Neil Webb
Has he hit the post again?



 BEFORE...
Neil was born on July 30th, 1963.
On 16th February 1980, Neil made his footballing debut playing for Reading, aged just 16 years old.
In 1982, Neil signed for Portsmouth and then two seasons later joined Nottingham Forest.
In 1989, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson bought Neil from Nottingham Forest for 1.5 millions pounds. He was paid 5,000 pounds a week.
During his time at Manchester United a young David Beckham cleaned his boots.
In 1992 he rejoined Nottingham Forest for 800,000 pounds.
Neil played for England at youth level, under 21 level and won 26 full England caps.

 AFTER...
In 1994, Neil left Nottingham Forest after a spell at Grimsby and ended up playing for non-league club, Aldershot.
In 1996, he was forced to give up playing due to a string of injuries.
Split up with his wife Shelley Webb in 1997 after he had a fling with a singer. Shelley was a TV presenter and writer and has written a book called "Footballer's Wives".
In 1997, he became manager of Weymouth, but quit after just 70 days. He then became manager of Reading Town, but again left after only a brief spell in charge.
Neil has two sons, Luke and Josh who are playing football at youth level with Arsenal and Reading.
Neil now works as a postman in Reading, working 10 hour shifts and getting paid 220 pounds a week.

 DO YOU REMEMBER...
Neil playing for England in the third place play-off match of the 1990 world cup finals.

 DID YOU KNOW...
At the age of 17 years and 31 days, Neil became the youngest player ever to score for Reading.
Neil was England's 1000th full international.

 LINKS...
Click here to discuss Neil Webb in The Bubble Burst Forum
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