Where are they now?

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Old Abingdonian » Fri May 15, 2015 8:23 am

I do feel particularly sorry for Alfie Potter, because although the release of e.g. Raynes demonstrates the ephemeral nature of playing careers all too clearly, it seems unusually clear that Alfie never recovered from that tackle by a Bristol Rovers player on 2nd November 2013. I don't know whether the damage was physical or mental, but in a very real sense 'he was never the same player' afterwards.

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Fri May 15, 2015 9:23 am

Hog wrote:Alfie has been binned by the Wombles and Adam Chapman has declined a new deal at Newport.
and in no particular surprise, joins Adam Murray's Mansfield Town.

[next non-shock I suppose would be Alfie Potter to Eastleigh]

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Fri May 15, 2015 2:47 pm

Darren Purse is doing a charity bike ride in aid of Cure Leukaemia
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/f ... ke-9263737

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by OUFC4eva » Fri May 15, 2015 7:03 pm

Former U's midfielder Josh Payne 2010-2011
has signed for - yes you've guessed it - Eastleigh
from Woking.

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Kernow Yellow » Sat May 16, 2015 8:52 pm

Old Abingdonian wrote:I do feel particularly sorry for Alfie Potter, because although the release of e.g. Raynes demonstrates the ephemeral nature of playing careers all too clearly, it seems unusually clear that Alfie never recovered from that tackle by a Bristol Rovers player on 2nd November 2013. I don't know whether the damage was physical or mental, but in a very real sense 'he was never the same player' afterwards.
Maybe my memory is playing tricks, but I don't ever remember Alfie as a player who performed consistently even before his injury. He was capable of great things (eg Pompey away, which was after his comeback) but those performances didn't come often enough. How many goals did we score, even in the Conference, after Alfie beat a player or two and then crossed for one of our strikers? Not nearly enough I'd say. Over the course of his time with us he never scored enough goals and often took the wrong option once he'd got us into a promising position.

That's not to say that he wasn't a good player to watch for us over the years, but I personally don't think of his 'pre-injury' and 'post-injury' form as being significantly different. Happy to be corrected though...

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Mon May 18, 2015 11:15 am

Gary Waddock and Andy Melville leave Portsmouth
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32780132

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Hog » Mon May 18, 2015 2:43 pm

slappy wrote:Gary Waddock and Andy Melville leave Portsmouth
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/32780132
And Tom Craddock!

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Wed May 20, 2015 12:10 pm

slappy wrote:
Hog wrote:Alfie has been binned by the Wombles and Adam Chapman has declined a new deal at Newport.
and in no particular surprise, joins Adam Murray's Mansfield Town.

[next non-shock I suppose would be Alfie Potter to Eastleigh]
gone to Northampton!

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Re: Where are they now?

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by joepoolman » Thu May 21, 2015 7:25 am

Alex Jakubiak extends his contract at Watford by a year. http://www.watfordfc.com//news/article/ ... te=desktop

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Thu May 21, 2015 8:47 am

Darren Jackson, OUFC 1990-1993, is organising a youth football tournament in Bangkok.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/ ... r-children

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Mooro » Thu May 21, 2015 11:58 pm

Thought I posted this yesterday, but anyway, I'll try again:

Mark Angel moves into management

http://nonleague.pitchero.com/news/poac ... gel-39384/

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by ty cobb » Fri May 22, 2015 10:00 am

Wow that photo makes me feel old.

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by slappy » Fri May 22, 2015 10:51 am

Already posted on the other forum, but Billy Whitehurst has a few tales to tell
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footba ... attle.html

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Re: Where are they now?

Post by Werthers Original » Fri May 22, 2015 11:39 am

Wow that photo makes me feel old.
Got to say that's an old-looking 39-year-old!

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