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The Stars of Old-Man Athletic.
Published By Pencilpete on 2011-01-12 50 Views


We all love it when our club brings through a new up and coming youngster, a player groomed in the clubs academy who goes on to fire you to glory or gets sold for stupid money to clubs like Chelsea and Man City who will pay £20m, stick them in the reserves and then loan them out to Barnsley for 3 years.

We all love it when our club brings through a new up and coming youngster, a player groomed in the clubs academy who goes on to fire you to glory or gets sold for stupid money to clubs like Chelsea and Man City who will pay £20m, stick them in the reserves and then loan them out to Barnsley for 3 years. But what about the other end of the stick ? the wily veterans. We see David James still playing for Bristol City doing what he has always done at 40 (coming out and flapping, dropping corners and sporting dodgy hair doís) and Graham Alexander is still ruling the centre of the park and scoring penalties for Burnley at 39. but who are the real oldies, the players who suck on a Werthers Original at half time instead of an orange and need a boy scout to help them cross the ball ? Iíve had a look at who could sign for Old-Man Athletic ! Former Watford, Chelsea and Birmingham City striker Paul Furlong seems to have been in the final furlong of his career for years and is still going strong for Kettering Town in the Blue Square Premier at the age of 42 Burton Albion have a goalkeeper on their books who is 47. Kevin Poole has enjoyed a career as long as Joey Bartons disciplinary record having turned professional for Aston Villa in 1981, He has also played for Middlesbrough, Leicester City and Birmingham amongst others and combines being Burtons 2nd choice keeper with being Goalkeeping coach. Last season Dundee played 49 year old Keeper Bobby Geddes, who came on as a substitute in a League match against Raith Rovers, It was his first appearance for 9 years and 19 years since his previous appearance for Dundee back in 1990, It sounds a bit like Jimmy Bullards Hull City career doesnít it ? The real golden oldie was of course the legendary winger Stanley Matthews who enjoyed a career spanning 39 years, winning 54 Caps for England and was still playing in the top flight at 51 and was still playing for Hibernians of Malta as player-manager in the 1970-71 season at the age of 55.
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