Where are they now?

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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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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:27 pm

Michael Appleton signs a four year deal at Lincoln.
https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/spor ... ct-5047077

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Re: Where are they now?

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:25 am

Rob Dickie on leaving Reading, and his ambitions for the future.
https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/foot ... b-19921017

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:07 am

slappy wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Kane Hemmings returns to Dundee
https://dundeefc.co.uk/news/kane-signs/

Des Buckingham wants the head coach role at the senior NZ national team
https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/football/su ... hites-post
Des Buckingham moves on to City Football Club (Melbourne).
https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... ball-group

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Kairdiff Exile » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:21 am

No doubt most people will have seen the news, but former Oxford legend and all-round good bloke Mickey Lewis has passed away after a short illness.

RIP, Mad Dog.

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Kairdiff Exile » Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:41 am

Interesting article today in the South Wales Echo about Gavin Whyte and his rediscovery of form since going on loan to Hull City. Both the Hull manager and the previous Cardiff City manager apparently felt Whyte had a tendency to operate too deeply and defensively, which I don't think was ever a problem he encountered at Oxford United where we saw him very much as an attacking option sitting behind the front two.

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:33 pm

Liam Sercombe triggers an appearance related contract extension at Cheltenham Town.
https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/s ... ed-5085102

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:08 pm

slappy wrote:
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/
part 2
https://thesportreport.co.uk/football/t ... onal-game/

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:44 pm

slappy wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:33 am
John Mousinho is on the committee to appoint a new chairman of the PFA.
In the candidate brief on the search for Independent Non-Executive Directors in this job application.
https://www.thepfa.com/news/2020/9/18/i ... pplication

Anyone on here think they would be a good candidate?
Complaints about the recruitment process involving Mousinho.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footb ... utive.html

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