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Ross Adams Mar 04: left Albion to join Hednesford Town. Aug 05: moved to Chippenham Town (Dave B).

Chris Adamson moved to St Patrick’s Athletic of Dublin in April 2003.After starring there, he joined Sheffield Wednesday in Jan 05

Colin Addison resigned as Director of Football at Barry Town in Aug 04 one week before the season started. He continues to live in Hereford  (teletext). Sept 05 is an analyst for BBC Real Radio Wales (Hereford Times).

Paul Agnew is Director of Coaching of Whittingham FC, a major youth club based in a village near Lichfield. They’ve set up a coaching link with WBA.  Paul regularly visit schools to coach their youngsters and is employed as a part time teacher at Friary Secondary School. On top of all this, he’s taking his exams to become a driving instructor.Eve Mail 30/1/03

Arthur Albiston turns out for Manchester United in veteran five-a-side soccer tournaments and coaches their Juniors.He also has some radio work with GMR.  Hosts phone ins on talk sport – Scotland and an analyst at MUTV.  He’s the star turn for Red Letter Days at Old Trafford as host and coach

Sam Allardyce manages Bolton Wanderers and judging by his media quotes seems to have forgotten that WBA ever existed.

Ronnie Allen passed away on 9th June 2001. See obituary

Kwame Ampadu July 05: moved from Exeter to Newport County.

Vetle Andersen (20 minutes against Bournemouth in 89) is no longer the coach/manager of local 3rd division team Sogne. He left complaining the players were not professional enough. He’s since joined as a player for 3rd division side Jerv. Stian Boe Jan 04

Colin “Diego” Anderson is currently a salesman of some description living in Yeovil.

Mark Angel Oct 04: has joined Kings Lynn.(Baggies Newspaper) Aug 05 moved to Cambridge United on loan.

Brett Angell Dec 04: since he hung his boots up in May 03 (with QPR),has had a difficult time. A football move to Ireland fell through , there was little work as a consultant available with a Surrey-based company called Progression Sports Management. “In his role as consultant, Brett talks to the players we represent when they are considering a new deal or a change of clubs.  Equally importantly, in between times he is available to give guidance from the perspective of an experienced player covering all the issues facing our clients.Brett’s earned a crust by scouting for Doncaster Rovers and stacking shelves short-term for Tesco. In Feb 04, he left the supermarket for a full time coaching position.  – Mirror 04  In Dec 04, he applied for the Stockport manager’s job.

Michael Appleton had to retire through injury. He’s currently working with Albion’s Youth Dept and will take all his coaching badges  Mail Nov 04

Ossie Ardiles sacked as manager of Tokyo Verdy in July 2005

Gerry Armstrongis the new assistant manager of Northern Ireland everywhere Jan 04

David Arthur is an engineer working in Wolverhampton.

Lee Ashcroft   signed for Kendal Town in June 04 (Unibond Div One – he’s only 32)Still there May 2005

Alan Ashman (West Bromwich Albion manager) died in December 2002 aged 74 See Obituary

Mark Ashton, former goalkeeper, Football in the Community etc is Watford’s new Chief Executive   Everywhere June 04

Jeff Astle (West Bromwich Albion) passed away Jan 02. See Obituary

Ron Atkinson has given up football management. Who needs the hassle at his age? Being a TV pundit is much easier.


Igor Balis has started playing again, for a club called Krizovany in the Trnava District Division of the Slovak 7th league.  James Baxter Oct 04

Jamie Ball was with Rugby United  in 2001 and has since left.

Richard Ball joined Halesowen Town in Dec 03 from Stourport and scored on his debut. However he didn’t settle and returned to Stourport in Feb 04. In July 04 he was sold to Sutton Town. In late Dec he moved to Evesham United.     BP Dec 04

Gary Bannister is living in St Ives. He has interests in two Cornwall Guest Houses in addition to coaching Portleven. His wife works in a local bank.  AG July 01

Ian Banks He resigned from Wakefield & Emley in Oct 03)  Dec 03

Mark Barham informed guests at the NorwichCitycentenary dinner (September 2002) that he has retired from playing, having had over 20 operations on his knee. As well as working on corporate hospitality for the club, he runs his own tool-hire company called Rent A Tool, located on Sprowston Road in Norwich Flown from the

Ritchie Barker left Halifax Town in Oct 01

Ray Barlow retired years ago and is living in Stourbridge  (caller to GD Towers)

Peter Barnes is an after-dinner speaker and a matchday liaison officer for City. He is (or was) a director of Kik-Off, a Sale-based coaching company    Sunday Times Jan 05 and King of Kippax 2002

Dave Barnett(ex Albion reserve who was booked regularly) was sacked from Blues Academy   BP July 03

Tom Barnett July 05: a youngster released by WBA in May 2005 joined AFC Telford in June (Non League Daily)

Paul Barron left the goalkeeping coach job at Villa for the same position at Middlesbrough   Eve Mail 22/6/01

Vince Bartram  has retired from the game due to injury – Teletext Feb 04

Brendan Batson left the Hawthorns in summer 2003 . He’s now working for the FA as a consultant.

Paul Beesley is with Stalybridge Celtic – Dave Baxendale

Ian Benjamin was player manager of Wisbech but was sacked in 2003. He’s now in charge of Soham in the Ridgeons League, Premier Division. Cambridge Evening News May 2005.

Trevor Benjamin Jan 05: the ex Albion loanee is on his travels again –a month with Gillingham, followed by another at Rushden in November then another month with Brighton in January 04  but in March 04 he was recalled and played in Blues v Leicester in the Premier League. At the back end of 2004, he was loaned to Northampton and Leicester made sure he wasn’t coming back by paying off his contract. (Mirror 2/1/05) Feb 05: joins Coventry City until the end of the season. July 2005: Coventry offered him a one year deal in May 05, but at the last minute signed for Peterborough in June 05 for 3 years.

Dean Bennett signed a new deal with Kiddy Harriers until summer 2004. In July 04, he signed a two year deal with Wrexham  telextext

Gordon Bennett (ex Albion secretary) is Youth Development Officer at StokeCity   Sentinel June 04

Martyn Bennett Dec 05 Lives in Ireland with his partner. Not sure what he does though, I met him at his brother's wedding in Orlando last year, his brother married my husband's cousin ! (Via email to site from Mary Finnegan)

Marvin Blake was released by Bromsgrove as an economy measure. He joined Solihull in August 03 but immediately moved to Stourbridge   and then again to Bedworth Utd Jan 04

Luther Blissett was appointed as a strikers coach at Pompey in March 2004.

