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biccynana
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Unusual post-playing careers

Post by biccynana » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:24 pm

Not sure how this nugget has eluded me for 13 years, but I've only just discovered that Matty Appleby became a qualified deep sea diver after he hung up his boots https://web.archive.org/web/20081221143 ... the-plunge. Any other interesting post-playing careers of ex-DFC players anyone knows of?

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Post by tdk1 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:01 pm

Presume you've seen the josh gray article in the echo yesterday?

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Post by jjljks » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:09 am

biccynana wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:24 pm
Not sure how this nugget has eluded me for 13 years, but I've only just discovered that Matty Appleby became a qualified deep sea diver after he hung up his boots https://web.archive.org/web/20081221143 ... the-plunge. Any other interesting post-playing careers of ex-DFC players anyone knows of?
Surely he just swapped football boots for diving boots, not hung them up?😄

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Re: Unusual post-playing careers

Post by biccynana » Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:20 pm

tdk1 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:01 pm
Presume you've seen the josh gray article in the echo yesterday?
I hadn't, actually, so thanks. Good example!

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Post by biccynana » Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:21 pm

jjljks wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:09 am
biccynana wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:24 pm
Not sure how this nugget has eluded me for 13 years, but I've only just discovered that Matty Appleby became a qualified deep sea diver after he hung up his boots https://web.archive.org/web/20081221143 ... the-plunge. Any other interesting post-playing careers of ex-DFC players anyone knows of?
Surely he just swapped football boots for diving boots, not hung them up?😄
Arf! Would like to see him win a header wearing a pair of those.

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Re: Unusual post-playing careers

Post by jjljks » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:15 am

biccynana wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:21 pm
jjljks wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:09 am
biccynana wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:24 pm
Not sure how this nugget has eluded me for 13 years, but I've only just discovered that Matty Appleby became a qualified deep sea diver after he hung up his boots https://web.archive.org/web/20081221143 ... the-plunge. Any other interesting post-playing careers of ex-DFC players anyone knows of?
Surely he just swapped football boots for diving boots, not hung them up?😄
Arf! Would like to see him win a header wearing a pair of those.
Or a bicycle overhead kick! 🤣🤣

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Re: Unusual post-playing careers

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:38 pm

A number of our players were wearing diving boots when Hornchurch scored their first goal.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

Tamworth matchday programme 26 Nov 2011

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