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November 2002 News
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Listening to Derby County v Wimbledon tonight on Radio Five Live, the expert commentator was Bryan Hamilton (Linfield). Whilst I don't doubt that Bryan has been a commentator for a while, this was the first time there has been official confirmation on the site !
Bryan was last in the news as being interested in the Ipswich Town job. Bryan had apparantly helped out the former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, from November 2001 to the end of last season, as his coach, but left as the club were in financial difficulties. Overall he had been first team coach for two of the last four years.
In the event fellow Bob 70-71 star, Joe Royle got the post.
Bryan is a former manager of Northen Ireland, and last came to the site's attention as Norwich City's manager.
Don Givens (Luton Town) has stepped up from the Under-21 Republic of Ireland side to take over as caretaker of the full side. The post has been left vacant by Mick McCarthy's resignation and Don has already been in charge for his first match, a 0-0 draw versus Greece. This is not intended to be a long term solution, and it is hoped that a full-time replacement will be found before the next international.
John Toshack (Cardiff City) has returned to management with struggling Italian side, Catania. Presently the club are fourth off bottom of the Italian Second Division. Taking on the post ended speculation that John was going to become the new Republic of Ireland manager following Mick McCarthy's departure.
The inevitable finally happend on the last day of last month. Terry Yorath (Leeds United), Gabby Logan's Dad, resigned as manager of Sheffield Wednesday, a job he's held since November of last year.
Terry's first task at Wednesday was to keep them in Division One, which he just about succeeded in doing when they finished last season in 20th place, the last place above relegation.
But this season carried on where last season left off. After 16 games Sheffield Wednesday were 22nd in the division. Even Gabby had talked about the likelihood of the sack for her father in her 'Times' newspaper column. In the end he decided to jump before he was pushed.
After one more defeat at home to Millwall, Terry initailly vowed to carry on, but overnight he reflected on the words of a fan.
So he did. Well Terry, you're a nice fellow ... you couldn't spot me a fiver, could you ???
Today, Chris Turner the former Hartlepool manager, was appointed as his replacement.
One thinks of rats off sinking ships, but shortly before Terry Yorath's resignation at Sheffield Wednesday, Willie Donachie (Manchester City), his first team coach, moved to become coach at Ipswich Town.
Willie moved to re-unite with Joe Royle, who had been newly appointed as manager there. Sheffield Wednesday did receive some compensation, or a transfer fee, if you like, of 50,000 pounds.
There's a new name to add to the list of commentators. One of the highlights in Bob 70-71 Towers, of the Channel 5 coverage between Leeds United and Hapoel Tel Aviv (1-0 to Leeds !!) was the appearance of Peter Taylor (Southend United) as expert summarisor. Peter has just become manager of Hull City, which is just down the road from Elland Road in Leeds, which may have encouraged the producers to choose him. In fact he was very good, and featured in front of the camera on occasions, too.
Good to see some Bob
70-71 Players in the list of Top 500 Earners in the UK as
compiled by 'The Sunday Times'. Highest placed of the
site's stars was Sven-Göran Eriksson (Karlskoga) at number 59 with estimated
earnings of 4 million pounds.
Present day Premiership stars border on being quite common in the list, so natrually there is a place for Next Generation star Michael Owen - Terry Owen's son (Bradford City). In fact he's already higher than any 70-71 star at no.90 with 7.44 million pounds.
Michael was the 3rd highest under 30 year old behind David Beckham and Robbie Williams, and the 3rd highest football related person behind Martin Edwards the Manchester United owner, and David Beckham.
The magazine lists Michael's earnings as being from :
Rounding up to the nearest hundred thousand, that 's about 7.44 million than I earn, but hey, at least I don't have to pretend to like Sporties!!!
Finally, Frank Lampard - Frank Lampard's son - is also there at number 358= with 2.1 million pounds.
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