are they now?
magazines condensed to their 70-71 content !!
||Either written by Bob or Bob
wished he had.
||Packed with specific 70-71
||Lots of 70-71players but more
to do with another era
||Fair amount of incidental
||Fleeting 70-71 referrences
||As useful to these pages as
Horse and Hound
'FourFourTwo' Issue no.89 January 2002
look good for this issue with Rodney Marsh, Alan Hudson
and Brian Clough all advertising the issue on the cover.
Indeed it is a bumber month for 'where are they now ?'
Clough (Derby County manager) has his
regular column in which he pontificates over
whatever takes his fancy. Included this week is
praise over the present Forest manager, Paul Hart
happened to John Pratt (Tottenham Hotspur)?' Asks the magazine.
The answer they give can be found at Where are they now ?
not sure if he's a 70-71 player or not but the
magazine reports that Brazilian great Garrincha,
who died in 1983 of alcohol poisoning, was the
subject of a court case. One of his daughters is
suing the biographer of his story called, 'The
Solitary Star' for claiming he had a large penis
and great sexual technique. The judge ruled that
this was not so much an insult as praise indeed !
one crushed manager ...' is an article
about sacked managers, who return as coaches in
other areas of football. In the article it states
that Frank Clark is vice-chairman of the League
Managers' Association (LMA), and John Duncan runs
the website ! The LMA attempt to 'recycle
managers using education initiatives. To
illustrate the article one of the examples used
is that of Dennis Mortimer - see
'Where are they now ?'.
are obituaries for Bertie Mee and Ken Aston.
Ken was the chairman of the referees commitee
1964-1970. He refereed the 'Battle of Santiago'
between Chile and Italy in the 1962 World Cup. He
also persuaded Rattin to leave the pitch
following his sending off in the infamous World
Cup 1966 match England v Argentina. Driving home
from this very game, Ken invented the red and
yellow cards for bookings and sending offs. He
derived itfrom traffic lights on the Kensington
High Street in London.
Cup Classics no.2 - a double page spread
photo has Jürgan Sparwasser's
goal for East Germany versus West Germany in
1974. It gave a 1-0 win the the East in the only
competative match between the countries.
Gray's book 'Marching On Together' (co
written by Eddie and Jason Thomas, Hodder and
Stoughton, 16-99) gets a favourable 3/5 rating
review. Concluding, 'The book will mainly
interest Leeds fans and Bob 70-71 Visitors,but
Eddie's reputation proves, if you play the game
the right way, nice guys can win, too." Oh,
actually I did add a little bit to that quote.
Now!' has pictures of fights on the
football pitch, for which every fan loves, but
referees and TV commentators never see the fun.
1968 seems to have been a bumper year as fights
of three matches are featured ! Blackburn Rovers
v Aston Villa, Man Utd v Benfica (European Cup
Final) and Arsenal v Leeds (League Cup Final).
The last of these includes Billy
Bremner, though unusually he's holding Ian
Ure (Man U) back ! A second shot
of Billy and the Leeds team in 1975 at the
fabulous punch-up versus Derby County shows him
attempting to twist Archie Gemmill's
(Preston NE) head off.
Racing Club of Argentina v Celtic just a month
away from 1968, in Novemebr '67 has Bobby
Murdoch (Celtic) dragging an Argentinian by the foot,
in a game where 5 players were sent off.
Bob's 70-71 Pages would now like to distance
itself from the comments made on this page about
football puch-ups being in any way fun in case
the internet police are reading...
Hudson (Chelsea) is the subject of this month's 'Action
Replay' feature. The article takes you right
through from his rejection by Fulham as a school
boy, past his miserly 2 caps for England, and
onto to his final revisits to Chelsea and Stoke
City. Alan it seems has now lost the feeling in
his right foot, walks with a linp and has a hole
in his bladder requiring a bag.. He acquired his
injuries in a near fatal car crash that left him
in hospital for 8 months. Presently he still
writes for 'Stoke Sentinel', he works out in the
gym still and says ' I have no fear of the
future. I'm going to be all right.'
finally, Rodney Marsh is featured in the 'My
Perfect XI' feature in which someone rather like
Rodney Marsh chooses their perfect 11. Natrually
he's heavily leaned on the 60s and 70's era for
his choices. In brief his team is: Peter
Schmeichel, Carlos Alberto, Bobby Moore, Franz
Beckenbauer, Paul Breitner, Johnny Haynes, Bobby
Charlton, George Best, Johan Cruyff, Pelé, Jimmy
Greaves, sub. David Beckham.
For further December
2001 news see ...