- Know any others ??! Let me know and I'll
include them on this page.
is now a newly available Caught
in Time, of
Scotland 1978 World Cup players, see Caught
in Time, April 25, 2004
Observer Sport Monthly must be the best sports
magazine newspaper supplement ever produced.. It
advertises that it is 'Sport Magazine of the Year', and
yet it is 'free' to Sunday Observer newspaper readers.
scores high in the Bob 70-71 Player quota, but none more
so than in the January 2004 no. 47 edition. The magazine
includes a where are they now ? feature, called
"Frozen in Time", along the same lines as the Sunday
Times' "Caught in Time", and in this edition it
actually featured a photograph of a match from the
1970-71 season itself.
was Crystal Palace v Chelsea played on 2 January 1971 in
the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Chelsea were holders of the
cup at the time, and it was played in icy conditions at
Selhurst Park in front of 42,193 spectators. It finished
2-2 - McCormick and Birchenall for Palace, Osgood and
Baldwin for Chelsea - and Chelsea went on to win the
replay 2-0, but were knocked out to Manchester City in
the next round.
even a hint that the magazine used this site in its
feature included this write up ....
Scott (Crystal Palace) Born in Falkirk,
Scott signed for Palace following a successful spell
at Newcastle United. After retiring from football,
the winger returned to Falkirk where he now runs a
pub. He is 63.
Hollins (Chelsea) Born in Guildford, Hollins made
his Chelsea debut in 1964 as a 17 year old. After 592
appearances he left for Queens Park Rangers in 1975;
four years later, he joined Arsenal. He returned to
Chelsea in 1983, becoming coach after one season then
manager from 1985 to 1988. Hollins has coached QPR
and managed Swansea, and was caretaker manager at
Stockport for a month this season (2003-2004). Now
57, he was recently linked with Partick Thistle.
Blyth (Crystal Palace) Born in Norwich,
Blyth left Palace in 1974 to join Southampton where
he won the FA Cup in 1976. Now 59, he lives in London
where he runs his own building firm and coaches
football in schools.
Peter Osgood (Chelsea)
Born in Windsor, Osgood scored more than 200 career
goals, including one in every round of Chelsea's
1969-70 Cup run. Osgood now works as a match-day host
for Southampton (where he won the Cup alongside
Blyth), is a regular on the after-dinner circuit and
also organises celebrity golf days. Now 57, he lives
Ron Harris (Chelsea)
Born in Hackney, Harris belied his lack of inches (he
was 5ft 7in) as his tough-tackling reputation earned
him the nickname 'Chopper'. Now 59, he retains close
links with Chelsea and is a regular on the
Birchenall (Crystal Palace) East Ham-born
Birchenall was lining up here against hi'; former
club. The former blond bornbshell's locks may have
been replaced by a balding pate, but his loud London
tone remains. He puts it to good use, too, working
for Leicester City (for whom he signed from Palace
tor 100,000 pounds), where he enlivens match-day
proceedings as MC. 'I've still got what every old
footballer misses - the banter of the dressing room',
he says. 'It's vicious. If you're a sensitive peach
in this business, you're b******ed.' He is 58.
McCormick (Crystal Palace) Glaswegian
McCormick was a rugged central defender who formed a
formidable partnership I with Blyth. Now 67, he I
owns a hotel near Glasgow.
John Jackson (Crystal Palace)
I'm Bob too. I'm a Councillor
with Lewes DC, one of our staff is the legendary JOHN
JACKSON, Palace goalie for many years including
John no longer coaches at Brighton and Hove Albion I
understand, but keeps fit.
I nearly fell over when I first saw him, being a
Holmesdale Road regular for many years. It's always
the goalies you remember the clearest, isn't it?
Great site, I found it by accident.
our site at www.lewes.gov.uk
John McNamee (Newcastle
Regarding your sight question ''where are they now ? '',
John is now living in Cockermouth for quite a number of
years now. He attends supporters lunches on regular
Regards, J. McGovern
Barrie Fairbrother (Orient)
received an email from the former Orient and Millwall
striker Barrie Fairbrother from the 1970s. He has been
living in Queensland, Australia for the past 26 years and
is selling residential land for the Lend Lease Company.
He says he still follows the Orient results every week
and is please they are moving up the Third Division.
Steve Derrett Cardiff
I am a family
historian researching the DERRETT family. I run the
Derrett Family History site at www.derrett.org. Please could you
help me contact Steve Derrett or give me some
information on him. I would be very grateful.
Feasey (nee Derrett)
Steve was a Welsh international
footballer, as I'm sure you'll already know, who played
for Cardiff City, Carlisle United, Aldershot,
Rotherham, and Newport County.
The last information I have is
from 'Where are they now?' by Andy Pringle and Neil
Fissler, whose book from 1996 says he was a a
representative for a protective clothing firm in Cardiff.
happened to Bob Cummings ex-Hartlepool and Newcastle
Utd player ?
Martin Harvey (Sunderland and Northern Ireland)
He was a gentle man, a much under-rated player who
gave his heart and soul for his one club (a lost
quality these days). The last I saw of him was on the
bench assisting at Millwall (a role he also
discharged for his country when he finished playing).
Where is he now I wonder - can you help?
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