Although running aid campaigns in Afghanistan for Concern Worldwide, Richard joined the Away Team in Uzbekistan, but had to return to Afghanistan to continue the relief efforts there. He planned to join the team again in Korea, but things in Afghanistan never got much better, despite his attempts to persuade the Northern Alliance to support England in the Cup. He now lives in Sudan, where he’ll never persuade them to support England.
Tim bumped into Chris and Phil three times in three different cities in Central Asia, and has become a regular fixture in the team since then. He rejoined them (again) in Xiahe for the fixture with the monks where he dished out the last of his mint cake collection, then reported for FLH from Japan on the England games. He went on to Australia to take a well earned rest, then headed off to the Pacific islands and South America. He now lives in Kendal, UK, where he is able to replenish his mint cake collection with ease.
Rob is The Infamous Battersea Park Fouler, gaining his reputation for his spectacular goalkeeping skills whilst still being an outfield player. Undeterred, he joined the team for the final leg in Xiahe, China. Look out for him in the movie disguised as a terracotta warrior. He is currently back in the UK where he is a multimedia programmer and artist in the daytime, and a DJ at night.
Always vocal on the blog with his, er, wry sense of humour, Tim was the referee at Battersea Park. He now lives in Herefordshire, Wales, tending to his garden, or so we think. Perhaps it’s time to bring him out of retirement to help us with the Germany 2006 project – it couldn’t do any harm to have the referee on our side…
To his eternal credit (and our eternal gratitude) Miles came up with the name “Football’s Leaving Home” on an entertaining evening at his home in Bristol. A key player in the Battersea Park game, his support and encouragement have been invaluable. He still lives in Bristol, where the vegetable patch keeps steadily encroaching on the keep-up practice pitch in his garden.