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    Shane Supple

    This is the most surprising story Ive read for a while. Hes decided to quit football completely at the age of 22

    http://www.teamtalk.com/football/sto...502640,00.html

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    Confirmed on Ipswich's site: http://www.itfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetai...761776,00.html
    Crazy, but he's not the first player I've heard of who's fallen out of love with the game
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    Keano strikes again....makes another person question their love for the game. Shame on him....
    Mendacity...the art of being mendacious.- John Gotti 1985

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! Oh wait, who is Shane Supple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeSoap View Post
    Keano strikes again....makes another person question their love for the game. Shame on him....
    Indeed, it's all big bad Roys fault the big meanie

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeSoap View Post
    Keano strikes again....makes another person question their love for the game. Shame on him....
    Thats just a stupid comment, this is a lad who hadnt being able to make it into the Ipwich first team before Keane arrived and found himself out on loan.He didnt for the last couple of seasons seem to progress from his early potential and none of us have any idea the reasons for him not wanting to continue... but I suppose never let a good chance go to have a dig at Keane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crosby87 View Post
    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! Oh wait, who is Shane Supple?
    He was an extemely promising young keeper who was in the Ipswich first team as a teenager

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    Good luck to the lad, so many players just stick around for the money. I wonder what he'll end up doing.

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    Would he play PT in the LOI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbert Report View Post
    Good luck to the lad, so many players just stick around for the money. I wonder what he'll end up doing.
    Well he is stupid not to stick around for the money, I don't know what he was on but I'm pretty sure he won't make anywhere near the kind of money he was on whatever he does. He is going to find out the real world is a lot tougher than he thought, most people don't love their work but we do it anyway and he had it better than 99% of the people out there.

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    Serious lack of appreciation either way, should have just stuck it out until there was no option but to leave. Rude awakening after veing on a couple of grand a week to going back to doom and gloom Ireland without an education to speak of. Madness. Guarantee you one thing though, he will end up as Keeper on the Dublin GAA team... Watch this space

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    He wasnt getting his game with Ipswich, on eminute he got into the team, next minute hes back out for no reason, main goalie gets injured, they dont use him and loan a another young fella from a premier club. Its quite demoralising!

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    He has either had a serious fall out with Roy or he is off his head, very bizarre just think of the money he's losing out on.

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    In fairness, football is only half a career in terms of years so he would've had to figure things out in his late 30s anyway, and if his heart wasn't in it he probably wasn't going to be successful to have enough cash to live off for 40 years. But at least now, by packing it in at just 22, he gives himself a full, proper shot at doing something else, something that can reward him in a more complete way. The transition will be a lot easier at 22 than at 38 and having lived in an insulated, detached world for 20 years.

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    I was weighing up that arguement in my head hoop, and I thought to myself, that given football is 10 or so years, he could well have stayed and then decided to pursue something else, with 20+ good years to progress, which is by far long enough. He had two sides of the coin, now he has only one. With all the spare time footballers have he could have even done a part time course/long distance or whatever htey call it nowadays. The only real thing that would have been effected was his actual performance like you pointed to, where with his heart not being in it, he just wouldn't have made much of an impact at a high level.

    I met a girl from ipswich flying back from ireland one day, mad trac-tor fan, she was saying garvan was as thick as a plank, even needing help to work a phone etc, but she was very good friends with shane and said he was far too intelligent to be a footballer!! funny how something thats said you take little notice of until something like this happens!
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    Thats the first thing my mate said, when you read what he said and his reasoning behind it, it smacks of someone who seems to be quite intelligent and mature, emotionally and generally. I suppose we're just not used to intelligent footballers or footballers who speak of anything with substance. And if you think of it like this, being immersed in a cocoon of a world such as that, and being surrounded by complete cretins on a daily basis, it would be a maddening and damaging way of life. It would be like being in Big Brother or something. Hardly stimulating... On the other hand, the money aspect of it was just so secure.

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    Very brave decision. It's not easy to walk away from a game that gives you such adulation from fans, good money etc. I'm sure he's a very intelligent guy and has his reasons, so I wish him all the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeSoap View Post
    Keano strikes again....makes another person question their love for the game. Shame on him....
    As opposed to, I don't know, asking to be released from his contract so he could find another club, or be transfer listed, both of which Ipswich would have done if he genuinely didn't want to play under Keane.

    Good effort though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_oshea View Post
    With all the spare time footballers have he could have even done a part time course/long distance or whatever htey call it nowadays.
    Les Ferdinand is now a trained helibopper pilot, something like that would suit an ex-footballer with a bit of brains due to good hand eye coordination and fast decision making required. He should have done that while still playing, all it takes is an hour or two a day.

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