Brits abroad. Irish too, go on.

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Bobby Williamson in Uganda. For a while I thought this guy was going to turn into a top manager, I'm pleased to see him having an interesting career.

There's been a bit of talk here about Michael Mancienne recently too. This thread is for discussion of those rare creatures, British Isles types who ply their trade in terra incognita. And aren't, like, David Beckham.

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 2 June 2013 07:32 (seven years ago) link

will be of use

r|t|c, Sunday, 2 June 2013 09:32 (seven years ago) link

lol even in iceland nigel quashie still guarantees relegation

r|t|c, Sunday, 2 June 2013 09:36 (seven years ago) link

27 scions currently playing in Iceland, what the hell

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 2 June 2013 10:00 (seven years ago) link

i wonder what the wages are like in scandinavia etc

Dean Martin, simply known as Deano, has played in Iceland every year since 1996

Les Rosbifs ‏@LesRosbifs 2h

I think I might rename the site "The Scions": Brits abroad. Irish too, go on.


Ismael Klata, Sunday, 2 June 2013 13:09 (seven years ago) link

thats fuckin torn it

bob_sleigher (darraghmac), Sunday, 2 June 2013 17:23 (seven years ago) link

yeah good one klats

r|t|c, Sunday, 2 June 2013 17:24 (seven years ago) link


bob_sleigher (darraghmac), Sunday, 2 June 2013 17:28 (seven years ago) link

Been working for this day tbh. Anyway no serious footy board can afford to ignore that Anglo-Icelandic demographic. Still not troubling the 'most read' table though.

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 2 June 2013 17:28 (seven years ago) link

ten months pass...

I see Jay Simpson is currently turning out for Buriram in Thailand.

Yuri Bashment (ShariVari), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:23 (six years ago) link

Bobby Williamson in Uganda. For a while I thought this guy was going to turn into a top manager, I'm pleased to see him having an interesting career.

He's now in Kenya and won the league in his first (part) season.

"I'll work 22, uh, 24-7!"

pick it up for ripple laser (onimo), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:17 (six years ago) link

read an interesting article about Johnny McKinstry a while ago, a young NI coach who was working in an academy in Sierra Leone and has ended up managing the national side.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:14 (six years ago) link

there's an englishman in this season's eredivisie top score list, from recollection his wikipedia page states that is 1.89m tall and in his early thirties, possibly 31, don't remember the name

Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 17:52 (six years ago) link

Mike Higdon, formerly of Motherwell.

Yuri Bashment (ShariVari), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 17:58 (six years ago) link

0.03m and 0.5 years out

Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 17:59 (six years ago) link

We never kicked on from that weird burst of publicity upthread.

I've got new respect for these bros from reading The Nowhere Men and seeing the ordeal journeymen can have to put themselves through to secure another year's employment. I saw Craig Gordon punditing recently and he was going on about assessing his options and waiting for the right offer to get back in the game and it was like: 'what are you doing?'

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:51 (six years ago) link

wikipedia says jay simpson is earning half a million a year which sort of reconfigures the mendicant journeyman stereotype i envisage for these people

Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 18:58 (six years ago) link

like how much would john aldridge have been earning in san sebastian at the age of 31 in 1990/91? probably no more than jay simpson does now, adjusted for inflation, and that was a slightly past it near-great or at least very good player rather than another shitty arsenal youth forward

Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 16 April 2014 19:00 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

This guy is top scorer in the MLS, tied with Bradley Wright-Philips:

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Saturday, 7 June 2014 21:25 (six years ago) link

Trained with us a few months ago; was rumoured to be interested in signing (and, thus, moving in the opposite direction to BWP)

basically, the MLS is equivalent to Charlton Athletic

Who whom kissed? (imago), Saturday, 7 June 2014 21:33 (six years ago) link

caek in new york

caek, Thursday, 12 June 2014 03:04 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

He signed for Police United in Thai Premier League on 2-year deal, after made just 3 league appearances for Antalyaspor last season.[32] However, Ferdinand later denied signing for Police United. [33] The next week, he arrived in Bangkok to sign for Police United on 18 June 2014.[34][35] He and Teeratep Winothai were unveiled as new Police United signings in a press conference on 20 June and he said former QPR team-mate Jay Bothroyd, who plays for Muangthong United convinced him.[36]

Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (nakhchivan), Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:37 (six years ago) link

caek, Saturday, 28 June 2014 22:01 (six years ago) link

three years pass...

Ravel Morrison is on the bench for Atlas Guadalajara tonight. He seems to have made a reasonable start to his career in Liga MX.

Colin Kazim-Richards mostly features as a sub these days for Corinthians but I love the incongruity of him being at of of Brazil’s most famous clubs.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Saturday, 24 February 2018 03:41 (two years ago) link

I always remember him as the Coca-Cola Kid. He has played for loads of the giants of Europe/Turkey already, god knows how he has maintained such a dazzling career - he looked well below par in league one.

calzino, Saturday, 24 February 2018 21:20 (two years ago) link

He was gash at Celtic.

ailsa, Sunday, 25 February 2018 11:38 (two years ago) link

I appreciate his willingness to go further afield. Rare in British players and probably due to his uk/Turkey background? He is shit at fitba but

khat person (jim in vancouver), Monday, 26 February 2018 04:41 (two years ago) link

Lots of talk about panic buying this week had me thinking about who our worst "last minute signing in January transfer window" signing was. CKR is the squashed out of date brown loaf at the back of the shelf that you throw out for the birds then sweep up a week later.

Chunky Backgammon (onimo), Thursday, 1 March 2018 15:43 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Jamal Musaia has just scored his first goal for Bayern Munich, Jude Bellingham scored on his Dortmund debut in the week and Yunus Musah started for Valencia on Saturday. Musah, born in 2002, is the oldest of the three.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Friday, 18 September 2020 20:18 (four months ago) link

Watch out for Noni Madueke, 18 y/o, who went from Spurs to PSV in 2018. He's having his breakthough right now, w/ an assist last week and goal this weekend, winning himself a place in the first XI this new season. Nice interview about him this weekend where he said Jadon Sancho is his - and his generations - idol, in that there's ways outside of the UK to get to the top. Top bloke.

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 20 September 2020 08:04 (four months ago) link

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