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Where are they now?

9 years ago

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Trying to build an index of the whereabouts of famous players. If you know any drop a reply (one per player would be best) thanks

Albiston, Arthur http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 346#p96346" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Beardsmore, Russell http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 60#p119315" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Blackmore, Clayton http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 365#p99365" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Davenport, Peter http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 98e#p94298" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Duxbury, Mike http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 349#p96349" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Hogg, Graeme http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 348#p96348" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Kanchelskis, Andrei http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 660#p92927" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Giles, Johnny http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 660#p92949" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Hill, Gordon http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 60#p108919" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Moran, Kevin http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 347#p96347" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Moses, Remi http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 353#p96353" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Muhren, Arnold http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 350#p96350" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Parker, Paul http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 660#p92931" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Robson, Bryan http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 351#p96351" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Sharpe, Lee http://www.unitedlounge.com/forum/viewt ... 660#p92929" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Andrei Kanchelskis

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Andrei Kanchelskis had a nomadic end to his career, playing for eight clubs - including Everton and Rangers - before going back to Russia. Last heared he had reited and had been appointed sporting director at FC Nosta Novotroitsk.

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Lee Sharpe

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Lee Sharpe suffered many injuries and illness late in his career. Lee left United for Leeds who broke their club record to pay £4.5m for him in 1996. He continued to be beset by injuries and retired in 2004 after bizarre spells at such places as Grindavik and Garforth. Last heared he was a full-time television "celebrity" and has appeared on shows like Celebrity Love Island and Dancing on Ice.

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Paul Parker

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Paul Parker suffered a succession of injuries late in his United career and he retired in 1997 after a brief spell at Chelsea. He went on to manage Welling and now works as a TV pundit.

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Johnny Giles

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Johnny Giles

After requesting a transfer from Manchester United he moved to Leeds where he spent many years before becoming player/manager of West Brom. He also had managerial spells at Shamrock Rovers and the Republic of Ireland. Johnny is now a football pundit for Irish Television Network, RTE.
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Jesper Olsen

9 years ago

Jesper Olsen came to Australia in 2003 and set up a coaching clinic in Melbourne where he still lives

and after this
He has maintained a low profile since his retirement as a player, and was admitted to hospital on May 4, 2006 after suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

I can tell you he is well again and has signed up with Foxsports as a commentator for next season

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Re: Jesper Olsen

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Jesper Olsen came to Australia in 2003 and set up a coaching clinic in Melbourne where he still lives

and after this
He has maintained a low profile since his retirement as a player, and was admitted to hospital on May 4, 2006 after suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

I can tell you he is well again and has signed up with Foxsports as a commentator for next season

That is SOOOOOO good to hear.

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Peter Davenport

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After leaving United for Middlesbrough, Peter Davenport joined several other teams, including Sunderland, Airdrie, St Johnstone, Stockport, Southport and Macclesfield Town. After retiring from playing, Peter went on to manage Macclesfield, Bangor City, Colwyn Bay and Southport. Last heared, Peter was sacked by Southport (April 2008) and is "between jobs".

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Gary Bailey

9 years ago

Gary Bailey works in south africa as the presenter on the sports channel

Added to by Condor: Gary Bailey Ipswich-born but South African-bred keeper who completed a BSc in physics when in Manchester. After a knee injury ended his career in England in 1987 he returned to South Africa to play for Kaizer Chiefs and study civil engineering but, after an investment in Mabula Game Reserve went wrong, he went to Oxford to get an MBA from Henley College. Now works as a TV presenter and motivational speaker and was an ambassador for South Africa's successful bid for the 2010 World Cup.
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Arthur Albiston

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Reliable Scottish left-back who won three FA Cups for United before teaming up again with Atkinson at West Brom in 1988. Later played for Dundee, Chesterfield, Chester, Norwegian side Molde, Ayr United, Sittingbourne, Witton Albion and Droylsden, who he also briefly managed. Now works for MUTV and also hosts tours of Old Trafford.