Adrian Boothroyd joined WBA as Head of Youth Development. In the summer of 2004, he joined Leeds United as first team coach before becoming the Watford manager in March 2005 everywhere

Mario Bortolazzi is assistant manager at Livorno  (Massimo Apr 05  and confirmed on website)

Stewart Bowen is running CAF, an industrial cladding business on the Springfield Industrial Estate, Oldbury.He has two little girls. He is busily building an empire in the Black Country which includes Greets Green Club. (July 05)

Darren Bowman was with Stalybridge Celtic but moved to Ashton in April 2005       Dave Baxi

Walter Boyd left Swansea in June 01 and is now with Arnett Gardens in Jamaica      Aug 04

Darren Bradley works for Barlow Handling selling fork lift trucks and also does some football writing

Paul Bradshaw lives in Wolverhampton where he works as a Security Supervisor.  AG July 01

Mark Briggs Jan 04: signed a 2 year contract with Herfolge in the Danish 1st division after a successful trial in January 03 .However he left the club by mutual consent at the end of the year because he wasn’t getting anywhere near the first team. (Stian Boe). May 04: signed for Tipton Town in Feb 04. After three games for Tipton, he had a trial with Partick Thistle and then two months with Notts County before released again in May 04   (Football Transfers)  Aug 04: Signed to  AFC Telford. Nov 04: Moved to  Shrewsbury Town. Jan 05: Now Northwich. May 05: After 4 games for Vics, he moved to Redditch in late Feb 05. In April 05 he had a trial with Walsall., then in May 05, he was released by Redditch. June05: trial for TNS.

Ally Brown left the Throstles Club in September after he was unable to accept his new working pattern  Everywhere Sept 03

Russ Brown (former WBA Junior) is with Willenhall Town

Simon Brown has signed for Mansfield for 50k, which could rise to 100k       Everywhere Dec 04

Tony Brown is enjoying his retirement in Walsall and is a co-commentator for Capital Gold.

Adam Buckley was released by Lincoln May 2003. Also received 120 hours community service for thefts from players at Lincoln. Subsequently, Adam Buckley signed for Brigg last season 03/04, but only played a couple of games coming on as sub. Not fully fit and still living in the Grimsby area.  John Martin Aug 04

Steve Bull hogs the local press in his role as Wolves PR. He’s recently set up Steve Bull & Associates Ltd which purely caters for the investor abroad and is heavily involved in helping people choose the right investment property on the Costa Del Sol Sept 05 He has interests in a mobile phone company as well as running a corporate management events firm (ES)

Daryl Burgess left Rochdale in May 05

Keith Burkinshaw Mar 05: he becomes the new assistant manager of Watford

Dave Burnside Oct 03: resigns as Cheltenham’s new football co-ordinator. (Teletext)

DavidBudgie’ Burrows is now living in South-West France   BP Dec 03

Frank Burrows Jan 05: joined GM at Forest briefly but decided not to go there permanently.

Peter Butler resigned as Technical coach of Sabah in May 2004. Butts has a friend in Bali and he and family has been living there.  He and his business partners intend to invest in tourist apartments in Bali    Kerry Slater Feb 05

Tony Butler Dec 02: left Albion to join Bristol City August 2000 Feb 05: Moved to Blackpool on a free


Len Cantello For the past five years or so, Len's been working as the UK sports consultant for a Canadian company called Fieldturf, who make artificial football pitches for a lot of the premiership sides' training facilities.May 2002

Matt Carbon was released by Walsall in May 04 but no worries Barnsley signed him the next day.   Teletext

Franz Carr  is now a players agent and lives in Golden Valley, Derbyshire ( )

Danny Carey-Bertram has signed a contract for Hereford United til June 06.

Neil “Peanut” Cartwright Trains with Stourbridge but a knee injury means he’s unlikely to play again.Steve HydeNov 04

Adam Chambers Mar 05: left Albion by mutual consent in Feb 05. In late March 05, he joined Kiddy Harriers. July 05: released by Kiddy in the summer and in June 05 was on trial with QPR. Rangers didn’t take him but recommended him to Swansea who took him on trial in July 05.

James Chambers was sold to Watford in Sept 04

Clive Clark at 64 needs 24 hour nursing care and is currently in a Scarborough nursing home  Sunday Times May 05

Dennis Clarke July 2001: is a partner in a property company and lives in Birmingham (AG). May 05: seeCaught In Time.

Ike Clarke, aged 87 died in April 2002

Matt Clarke, once an Albion reserve, is now with Redditch United   HUFC June 04

Tim de Cler  is with Alkmaar Baggies Newspaper Oct 04

Scott Colcombe is now at Willenhall Argus 3 Nov 03

Stacey Coldicott July 03: released by Grimsby in May but then signed on for another two years in July 03. July 05: released again in May 05. Aug 05: signed a two year contract with Hereford United in July 05 (Bulls News).

Ian Collard is a coach for the Youth team at Des Moines Youth Side in the US   (Baggies newspaper Oct 04)

Matt Collins is with Nuneaton Borough     everywhere August 04

Andy Comyn is an accountant with Grant Thornton 

 Nigel Conniff an Albionite of the mid-70’s is now ass manager at Oldbury United – Post Oct 01

Cosmin Contra returned to Athletico Madrid in Jan 05. In Feb, he joined Rumanian club Poli AEK Timisoara on a 4 month loan  - BP

Barry Cowdrill He held a position (possibly a Steward) at the Ferndown Golf Club just outside Bournemouth until some time last year and is now working at a David Lloyd/Fitness First establishment in the town. Hodder Feb 05)  

Alex Cowley former WBA trainee is now with Halesowen June 04

Danny Crane left Albion in the summer of 04.  He’s now with Burton and made his debut in a Sky match at Carlisle.  He has a contract until May 2006  BM Sept 04

Dean Craven released by Hereford United in May 04 and joined AFC Telford in June 04

Alan Crawford (former Albion trainer)joined Megson at Forest  Jan 05

Gerry Creaney is driving a black cab in Glasgow          Radio 5 Dec 02

Paul Crichton left Norwich in May 04 and is currently with York City on trial. He was released after a month in September, played briefly for Stafford Rangers before joining Leigh RMI in October 04. In Nov 04, he joined Accrington. Crichton retired from football in April 2005    Dave Baxi 

Garth Crooks works for the BBC and is also Chairman of the Grass Roots Advisory Group to the Football Foundation Spurs site Jan 04

Malcolm Crosby left the No. 2 job at Swindon to join Middlesbrough in July 04 as Reserve team coach      teletext 

David Cross left Oldham, following a series of redundancies made in February 2003, brought about by the need for the club to save money. He briefly scouted for Rochdale before joining Blackburn Rovers as Youth team coach CET Sep 04

Nicky Cross left Studley BKL in summer 2004. He’s concentrating on his job in the finance business and helping out the Albion Ex-Players Association n Nicky Feb 05

Jack Cudworth, released by WBA in summer 2004 is with Racing Club Warwick but transferred to AFC Telford Dec 04

Jim Cumbes   is now Chief Executive of Lancs CC (Worcester Eve News May 02). He has a column in Manchester Online and once turned down the chance to be commercial manager at Aston Villa

Warren Cummings moved to Bournemouth on a free transfer in April 03.

Laurie Cunningham lost his life in a car accident in 1989

Shaun Cunnington was acting manager at Kiddy  in Oct 04 but in Dec 04 was offered his old job back. Jul 05: resigned in July 05 to concentrate on his restaurant business.

Neil Cutler Aug 04 moved to Stockport. Aug 05 moved to Rotherham


Phil Danks is a prison officer.

