Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Cup Hero forced to retire at 23

Cup Hero forced to retire at 23

Chasetown cup hero Nicky Harrison has been forced to hang up his boots at the young age of23. Nicky who scored in the Scholars FA Cup game against league one Oldham in front of 3.8 million TV viewers, broke down when he had to tell manager Charlie Blakemore the news.

Whilst not only facing retiring from the game, Nick is facing also having to redress his career path since his job as a full time sports coach will also be under threat.

The bleak choice is if he doesn't quit now he may well be wheel chair bound by the age of 25. The rare bone condition in fact means that the thigh bones running into his hips are the wrong way round, the wear and tear this caused has damaged the hip joints. Nick has been suffering in recent months but until diagnosised but the problem down to muscle problems.

Nick today has an appointment in Birmingham seeking a second appointment. A possible double hip replacement or breaking and reseting the bones maybe an option, but even these measures won't save his footballing career.

Chasetown have offerd Nick who already coaches Hednesford under 14 side a role on the scholars coaching staff. However Nick who admits to been 'a bit depressed' states
I'm thinking about it but it's going to be hard going back to the same enviroment but not as a player

The only bright spot Nick can find if the solice in his FA Cup run and goal and the Championship medal.

Whatever the future holds we wish him all the best. This is a story of an end of the dream, tipped to follow Chris Slatter into the pro game he certainly hasn't the finacial security of todays proffessional players highlighting the difference between the have's and have nots.


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

Writer:Jorge's Jottings
Date:Thursday May 4 2006
Time: 8:26AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Mike Towell – RIP

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Comments

0
thats really guttering for him especially at only 23 years old.
jono_forest
04/05/2006 22:28:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall v Millwall - PREVIEW

We welcome Millwall to the Banks's Stadium on Saturday as two of last seasons play off teams battle it out. Both Neil Harris and Jon Whitney are under fire as both clubs languish in the bottom seven,

EFL - The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16)

The Football League, or as it wants to be known now, the EFL, have compiled the statistics with the vast majority of clubs now ten games into the new 2016/17 season.

The Guest Blog - Season 4 Episode 5

Our regular blogger, Adam Guest, explains why he feels he's falling out of love with the game.

Sheffield United (a) Postponed Due To International Call Ups

Makris, Kouhyar and Kinsella given international recognition therefore Sheffield United (a) has been postponed.

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

Kev
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Will Walsall Finish?
Suggested By:
Automatic Promotion10%
Play Offs23%
Mid Table Medicority42%
Relegation25%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 10 6 3 1 21 14
2 Bury 10 6 2 2 20 8
3 Bradford 10 4 6 0 18 5
4 Northampton 10 4 5 1 17 7
5 Port Vale 10 5 2 3 17 3
6 Sheff Utd 10 5 2 3 17 0
7 Bolton 10 4 4 2 16 2
8 Gillingham 10 4 3 3 15 -2
9 Peterborough 10 3 4 3 13 4
10 Bristol Rovers 10 3 4 3 13 -1
11 Chesterfield 10 3 3 4 12 1
12 Charlton 10 2 6 2 12 1
13 Fleetwood 10 3 3 4 12 0
14 MK Dons 10 3 3 4 12 -1
15 Rochdale 10 3 3 4 12 -1
16 Oxford 10 3 3 4 12 -1
17 Millwall 10 3 3 4 12 -3
18 Swindon 10 3 2 5 11 -4
19 Southend 10 3 2 5 11 -8
20 Wimbledon 10 2 4 4 10 -3
21 Walsall 10 2 4 4 10 -5
22 Shrewsbury 10 2 3 5 9 -5
23 Oldham 10 1 6 3 9 -5
24 Coventry 10 0 6 4 6 -6
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Millwall (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Gillingham (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Swindon Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Coventry City (H)
Sky Bet League One