- Know any others ??! Let me know and I'll
include them on this page.
Donald Ford (Hearts)
now a photographer manily specialising in superb
photographs of Scotland, and Scottish golf courses. If
you go to his website, you can order his work. I'm very
pleased to say I have done this myself and I was
delighted with the outcome.
thanks to Donald for letting me use the above photograph,
which originally appears on his own website. Go there
Newcastle United win the Anglo-Italian
From The Sunday
April 2005, included the following in their regular 'Caught
Anglo-Italian Cup was designed to improve relations
between the English and Italian leagues in the 1970s.
Unfortunately, it did exactly the opposite, with matches
regularly turning into brawls and players constantly sent
off. "The format of the competition was such that
when an English club played in Italy there was an English
referee, and vice versa," recalls Frank Clark, the
Newcastle defender. 'There was a lot of misunderstanding
and I am not sure it did create better
The event was the brainchild of football promoter Gigi
Peronace and was staged from 1970 until 1976. "There
was also quite a contrast in the styles of football
played in the two countries at that time, because there
wasn't the continental influence we now have in the
English game," says Clark.
Joe Harvey, the Newcastle manager, never approached any
match lightly, and the Magpies took the tournament by
storm in 1973. They are pictured boarding the flight to
Rome in February for their Firs! game, against defending
champions Roma. Two goals from John Tudor gave them a 2-0
victory. Tommy Gibb then scored the only goal in a home
win against Bologna. a game in which Malcolm Macdonakl
was sent off and was then involved in a fracas in the
Newcastle defeated Como 2-0 away and thrashed Torino 5-1.
although two players from each side were sent off. Their
victory set up a two-leg semi-final against Crystal
Palace. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, Newcastle
coasted to a 5-1 home win to qualify for the the final
against Fiorentina in Florence on June 3. It was their
59th match of the season.
The Magpies side that won the Texaco Cup in I974and 1975
never really fulfilled its potential and was too
inconsistent. Clark says: "On our day we could beat
anybody and 1 think a lot of the reason for our
inconsistency was because Joe Harvey was more laid-back
than he had been earlier in his managerial career. He was
no longer a sergeant major and had mellowed. !t was also
a team of fairly mature players and we were left to our
"There was a great incentive for us to win the Anglo
Italian tournament because it was the season Sundcrland
won the FA Cup against Leeds, and. as our closest rivals,
we needed to find some sort of consolation."
The Newcastle coach, Keith Burkin-shaw, normally did the
team talks, but was in dispute with the club and it was
left to Harvey to gee up his players. "Right, you
bastards," he said. "I have been involved with
this club for years as a player, captain, coach and
manager and have never lost a cup final. So I don't want
you lot spoiling my record."
Newcastle won 2-1 with an own goal from Fiorentina
goalkeeper Franco Super-chi and a goal from David Craig
in the 54th minute. The Magpies conceded a late goal, but
"Gigi had promised us a slap-up meal on the town if
we won the competition," says Clark, "but we
ended up having steak and chips in the Fiorentina
1 Keith Robson (Newcastle United)
Robson was a 19-year-old forward breaking into the first
team at the time, having signed from the juniors. But his
time at St James' Park was fairly brief. He played only
14 league games in three seasons before signing for West
Ham for £60,000. After three years with the Hammers he
joined Cardiff City for a season. Norwich City was his
next stop, and he played for Leicester and Carlisle.
After a brief spell in Hong Kong, he became assistant
manager of Wrexham. He works as a machinist in Norwich
2 Martin Burleigh (Newcastle United)
A stocky reserve goalkeeper who joined the Magpies from
his local club Willington in 1968. lam McFaul was the No
1 goalkeeper at the club, but was injured in February
1973 and Burleigh enjoyed his best run between the posts
late in the season. He played 11 league games in six
years before moving to Darlington. He also played for
Carlisle for two seasons and finished his career at
Hartlepool. He is a painter and decorator in Ferryhill,
3 Terry McDermott (Bury)
A tireless midfielder whose stamina and powerful shooting
ability earned him a move to Newcastle for £22,000 in
February 1973 from Bury. McDennott spent only a few
seasons at St James' Park, but did enough in the
one-sided FA Cup final against Liverpool in 1974 to
impress Bob Paisley, the Liverpool manager. He moved to
Anfield for £170,000 in November 1974 and became a key
player in midfield alongside Jimmy Case. Ray Kennedy and
Graeme Souness. He won four league championship medals,
two League Cups and three European Cups with the Reds.
The PFA Player of the Year in 1980, McDermoti won 25
England caps. He rejoined Newcastle in 1982 and then
became a coach there. He has worked under Kevin Keegan
and Kenny Dalglish and is assistant to Souness
4 Malcolm Macdonald (Luton Town)
They called him Supermac, and the flamboyant goalscorer
was a huge hit on Tyne-side. He scored a hat-trick on his
debut as a 21-year-old against Liverpool in 1971 after a
club record £180,000 transfer from Luton. Macdonald
started as a left-back at Fulham and joined Luton a year
later, helping them win promotion to the Second Division.