Julian Darby  is reserve team coach at Preston.   Preston Official site Oct 04

Scott Darton was at Chelmsford during the 00/01 season though was injured for much of it. He’s played for a few others such as St Albans and possibly Ipswich Wanderers   02-03Simon Feb 04

Bernard Day is WBA goalkeeper coach for the Football in the Community Scheme and also performs the same role for Fulham. He’s a busy lad is Bernard as he also works for Wylde Green College and admits to being a close friend of Andy Sinton.BP 10/5

Mark Dearlove was last heard of with Brinton Carpets FC   Stourport Swiftswebsite – unknown date

John Deehan is the new Director of Football at Northampton  Everywhere Oct 03

Fernando Dervald had his contract cancelled by mutual consent with Norwich on 15th June 2001.He’s now playing in Denmark for OB Odense where’s he’s most popular and has his own fan club

Fabian De Freitas is studying Pyschology. He left NEC last summer and seems to without a clubNEC website July 04

Robbie Dennison works for the media and acts as a matchday host at the Dingles. He’s been involved in the Spanish property market via Steve Bull & Associates for over two years and is the proud owner of two apartments on the Costa Del Sol OnLine FC 2003

Andy Dibble June 2003 has transferred from Stockport to Wrexham ( B’ham Post) July 05 signed for CF Horadada (Peter Watkins) Sept 05 is now with Accrington Stanley (Non League Paper)

Danny Dichio Feb 04: moved permanently to Millwall. July 05: moved  to Preston in June 05 for 160k.

Alan Dickens, on loan during the Ardiles season, is now a London cabbieWest Ham prog Nov 03

Wayne Dobbins lives in Cheltenham where he works as a gardener and driver. He still plays football on Saturdays and Sundays for local side Brintons -  (Stewart Hill) for Brintons Cl Social in the Kidderminster Sunday Premier LeagueMike Lester Nov 04

Scott Dobie left WBA for Millwall in Nov 04. In late February, he joined Nottm Forest for 500k       everywhere

Tony Dobson is the new manager of Solihull Borough   Post May 05

Barry Donaghy is back home in Consett, Co Durham and has just retired after 25 years working for the local Electricity Board.  

Kevin Donovan  May 05: left Rochdale in Feb 04 and joined York City in March 04 . In June 04 he signed a one-year deal. He was released in May 2005.  (source Daryl Burgess) July 05: left York City in May 05. Alfreton Town signed him in July.

Derek Dudley is with Romulus in the Midland Combination    Steve Nov 02

Jimmy Dudley lives in Great Barr. He retired in Sept 1992 and previously worked for Guest Motors- Dean Walton/ Walsall v WBA prog.

Jimmy Dugdale  is retired after sadly having a leg amputated in 1990.

John Durnin aged 38 is on Liverpool’s Academy coaching staff as well as turning out for Vauxhall.Motors. He played for the cup-winning Liverpool Masters team in July 2004   The Liverpool Way July 04

Lloyd Dyer May 05 was loaned to Coventry in March 2005 but returned to WBA in May. Sept 05 loaned to QPR.

Paul Dyson –concentrating on his sports goods business.  Paul Dyson Sports, Kings Heath


Graham Easter is assistant manager at division 2 club Svendborg, not far from Odense    Stian Boe (June 03)Peter Eastoe lives in Stourbridge with his family and works as a driver Swindon Town website Nov 04

Ian Edwards, with his partner Anna Bischoff bought the Plas Isa Guest House in Crricceith in North Wales  from Joe Mayo“A baggie” Nov 03 

Ugo Ehiogu is with Middlesbrough

Alan Evans 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. Alan’s son, Alun played for Wolves, Liverpool and others in the 1960’s    Kiddy Times Nov 02

Allan Evans  (former Albion assistant manager) runs a driving school in Cornwall Mail  June 05.

Mickey Evans is with Plymouth Argyle (30K from Bristol Rovers). Mickey is asthmatic

Stewart Evans manager of Parkgate FC in Rotherham Northern Counties East League Division 1) known as “Big Evo”    Baggies News Oct 04


Delroy Facey June 04 joined Hull in on a two year deal . Mar 2005 moved to Huddersfield on loan. Aug 05 moved to Tranmere Rovers on a free transfer.

Ray Fairfax has left Albion’s ticket office in May 2003

John Farmer manages a crisp factory in Cheadle AG July 01

Graham Fenton  signed for Blyth Spartans in July 03.   Briefly in 04/05 he was caretaker manager before reverting back in October 04 to player/ assistant manager Blyth website Nov 04

Wayne Fereday coach the Broadstone Under 10 side at Christchurch. He works for the PA and is regularly seen at the Hawthorns  Baggies Dec 03   During the week, Working at prestigious furniture store called Cookes in Christchurch, Dorset. True Great Dec 04

Alan Fettis moved to Hull from York on a free, after the Minstermen didn’t pay him for two months  He was on loan to Sheffield United for a month  in Dec 03 and since moved to loan in Mar 04 . In June 04, he signed for Macclesfield on a free  Teletext

Sean Flynn  is turning out for Redditch and training twice a week. The rest of the time he’s labouring (some might say he’s been labouring for years) Steve Jan 04

Ken  Foggo is running a dry cleaning business in the East End of London  AG July 01

Tony Ford has re-joined Rochdale as asst manager to Steve Parkin.  Everywhere July 03

Mickey Forsyth  was pushed out of Wycombe by the Tony Adams takeover. He’s now scouting Southern Conference clubs on behalf of Burton Albion   Burton Mail Aug 04

Peter Frain Aug 04 is the new manager of Alvechurch (B'ham Post) Sept 05 left the Alvechurch manager’s job (B’ham Post)

Percy Freeman is living in Lincoln and manages a local team there (Ivy Tavern FC) Tony MatthewsFeb 05

Adrian Foster  is assistant player manager with Street in Somerset     Interview on Baggies TV

James Fox was last heard of on loan to Hereford United but has since moved on to Tamworth.  They released him in March 04 since when he’s joined Nuneaton Borough BP 12/3/04

Ruel Fox after opening his restaurant, The Imperial Lounge in Ipswich, three weeks ago. Sky Sports  Dec 03. He also manages his local Eastern Counties League side Whitton United Flown From the Nest Jul 04  He’s also training the Montsarrat squad.    Steve Oct 04

Doug Fraser has retired from his prison officers job at Nottingham nick. He loves playing golf (handicap 12)

Carsten Fredgaard is with FC Copenhagen.

Mickey Fudge runs the Lord Hill public house in Dawley, Telford  AG July 01

Ricardo Fuller July 04: was sold to Pompey for 1.7 million. July 05: he moved to Southampton for 90,000.


Danny Gabbidon at Cardiff City. July O5: joined West Ham from Cardiff during the summer.Bobby Gould resigned from Peterborough as a coach in Oct 04

Simon Garner is now a painter and decorator running his own business Home Design Decorators. Simon lives in Cookham and publishes his first book later this year AG July 01  Rovers staged a Testimonial game for him in May 2003.

