- 15 Jul 2006
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- Arbroath, NE Scotland
I hope its the obsessed with playing football.Was leading scorer in the 2nd tier with 28 goals for Leeds as recently as 2014 and has 13 international caps (ok, for Scotland).
So why is he still slumming it at Aldershot at the age of 34? Obsessed with playing football, or in need of the money?
Because of the vast amount of money in the Premier league since the late 90s, rarely do you see a player end their career lower down anymore other than loyalty and relegation.
Heard many stories of players saying if they can't do it anymore at the top they'll retire. Well, they've the money now not to have to worry.
Shearer retired at 35 whilst at Newcastle. After having a patchy end of career. But even a year or 2 in what is league 1 or 2 with someone like Hartlepool, Carlisle etc local to him basically, would have done well and attracted a nice crowd for a short time at those clubs.
Beckham played for free at PSG. Why couldn't he play for free for a smaller club in England? Didn't he say he supported Leyton Orient? Or did I imagine that?
Just two examples who would rather quit than play below the top standards.