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Next Generation News
1) Nicky Summerbee, son of Mike Summerbee has left Conference National side, Tamworth. He joined them in February and played 4 League games.
2) Paul Trollope, son of John Trollope (Swindon Town), has retired from playing at Bristol Rovers. He took over as Caretaker manager in September, and was appointed first team coach in November.
Though registered to play, he did not play at all last season, and his last match was for Bristol Rovers on 7 May 2005 a 1-0 win at home against Wycombe Wanderers in League Two. He came on in the 78th minute, when it was already 1-0. He played for Wales 4 times.
Next Generation News
1) Frank Lampard, son of Frank Lampard, and Michael Owen - son of Terry Owen (Bradford City) both play in England's friendly v Hungary at Old Trafford. The final score was 3-1 to England. This was Frank's 39th cap in which he has scored 10 goals and he played the whole 90 minutes. Frank had missed the last game v Uruguay - the first in 30 England matches - due to injury. It is Michael was substituted in the 65th minute when the score was still 2-1. This was Michael's 76th game in which he has scored 35 goals.
2) Martin Allen, son of Dennis Allen (Bournemouth) has left as manager of Brentford after 2 years reportedly due to the lack of ambition of the club's board.
Cups,Ups and Downs: 2005-2006
Prior to the World Cup, and now the domestic season's play-offs are over bringing the season belatedly to a close, here's a review of some of the Bob 70-71 Players achievements, or failures in 2006-2007.
(NB Looks like I started this and forgot to finish it!!!, Apologies, Bob)
Neil Warnock (Rotherham United) Neil's Sheffield United won the second automatic promotion slot into the Premiership.Sheffield United were founder menmbers of the division, but were relegated to the Division One / Championship after two seasons and have been there ever since. Neil has been the sixth manager to attempt to restore Sheffield United, and he was in charge when they narrowly missed out in third place, losing in the Play-Offs in 2002-3
Sam Ellis (Sheffield Wednesday) leaves Leeds United at the end of his contract by mutual consent.
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More Bobby Moore
Bobby Moore Mug
Cancer Research Charity shops are selling a lot of England products to raise money for, er, cancer research. Included is the mug pictured, which cost 2-99 pounds, and pin badges of Bobby Moore in that famous World Cup winning celebratory pose on the shoulders of his team mates.
Also if you go to the BBC website you can download the image as a wallpaper for your desktop. (I'm presuming a 2006 understanding of computer terms here, not 1966 - though hardy paper to protect your work-table top may be quite handy, too...)
John Gorman (Celtic) leaves Wycombe Wanderers, who finished a respectable 6th in League Two, losing the Play-off semi-final to Cheltenham. At the end of the season, John had taken temporary leave of absence due to the death of his wife Myra from cancer
Established England international Michael Owen - son of Terry Owen (Bradford City) took the unusual step of playing for England B in an effort to get match fitness prior to the World Cup tournament. The home match against Belarus played at Reading's Madejski Stadium was lost 2-1. Michael came off in the 61st minute when it was still 1-1.
Tobias Linderoth, son of Anders Linderoth (Helsingborgs IF), plays in Sweden's friendly at home to Finland in Gottenburg. The match is a 1-1 draw and Tobias was substituted in the 46th minute.This is Tobias's 57th cap for Sweden, he has scored once.
Frank Gray is appointed the manager of Conference National side, Grays Athletic. Frank had been manager of Farnborough Town.
Following the club's relegation from League 2 to the Conference, Paul Hart (Stockport County) steps up from his unpaid advisory role at Rushden and Diamonds to become the manager.
Sammy McIlory (Man U) becomes manager of National Conference side Morecambe, having taken over as Caretaker Manager in November 2005.
Burtons have teamed up with The Bobby Moore Fund which raises money for and awareness of Bowel Cancer. Anyone buying the Booby Moore shirt for 12 pounds will contribute 2 pounds to the fund, and there is a 3 pound wristband in the syle of a laced bootlace to purchase, also.
Anyone going to Burtons will see pictures of Bobby all over the store. I presume this is in part a build-up for the World Cup, but I personally was in '66 heaven looking around one store in Leeds.
Best of Moore, and , er, More of Best
Meanwhile WH Smiths are selling an excellent exclusive magazine all about Bobby Moore, priced 6-99 pounds, which also ties in nicely with the World Cup. The magazine producers have also made one for George Best, and both are available to buy online.