Michael Garrity  left Tamworth   Dec 04   Now with Runcorn Halton FC  Feb 05. In March 2005 has just moved to Vauxhall Motors in Nationwide North - might be of some interest to your readers?  Alty website Mar 05

Gary Germaine coaches at Tennessee Football Club – mainly U13 and U14 boys. During the summer he works with Coerver Soccer training programme. He has a UEFA B coaching licence. Mar 04

Dave Gilbert plays for Lincoln United   (Baggies Oct 04 )

Phil Gilchrist released by WBA in May 2004 and signed for Rotherham for 2 years in July 04. Everywhere

Johnny Giles lives in Harborne and fronts the Irish equivalent of Match of the Day.

Michael Giles (Johnnny's son) March 2001 who was frankly far from the best young player Albion have ever had, didn’t stick around in the football game.  He went to Uni, picked up his MBA and became a solicitor. Currently, he lives in Winchester and works for NTL.(source Johnny Giles ). Aug 05 now lives in Vancouver with his family – Leeds United website 2005

Tony Godden runs a Goalkeepers Academy in Cambridgeshire for lads between 9 and 16. Four are with Premiership sides. He also works part-time for Chelsea   TG Oct 04

Darren Goodall (a former reserve) moved from Willenhall to Rushall Olympic in July 04  BP   Still there Feb 05

Don Goodman hung his boots up in Dec 03. He writes for the Express and Star, commentates occasionally for Radio 5  and has his own business, Formula Gfi.One of his clients is WBA. He does individual fitness with the 16-19 year olds.  Argus July 03

Andy Goram (we released him on a free remember) is turning out for Elgin City Observer Nov 03   (only one match?)

John Gorman is the new manager of Wycombe Wanderers    Dec 04

Jonathan Gould (Barmy’s son) Feb 05: signed for Hereford on loan but returned to Preston in October and was briefly first choice. He left Preston by mutual consent  and joined Bristol City. He was released by Bristol in May 05 July 05: in June he emigrated to New Zealand to be player coach of Hawkes Bay United. (He’s worked in NZ before). (See Next Generation and Sons and Daughters)

Josh Gowling Nov 03: joined Herfolge in July 03. By the end of the season, he was getting close to the first team (Stian Boe) July 05: released by Herfolge in May 2005 and commences a trial at Bournemouth in June 05. Aug 05: signed by Bournemouth.

Tony Grant July 05: released by Burnley in May 05 and moved to Oldham for a trial. Aug 05 trial with Stoke City.

Andy Gray talks on Sky two days a week and on the golf course for the rest of the week

Tony Grealish left Atherstone some time in early 2003 (Adders website)

Sean Gregan July 05: signed for Leeds United in September 2004

Mark Grew has started an industrial cleaning business with his wife, and also coaches Stafford Rangers Thin Blue Line Oct 03 .  He was appointed Port Vale’s Youth team coach in June 2004

Frank Griffin lives in Shrewsbury aged 84.

Bruce Grobelaar Mar 05: sacked from his position as a coach with Bush Bucks in South Africain .
July 05: May 2005 turned out at Elland Road in Lucas Radebe's testimonal playing all 90 minutes.

Paul Groves is player-manager of Grimsby Town  until 9/2/04 when he was sacked. He’s a player only now and went on loan to Scunthorpe. In June 04, he joined York City on a one year deal Teletext June 04


Bernt Haas left WBA by mutual consent in Jan 05,  joining Bastia     Jan 05

Gary Hackett was joint manager of Bromsgrove but was sacked in May 2003.   Subsequently new joint manager of Stourbridge during 03/04 and of from spring 2005 became the sole manager.

Tony Hale lives in a Grade 11 listed building in Digby Road, Sutton – one of only two in the street    Mail Feb 03

Paul Hall has signed a contract with Tranmere Rovers Argus March 04

Ian Hamilton was released by Woking in May 03 . He’s currently involved with an IT venture (Eve Mail May 05)

Gareth Hamner left Telford United in May 2003  

Ray Harford died from lung cancer on 9th August 2003

Chris Hargreaves July 04: now with Brentford. July 05: moves from Brentford to Oxford United in the summer of 2005.

Asa Hartford was reserve team manager at Manchester City for years but left the club in May 2005   - teletext

Ian Hathaway was last heard of at Aldershot – several years ago

Phil Hawker (one game in 1990)  still plays for the Birmingham City Masters.  In 2004, he guested at a Birmingham Cityfunction.

Dominic Heath Nov 02 with Bridgnorth Town   Steve Aug 05 moved to Stourbridge in June 05 (Non League Daily) He was the Midlands Alliance Player of the Year in 2004/05. . He is hoping to begin a PT instructors course at RAF Cosford.Bp

Carl Heggs was at Ilkeston Town as player/ assistant manager. Left in Aug 2003  (Ilkeston website) Aug 05 Carl Heggs, now aged 34, is with Tamworth. He’s a friend of manager Mark Cooper.

Craig Herbert is with Rugby  United. Feb 05 Still there. Sept 05. moved in June to Solihull Borough, returning to Rugby in Sept 05.(B’ham Post).

Neil Hesson, another ex-Albion hopeful, is deafened by the motorway traffic playing for Oldbury United. He’s been there 9 years and in 2001 had a benefit match in his honour.Subsequently, he moved to Rushall Olympic   Jan 2004

Frank Hodgetts lives in retirement in Kidderminster. Frank chairs the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Tennis Assoc  AG July 01

Ken Hodgkinson (former player in the 50’s and Youth team coach in the 80’s) is living in retirement in Greets Green, West Bromwich(Sporting Star)

Simeon Hodson retired in Summer 01 He is a watchmaker by trade so maybe he’s doing that?

Graeme Hogg (he of the “loyalty bonus”) is now a TV engineer in Falkirk (Sunday Times Jan 05)

James Holmes- a semi regular in Albion reserves was released by WBA in May 2005. In June, he had a trial with Nuneaton

Paul Holmes May 2003: was released by Torquay. July 05: is now a postman  ( Jonathan Aloussi).

Paul Holsgrove (a one time Baggie loanee) played 2004-2005 season at Windsor and Eton with both brothers, Peter and Lee. (See Next Generation and Sons and Daughters)

Jim Holton sadly passed away in 1993.

Bobby Hope is Albion’s Chief Scout

Robert Hopkins has given up football altogether. He’s now over 40, lives with his partner and three year daughter in Solihull and earns a crust driving a van.

Roy Horobin has a shop in Hednesford Rd, Wilkin nr Walsall   Steve Sant Feb 04

Russell Hoult Sept 05 is on loan to Nott’m Forest

Don Howe gave up full time work in summer 03 and now lives in the semi-retirement in Hertfordshire – Sunday Times Mar 04

Gerry Howshall is head greenkeeper at Thornbury (South Gloucs) golf club   Mick Horton  Aug 03

Colin Hoyle (you remember good ol’ Colin – he played in one friendly game at Walsall as a triallist). He was a Boston United player though lives in Derby. He signed for Burton Albion for 1k. oaned to Nuneaton in Aug 03 and then signed for Dagenham in Jan 04, returning to Burton after two days!   BM Jan 04. Colin was released in May 2004 and he joined Worcester City in August. He’s a builder by trade WEN Aug 04

Peter Hucker runs his own Peter Hucker Soccer School in East Ham there are now three Peter Hucker Football Schools, with up to 400 children attending every weekend. Ring him on 0208 536 4141. During the week, he teaches adults with learning difficulties how to read and write at Tower HamletsCollege in London Mar 04

Lee Hughes in August 2004 received a 6 year jail sentence for causing the death Mr Graham, aged 56, a father-of-four, of Eastern Green. He was a passenger in a car hit by Hughes's 100,000 Mercedes near Meriden just after midnight on November 23, 2003. Hughes then ran from the scene. See

Rob Hulse April 05: moved on loan to Leeds United and scored 2 goals his debut. July 05: Move to Leeds made permanent over the Summer.

