March 2001 News
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Ex-Spurs XI face the Cherry Tree Myths at Rowledge
Recreation Ground, Farnham, Surrey on Sunday, April
1, kick-off 16.00.
The match, organised by Yvonne Cleminson, Landlady of
"The Cherry Tree" pub, is to raise funds
and awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Yvonne lost
her daughter Emma two years ago to the genetic
disease for which there is no known cure. An auction
of Premiership items will also be held on the day.
details, please call Yvonne on 01252 792105.
'pitch-side' commentry for the Albania v England World
Cup qualifyier on Channel 5 tonight is by Jack Charlton (Leeds
United) - sans
Red Nose, I presume.
Radio 5 Live used Phil Neal (Northampton ) in their end of match
summarising for the last qualifier.Phil Neal was last
heard this year on Talk Sport one of Radio 5's main
Met Jackie ...
Jack Charlton :
From front page 'Wharfedale and Airedale Observer' March
been in all the local Leeds papers for going to Harry
Ramsden's the world's most famous fish and chip shop, in
Guiseley. The shop was re-opening after a major
refurbishment. Jack also gave an award to Ken Allen who
has eaten 100 Harry Ramsden's Challenge - a bumper
portion that brings a heart attack a day closer. In the
picture Jack can be seen showing his support to this
month's Red Nose Day.
See Jack shows good taste
Banks Banks 125,000 Pounds
Gordon Banks sold his 1966 World Cup
Winners' medal. I didn't mention this earlier to
discourage anyone out-bidding my 7pound 50 pence bid. In
the event it sold for a magnificent 124, 750 pounds.
Banks said he was splitting the money between his
children, and he sold it to save them worrying about what
to do with it when he dies.
six lots altogether and this is how Christies summed up
his career at Gordon Banks Medal
GORDON BANKS O.B.E. Gordon
Banks was born in Sheffield on 30 December 1937 and
began his playing career with Sheffield Schools; then
Millspout Steel Works and in 1955 Chesterfield
aquired his services. He stayed with Chesterfield for
four seasons before being transferred to Leicester
City in May 1959 for £6,000.
It was here that Banks
helped the club to reach the 1961 and 1963 F.A.Cup
finals and the 1964 and 1965 Football League Cup
finals. In April 1967 he transferred to Stoke City
for £52,000 and helped the club win the 1972
Football League Cup. Banks' reputation as a
goalkeeper with excellent handling and acute reflexes
was witnessed during England's triumph in the 1966
World Cup Tournament.
However, it was his
performance in the 1970 World Cup Tournament that
produced one of the most outstanding saves ever by
any goalkeeper, when he somehow got down quickly and
flipped over the bar what should have been a perfect
headed goal from Pele during England's match against
Brazil on 7 June 1970 at Guadalajara, when Brazil
defeated England 1-0.
In 1973, Banks sustained a
severe eye injury from a road accident. His career
then turned towards coaching and managing various
Midlands-based teams, including: Port Vale Reserves
(December 1978-79); Telford United General Manager
(January-September 1980) and Stoke City specialist
goalkeeper coach from February 1982.
See BBC News UK Banks medal goes for
Lloyd (Liverpool) had 12 lots for sale also
including his 1970-71 FA Cup Runner's Medal, which was
estimated at selling between 1,500 to 2,000 pounds, but
in the event remained unsold. His 1979 European Cup
Winner's medal was his best selling item at 5,287 pounds.
how Christies summed up Larry's career at Larry Lloyd
Laurence ["Larry"] Valentine Lloyd spent
the majority of his career playing as a centre-half
and his time with Liverpool and Nottingham Forest
coincided with a vintage period of both clubs'
Lloyd was born in Bristol in 1948 and began playing
football for British Schools and as an amateur for
Bristol Rovers, before turning professional with the
club in 1967. He played in the England Youth
International team and appeared eight times for
England Under-23 International level.
In 1969, he signed for Liverpool [£50,000] and
during his five years with the club, he helped them
reach the 1971 F.A. Cup final and win the 1973 UEFA
Cup. In season 1973-74, Liverpool won the League
Championship. In August 1974 Lloyd signed for
Coventry City [£225,000] and two years later he was
transferred to Nottingham Forest.
It was during his time with Forest that the club won
the 1978 Division I Football League, Football League
Cup in 1978 and 1979 and the 1979 and 1980 European
Cup. Thereafter, Llyod became player/manager at Wigan
Athletic in 1981 before managing Notts County.
Kidd Leaves the Under-21s
Brian Kidd (Manchester
decided to step down from his role as coach to the
England Under-21s. This follows his promotion to Head
Coach at Leeds United (reported below).