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Kevin Moran

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A successful Gaelic football player, Moran, who studied commerce at University College Dublin and worked as an accountant, was spotted playing football for Dublin side Pegasus and joined United in 1978. A combative centre-back, he spent 10 years at Old Trafford and won 71 Republic of Ireland caps but became the first player to be sent off in an FA Cup final in 1985. Retired in 1994 after spells with Sporting Gijon and Blackburn and set up the Proactive sports agency with Jesper Olsen and Paul Stretford. Also owns a chain of greeting-card shops as well as working as a TV pundit.

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Graeme Hogg

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A no-nonsense centre-half (think that means lacked talent ;) ) who came through the ranks at United and left for Portsmouth in 1988. Also played for Hearts, where he was best known for being punched and having his nose broken by his team-mate Craig Levein during a pre-season friendly in 1994, as well as West Brom, Notts County and Brentford. Retired in 1998 and is now a TV engineer in Falkirk.

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Mike Duxbury

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Mike came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford. He was a speedy right-back who won 10 England caps. He left to join Blackburn in 1990 and finished his playing days in Hong Kong. Duxbury briefly worked as a PE teacher in Bolton but returned to Hong Kong to head up United's soccer school in Hong Kong and is now in an identical role for the club in Dubai.

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Arnold Muhren

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A Dutch master with a wand of a left foot, Muhren won the Uefa Cup with Ipswich in 1981 and the FA Cup with United in 1983 and 1985. He lifted the Cup Winners' Cup with Ajax in 1987 and supplied the cross for Marco van Basten's spectacular volley in Holland's win over Russia in the 1988 European Championship final. Since retiring he has worked as a youth coach with FC Volendam and Ajax.

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Bryan Robson

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Robson left United for a free transfger to Middlesbro where he became manager. He turned down the chance to succeed Terry Venables as national boss in 1996 but, after a bright start with Middlesbrough, his managerial career has been a disappointment. Sacked by West Brom twice and lately Sheffield United in February 2008, he is back at United working as an ambassador.

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Ray Wilkins

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Had a nomadic playing career after leaving United for AC Milan in the summer of 1984 and failed to shine as manager at QPR and Fulham. Wilkins also coach to Gianluca Vialli at Chelsea and Watford and was Dennis Wise's assistant at Millwall, where he also worked in a consultancy role. His last coaching job was as assistant to England Under-21 coach Peter Taylor. Now concentrating on his work as a TV pundit.

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Remi Moses

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Manchester-born United fan who was the owner of one of the most famous afros in football. Moses moved to Old Trafford from West Brom along with Robson in 1981 and became the club's first black goalscorer but was forced to retire with an ankle problem in 1987, aged 28. He later coached the Manchester Warriors inline skating team and now works for the Unity in the Community scheme as coach of Old Trafford FC, a team drawn from youngsters from Moss Side.

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Frank Stapleton

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A powerful striker, Stapleton also played for Arsenal, Ajax, Le Havre and Blackburn. He managed Huddersfield, Bradford and US side New England Revolution and briefly coached Bolton's strikers. Now a TV pundit and after-dinner speaker, he also owns a soccer school in Ireland.

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Norman Whiteside

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Norman was labelled the next George Best and was loved by the United fans but was hardly like George except being Irish and playing for United. He was the youngest player to appear at the World Cup finals, aged 17 years and 42 days, when he played for Northern Ireland in Spain in 1982. Whiteside was a bruising forward whose career was ended by a long-standing knee injury, aged 27. Now a qualified chiropodist, works as a podiatrist for the Professional Footballers' Associationand and guests as an after-dinner speaker.

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Clayton Blackmore

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After leaving united Clayton Blackmore joined Middlesbrough, Barnsely, Notts County and then played for smaller teams like Leigh RMI in the conferance and Bangor City and Porthmadog in the Welsh Premier League. He was Player-Manager of Bangor City and Porthmadog. He is currently between jobs so to speak

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Gordon Hill

9 years ago

Gordon Hill

Gordon Hill one of United's most exciting players in the mid to late 70's now lives out here in Texas at mcKinney, just south of Dallas. He runs a terrific soccer coaching school and is doing great work coaching local kids.

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Re: Where are they now?

9 years ago

Thanks for that news update on Merlin, Tom.

Gordon and Stevie Coppell were my first United heroes as a young boy. I expect with his infectious humour, Gordon is very popular in the States!
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Re: Where are they now?

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Be interested if anyone knows anything about David Herd,

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Re:Danny Wallace.