He scored 49 goals in 88 league games. He was equally
prolific for the Magpies, with 95 goals in 187 league games during a five-year spell. Macdonald
won 14 England caps and scored five goals against Cyprus
at Wembley. He scored a hal-irkk against Crystal Palace
in the Anglo-Italian semi-final, but missed the final
because he was on England duly. He moved to Arsenal in
1976, scoring 42 goals in 84 league games, but a knee
injury ended his career. He managed Fulham, ran a pub in
Berwick and was in charge at Hudders-field before moving
lo Milan, where he set up a football information service.
He works on radio in Newcastle
5 Frank Clark (Newcastle
He shrugged off a broken leg soon after signing from
Crook Town in November 1962 to play 487 matches for
Newcastle as a dependable defender. "It was paradise
for me," he recalls. "Playing regular football
for one of the best teams in the land."Clark then
joined Nottingham Forest in 1975 and won a championship
medal and the European Cup under Brian Clough. He went
into management and was assistant manager at Sunderland
and in charge al Leyton Orient. When Clough left Forest,
Clark look over and led them into the Premiership in his
first season. He was also manager of Manchester City. He
is vice-chairman of the League Managers' Association,
works on disciplinary and transfer tribunals and spends
as much time as he can with his two grandchildren in the
6 John Tudor (Sheffield United)
An excellent foil for Macdonald up front, Tudor learnt
his trade at llkeston Town and signed for Coventry in 1
966, spending two winters at Highfield Road. Three
seasons at Sheffield United added to his experience and
he joined Newcastle in January 1971. five months before
linking up with Macdonald. He scored 53 goals in 164
league games, but was sold to Stoke for £30,000 in 1976.
After playing in Belgium, he became a publican in
Derbyshire and (hen moved to the US, where he coached at
Tonka United in Minnesota. He is assistant coach of the
7 Pat Howard (Barnsley)
A solid central defender, Howard made his name during six
seasons at Barnsley. He joined Newcastle in September
1971 and played in 1 84 League games in five seasons. He
had a season at Arsenal, two seasons at Birmingham and
finished his career at Bury. He works for the
Professional Footballers' Association in the Greater
Article by Greg Strutters
David Sloan (Oxford United)
Sloan with his Northern Ireland caps
thanks once again for this information sent to me by Phil
The following appeared in Scunthorpe Telegraph,
7 May, 2004.
eyes still smile on Sloan
United's only Northern Irish International will get
caps he earned more than three decades ago thanks to
considerable efforts by fans.
shipyard worker, David Sloan signed for Scunthorpe in
the Winter of 1963, and scored 42 goals in his 4 year
spell with the club before going on to Oxford United
he returned to Scunthorpe after his playing career,
firstly as a steel worker, and then spent 23 years as
care-taker at the primary school in Burton.
hasn't been on United's pitch since his playing days,
but will be back there before tomorrow's game against
Darlington to get two unclaimed caps which mark
moments to remember as a full international.
be presented by Irish Iron, who follow the club's
progress from over the water.
was fan, Phil Moody, who learned from Sloan that he'd
never been given the full international caps.
said I would try to find out why,' said Phil. '
Emails to the Irish FA brought no reply, then Peter
McLeer of Irish Iron came to the rescue.
had a contact at the Irish FA, a very helpful William
Campbell, who put us on to Darren Velghy. Result. We
got the caps for the presentation.'
Bangor player, Sloan, born in 1941, first appeared
for Northern Ireland after only three games at
Scunthorpe, where he'd been brought by manager Dick
won a place in the Under-23 side which drew 3-3 with
Wales at Belfast's Windsor Park in 1964.
played just six games for his country; twice at
amateur international level, once each at youth and
Under-23, and twice as full international.
were very memorable in their own way. Arguably the
most special was a fixture in Seville, in November,
1970; although Spain won 3-0. It will have been
memorable for the line-up - winger David, lined up
alongside George Best, Derek Dougan, and Pat
perhaps the best was the first played at the Oval for
Northern Ireland Amateurs two months before joining
Ireland beat England 2-1. It was the first such
defeat for a decade, and the winning goal was scored
by none other than David Sloan.
very much once again, Phil, that was a remarkable story,
and well done for helping to right that wrong for David.
have become only the fourth different club to win the
Premiership this season. Their last Championship was back
in 1955, and at BBC SPORT Football My
Club Chelsea Champions of a different era, Charlie
Henderson at the BBC has compiled a 'Where are
they now?' of the last Chelsea Championship winning
some of those who definately lay claim to a place on
Bob's 70-71 Footballers, the appearances refer to
appearances in the Championship winning season....
Ken Armstrong (A team in New Zealand !)
39 appearances & one goal
Armstrong, who made more than
400 appearances for Chelsea, was in the autumn of his
west London career in 1955. A dynamic orchestrator in the
middle of the park, he was also an instrumental element
in the club card school and claimed to have bought his
first car with his winnings.
