list includes all changes known about from August 2005 to
Player's name (club in the 1970-71 season): club at start
of 2005-2006 season - this club's League position;
current post. (Additional information as described
means the Bob 70-71 Player is in the FKS World of
Soccer Stars Album for 1970-71, the album on which
the site was originally based.
'Sky' means that the Bob 70-71 Player is listed in
the 2005-2006 Sky Sports Football Yearbook. I've
still included this to show continuity with the old
'COW' means that the Bob 70-71 Player is not in the
Sky yearbook, but that the information is confirmed
by the club's official website.
'BBC' means the information is confirmed by the BBC
website, and mainly applies to Bob 70-71 Players who
took up post after the start of the season.
'Wik' means the information is from Wikipedia, 'the free
encyclopedia', which is used if the Official Website
is not forthcoming with information.
underlined player's name or player's 70-71 team to find
out more information.
A to Z
Sam Allardyce (Bolton Wanderers youth): Bolton Wanderers -
Premiership; manager (Sky)
Gordon Banks OBE (Stoke City): Leicester City - Championship;
Honoury Vice-President. (WoSS, COW)
Frank Barlow (Sheffield
Nottingham Forest - League One; Assistant Manager. (Sky) 17
Feb 06: Frank and Ian McParland become joint
caretaker managers of Nottingham Forest following Gary
Megson's departure. 30 May 06: Colin Calderwood
appointed Forest manager, Frank reverts to former role. 28
June 06: Becomes caretaker manager of Hull City in
Championship. 30 June 06: Phil Parkinson becomes
manager of Hull City, and Frank becomes his assistant.
Dave Bassett (Walton
and Hersham): Southampton - Championship;
Coach. (BBC). 11 Dec 05: takes over as caretaker
manager with dennis Wise. 23 Dec05: leaves
Southampton on appointment of George Burley.
Arthur Bellamy (Burnley): Burnley - Championship;
groundsman. (WoSS, COW)
Phil Boersma (Liverpool): Newcastle United Reserve Team Assistant
Tony Book (Manchester
Manchester City - Premiership; Honoury President: (WoSS,
Ian Bowyer (Manchester
City):MK Dons -
League One; coach. (WoSS, Sky). 7 Feb 06: Sacked
by MK Dons (BBC). 8 June 06: becomes Assistant
Manager of Rushden and Diamonds, Conference.
Keith Burkinshaw (Newcastle United) Watford - Championship; Assistant Manager.
Terry Burton (Arsenal youth): Cardiff City -
Championship; Assistant Manager. (Sky)
Jim Cassell (Bury): Manchester City -
Premiership; Academy Director. (COW)
Sir Bobby Charlton (Manchester United): Manchester
United - Premiership; Director. (WoSS, COW - at legends
Terry Cooper (Leeds United): Southampton -
Championship; European Scout. (WoSS, confirmed by Leeds
Joe Corrigan (Manchester City): West
Bromwich Albion - Premiership; goalkeeping coach. (WoSS,
Tommy Craig (Sheffield
Newcastle United - Premiership; reserve team coach.
(WoSS, confirmed by www.newcastle-online.com/)
Roger Cross (Brentford): West Ham United - Premiership; Chief Scout.
(COW). (Not sure when took on this role and ceased to be
Reserve Team Coach)
Tony Currie (Sheffield United): Sheffield United -
Championship; Community Programme Organiser. (WoSS, COW)
Bill Dearden (Sheffield United): MK Dons - League One; coach.
(BBC). 7 Feb 06: Sacked by MK Dons. (BBC)
Mick Docherty (Burnley): Gillingham - League One;
Assistant Manager. (WoSS, Wik). Jan 06 Becomes
Gillingham's Assistant Manager
Willie Donachie (Manchester City): Ipswich Town - Championship; Assistant
Bobby Downes (Rochdale): Blackburn Rovers -
Premiership; Academy Manager. (COW)
Chairman): Ason Villa - Premiership; Chairman. (Sky).
Sam Ellis (Sheffield
Leeds United - Championship; Head Coach. (COW) 27 May
06 Leaves Leeds United. 17 Aug 06: Joins
coaching staff at Stoke City on long term basis. (BBC)
Derek Fazackerley (Blackburn Rovers squad): Manchester City - Premiership; first
team coach. (COW)
Sir Alex Ferguson (Falkirk): Manchester United -
Premiership; Manager. (Sky)
Barry Fry (Bedford Town). Peterborough United - League Two; Director of
Football and owner. (Sky)
John Gorman (Celtic): Wycombe Wanderers - League
Two; Manger. (Sky). 26 May 06: leaves Wycombe
Wanderers. 5 June 06: Joins Northampton Town as
Dario Gradi MBE (Sutton
Alexandria - Championship; manager. (Sky)
Frank Gray (Leeds United): Farnborough
Town - National Conference; Manager. (Sky) 24 May
2006: Joins Grays Athletic in the National
Conference as manager.
Steve Harrison (Blackpool): Middlesbrough - Premiership; Defensive Coach.
