Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Where are they now? The players of 1974-5

What has happened to the players and other key staff involved in the 1974-5 promotion?

Peter Shearing (coach) Now retired after running a post office in Leeds near Maidstone.

Les Berry Still in the local area running the family electrical wholesale business/warehouse in Greenwich.

Ray Tunbridge Died after a long battle with cancer in June 2009 aged 54.   Had been working in financial services.

Bob Goldthorpe Works for an American facilities company Johnson Control in Canary Wharf.

Mike Flanagan After managing Gillingham, Waterford United and Millwall's youth team, as well as being assistant manager of Margate, turned to painting and decorating.

Graham Tutt Settled in the US and is currently commissioner of international indoor soccer.

John Dunn Became a PE teacher at Barking Abbey Sports College.

Paul Davies Lives in Hatfield, Herts, became a black cab driver.

Danny Jennings A successful businessmen living in Berkhampsted, has spent 12 years in telecoms.

Bob Curtis Died on March 2010 in his native Langley Whaley-Thorns, Nottinghamshire, aged 60, after a lengthy battle with motor neurone disease.

Charlie Hall (physio).  Served the Addicks as player, trainer and coach for 44 years until retiring in 1987.  Lived locally until his death in 2007 aged 84.

Arthur Horsfield  Was manager of the Thurrock depot of Parcel Force and retired after seven years as a shift manager for Royal Mail.

Eamon Dumphy Writer and broadcaster in his native Dublin.

Keith Peacock Back at The Valley as football advisor.

Phil Warman Settled in Gravesend, most recently working for BMW.

Peter Hunt Lives in Laindon, Essex and works in the car trade.

Derek Hales After running a pub in his native village of Lower Halstow, now undertakes PE teaching for the Howard School at Gillingham.  Occasionally writes in the programme.

Richie Bowman Running his own sandwich bar near London Bridge stadium.

Alan Hart Living in Wickham Bishops, Essex and is a director of independent window specialists West Leigh, also manager of Heybridge Swifts U16 side.

Mark Penfold Now manager of a cleaning company and has been a matchday host at The Valley.

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