Andy Hunt now lives in a seven bedroom wooden dome on the banks of a jungle river, where he and his girlfriend Simone keep chickens and grow vegetables. See main income will come from tourists.

Steve Hunt is now living on the Isle Of Wight and has no connection with football   Radio 5 Live Interview Feb 03

Norman Hunter  (ex Albion coach) is an after Dinner speaker, a coach at local schools and an expert covering Leeds United on BBC Radio Leeds. He’s written a book “Bites yer legs”.Aug 05 no longer commentating on Radio Leeds.

Roy Hunter moved from Hucknall Town to Northwich Vics  Aug 04.   He only played 4 times for the Vics before rejoining Hucknall as player assistant manager Hucknall site  Feb 05

Geoff Hurst sits on the Referees Video panel thingy too. Director of Football for McDonalds though he is seni-retired now and living in Gloucestershire  Guardian May 2005 


Max Iezzi  Jan 2002  plying his trade at Serie C1/B club Benevento. They play in the Italian equivalent of our Division 2 (ie third level), which has two parallel divisions of 18 split along North/South lines. (Same as our old Division 3 North & South up until 1959.) Benevento are struggling to avoid relegation, and have been in the bottom four nearly all season. Up until the end of December Iezzi had played 8 games for them, and not yet scored. 


Alec Jackson lives in the Black Country (Tipton?) and can be seen in one local Tipton pub every Saturday. He loves a bet apparently Des Garbutt March 04

Tony James (former Baggies reserve) with Hereford United as club captain – now 250 games for the Bulls

Brian Jensen has moved to Burnley   Everywhere July 03

Willie Johnston runs The Port Brae in Kirkaldy on the East Coast of Scotland.

Cory Johnson is with Barwell Town

Martin Jol Nov 04 is Spurs manager.

Stan Jones lives near Walsall and is a sports agent for Phillips-Tuftex   Walsall v WBA prog Aug 01. He also scouts for future Albion young talent (Shakey Apr 04)

Jordao has signed for Portuguese Premier Division side Estrela Amadora  Everywhere Jan 04


John Kaye is a welder working on oil rigs – surely now retired?

Leon Kelly signed for WorcesterCity           WEN July 03

Mike Kelly (ex Albion asst manager) is goalkeeping coach at Palace    June 05

Joe Kennedy passed away at his workplace in 1986.

Kevin Kent works for  Signal radio in Staffordshire and lives in Knutsford.  His late son Gareth, suffered from a rare condition called Leigh’s disease which affects the central nervous system    Sent Apr 05

Derek Kevan has retired after passing his 65th birthday.  Derek himself on Radio WM March 02

Kevin Kilbane moved to Everton for 1 million on 1st September 03  Everywhere

Dean Kiely once an Albion Youth poached by Coventry keeps goal for Charlton.

Andy King Dec 01 has returned to Swindon as manager following Roy Evans resignation. Sept 05 sacked by Swindon Town.

Phil King was last heard of at BathCity but has departed that club, presumably hanging his boots up

Harry Kinsell passed away Summer 2000.

Mark Kinsella signed for Walsall for two years   everywhere Aug 04

Lee Knight (young reserve full back)  moved to Evesham  Baggies newspaper Oct 04

Jason Koumas Aug 05: is on loan to Cardiff for the whole season, and scored within minutes of his debut versus Leeds United.

Dick Krzywicki July 01: works in the engineering industry and coaches youngsters in his spare time (AG). May 05: see Caught In Time.


Tony Lange was last heard of delivering the mail in Bognor Regis   Fulham v WBA programme .

Jacob Just Larssen, once on trial at the Hawthorns, was last heard of in the midfield on Danish First Division club Farum.

Peter Latchford 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.  Julian Rowe FEB 03

Cyril Lea is at Oldham Athletic as Chief Scout. Oldham site Oct 04

George “Ada” Lee  passed away in 1991

Mickey Lewis was at Oxford until United sacked him late 2000.

Steve Lilwall  is a teacher. He’s also got a UEFA A coaching qualification and will be running five day course during half-term.Tom Ross  Feb 03

Brian Little is the new Tranmere manager. Oct 03

Adrian Littlejohn had a contract with Vale until June 2004  when he was given a free. He then played for Lincoln before joining Rushden in Jan 2005 . He was released in May 2005. Sept 05, Mansfield took him on a three month deal.

Craig Love (ex young reserve) is with Darlaston and a first team regular Steve Mar 03

Graham Lovett June 01 lives in Marbella. (Tom Ross). Aug 05 According to the ex-player association, he’s returned from Spain and has now relocated to Thailand.

Tony Lowery Dec 03 joint manager Bedlington Terriers (Baggies newspaper). May 2005 still there

Steve Lynex is running a pub somewhere in the Black Country. He left the Red Lion in West Bromwich soon after a tragedy at a bonfire party. Aug 05 the Ex Players Assoc believe he is now a security guard

Pat Lyons now with Burton Albion was briefly with WBA  (Non League Yearbook)

Des Lyttle April 05: released by  Forest Green Rovers in April 2005. July 05: Worcester City gave him a one year deal in July 05.



Damian McColl youngster who we don’t think made the reserve team, is now with Tividale.

James McCue (Nov 04) Player manager of Great Barr, Division 7 of the Birmingham AFA. James is 29 but has a weakness at the base of his spine and is unable to play very much at all. His main job is an estate agent, managing the Two Acres office in Tamworth (Eve Mail)

Andy McDermott  joined Dumfermline Martin Oct 03

Dwain Mcfarlane joined Archdales in the Midland Combination Division Two. He scored on his debut on 7/2/04 Worcs Eve New

Neil MacKenzie (twice an Albion reserve) moved from Blackpool to Mansfield in July 02. In Dec 04, he went to Macclesfield on loan Teletext

Steve Mackenzie played for Gresley Rovers once in Jan 04, at the age of 42. During the week, he coaches at the Albion Centre of Excellence and at weekends, he often covers games for the Press Association.  BP Jan 04

Bernie McNally June 04: becomes the new manager of AFC Telford.

Ricky McNamara ex Albion YT is with Willenhall Town (Steve)

Ken McNaught works in the Pro Shop at Gleneagles Golf Course  Confirmed Jan 04 The FA.Com 

George McVitie runs a sub Post Office outside Carlisle AG July 01

Jamie McWilliams is now with Alvechurch Jan 04

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Craig Madden is reserve team coach at Stockport County County Website  July 01 still correct Nov 03 and Sep 04 (good mate of Miotto).Now Youth team manager Stocky Site Jan 05

Craig Mansell youngster who we don’t think made the reserve team, is now with Tividale.