Paul Hart (Stockport County). 22 Feb 06: Rushden and Diamonds -
League 2; Coaching advisor. (BBC). 23 May 06:
Becomes Manager at Rushden and Diamonds
Asa Hartford (West
None (WoSS, BBC).
26 May 2005: Left Manchester City - Premiership
- coaching staff. 19 Dec 05: Joined Blackpool -
League One - coaching staff.
David Hay (Celtic): Livingston - Scottish Premier League;
General Manager. (WoSS, Sky)
Steve Heighway (Liverpool squad): Liverpool -
Premiership; Academy Director. (COW - past players write
Stewart Henderson (Brighton
and Hove Albion):
Southampton - Championship; reserve team coach. (COW)
Pat Holland (West Ham United): Tottenham Hotspur -
Premiership; Under-18 coach. (WoSS, COW)
John Hollins (Chelsea): 23 Nov 05: Crawley
Town - Conference National; Manager. (WoSS, BBC)
Bobby Hope (West Bromwich Albion): West Bromwich Albion -
Premiership; Chief Coach. (WoSS, COW)
Brian Horton (Port
Macclesfield Town - League Two; Manager. (Sky)
David Irving (Workington
Town): Wilmington Hammerheads - United States
Soccer League Second Division; Head Coach / General
Jim Jefferies (Hearts):
Kilmarnock - Scottish Premier League; Manager. (Sky)
Joe Jordan (Morton): Portsmouth - Premiership;
Assistant Manager. (COW)
Mick Kearns (Oxford
Walsall -League One; Community Liason Officer and Family
Lennie Lawrence (?? possible non-League player
??): 7 Nov 2005: Joins Bristol Rovers as
Director of Football.
Brian Little (Aston
Tranmere Rovers - League One; Manager. (Sky) 5 May 06:
Leaves Tranmere Rovers.
Doug Livermore (Liverpool): Norwich City - Championship; Assistant
Nat Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers): Bolton Wanderers - President and honnery
Peter Lorimer (Leeds United): Leeds United -
Championship; Director. (WoSS, Official Club programme)
Terry McDermott (Bury): Newcastle United -
Premiership; First Team Coach. (COW).
Billy McEwan (Hibernian): York City - National Conference; Manager.
Roy McFarland (Derby
Chesterfield - League One; manager. (WoSS, Sky)
Mick McGiven (Sunderland): Chelsea - Premiership; Match Observer Scout -
previously Reserve Team Manager. (COW)
Sammy McIlroy (Man
U apprentice): Nov
05: Takes over National Conference side, Morecambe
as caretaker manager. 19 May 06 Becomes manager
Eric McManus (Coventry City): Walsall - League One; Youth Officer and
Goalkeeper Coach. (COW)
Ray Mathias (Tranmere
Aug 05 joins Bury as temporary assistant coach. 19
Sept 05 leaves Bury when manager Graham Barlow is sacked.
Alex Miller (Rangers): Liverpool - Premisership;
First Team Coach. (COW)
Ronnie Moore (Tranmere
Athletic - League1; Manager. (Sky) 1 Jun 06:
Leaves by Oldham Athletic. 9 Jun 06: Appointed
manager of Tranmere Rovers in League One.
David Moss (Swindon
Victoria - Conference North; Assistant Manager. (COW)
Tony Parkes (Blackburn
Nov 05: Blackpool- League One - coaching staff.
Keith Peacock (Charlton Athletic): Charlton Athletic - Assistant
Manager. (Sky). 10 May 06 Leaves Charlton
Athletic, see News. July 06: joins West
Ham United as Head Coach (Confirmed by several fansites).
Harry Redknapp (West Ham United): Southampton
- Championship; manager (WOSS, Sky). 3 Dec 05
leaves Southampton. 7 Dec 05 Joins Portsmouth in
the Premiership as the manager.
Pat Rice (Arsenal): Arsenal - Premiership;
assistant manager. (WoSS, Sky)
Bruce Rioch (Aston Villa): Odense Boldklub (OB) Denmark's
Superliga: Manager. (COW)
Sir Bobby Robson (Ipswich Town manager). 13 Jan 06 becomes
'International Football Consultant' for the Republic of
Ireland national team. 7 Jul 06 Becomes Honorary
President of Ipswich Town - Championship (WoSS - manager;
Dennis Rofe (Orient): Southampton - Championship;
first team coach (WOSS, various websites). 23 Dec 05:
Joe Royle (Everton): Ipswich Town -
Championship; manager. (WoSS, Sky) 17 May leaves
John Rudge (Torquay
City - Championship; Director of Football. (Sky)
Peter Shilton (Leicester City): Leicester
City - Championship; honoury vice-president. (WoSS, COW)
- League Two; Manager. (WoSS, Sky).
Jim Smith (Boston
Mar 06: Oxford United - League Two; appointed
manager and director. (BBC)
Scotland; Manager. (Sky).
