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31st May 2000
See a 'Total Sport' match report of the 1974 Charity Shield.
30 May 2000
Duncan McKenzie is added to the Nottingham Forest page in the squad .
Alan Stevenson is added under Chesterfield.
24 May 2000
Barry Fry's Peterborough have reached the Division 3 play-offs final against Darlington. Barry was a Bedford Town player in the 70-71 season - he was apparantly in the same England Under 15 team that beat Scotland with George Graham (See MOTD). David Pleat (Peterborough United) and Ron Harris(Chelsea) were in the same England team.
19 May 2000
Dave Bassett the Barnsley manager was more than likely a Walton and Hersham player in 1970-71. I've added him to the Rothman's page but am still awaiting some confirmation of this.
N.B. He is ansd can be found at Walton and Hersham
15 May, 2000
Finally succeeded in introducing the all new News page. Don't get me wrong I promise to continue to be as late with the news as always, but I now have a more stable system of presenting it to you - please bare with me whilst I sort out the odd teething problems...
Whilst discovering all about the Irish League I had a good look around their official site (Glentoran Football Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland) and discovered the sad story of 70s Glentoran great, Roy France, see A tribute to Roy Stewart by Roy France. Roy has been added to the World teams page.
13 May, 2000
Anyone wanting Sir Matt Busby's biography in completely brand-spanking new condition visit eBay UK item 331455475 (Ends 20-May-00 043424 BST) - Sir Matt Busby A Tribute. Official Biography
And the 1971 International Football Book in frighteningly good condition see eBay UK item 331445812 (Ends 23-May-00 042500 BST) - International Football Soccer Book no.13 1971
12 May, 2000
April's archive is now in place.
Twice last week I caught Ian Walker, the Spurs and England goalie, baring his soul to Talk Sport's Nicky Horne. During this he talked about his father the former Norwich City and Everton manager, Mike Walker. Well, Bob's 70-71 pages knows Mike better as goalkeeper at Watford, of course ! Mike played over 650 league games including 451 at Colchester United, and was a Welsh under-23 international.
Ian has the dubious honour of joining Mike Summerbee's (Manchester City) son, Nicky, as having been conceived in the 1970-71 season !!! Mike had played every game of the 70-71 season until mid January, when Derek Edmonds took over for 9 games. One could speculate that Ian was the result of Mike being about the house a bit longer than usual late January, early February ... See February News
7 May, 2000
Yes, news of more promotions for teams with a manager straight from Bob's 1970-71 pages.
a) Stan Ternent's Burnley were promoted securing the Division Two runner-up spot yesterday. Stan was Carlisle United player in 70-71 having moved there from Burnley, where he began his career. This is Stan's introduction to Bob's pages.
6 May, 2000
Egil Olsen Out For A Burton
Egil Olsen was a player in the 1970-71 season ... for either Ostsiden, Sarpsborg, Frigg , or Valerenga. Personally, I'm not going to put Frigg into a search engine for fear of what will come back, so I'll have to settle on accepting Egil onto these pages in a homeless capacity for now. Capped 16 times for Norway in his playing career, Egil has gone on to have a pretty succcessful managerial career ... until this week when Wimbledon sacked him following a 3-0 defeat at Bradford City which took them below Bradford into the Premiership relegation zone with only two games to go. The aimiable Egil has talked of retirement. See The Official Web Site of Wimbledon Football Club
In his place, Terry Burton (Arsenal youth) has taken on the role as caretaker manager, promoted from Academy Director.. Terry was actually in the Arsenal team which won the F.A.Youth Cup in 1970-71 against Cardiff City. Indeed, he scored the second goal in a two legged final, giving Arsenal a 2-0 aggregate victory ! In spite of this Terry didn't make it into League football. See The Official Web Site of Wimbledon Football Club
Both players are new to Bob's pages and have been added to the Rothmans page.
Football365 report the following story ...
AUXERRE MANAGER TO LEAVE AFTER ALMOST 40 YEARS - Roux To Likely To Be Replaced By Assistant
AUXERRE manager Guy Roux has announced his intention to step down after almost 40 years as manager of the French first division club.Roux became boss of Auxerre in 1961 and led the small provincial club from France's Division d'Honneur, a totally amateur non-league level, to winning the league and cup double in 1996 and a quarter final in the Champions League the following season.Always well known as a controversial figure in the game on the other side of the Channel, Roux's highly regarded youth training programmes produced a host of top quality players - names like Eric Cantona, Joel Bats and Basile Boli made their first steps in professional football under Roux's guidance.
Auxerre were first promoted to France's First Division in 1980 and have been consistently battling in the upper reaches of the table ever since.Roux, 61, has spoken recently of his growing disillusionment with modern football and was reportedly upset when the French Football Federation (FFF) offered the job as national team boss to Roger Lemerre when Aimé Jacquet stepped down after the 1998 World Cup - Roux maintained that some officials within the FFF had already promised him the post.What is clear is that the affable figure is totally unique in European football, having remained in charge of the same club, with great success, for 39 seasons.Current assistant managher Dominique Cuperly is expected to take over at the Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps.
Guy Roux is added to the World Teams page.
And talking of long serving Guys, The Official Web Site of Wimbledon Football Club (original link now down) devotes a page to the great goalkeeper and F.A. Cup legend, Dickie Guy. Though a loyal playerof over 500 games with Wimbledon from 1967 to 1978, Dickie will be best remembered for the 1974-75 season when the then non-League team beat First Division Burnley, and held the mighty Leeds United to a draw. Dickie famously saved a penalty against Peter Lorimer, and went on to be the first non-League recipient of a Rothmans Award. Dickie now lives in Bromley, and runs a building company, Sundridge Park Renovations.
Dickie has been added to the Non-League Teams page.
1 May, 2000
Well done to Ronnie Moore, who's Rotherham team has won promotion from Division Three this Saturday ! One more game will decide the Championship and Rotherham have only a one point disadvantage over top placed Swansea. Incredibly, the two teams meet in the last match of the season at Rotherham on 6th May.
Ronnie signed to Tranmere Rovers in May 1971 - so the jury is out on whether or not he is to be included in these pages as he could have signed when the 70-71 season was over ! He debuted in the 1971-72 season, and later went on to play for Rotherham United.
Relegation Realisation !
Chesterfield are relegated from Division Two in bottom place, and up until 12th April their manager was John Duncan, who was a Dundee player back in 1970-71. John's name has been added to the Rothmans page also. See Chesterfield F.C. There was speculation that Brian Clough's (Derby County manager) son Nigel would take over the presently vacant post with Brian as consultant !
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