Vital Football

Few make a debut at that age!

Few make a debut at that age!

Having never actually 'retired' Stevie Claridge will be pulling on his boots once more at the ripe old age of 45!

How many footballers, certainly outfield ones, are still playing at such an age, jeez how many can actually say that they will make - or at least could make - a debut at 45-year-old?

I would hazard a guess that very few in the history of English football, maybe even world or European in fact, could claim that at 45 they would make a debut for a club - perhaps some would still be playing for one but surely not a new one...

Well, chances are Stevie will do just that as he will be playing for Gosport now, potentially making his debut on Saturday, having signed for them as a player/coach. And he cannot wait: 'I can't wait to get started. There's a great bunch of players there.

'I've never retired and I still think I can do a decent job.'

Best of luck to both the former Pompey man - despite some words that have not always been complimentary to us over the years, understandably at times, I have always had a soft spot for the guy - and Gosport. I do wonder just how long this partnership will last though, although I am sure all the while it does it will be one that both parties enjoy!

Super Stevie Claridge playing at the age of 45, I am not sure if I should be surprised or not to be honest...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Click here to make your prediction: Pompey v Doncaster.

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey on: facebook Vital Pompey on: twitter

Join the Vital Pompey Forum Debate

Frippy's Virtual Bookies - here.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday October 21 2011
Time: 11:55PM

Comments

0
How fit do you have to be pop in the odd rebound
plymouth graham
22/10/2011 07:00:00
0
Did you ever see him break in to a sweat when playing? He still has the same shin pads from when he was in the under 12's, probably the same boots!
ANDY710
22/10/2011 08:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Almost there...stay on target

The win over Newport saw Pompey react well to the defeat to Stevenage with most results going in the Blues' favour too, meaning we've effectively got a seven point buffer on Boro.

League Two 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

With most playing 39 League Two games in the 2016/17 season, this year could still see a few players break the 20 goal mark.

On this day in history...27th March

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 27th March.

Vital View - League 2, 25th-26th March 2017

With Doncaster and Plymouth yet to play Portsmouth took advantage to close the gap and extend it on the chasing pack. Newport & Leyton Orient look likely to be relegated.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newport MotM
Suggested By:
Forde28%
Evans0%
Davies0%
Clarke0%
Stevens0%
Rose7%
Doyle3%
Baker0%
Naismith48%
Bennett11%
Doyle0%
Sub-Chaplin3%
Sub-Lowe0%
Sub-Whatmough0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 39 23 9 7 78 30
2 Plymouth 39 23 6 10 75 19
3 Portsmouth 39 20 8 11 68 26
4 Stevenage 39 19 5 15 62 12
5 Blackpool 39 15 15 9 60 21
6 Luton 39 15 15 9 60 19
7 Exeter 39 17 8 14 59 16
8 Carlisle 39 15 14 10 59 -2
9 Mansfield 39 15 13 11 58 5
10 Colchester 39 16 9 14 57 4
11 Wycombe 39 15 10 14 55 0
12 Cambridge 38 15 9 14 54 6
13 Grimsby 39 14 10 15 52 -2
14 Barnet 39 12 15 12 51 -3
15 Accrington 38 12 13 13 49 -1
16 Crewe 39 12 12 15 48 -9
17 Crawley 39 13 9 17 48 -13
18 Yeovil 39 10 16 13 46 -9
19 Morecambe 39 13 7 19 46 -15
20 Notts County 39 13 7 19 46 -22
21 Hartlepool 39 10 11 18 41 -16
22 Cheltenham 39 9 12 18 39 -16
23 Newport 39 7 12 20 33 -21
24 Leyton Orient 39 9 5 25 32 -29
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 2:30PM : Plymouth Argyle (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug79
2.PompeyFrippy50
3.storagematt38
4.Copnor4328
5.stubbsy00725
6.FrattonBlue20
7.eastneydave19
8.Jimsmithswig18
9.Dorking Pompey16
10.pompeyweller14
Write for Vital Football