Sir Geoff Hurst in Advert
World Cup Final Hat-trick hero, Sir Geoff Hurst is starring in an advert for McDonalds. Sir Geoff has long been the organisation's Director of Football, and as part of their promotion to win World Cup finals' tickets, Sir Geoff is seen talking to someone who doesn't recognise who he is. The punchline (from memory) is along the lines that only those interested in football need apply.
Joe Royle has left Ipswich Town in the Championship after finishing just 15th this season.
Keith Peacock (Charlton Athletic) has left Charlton Athletic as Assistant Manager following the resignation of Alan Curbishley. Keith, who spent his entire playing career at the club and is Charlton's second most played player behind Sam Bartram, had been on the management team since 1991.
Sir Geoff Hurst releases a new book 'World Champions: Relive the Glorious Summer of 1966'.
www.amazon.co.uk describes it in the following way:
Brian Little (Aston Villa) leaves League One side Tranmere Rovers after finishing 18th.
Just a note to anyone who hasn't found it yet ... look up Sky channel 442. The ESPN Classic channel shows classic sport clips, and though there has only been a narrow range of available shows there is some real classic football included among some irrelevant basketball shows.
For instance, this week they have been showing 60s and 70s European Cup Finals (usually at 6-30 pm and 10-30pm). I personally haven't seen these since they were shown live at the time of the event. I hope I haven't missed the channel's re-showing of the 70-71 final, yet, or as a Leeds United fan, the 1974-75 Final (so I can throw my seat at the telly!), but if I have, I get the feeling they will come round again eventually.
There are old Superstars episodes, too, and I have wiled away several hours watching old Liverpool matches and a Eusebio Special.
If you have Sky telly set it as a favourite, it is amazing what pops up on the channel when you are flicking through and would otherwise settle for watching boring unimportant things like, say, the news or nature documentaries. Personally I force my son to watch it so he gets a decent history lesson for once in his life...
You can plan your viewing at DeadGoodSport Sky 442
England v Germany 2006
UK terrestial television channel, Channel 5, hosted a charity match England v Germany: The Legends tonight. Shown live on the channel, the game held at Readings Madjeski Stadium aimed to raise money for the British Red Cross & The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.
The England Team included England Rugby international, Ben Cohen, who is the nephew of 1966 England World Cup winner, George Cohen. He played the opening 12 minutes. Sadly I couldn't watch the whole game, but I believe I saw England 1966 squad goalkeeper, Peter Bonetti on the bench for England.The final score was 4-2 to Germany.
Tony Currie Update
Also the online free encyclopedia Wikipedia seems to making a point to include biographies of footballers, and thus it makes a fascinating read. Career details are becoming more complete as I found out reading the entry for Tony Currie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
To see a list of all the players included so far, visit Category Football (soccer) players by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, then choose a country !
Dalglish Plays Charity Match
Kenny Dalglish (Celtic) returned to the playing field for a whole 53 seconds in the 1986 Liverpool v Everton Charity Cup rematch. The game played at Anfield was played to raise money for the Marina Dalglish Appeal.
It was shown live on UK TV's satellite channel Sky One, and the final score was 1-0 to Liverpool.
Liverpool's Official site reports the following at REDS LEAVE IT LATE TO WIN REPLAY 86
Women's FA Cup Final 2006
With my team Leeds United reaching the Women's FA Cup final for the first time, this season, I made a point of cheering them on by watching the live broadcast on BBC 1. Sadly, they were thumped 5-0 by a strong Arsenal side who therefore won the cup for their 7th time in 7 final appearances.
So why do I mention this? Is it because this was an Arsenal League and FA Cup double, just like the 1970-71 season for men???
No.It's more relevent than that! Yes, the very first Women's FA Cup final was held in ... the 1970-71 season.
The 70-71 final saw Southampton beat Stewarton and Thistle 4-1. Southampton went on to retain the trophy for two more years and ultimately won 8 of the first 11 finals - being runner-up in two of those they didn't win. This meant they appeared in all of the first ten finals, or to put it another way, every final in the 1970s.
Their crown as most people know was eventually handed on to the Doncaster Belles who dominated women's football in the1980s and early 90s, but since then it's been all Arsenal. They have won the treble (League, FA Cup, League Cup) twice in 1993 and 2001, and the double (League and FA Cup) a three further times.
Many thanks to Jason for sending this link for Carlsberg advert for 'Probably the best Pub Football team in the World'. The advert follows a pub team which includes Bob 70-71 Players, Sir Bobby Charlton, brother Jack Charlton, Alan Ball, Peter Shilton, and Sir Bobby Robson as manager. I think you will agree is truly a classic.
