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Alan Smith calls time on his career.

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So Alan Smith has called it a day on his playing career. The former Notts man said playing lower league football drove him to exstend his playing career playing for Notts for 4 years. Alan reflected on a injury that sustained while playing at United and the pain it caused him and playing through the pain. His time with Notts he loved every minute of it alao where he got his coaching badges that help him in the next step of his career. Alan is set for the next stage of his career in America coaching kids after 20 years of playing.

Fantastic career I wish him well  

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Although he wasn't the best footballer for us I still think he had an OK career. He will have earned his money though and wish him all the best in his future plans. Shola still yet to retire though I think? Noticed him on Gillette Soccer Saturday yesterday though doing some punditry work.

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Don't mention his career @samwatto2008, he gets very grisly when people question his achievements - possibly because he could have done so much more if it wasn't for his injury. I think his real issue was joining Newcastle United, that seemed to be where things started to declining but credit to him for pursuing things and for playing in the lower leagues with MK Dons and us.

I recall seeing him boss us when we first played MK Dons, people said then he was passed it but he did well.

With us I always felt he should have focused on coaching, I believe he was promised the managerial job here - at least the times I've spoken to him he's alluded to it.

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Wish him well I always liked I thought he was a decent player despite the rumours of him being hard to work with and some fans saying he wasn’t approchable. But all that aside I think he had a great career.

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he might have been looking for work as its now that nobody has picked him up, i dont know why he did not drop down into the non league to manage a side or be a player coach. i am sure he could do a job down there.

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He wasn't the worst signing for Notts in recent years, I always felt he did a job but at his age I would suspect him to hang up his boots.

If he loves the game, he should continue playing in charity games or move into coaching.

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It was bound to happen sooner or later but I am partly surprised to see Notts allow him to leave without getting him as a coach or for another League Two team using him as a player/coach for the PR.

He had a good career, it's a shame it went down hill after both United's.

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