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I remember seeing an article on Danny Wallace in our local free paper 'the salford advertiser',Danny lives in Worsley,it was about his fund raising for MS,if i remember rightly he was taking part in the London marathon (again) hes set up the Danny Wallace Foundation and this info is from their website:

About The Foundation

The Danny Wallace Foundation was established in 2005 to aid the relief of sickness and the preservation of health among people suffering from multiple sclerosis by providing and assisting in the provision of treatment, care, support and assistance for such persons and their families and careers.
We hope to raise much needed funds for both research and funding in other deserving areas and educating those who are most affected by MS as to what is known, what is being done, and what should be done to improve the quality of life of people affected by MS.

Ultimately it is people with MS and their loved ones who are responsible for promoting the efforts for a cure.

About Danny

Born on 21st January 1964, Danny Wallace was one of the country’s brightest young sports stars with an exciting future ahead of him but the challenges he faced changed dramatically with the diagnosis of an incurable and debilitating disease: multiple sclerosis.

In 1980, aged just 16, Wallace became the youngest player ever to sign for Southampton, and quickly made a name for himself as one of the club’s most exciting players, making more than 300 appearances for them between 1980 – 1989.

During his time with The Saints, Wallace was also selected to wear the England shirt and scored in the 1-1 draw against Egypt, which was to be his only international.

In 1989, Wallace was signed to Manchester United for £1.2 million as things went from strength to strength for the player. In 1990 he helped the team to FA Cup glory, the first trophy of the club’s Alex Ferguson era, swiftly followed by the Cup Winners’ Cup the following season. The future looked promising for Wallace until a number of injuries and a puzzling loss of form struck.

Wallace said:

“I had a lot of injuries at United. They were just normal, everyday hamstring or calf problems but they were so frequent. “

In 1993, Wallace was transferred to Birmingham City but in an 18-month spell with the club he managed just 12 games.

Wallace continues:

“I was getting a lot of pain and numbness in my feet and was having trouble running and eventually even walking.”

He recalls one particular game in 1995, while playing for the reserves:

“The whole of one side of my body felt really, really heavy. Kicking the ball was like kicking a balloon full of water.”

It was not until a year later that Wallace was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, spelling the end of what had once been a glittering a career.

“It was really really frustrating. I wanted to carry on playing football and to be forced out of the game was more frustrating than anything”, says Wallace.

“But the diagnosis came as a relief. I knew there had to be a reason why I was getting so may injuries and it turned out to be because I had MS. I was relieved to know that it wasn’t my fault.”

These days Wallace is active in raising funds for research into MS and in helping others with the condition. He has set up The Danny Wallace Foundation and will be participating in the London Marathon in April to raise money for the charity.

His testimonial match at St Mary’s back in 2004, which saw the likes of Viv Anderson, Paul Ince, Matthew Le Tissier and Gordon Strachan turn out, raised much needed funds for the MS Society, and Wallace is again supporting them this year by endorsing their national event, MS Life, taking place in Manchester.

MS Life is the chance to find out how and why Danny’s symptoms developed, how the condition can affect you, what can be done to fight it and how to continue living life after diagnosis.

Curriculum vitae

Born:

21.01.1964

Brothers:

Clive, Rodney, Raymond and Paul

Parents:

Joan and Vincent

Wife:

Jenny

Sons:

Remi and Thaila

Daughter:

Elisha

Grandson:

Harlei

Education:

Childerick Primary School Newcross London

West Greenwich Secondary School Greenwich London

First school football team was aged 9 -10s for Childerick School London

First Sunday football team was aged 10 - 11s for St Paul's Depford Green

West Greenwich School team 11 - 16s

Signed for Southampton School boys 14 - 16s

Dealtown adults aged 14yrs

Signed apprenticeship papers for Southampton FC 1980 aged 16yrs

Played for the youth and reserves, and debuted for the first team on 29/11/1980 were they played against Manchester United at age 16yrs, Danny was fully established in the first team by 1982, Allan Ball retires and he fills place.

