ALAN ESSEX tells us about some players ‘shown the door’ at the end of last season.

Fabian Yantorno – Now playing for Institución Atlética Sud América, known as Sud América. A club from the second division of Montevideo in Uruguay. Montevideo is Fabians home town.

Armann Bjornsson – No information available, I assume he is not playing professionally.

Denis Behan – Signed on for Limerick who play in the first division of the League of Ireland. This is the second tier of football in Ireland. At the time of writing (28/8/2011) Limerick are 4th, 9 points behind leaders Shelbourne who have played one game less (21 games). In the 7 games he has played he has scored 5 goals.

Joe Gamble – Also plays for Limerick, he’s played 5 times and only been sent off the once!

Leon McSweeney – Now signed for one of our rivals in league 1, Leyton Orient. Has currently played in 2 games (substituted in both) with Orient pointless at the bottom of the table.

Billy Greulich – Now playing for Durham City who play in the Northern Premier League Division One North and appears to be called Billy Greulich-Smith now. Played 5 scored 3.

Michael Mackay – Returned to Consett of the Northern League, Division 1. This being the club that Hartlepool had signed him from. Currently has scored 5 goals in 3 league games, so his goal scoring ability at this level is consistent.

Billy Blackford – Now playing for Whitby Town in the Evo-Stik Premier Division. They’ve played 5 games and not yet won, drawing 3, Billy has scored once.

Dylan Purvis – Plays for Blyth Spartans in the Blue Square North.

Callum Martin – Like Billy Blackford he now plays for Whitby Town who also have Darren Williams, Matty Tymon, Marc Ellison and Mark Robinson in their squad.