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Guardian Series Dec 3, 2014

Etherington forced to hang up boots

Former West Ham winger Matthew Etherington has announced his retirement from football because of an ongoing back problem.
The Sentinel Dec 3, 2014
Stoke City: Matthew Etherington announces retirement

Stoke City: Matthew Etherington announces retirement

STOKE hero Matthew Etherington has admitted a back injury has got the better of him and announced his retirement from professional football.The workhorse winger was pivotal to the Potters' fortunes for five years after joining from West Ham for £2m in the 2008/09 mid-season transfer window.Now aged 33, he left the Britannia Stadium in the summer and has been weighing up his options.He admitted a day training through his back troubles with Ricardo Fuller at Millwall left him shattered - and...

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