Clint Marcelle was with Scarborough in 2003/04 but in August 04 signed for Grimsby. Electronic Fishcake. Aug 05  Now with Gainsborough. Tamworth website.

Paul Mardon completed a 2 year sports science qualification and is now a Fitness Consultant with Virgin. Phil Court. Update – he lives with wife and two daughters in a house in Dorridge. He has a goal net in the back garden and takes frequent foreign trips.Chris Leverington June 05  

Enzo Maresca Oct 04 moved to Fiorentina.(Baggies Newspaper) . July 05: moves to Fiorentina  and was then sold to Seville in June 05.

Andy Marriott signed for Torquay in March 2005

Lee Marshall  retired at the age of 26 in April 2005

Dennis Martin emigrated to Spain two years agoMail Apr 04

Mick Martin is resident in Newcastle where he does much work on the local radio station.  (source Johnny Giles March 2001)

Joe Mayo used to runnb the Plas Isa Guest House in Crricceith in North Wales for 13 years but sold it a couple of years ago. He’s now a rep for Imperial Tobacco.Joe himself Nov 04

Gary Megson -  left WBA in Oct 2004 and joined Forest in Jan 05 

Micky Mellon left Kiddy Harriers in December by mutual consent. He’d only played 6 games since his arrival in August due to injury

Alan Merrick runs a soccer academy in the USA  His academy has a website at "Alan Merrick Soccer Academies Inc. has been serving the State of Minnesotaand the Soccer Community of the Midwest since 1976. We specialize in all aspects of Soccer Education and Player Development.”

Phil Midworth joined Burton Albion on a non-contract basis Feb 05. In late March, he joined Moor Green on a one year deal    BP

Alan Miller retired in April 2003 due to injury. As of August, he is living in Majorca where he works with his brother in offering tailor-made holidays – mainly on yachts  BBC Jan 04

Tony Millington is unfortunately wheelchair bound. He watches Wrexham and is the official representative in the disabled enclosure.

Simon Miotto left WBA by mutual consent Feb 05. Spotted in Oz March 05

David Mills is assistant chief scout with Newcastle United, a  full time position for the last 3 years BP Jan 05

Tam Mkandawire released by WBA in May 04 and signed for Hereford United in July 04 on a one year deal.

Derek Monaghan   is a financial consultant  Chris Lepkowski Nov 04

Tony MorleyHe’s one of the former players who share the commentary of The Villain, which is Aston Villa’s digital radio station. His main job is coaching kids from seven to 16 around the Midlands area. The Jan 04

Elliott Morris, released by the Albion in the summer has signed a 3 year deal with Glentoran Official Website June 02

“ In a consistently excellent season for the entire team, Northern Irish Under-21 international goalkeeper Elliott Morris has been in fine form for a side that have conceded just 16 goals in 34 league games” Irish website Apr 03 as Glentoran won the League

Dennis Mortimer In addition to being the Midlands regional coach for the PFA Dennis has an extra job. He’s now manager of the Wolves Ladies team or WWW FC. No contract, Dennis receives a basic 25 per session.Steve Bull and Robbie Dennison had previously been offered the chance of making a group of girls sweaty very quickly but declined.

Remi Moses lives in Manchester. He is a community worker, invests in property interests and coaches a roller hockey team that his son plays in. Unlike on the field, he keeps himself to himself. Andy Mitten- United We stand June 02 and Sunday Times Jan 05

Paddy Mulligan lives in Dublin these days. . (source Johnny Giles March 2001)

Joe Murphy July 05: went on trial at Oldham, but they sent him back. Aug 05: joins Sunderland on a year long loan.

Shaun Murphy Feb 05: left Sheffield and went home to Australia where he joins Perth Glory . He played for the Glory throughout 2004 but is currently in contract dispute and may not play this year. (Kerry Slater) . June 05: has left Perth Glory and has hung up his boots though has been spotted watched Sorrento FC. He earns a crust in property development. He’s one of the early pioneers of a new type of building material. (Murp himself.)


Stuart Naylor now at Oldham Athletic (goalkeeping coach) Dave B Aug 04 .Still there Apr 05

Shaun Nicholson plays for Chesterfield again    Everywhere Aug 04

Johnny Nicholls, star of the 50’s has passed away.

Steve Nicol has returned to New England Revolution as head coach. Nicol resides in Hopkinton, MA with his wife, Eleanor, his son, Michael, and his daughter, Katy. Rev site Nov 03

Gordon Nisbet pounds the beat with the Devon and Cornwall Police  source Julian Rowe June 01. Checked Feb 05 (working in the panda cars)

Jimmy Nichol – assistant manager at Aberdeen Baggies Newspaper Oct 04

Marco Nappi playing in Italy with Trenana    Baggies Newspaper Oct 04


Kieran O’Regan has hung his boots up and is working in broadcasting for Radio Leeds.  Also youth team coach at Huddersfield    Dec 03

John Osborne unfortunately passed away after a long illness on 7 November, 1999.

Gary Owen is an art dealer “Gary Owen Fine Art” when he’s not working for Piccadilly Radio.  He moved to Century Radio in August 2000.

Richard O’Kelly is the new assistant manager of Bournemouth-  June 04

Adam Oliver is going to the USA in January 03 to take up a coaching position with New England    - Nicky Sept

James O’Connor joined Burnley in March 2005


Carlton Palmer Dec 04 is the new manager of Mansfield. Sept 05 left the Mansfield job.

Les Palmer signed for Oldbury United as player-coach   BP June 03

Steve Parkin is the new manager of Rochdale Jan 03

Tony Parks coach if you recall) FA.Com Aug 2004 is a goalkeeping coach for England (ex Albion

Neil Parsley April 01: is manager of Unibond First Division side Guiseley  (John Keogh). July 2005 he still is, though Guiseley were promoted to the Unibond Premier Division at the end of the 2003-2004 season

Darren Patterson is Youth team coach at Oxford United Everywhere checked Feb 05

Kyle Patterson Mar 05: was on trial at Hereford in Feb 05 but left after one game. He’s since had a trial at AFC Bournemouth. Aug 05: He’s now playing for Saint Louis University soccer team (Chris Kamykowski). See Player Bio Kyle Patterson Men's Soccer (Thomas Neill)

Stuart Pearson has a weekly half hour spot on MUTV and lives in Sale, Cheshire andis a matchday host at Old Trafford(source City Gent Jan 2001)

Gary Pendrey resigned from Southampton in March 04, following the departure of Strachan

Micky Perry  Qualified as a weight training instructor Ran a door security firm with a friend.  Have also been a distribution manager, courier, and a life coach. I now have a number of qualifications in Information Technology. Working as a peripheral engineer for a company called BXT True Greats site Dec 04

Paul Peschisolido joined Derby in March 2004 – on a two year deal.

Andy Pettersonreleased by Bournemouth in May 2003. He had an unsuccessful trial with Derry City in April 03 then signed for Walsall in Jan 04.  The Saddlers released him in May 04 . In March 05, he joined Farnborough for the rest of the season. He conceded 6 on his debut.

Mike Phelan is a coach at Old Trafford.