Graeme Souness (Tottenham Hotspur): Newcastle United -
Premiership; Manager. (Sky).2 Feb 06: sacked by
Tommy Spencer (Workington): Sheffield United - Championship; Community
Programme Organiser assistant. (COW)
Brian Talbot (Ipswich
United - League Two; Manager. 14 Mar 06: sacked
by Oxford United. April 06: takes over as
manager at Marsaxlokk F.C.,
a Maltese Premiership team.
Peter Taylor (Southend
City - Championship; Manager. (Sky) 26 Jun 06:
Becomes manager of Crystal Palace
Kings Lynn - British Gas Business League (Southern
League) Premier Division; Manager. (COW).
Colin Todd (Sunderland): Bradford City - League One;
manager (WoSS, Sky)
Dennis Tueart (Sunderland squad): Manchester
City - Premiership; director. (COW)
Roy Tunks (Rotherham
Newcastle United - Premiership; Goalkeeper Coach. (COW) Feb
06: Cannot confirm, but believed to have left when
Graeme Souness left Newcastle United.
Graham Turner (Chester
- Conference National; Chairman and Manager. (Sky)
John Ward (Lincoln
Cheltenham Town - League Two; Manager. (Sky)
Neil Warnock (Rotherham
Sheffield United - Championship; Manager. (Sky)
David Webb (Chelsea): Yeovil Town - League One;
Owner, Chief Executive. (BBC) 29 Dec 05:
Purchases shares in Yeovil Town for a reported 2 million
pounds and becomes Chief Executive. 20 Feb 06:
Steps down as Chief Executive. 22 June 06: sells
all his shares in Yeovil Town to John Fry.
Eric Winstanley (Barnsley): 25 Oct 05:
Scarborough - Conference North; Assisitant manager.
(BBC). 6 July 06: Leaves Scarborough.
Peter Withe (Southport): Indonesia Coach. (Wik)
George Wood (East Stirling): Cardiff City - Championship, Goalkeeper
coach. (COW). May 2006: Leaves Cardiff City.
Ron Yeats (Liverpool): Liverpool - Premiership;
Chief Scout. (WoSS, COW - past players write up). May
Terry Yorath (Leeds
Huddersfield Town - League One; Assistant Manager. (Sky)
Sven-Göran Eriksson (Karlskoga) England. 02 Jul 06:
Tord Grip (Karlskoga) England assistant coach. 02
Jul 06: Leaves England
Players on last
season's list no longer on this list...
Frank Burrows (Swindon
caretaker manager from 26 October 2004 to 9 November
2004. Leaves West Brom on Bryan
Robson's appointment as manager, 17 November, 2005.
Ray Clarke (Tottenham
Scout Newcastle United. Cannot confirm.
Bobby Gould (Wolverhampton
Left Peterborough 29 September, 2004
Wayne Jones (Bristol
October, 2004 sacked as coach by Gillingham.
Leaves Man City as
manager on 11 March 2005.
(Tottenham Hotspur). Resigns as manager of Nottingham
Forest 16 December, 2004.
David Moss (Swindon
September, 2004 becomes a coach at Northwich Victoria,
but cannot confirm his current whereabouts.
Jimmy Neighbour (Tottenham Hotspur) U16 coach and U18 assistant
coach. No longer reported on website.
Liam O'Kane (Nottingham
Nottingham Forest coaching staff on 8 November, 2004.
Martin O'Neill (Distillery) 28 May 2005, leaves Celtic.
John Robertson (Nottingham Forest) 28 May
2005, leaves Celtic.
Stan Ternent (Carlisle United) leaves Gillingham as manager 15 May, 2005.
Berti Vogts (Star
Players of Mexico 1970). Scotland manager. Sacked 1 November, 2004.
Lawrence has been added above as manager of Cardiff City.
Lennie would have been 22 at the start of the 70-71
season, but as he had a non-League career I am as yet
unable to place on Bob's 70-71 Pages. Lennie stepped down
as manager 23 May, 2005.
current English League managers who were the right age,
but I do not yet have confirmation of their place on the
site due to not having a playing career in England are:
Craig Brown - Preston North End (sacked 29 August 2004),
Claude Le Roy - Cambridge United, Jacques Santini- Spurs
(leaves for 'personal reasons' 5 November, 2004), and
Arsčne Wenger - Arsenal.
Barrow - Bury - ( left in September 2005, May 2006
assistant manager at Chester City) was born in 1954, but
I do not yet have the proof that he was an apprentice in
Coppell - Reading was born in 1955, and again I do not
have any proof that he was on anyone's books in 70-71.
the layout of the Rothmans/Sky pages has been changed to
an easier Players A-Z of those Bob70-71 Players who still
have a position in professional football, including
non-league and non-English clubs or international
this the site's original format which was based on the
player being listed in Sky Sports Football Yearbook. This
source is no longer the only way of finding out the
information, and it has started to list fewer and fewer
posts beyond manager and coach.
Note: For a
third season Sky Sports have taken over the sponsorship
of the Football Yearbook, which is now in its 36th year,
having been sponsored by Rothmans for the first 33 years.
The book is edited by Glenda Rollin and Jack Rollin and
published by Headline, London in 2005.