at Tannadice
1986: Becomes assistant manager at Rangers
under Graeme Souness
April 1991: Takes over as Rangers manager
July 1998: Named Everton boss
March 2002: Sacked by Everton
March-May 2004: Has a short coaching spell at
manage to get that it is possible we can qualify - I
certainly have not given up hope.
going to be tough, the last couple of home games have
not gone our way and the remaining home games will be
president John McBeth said: "He's the 15th man
to be appointed Scotland manager and was the
will take Scotland forward for the next four years.
From my recent meetings with him, he has excellent
ideas about the game and the national team which will
help us to turn the corner."
to retain the services of assistant manager Tommy
Burns, who was number two to Vogts and took charge of
the team for the 4-1 friendly defeat by Sweden last
has asked me to stay and work alongside him in the
same capacity as I was in before.
thrilled to have been given that chance as I have
always considered it a great honour to be involved
with Scotland," Burns told the Scottish Sun
seven league titles with Rangers, helping the Ibrox
club achieve the record-equalling nine in a row.
He quit the
Glasgow giants in 1998 as Rangers conceded the title
to Celtic and lost the Scottish Cup final to Hearts.
joined Everton in the same year but could not produce
the success required on Merseyside.
club looking set for a relegation battle in 2002 and
following an abysmal display in an FA Cup
quarter-final defeat at Middlesbrough, he was sacked.
Smith had a
short spell as assistant boss to Sir Alex Ferguson at
Manchester United last season before the return of
Carlos Queiroz from Real Madrid.
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