Where are they now?

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Kernow Yellow
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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Kernow Yellow » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:37 pm

Radley Rambler wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:11 pm
Think he's the one - interesting recent history though based on the below from Wikipedia. :shock:

Chairmanship of PFA
Purkiss was elected as chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) in November 2017, succeeding Ritchie Humphreys, after a five-year spell on the management committee. He called for an independent review into the PFA and criticized numerous decisions made by the leadership, including a perceived lack of support and research into mental health issues and dementia. CEO Gordon Taylor was reported to have attempted to disbar Purkiss as chairman as he was not a contracted player at Walsall. In March 2019, it was reported that he was forced to stand down after the completion of a "full and open review" into the PFA's finances was presented at its 2019 AGM, along with its chief executive officer, Gordon Taylor and the PFA's entire management committee. However, by January 2020 both men were still in their posts, with the review still ongoing.
Given that Purkiss has been vocally critical of decisions made by Taylor (who has been trousering £2m per year from the PFA), and that Taylor is now standing down (but Purkiss isn't), I have my suspicions as to where the 'ongoing review' of finances found most of its concerns.

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Ancient Colin » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:27 pm

Guardian article about Kane Hemmings's struggles with mental health issues.

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:50 pm

slappy wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:30 pm
slappy wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:34 am
Ricky Holmes released by Sheffield United and prepares to retire from football.
https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/foot ... er-2897159
and continuing his retirement from football after taking on a short term contract at Northampton, he is now training at Southend.
https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/foot ... rs-3130609
Ricky Holmes signs for Southend.
https://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/19100 ... town-club/

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:51 pm

Michael Appleton on being sacked by Blackburn
https://www.lancs.live/sport/football/f ... h-19868380

It ends with this line "'If I was going to be a manager of any ilk, the next one was massive. It had to be the right job. As long as it was right, I was prepared to go in at any level.'" which I feel needs a part 2 of the article.

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:23 pm

Hog wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:23 pm
Andy Scott has joined Watford as technical director or head of recruitment (depending on which report you read!) from Brentford where he was head of recruitment.
http://www.skysports.com/football/news/ ... l-director
Andy Scott on being head of recruitment at Swansea.
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/foo ... d-19872876

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:21 am

Jordan Evans on life outside of professional football (1/2).
https://thesportreport.co.uk/football/f ... ue-can-be/

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