Ipswich keeper quits football

20 August 2009 12:35
Ipswich Town have agreed to release goalkeeper Shane Supple after the 22-year-old expressed his wishes to quit football. The former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international cited that his heart was no longer in the game as he looks to pursue interests away from professional sport. He has made 38 appearances for the club since graduating through the Portman Road academy. "It's something that I have been thinking about for a long while," Supple admitted to the Ipswich official website. "It's obviously a big decision but I feel that playing professional football is not something I want to continue doing as a career. "I suppose you could say that I have fallen out of love with the game and when then happens I've always said to myself that I wouldn't hang around. "All I wanted to do when I was younger was play in the Premier League but as you grow up you realise that there are other things in life and to be honest, the game is not what I thought it was. "People probably think I'm crazy but I'm not going to stay in the game for anyone else, I'm making this decision for myself."

Source: ESA