In 1957 he emigrated to New
Zealand on health grounds but carried on playing until
1971 and was crucial to the development of the sport in
his adopted country, for whom he won 15 caps. Armstrong
died in 1984 and his ashes were scattered at Stamford
John Harris (Sheffield United manager)
The old man of the team and one
of the hard men. He joined Chelsea on loan from Wolves
during the war and made the move permanent following the
ceasefire. A stalwart figure and club captain before Roy
Bentley, he moved from full-back when Sillett edged him
out at Christmas.
He left Chelsea the following
season at the age of 39 to become manager of Chester
before moving on to Sheffield United where he spent
almost 15 years in charge over two spells before leaving
the club during the 1973/4 season to become a lay
preacher. Harris died in 1988 aged 71.
Roy Bentley (Swansea City manager)
41 appearances & 21 goals
Bentley moved from Newcastle to
Chelsea in 1948 in a £11,000 deal. It was money well
spent. He was the leading scorer at the club for eight
successive seasons, including the 1955 campaign when he
was Drake's on-field lieutenant, an inspirational figure
and a prolific marksman.
He left in 1956 with 150 club
goals to his name, a mark that has been surpassed by just
Bobby Tambling and Kerry Dixon, and nine England caps.
After spells at Fulham and QPR he quit playing at the age
of 38, stepping into management with Reading and later
Swansea City. He lives in Reading.
Frank Blunstone (Brentford manager)
Left-wing; 23 appearances &
Blunstone, who came from Crewe,
shared duties on the left wing with Lewis. Drake said he
was one of his best buys and Jimmy Greaves claimed he had
a heart the size of a cabbage. The baby of the
championship side figured against Sheffield Wednesday but
sat out the trip to Hayes.
He won five England caps during
his 10 years with the club and famously got married at
Fulham Broadway one morning before going to training. He
retired in 1964 after breaking his leg a second time,
later managed Brentford, was on the staff of a host of
clubs and now lives back in Crewe.
Ron Greenwood (West Ham United manager)
Centre-half; 21 appearances
Greenwood first turned out for
Chelsea during the war. His path to a first-team place
was blocked by Harris, but Drake bought him back in 1952
from Brentford. A cultured centre-half, he played half
the campiagn but signed for Fulham when it became
apparent his chances were grew limited.
He went on to found the West Ham
"Academy" when manager of the Hammers from 1961
to 1974 and became England boss in 1977. He resigned from
the national job after the 1982 World Cup when his team
bowed out at the second group stage despite being
Peter Brabrook (Orient)
Outside-right; three appearances
Brabrook, then 17, had a
bit-part role coming into the side for a spell in March.
He won three caps and was the third of the squad to go to
the 1958 World Cup. He also won the FA Cup with West Ham
in 1964 and ended his career at Leyton Orient. He retired
as Hammers youth team coach in 2002.
Alan Dicks (Bristol City manager)
Centre-half; one appearance
He stood in for Armstrong in the
Good Friday win over Sheffield United with the match
against Wolves coming just 24 hours later. He moved to
Southend in 1958 with Stubbs and later played for
Coventry before starting a managerial career that took in
time at Bristol City and Fulham.
Ron Yeats (Liverpool)
Liverpoolfc.tv Profile reports that Ron is currently on
Liverpool's books as Chief Scout, and has been on the
staff since 1982. After a playing career at Dundee
United, Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers, he had been on the
staff of Tranmere Rovers, Stalybridge Celtic, Barrow,
before joining Liverpool.
Alex Miller (Rangers)
Alex is currently the First Team
Coach at Liverpool.
Liverpoolfc.tv Profile says that he has been at the club since
1999. He took up this current role at the beginning of
the season having previously been Director of Scouting.
He was on the coaching staff of Rangers for 17 years,
then became manager of Aberdeen, St Mirren, and Hibernian
- where he helped the club win the Scottish League Cup.
He has also been involved in the Scottish National side.
As a player he joined Rangers
April 1967 from Clydebank Strollers. He apparantly
distinguished himself by playing in the 1972 Scottish Cup
Final even though his jaw was broken.
Newcastle United Staff
Since the appointment of Graeme
Souness (Tottenham Hotspur) as manager in September 2004, the following Bob 70-71 Players are now
all on Newcastle United's books...
Terry McDermott (Bury) First team coach (as mentioned
Phil Boersma (Liverpool) Reserve Team Assistant Manager
Roy Tunks (Rotherham
Ray Clarke (Tottenham
Gilzean (Tottenham Hotspur)
Hi, Could you please
let me know, what Alan Gilzean is up to these days?
& if he is still in good health, thank you.
Wrote to you last year about tracing ex-spurs players.
Just wondered if you could update the request if
am a Spurs supporter and collect autographs of ex-Spurs
players for my own personal collection.
I need the
John Westwood and
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