This is the complete version of the advert, which I have so far never seen broadcast in its entirity - even the t.v.'s long version is a little shorter than this one.
Thanks also to Danny for spotting this article by one of the players who provided the opposition. This can be found at http://football.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1755736,00.html:
John Lyall dies
Happy Birthday Bob and 1970-71 Footballers !!! It is 7 today.
This year the site survived being put on ice several months whilst I finished a degree, but it was worth it as I got a first!
More recently it has had to take third place in my football world due to 1) me becoming my son's football team manager, and 2) my son and I having Leeds United season tickets.
But in spite of all this, the site is still going strong, and long may it do so...
Morrissey No 1 Fan
As Morrissey reaches number 3 with a single from his new album, I thought it timely to mention that he is in fact a big 60s / 70s football fan. Indeed, the cover of his 1995 single 'Dagenham Dave' features Terry Venables (QPR) as a very young lad blowing a raspberry in what looks like a football kit. The choice of Terry has something to do with him hailing from Dagenham.
The single reached number 26 in the UK charts, but was only around for 2 weeks in September 1995. Details of CD: label, RCA Victor; tracks, Dagenham Dave / Nobody Loves Us / You Must Please Remember. See Dagenham Dave and Dagenham Dave (2)
Unrelated pictures of Bob 70-71 Players on the covers of records is not that common. Another that comes to mind immediately is George Best on the cover of Leeds band, Wedding Present's album entitled ...George Best. Obviously the picture does relate to the album title, but it does not relate to the subject of any of the songs. This came to mind because I see Amazon are cynically attempting to re-promote the album on the back of George's recent death, which I have to say is a bit low.
The album itself was pure tribute to George at a time when his profile was at his lowest in his post-star life. It was a classic indie album of its era, though there were no charting singles on it and it reached only 47 in the UK charts, hanging around for just 2 weeks from 24 October 1987. Even a re-release with extra tracks called George Best Plus in 1997 did not trouble the charts. That said there won't be many indie music loving Leeds students of my age who won't have it collecting dust on the shelf!
Let me know if you are aware of any further examples of footballers on non-sports related singles or albums.
Scopitones - the home of The
Wedding Present and Cinerama lists the following details of
the George Best album.
George Best Airport
Belfast has paid the ultimate tribute to one of its most famous ever sons, George Best, by naming the airport after him. The date it will be renamed is 22May 2006. This follows Flybe naming an airplane after him.
For the full story see BBC NEWS Northern Ireland Airport renamed after George Best
Email: Regular visitors to the site will remember this email from last month...
The song is really great and I really recommend you download it. Simon now has a website so please visit www.samalone.nl
Did a bit of updating today and came across the following excellent sites for the first time...
Every Swindon player ever is listed at Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk, many with a biography. Look in the archive.
Tony Brown has now added an amazing George Best MATCH BY MATCH page to his site.
Just in case you have missed it Nigel Mercer now has added a new feature in which he charts the careers of players through football cards (etc). So far there is , George Best, John McGrath, Peter Osgood and Martin Peters. I hope more will follow.
Thanks to Andrew Taylor this is Richard's first appearance on Bob's 70-71 Pages, and to celebrate I have added an Aldershot page.
All three pages include all the
players listed in the 1970-71 season Rothman's Football
Yearbook, and include many players added for the first
A new page is under development that updates the sites old Rothmans / Sky format. Though it still has a way to go to be completed, see Current Posts Players A-Z, for this season's 'Where are they now?' of Bob 70-71 Players still in a footballing post.
to the Belfast Boy
Email: Goodbye to the Belfast Boy
Many thanks for that Paul. The profits raised will be going to The Foundation For Liver Research - George Best Appeal (Reg Charity No 268211). At the website you can download a sample of the song and see a clip of the video. I've ordered my copy, I hope you'll do the same.
Next Generation News
Scot Gemmill, son of Archie Gemmill (Preston N.E.), has left Leicester City to become player-coach of Oxford United of League Two.
N.B. Debuts on 1 April 2006 away to Mansfield Town in the League. He comes on in the 73rd minute at 0-0, but the tie is lost 1-0. It proves to be the only time Scot plays for Oxford United.
Jim Smith (Boston) returns to management at League Two side, Oxford United. He is also appointed as one of the club's directors. Jim's last role was as a coach at Southampton, but his contract was not renewed at the end of the season. The club are currently struggling to avoid relegation out of the League this season.
Thanks to the efforts of Andrew Taylor, the Newport County page has been added to the site, including a great new picture.
