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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?
I hope its the obsessed with playing football.
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.
 

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I don't know how reliable this figure is, but it is widely reported that (an astonishing) "40% of pro footballers go bankrupt within five years of leaving the game."
Why do so many footballers end up broke? FourFourTwo investigates...
Having read article but badly advised normally by agents and people around them. The money they earn if invested properly they shouldn't be going bankrupt. Lavish lifestyles for short space of time before reality kicks in tragic really.
 

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Play Offs starting today, with Notts County v Chesterfield.
Couple of ex Bees on show.
Jake Reeves for County, and Manny Oyekeke for Chesterfield.
After a slow start the game has burst into life with a goal each within a couple of minutes.
Fantastic free kick for The Spirites from Rowe, although I think the keeper could gave done better, was cancelled out by Wooten, which led to a bit of Handbags, started by Oyeleke.
Chesterfield back in front just before half time.
A few meaty challenges have gone in, helped by a boisterous home crowd.
 

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Cracking game at Meadow Lane but lack of sub keeper for spireites a disaster and Tyson should have done better when he came on
 

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Play Offs starting today, with Notts County v Chesterfield.
Couple of ex Bees on show.
Jake Reeves for County, and Manny Oyekeke for Chesterfield.
After a slow start the game has burst into life with a goal each within a couple of minutes.
Fantastic free kick for The Spirites from Rowe, although I think the keeper could gave done better, was cancelled out by Wooten, which led to a bit of Handbags, started by Oyeleke.
Chesterfield back in front just before half time.
A few meaty challenges have gone in, helped by a boisterous home crowd.
Real football that game
 

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I can normally find one reason or another to dislike a club in a fixture.
I know the personnel behind the scenes have changed since then, but still can't cheer for Torquay after the way they behaved in the Gary Bissett affair.

COYMH

That's Come on You Monkey Hangers, or Hartlepool for those that don't know.
 

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Wish I still had by Gary Blissett is Innocent sweat shirt. I was there that day. We ended with 9 iirc.
 

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I can normally find one reason or another to dislike a club in a fixture.
I know the personnel behind the scenes have changed since then, but still can't cheer for Torquay after the way they behaved in the Gary Bissett affair.

COYMH

That's Come on You Monkey Hangers, or Hartlepool for those that don't know.
I was there too - 29 years ago :( !

I remember the challenge - we were all behind the goal and it was a cleared, long ball that the two went for. From my angle it looked 50/50 and I was surprised that Uzzell stayed down. It was only afterwards that we found out that he’d been knocked unconscious and had suffered a broken eye socket, cheekbone and nose. It was the end of his career, he never played again, and his next job was as a postman. He now paints small boats at Plymouth docks I think.
 

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Was at the game, pools got battered second half and the gulls keeper scored in the fourth minute of added on time. After a goalless extra time it went to penalties, first four were missed but somehow pools are out of that godforsaken league and back in League 2. Buzzing!!!!
 

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Least surprising news of the Day

Sutton United are not ready
First 2 Home games moved

 

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Least surprising news of the Day

Sutton United are not ready
First 2 Home games moved


Shame. But at least that’s two Tuesday night games I’ll be able to go along and watch now*

*It‘s all about me.
 

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Hahaha, shame loudmouth isnt around to vent about it. Sounds like a comedy sketch
 

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Dover on the road to recovery.

Only on -11 points now.

Good to see Aldershit still on 0 after five games.
 

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Not looking good for teams in the South of Country of nine of the bottom ten clubs the furthest North is Barnet.
 

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Not looking good for teams in the South of Country of nine of the bottom ten clubs the furthest North is Barnet.
Even funnier if they go down and end up in Conference North because of it!
 
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