1981 he played for England's youth team tournament in Yugoslavia he won 9 youth caps and scored 6 goals

1981 he played for the England youth team mini world cup in Australia scoring 1 goal, his goal total for Southampton FC 1982 - 83 was 12

Danny scored his first goal between Southampton -v- Swansea City on the 30/10/82

1983 - 85 Danny played for England under 12s he gained 14 caps and scored 2 goals.

Danny then played in the semi finals 1984 / 85 and 1985 / 86. Southampton FC who were second in the league in 1983/84, Danny's best season was in 1983/84 he played in 41 games resulting in him scoring eleven goals.

1986 he played in England's first team against Egypt they won 4-1 Danny scored 1 goal.

In 1986 Danny's brothers Rodney and Ray signed an apprenticeship for Southampton football club.

In 1988 / 89 history was made when the three Wallace brothers played for the same team the score was 1 - 1, Southampton -v- Sheffield Wednesday

1989 Danny signed for Manchester United for £1.25 million

1989 / 1990 Manchester United -v- Crystal Palace and become FA cup winners

1991 England B cap -v- Algeria

1992 Danny is suffering from regular injuries the majority of them being ham string and calf sprains Danny eventually played 68 games for Manchester United scoring 11 goals

1993 Danny sign's for Birmingham City and played 12 games scoring 1 goal in the 18 months by this time Danny's injuries were getting worse

1994 Danny signs for Wycomb Wanderers for three months but was reluctantly forced into retirement due to painful and persistent injuries

In January 1996 Danny was diagnosed with spinal MS

On May 17th 2004 Danny had a testimonial game with Southampton -v- All star team the result being 2 - 2

2004 MS symptoms:

Fatigue
Pins and needles in both hands and feet
Severe back pain down the right hand side

Medication:

Zanaflex manufactured by Novaktis Spain

This is from Wiki about him completing the London marathon back in 2006:

The reason for his problems were discovered in 1996 when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and he was forced to retire from football.

In 2006 Danny completed the 26.2 mile London Marathon in 5 1/2 days. His goal in completing the marathon was to raise money for the Danny Wallace Foundation, which provides aid for those suffering from multiple sclerosis. He was greeted at the finish line by former boxer Michael Watson, who himself completed the marathon in 7 days after being in a coma following a boxing match.

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Russell Beardsmore

9 years ago

RUSSELL Beardsmore had the soccer world at his high-speed feet when he made his debut for Manchester United as a teenager. The kid from Ashton-in-Makerfield was tipped for stardom and its accompanying riches back in 1988 when he played the first of nearly 80 first-team games for the Old Trafford giants. England Under-21 honours followed, but a subsequent move to Bournemouth marked the start of a change of fortune for Beardsmore whose playing career was ended by a serious back injury in December 1999.

Now, at the age of 32, he is forging a new career as an assistant community officer at Bolton Wanderers. He said: ‘‘I had struggled for two years at Bournemouth before I was told I wouldn’t play again. But it was still a shock. I’ve had to pick myself up and it hasn’t been easy.

‘‘I’ve got my head round it now. I realised I could go up or down so I chose the up way. But the problems with my back were quite severe. ‘Only a year ago I was struggling even to walk properly or do the normal things of living. But I had a last chance operation to try to sort myself out. Thankfully it worked. Now I can coach the kids and join in to demonstrate things which would have been impossible a year ago. I’m very grateful for what the surgeon has done for me.’’

Beardsmore remembers his United days with great affection but now he has put the pain of his playing disappointment behind him to tackle his new career with a bubbly enthusiasm.

He added: ‘‘It’s a fresh start and I’m looking forward to my new future at Bolton. I’m in the real world now and it’s so different from being a footballer. This is the life on the other side of professional football and it’s like starting all over again. The game has been good to me and this is my opportunity to put something back.”

He describes his schedule as ‘quite hectic’ but adds: ‘‘It’s great when you go into a school and get everyone involved — boys and girls — even the ones who don’t want to bother. It’s good to see. ‘‘I’m also involved with the Under 10s in the Academy which gives me the chance to work with the more talented kids. It means there are two sides to what I am doing, but the community work is the more important and that comes first.’’

Beardsmore is not looking too far into the future, but whatever it holds no-one can take away his past. He said: ‘‘Times move on and I’m just grateful that I had the chance to be at United. But now I’ve got a new future — and I’ve still got a ball at my feet!’’

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