Where are they now?
Thanks also to Andrew Taylor for his interview with former Newport County player, Laurie Sheffield which can be seen at Where Are They Now? Spring 2006
Second Division Sheets
This week I hoped I was the proud owner of my very first Second Division Sheet from the FKS Wonderful World of Soccer Stars album. These sheets had to be sent for and stuck on an empty page in the album entitled 'Favourite Second Division Team'.
Sadly it proved to be just a picture of one, but in a moment of eBay greatness I was offered and given a full refund by the seller (for which many thanks), so the story did end happily for me. Not least because I can now add the names of the players who appeared on the Sunderland sheet to the site. See Sunderland.
If you are the proud owner of a Second Division Team Sheet, I would love to include the details of these sheets on to the site. If you could send me a scan of it I would be even happier! See Favourite Second Division Team.
Now for some information about purchasing copies of complete FKS 1970-71 albums on www.eBay.co.uk
All of us may know to look out for an album with no writing in them or damage to the pages or cover. But I would like to warn future purchasers of the 1970-71 album that dealers are now buying up incomplete albums and using old stickers in their stock to complete the album.
Great, you may think. Well no, not really.
The problem is that the newly added pictures are often of a very poor standard, i.e. ripped out of other incomplete books, or formerly loose and therefore dog-eared from having been taken into school in the original owner's blazer pocket for two years!
These albums are often advertised as having the order sheets in tact. Well of course the sheet is in tact if no order was made from it. If no order was made from it consider how it was that the collection was completed ? Getting the last one or two pictures is always a nightmare and I doubt too many people did it. Whilst some people may have ordered from a second album especially to keep the order sheet in tact, most of us did not consider the order sheet as part of the album back in 1971.
Nerdish collectors are starting to notice this sort of thing and will almost certainly not buy an album off you if it is an obvious re-construction.
So if you just want a full set just for fun, buy one of these albums, but don't pay more than 20 to 30 pounds. If you want it for collecting purposes be a lot more particular. Ask lots of questions and be prepared to compete with other serious collectors. These albums sell from 30 to 50 pounds.
If you are the owner of a genuine complete mint-standard collection compiled in or around the 1970-71 season, well done your book is top notch! Now does it have Second Division Team Sheet (click for more information) !??? If so, these albums will sell for any price from 40 to 100 pounds (even more if you are very lucky).
Jimmy Johnstone's Funeral
Andy Gray, son of Frank Gray, has joined League One side Burnley on loan from Premiership side, Sunderland. Andy began the season with Sheffield United. As Andy scored in the first two games of his 2005-6 season, he achieved the feat of scoring on the first day of the Champuionship season with Sheffield United, and then the first day of the Premiership season with Sunderland as well !
debut for Burnley is a 1-0 away defeat to Stoke City in
the League on 18 March 2006. His first goal comes in the
next match a 2-0 home win in the League against Norwich
City on 24 March 2006.
Brian Talbot (Ipswich Town) is sacked by Oxford United. Oxford are 22nd in League Two one place above losing League status.
The 7-13 March, 2006 issue Match carries an advert the Bobby Charlton Soccer and Sports Academy. Presumed dying or dead, the academy runs a whole page advert, which incudes a small black and white photo of Bobby with a young pre-professional David Beckham, and advises we can 'Live the Dream'. (Peter Ridsdale need not apply).
On 5 February I wrote...
Then 13th February my computer hard drive popped taking all its information with it...All pictures, articles and emails were gone. I thank my God(s)/guardian angel(s) that this didn't happen a month earlier during the degree... But I'm afraid to everyone who sent me an email since October 2004, I have to report it is gone. I am truly sorry. If it was not featured on the site and you want to sent it to me again, I would be delighted to receive it.
Anyway, today, 200 quid poorer, with around 20 man hours lost to getting the programs up and running again, Bob and 1970-71 Footballers, finally comes active again! Now only work, family, my Leeds United season ticket commitments, and being manager of my son's football team will slow me down...
New Portrait Website
Anyone who liked Richard's picture of George Best that appeared on this site for the first time last month, may be interested to know Richard now has his own website. Please visit pencilportraitsbyrichardharris
Next Generation News
Tobias Linderoth, son of Anders Linderoth (Helsingborgs IF), plays in Sweden's friendly away to the Republic of Ireland at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Sweden lose 3-0 and Tobias was substituted in the 70th minute with the score at 2-0.This is Tobias's 56th cap for Sweden, he has scored once.
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