Hartson calls it a day
By Site Editor
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2008
Former Albion, Celtic and West Ham striker retires after release
A week after being shown the door from West Brom former
Just 32-years-old 'Big Bad John' had struggled in recent seasons to maintain his fitness levels with former manager Tony Mowbray not considering Hartson for first-team selection this term.
"I'm going to miss that competitive edge. That was my weekend, letting off steam and terrorising centre-halves," Hartson admitted
"But I'm not going to miss training though. To be honest I'd lost my desire to get back into the
"They say you should go down the leagues and just play for enjoyment because it will be easier. It is not.
"I have been fighting my weight for 12 years. I can't have a burger without putting on half a stone."
Says it all really.