Wednesday, April 28, 2004

From pitch to track

Sometimes it's best to leave your childhood heroes behind.

My idol was Tony Lange, who was Aldershot's player of the year in 1987 and 1988; quite exceptional for a goalkeeper. I dreamed of playing like him one day - but my enthusiasm was always greater than my ability.

I had thought he had a bright future in football ahead of him when he left the Shots.

How strange, then to find that he now works for British Rail at Chichester.

The other 'where are they now' biographies make interesting reading as well.

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