by Steve Bott
MARLON is one of three keepers I remember from my short time covering Burnley FC. He, Chris Pearce and David Williams were the three custodians that spring to mind during that spell.
In fact he followed me about a bit as he also went to Middlesbrough shortly after my time covering the Boro during Bryan Robson’s reign as manager when they had Juninho, Ravanelli and Emerson in the side and took in the epic season when they went to Wembley twice in the League and FA Cup finals and were relegated from the Premier League.
Lincoln-born Marlon, now approaching his 46th birthday, has gone from attempting to keep clean sheets to keeping sheets of a different sort in the world of accountancy.
Currently living in Hertfordshire, he is running a business in the world of accountancy training. Basically he is helping students become qualified accountants by supplying tuition/classes to help get them through their exams.
With schools in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and the main centre in Belfast www.rcabelfast.com he is enjoying the life of being a business owner and the flexibility it gives him to holiday with the family and of course play golf.
As well as his two spells with the Clarets, Marlon’s CV takes in a myriad of clubs including Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough, Barnsley, Oldham and Luton. He made a total of 471 professional appearances between the sticks and has also enjoyed part-time coaching for Northern Ireland over the past three years, coaching the u21, u19 & u17 keepers.
He is also a co-commentator for BBC Radio Lancashire, mostly for the Clarets London based games.