Collison announces his retirement

CollisonFormer Hammer, Jack Collison has pulled the curtain down on his football career following his long battle with a knee injury.

He will now focus on a a coaching and media career after dislocating a kneecap with the Hammers at Wigan in 2009. He has played just  22 times in three years.

Collison told the Sun: “The nights I wake up in pain, or the mornings where I struggle to walk, will be a constant reminder I was lucky enough to play the game I love.”

“I still wake up some mornings feeling good and think ‘one more try’.

“But that would be unfair on myself, my fellow pros and my family.”

“I want to bow out with some pride intact.”

Collison will study for his Uefa A license this summer and work in the Posh academy coaching. He will also embark on a journalism course.

Jack last night promised ClaretandHugh that he will appear on the CandH section of  MooreThanJustAPodcast – hopefully on Monday evening.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Collison announces his retirement

  1. A true Hammer in both style and spirit. We can only wish him all the best for his future career, and if he’s in the media, that he displaces some of the anti-West Ham dinosaurs like Lawrenson and Souness.

    Cheers Jack – and thanks for the memories.

  2. What a great shame – good luck to him in the future he deserves some good luck!

  3. Gutted for the lad. With out this bad injury he could have been a top player. Never recovered from it, sad to see him having to drop down to league one to get a game. Good luck for the future

  4. Hope you achieve all your new ambitions Jack and thanks for being a true Hammer. COYI X

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