Gary Phillips (ex Youth team keeper) was assistant manager at Stevenage in early 04 but has now left the club

Stewart Phillips runs and owns Archway Fitness centre in Hereford

Gary Piggott is playing for Sedgley White Lions (Express & Star Premier League)  Post 14/9

Martin Pike lives in the North East where he scouts for Fulham – Martin finally hung his boots up after a year with Bedlington Terriers.

Graham Potter is now with Macclesfield Oct 04.

Ray Potter Aug 05 died in at the age of 69. Beckenham Town site has detailed article

Kevin Pressman Aug 05: had arrived at WBA on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, and after 2 reserve matches and 2 subs appearances for the first team, he was recalled to Sheffield Wednesday on 26/2/04, who then released him in May 2004. Leicester City signed in July 04.  Released by Leicester, he joined Leeds United on a monthly contract in Feb 05, but did not make the first team. In late March 2005, he joined Coventry City. Coventry released him in May 05 without having played for the first team. In July 05 he signs for Mansfield Town.

David Pritchard has left Bristol Rovers . He retired from the game at the age of 31 due to injury. His testimonial was against Wolves in July 2003 (he was a Dingle follower as a kid ) A load of Bull Aug 03

Darren Purse Aug 2005: moved to Cardiff City for 750,000.


Brian Quailey didn’t find Doncaster to his liking so now he’s with Halifax- oops gone again now Nuneaton (May 03). And now onto Tamworth (Nov 03) and then Stevenage Apr 04.  Now on loan at Nuneaton Feb 05

James Quinn  Jan 05: left Willem II in Holland and joined Sheffield Wednesday. Aug 05: he walked out at Hillsborough and signed a two year contract at Peterborough


Paul Raven left Carlisle in the summer of 2004 and joined Barrow as player coach - Andy Bridge Aug 04

Hughie Reed unfortunately passed away in 1992.

Ronnie Rees (40 games in the ‘60’s) 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 grandson Jim, Brown Cov City Statto Nov 04

Eddie Redfearn is retired and lives in Spennymoor. For many years he lived in Oldswinford. His son is a paramedic.

Paul Reece, with just one game for the Baggies in goal, was last heard of with Ilkeston Town in Oct 03 – he’s moved on since then though…

George Reilly had his ear bitten off by a disgruntled Plymouth fan who had held a grudge over his team's defeat for 19 years. Reilly became a bricklayer after hanging up his boots and was working on a building site in Corby, Northants when a labourer punched him to the ground, The Sun newspaper has reported.  The attacker chewed off one of Reilly's ears and whispered 'Plymouth' into the other one. Doctors had to use 50 stitches to sew 45-year-old Reilly's ear back on.02/03 season

Cyrille Regis is a FIFA accredited agent with Cadman-Regis

Nicky Reid gained a sports fitness degree at Salford University. He was a physio with Burnley but left in May 2004.-Man Eve News

Michael Rhodosthenous is with Boreham Wood – his fourth clubs in a couple of years   -Chris Hartle Mar 03

Brian Rice is a coach for Falkirk . Nottm Forest Official Jan 05  “Assistant manager”  Sunday Times Feb 05

Justin Richards left Stevenage and joined Woking in May 04 . He was Woking’s top scorer in 04/05

Fred Richardson lives in the North east of England and I believe he is still associated with Whickham FC  - Tony Matthews Feb 05

Stan Rickaby lives in retirement in Perth, WA. He’s written a book about his life - Stan Jan 04

Mark Robinson has retired from the game due to injury 2003

Jason Robert joined Wigan in January 2004

Ally Robertson arranges credit at a Dudley-based Rover dealer. Aug 05: he is now at Rydale BMW Oldbury (fiannce dept) and lives in Stourbridge, West Mids. (Vic Price, email)

Bobby Robson was sacked as Newcastle United manager in September 2004

Bryan Robson left Bradford City in the summer of 2004 . He joined WBA in Nov 04

Gary Robson is currently assistant manager to his brother Justin at Durham City Reserves Whitehill F.C.. The club are based in Chester-Le-Street and play their football in the Durham Alliance League- Whitehill website Oct 04. His day job is running a car chauffeuring business. - Bryan Robson April 05

Graham Roberts Apr 04: left Carshalton under a cloud in late 2003 and tried coaching in Marbella. In March 2004 he was appointed manager if Braintree Town. He left at the end of April because his Spanish business interests didn’t allow him to turn up for training (Braintreee site). Jul 05: He became head coach of The MPF-Football Academy in Marbella, before becoming manager of Clyde.

Darren Rogers has left Evesham (Baggies Newspaper Nov 01)

Uwe Rosler has moved to Lillestrom of Norway (Stian Boe, July 02) In April 2003, he admitted he had chest cancer but having caught it in the early stages, chances of recovery are good. In June 2004, he was made Head Coach and later in the year was promoted to manager.   Stian Nov 04

Arthur Rowley died on Dec 19 2002, aged 76   

(George) Arthur Rowley lives in Shrewsbury  Feb 04  

Dave Rushbury is Director of Football at Alfreton Town   Alfreton site Dec 04still there June 05


George Santos moved from Ipswich to QPR on a free transfer    Teletext July 2004

Frank Sinclair was released by Leicester in May 2004. In August 04 he joined Burnley. By Feb 05, he was the most booked player in Division

Denis Smith is manager of Wrexham and in late 2002 signed a 2 year extension.

Kenny Swain is Head Coach of the England U16’s        Aug 04 England website. Still there Mar 05. He also runs the Kenny Swain Soccer School

Gary Strodder left Guiseley in 2001 and has retired .(Non League News)He turned out for Albion Masters in 2003 and 2004

Kevin Summerfield is coach at Sheffield Wednesday  - Baggies Newspaper Oct 04

Jim Sanders passed away on August 14 2003.

David “Smudger” Smith, who retired due to injury, has returned to Grimsby as assistant commercial manager- Telextext Dec 03 Still there June 2005.

Ron Saunders is in retirement, with painful knees and is seriously into the golf course.

David Speedie is a players agent.

Dick Sheppard has passed away.

Craig Shakespeare has returned to the Hawthorns as Youth coach for 16-19 year olds

Colin Suggett is a coach at Ipswich

Nigel Spink is working day and night for Blues Academy - Argus 13/9/03

Terry Simpson a 1960’s Albion player, lives in Southampton where he works at the Ford Transit plant (AG Nov 01)

David Stewart is a goldsmith in Swansea and lives on the nearby GowerCoast -AG July 01

Maurice Setters lives in Tickhill, Doncaster - AG July 01

David Shaw works for an engineering company in Yorkshire  - AG July 01

Kevin Steggles is a docker at Felixstowe -AG July 01

Jake Sedgemore former Albion Youth, is with Hednesford Town (Non League Yearbook)

Barry Siddall is now living in Kirkham and works locally as a postman. Barry played one game on trial for WBA at Swansea                

Richard Sneekes is a financial services agent. With his partner, they have interests in both Holland and England. - Richard himself  Apr 03  He also coaches a local kids team. He’s also taking on Angelo’s, an Italian restaurant in Wylde Green - Chronicle Nov 04

Mark Scott has left Albion to join Bromsgrove on trial. No, he’s signed for Redditch BP 3/11/03

Derek Statham has relocated to Spain- Kevin from Albion Old Stars

John Snape (former WBA Youth team player) July 05: was released by Worcester in May 2005. On trial with Moor Green in July 05

Matt Stock, ex Albion schoolboy, is now with Worcester

Alan Stevenson, former commercial manager at WBA, still lives in Birmingham and is currently Arena Coventry’s Marketing Manager - Cov Eve Telegraph Mar 03

Mamadou Seck – one time triallist – is with Ajjacio in Corsica   - Baggies Dec 03

Clive Stapleton has left Herfolge and is now investing in their local rivalsKoge Boldklub- Stian BoeJan 04.