See BBC SPORT LEEDS UNITED Kidd
quits U-21 job
McGovern Sacked !
from 'The Non-League Paper', No.33, 5 November, 2000)
John McGovern (Derby
been sacked as manager of Ilkeston Town from the Dr
Martins Premier Division after only four months. It
followed a series of poor results. Ilkeston are a solid
tenth in the League with no prospects of promotion, or
See Ilson On Line News
Ball with Martin Keown for Comic Relief.
Ball was on
'Comic Relief' last night. Apparently comedians have been
playing football to raise money for the charity. When it
was announced that the 'Big Red Football Tour' had raised
300,000 pounds, a series of players held up a ball to
announce the actual amount. Alan was there holding the
pound sign ! Once announced he led the group throwing his
ball at the presenter.
The story was also
featured in last week's 'Match' weekly magazine (3 March,
2001) where the picture above is featured. Football
League sponsors, Nationwide are also attempting to get
into the 'Guiness Book of Records' by making the biggest
signed football in the world. It can be seen behind the
players in the picture.
Why not go to the site Comic Relief Official site of red nose day -
Comicrelief.org.uk and donate some money for Alan's efforts !
Graham Sacked ! - Pleat takes Over.
In shock news announced
today, George Graham has been sacked as manager of Tottenham Hotspur
! The club recently changed owners, and George complained
publicly that he did not believe they were going to give
him the funds to strengthen the squad.
The club have reached
the semi-final of the FA Cup, so it not an ideal time to
change the manager. George had been given a hard ride by
many Spurs fans for being an ex-Arsenal player and
(Peterborough United) a former manager himself
between 1986-87, and currently at the club in the role as
Director of Football, will be taking over as the
Tottenham Hotspur FC -
George Graham - the official website reports :
George Graham has
been sacked by Tottenham after just
over two years at the club.
vice-chairman David Buchler summoned him to an
emergency on Friday morning and told him that
the club could no longer work with him.
It follows Graham
revealing at a press conference yesterday details of
his meeting this week with Tottenham's new owners
ENIC, in which he claimed he was only being given
'limited funds' for strengthening the squad.
"I had a private meeting with George Graham and
David Pleat this week and then found this morning
details of it plastered across the press.
George in for an explanation today and asked for an
explanation. However no explanation was forthcoming
and he had a defiant attitude. I am building from top
to bottom a cohesive team and this is a difficult
time for the club with a semi-final coming up and
negotiations with players over contracts.
"We agreed we
cannot work with each other. I am not prepared to
have someone who is not a team player and who is not
looking after the club's interests."
On Thursday, Graham
revealed: "I don't think there will be big
outlays. There is a budget and it is a limited
budget, and I have been led to believe that is the
case for next season, so it will be the same in the
David Pleat has
been put in charge of the Spurs side for Saturday's
home clash with Coventry.
The sacking comes
at an ironic time as earlier in the day, Tottenham's
six-month financial report stated: "It will take
us some time to assess the current situation
regarding the first team squad and it would be wrong
to opt for short term fixes."
hero Glenn Hoddle has been strongly linked with
a return to White Hart Lane having had success during
his time at Southampton. Newspaper reports recently
suggested that Kevin Keegan was being lined up to
replace his England predecessor in the Dell hot-seat.
Earlier on Friday
the club announced a drop in profits for the first
six months of its financial year.
The former Arsenal
boss guided Spurs to the Worthington Cup in
1999 and has reached the semi-final of the FA
Cup. Supporters have never been happy with their boss
having links with their North London rivals and took
almost a year to chant his name. Until then, the was
simply known as 'The man in the raincoat'.
Also see BBC SPORT TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Graham sacked by Tottenham
(Manchester United) has stepped up in his role at
Leeds United. Brian was in charge of the youth academy,
but is now David O'Leary's Head Coach at Leeds United.
This allows O'Leary to not get as muddy on the training
announcement on 2nd March came on the eve of Leeds
United's match with Manchester United, Kidd's former
employers both as a player and as Alex
coach. On the day of the match Fergie killed Kidd dead
with the biggest show of ignoring someone the knighted
one could muster. The game ended a controversial 1-1,
following referee decisions that favoured Fergie's men.
See Leeds United Football Club -
which is providing the picture.
Lee Watson has written
to me about an event he's organised which gives you a
chance to see George Best. So if you are in the Isle of
Man and want a superb night's entertainment read all the
Best jigsaw puzzle
started a page of George Best products - if you have any George
paraphernalia, then scan it and send it to me and I'll
include it on this page.
best to George, who is apparantly back in hospital again,
with a repeat of liver problems. George was unable to
attend a charity dinner aimed at raising money and
awareness for liver disease related to alcohol abuse. The
dinner was attended by the doctor who looked after George
when he went into hospital last year.
See more March news at the following