Archie Styles has retired recently and lives in Cradley - Steve Sant Feb 04

Morton Skoubo is with Borussia Moenchengladbach - Baggies Newspaper Oct 04

Artim Sakiri July 05 was on trial with Burnley in July, but they could not get a work permit for him.


Carl Tranter joined AFC Telford in June 2004 . In Feb 05, he was loaned to Bromsgrove Rovers - BP Feb 05.In Mar he was released from his Telford contract.

Ray Treacy runs a travel agency. . He’s the official travel agency for the FAI (source Johnny Giles March 2001)

Andy Townsend is with ITV as a professional pundit.

Andy Thompson Aug 04 Joined Hednesford in October. He only lasted half a game before his old hamstring injury flared again. So he packed in. He has a UEFA B coaching and in September starts a sports science degree at Walsall campus of Wolverhampton University  (ES) . Aug 05 "I've just completed my first year of a sports science degree at Wolverhampton Uni. I hold a UEFA B coaching licence and I work with Telford College that's linked to the old Telford United.  I run the actual youth team that is linked to Telford United.  I have been doing that for about a year and a half and I also work over in the development centre in Birmingham as well.  I want to finish my degree before I even think about coaching as a career.  There's been opportunities were people have offered me jobs, but I want to finish the degree first." (Simon Wight)

John Talbot Jan 03 is aged 62 and living in South Shields (Sunday Times)

Brian Talbot resigned from Rushden after 7 years in charge and took over Oldham Everywhere Mar 04. He resigned in Feb 2005. In April 05, he became the new Oxford manager.

James Thomas released by Swansea in May 2003

Garry Thompson was briefly acting manager at Brentford in March 2004 but has since left the club. He became assistant caretaker manager at Farnborough in Feb 05 but resigned after just 34 days.He’s now a scout for QPR.  (Gary himself May 05)

Mickey Thomas is an expert commentator with Century Radio in Manchester

Steve Turner, an apprentice from the ‘70’s , is a prison officer.

Trevor Thompson Nov 01: is a postman in Lincoln (AG ). July 05: lives in Lincoln but is in poor health these days (Deano).

Matt Turner signed for Hednesford in August 04 B’ham Post

John Trewick escaped the Dingles and joined Hereford United in July 04 as coach 

Bob Taylor released by Cheltenham May 04 and joined Tamworth on 31st August 04. He’s signed a new contract to May 06 and intends to take his coaching badges.

John Thomas is living in Cheshire  where he works as a sports salesman - John himself Oct 04

Ezekiel Tomlinson joined Stockport on a free transfer March 2005


Idfe Udeze is with FC Kaernten in Austria - Baggies Oct 04


Imri Varadi joined the Stellar Group to work with young players as an agent in the north of England in 2002, becoming a fully licensed FIFA Agent in March 2004. He also helps to provide commentary on games for both P.A. Sports and BBC Radio Sheffield.  - Stellar Group Apr 04

Jason Van Blerk joined Macclesfield in March 2004 but left in May. He joined Mossley in August 04, then moving to Hyde United. He then had a spell with Wooolongong Wolves (South of Sydney) before signing for Colwyn Bay in Dec 04 . In March 2005 he joined  Runcorn Halton. -  Dave Baxi

Stanislav Varga has a new contract with Celtic Teletext June 03.Still there May 2005

Arthur Vincent has just celebrated his diamond wedding. He joined the Baggies in 1939 but the war years meant he only managed only one first team game. Arthur, who was born in 1920, still lives in the Black Country -ES Aug 03

Joost Volmer has joined Den Bosch in July 04  

Carl Valentine is a coach with Vancouver Whitecaps- Baggies Oct 04


Steve Walford coaches Celtic.

Dave Walsh lives in retirement at Kingsbridge near Plymouth.  Checked Nov 04 – still living in Devon.

Bob Ward is physio at Middlesbrough - Baggies Dec 03

Gavin Ward was released by Coventry City in May 2004. However one of their regular keepers was injured so Ward was re-signed on a month to month contract in July. But within a week, he’d signed for Preston - teletext July 04

Tommy Warmer was released by WBA in summer 04 at the age of 20.  After a trial with Worcester City gave him a contract. “He’s a great prospect” said Chairman Dave Boddy - WEN Nov 04

Kim Wassell – an Albion apprentice in 1974 – moved to Northampton Town then later played for Hull City, Swansea City, Wolves and Shrewsbury Town

Anthony Watson, former Albion reserve, is in America on a 3 year scholarship . When this finished, he joined Oldbury in Aug 03. He moved from there to Bromsgrove Rovers (Oct 04 picture)

Colin West sacked as assistant manager of Sheffield Wednesday Oct 04 .  He joined Stockport in late Dec as reserve team manager.  Stocky site Jan 05

Simon West (a former apprentice) is with Willenhall

Winston White owns a pub/restaurant in Padiham (near Burnley)- AG July 01

Clive Whitehead is a financial advisor for the PFA, based in Broad St, Birmingham (PFA site Mar 05)

Phil Whitehead is goalkeeper coach at Brentford - Baggies Newspaper Oct 04

Brian Whitehouse is a part-time scout for Villa (Baggies Newspaper Nov 01)

Jimmy Whitehouse lives in retirement in Reading (AG Nov 01)

Chris Whyte- Broxbourne Borough (part time defensive coach) Minerva Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division - Dave B Aug 04

John Wile left WBA summer 02. One unconfirmed source suggests he’s doing some scouting

Bill Williams (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. - True Great Dec 04

Graham Williams 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 Graham Sept 04

Paul Williams (the big one) owns a sandwich bar in Sheffield and has property interests in Spain.

Paul Williams moved in June 02 from Ilkeston Town to Leigh RMI -

Stuart Williams is a financial controller with a transport company.

Bobby Williamson left Kilmarnock to become Hibs’ manager on 25/2/02, but in April 2004 he took over as Plymouth’s manager. Sept 05 Sacked.

Ray Wilson left the auto parts industry in 2001 to take over his wife’s company, Vanda, who specialise in corporate clothing - Albion News Dec 03 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.

Jason Withe owns his own coaching company Jason Withe Soccer Development. Read more on

Nick Worth (physio) is back at WBA after a contretemps - Still there May 05

Ron Wylie has retired from his position as Villa’s Football in the Community Officer Mail June 02


Romeo Zondervan is European Scout for Ipswich and also acts as a player’s agent.

Return to West Bromwich Albion 1970-71 Season

Huge thanks to Simon Wright for compiling the above.

Bob Dunning
28 January 2006

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