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Autumn 2005

Alan Hinton (Derby County)

Hi, I’m a fellow footballer with Kevin Parkinson. He informs me that you are interested in finding out about Alan Hinton and his part in coming to our prestigious tournament over the past few years. I have put together some photos that I have collected of Alan, for our football web site.

For the past few years now I have been contemplating on adding a photos section to our web site. With Kevin’s collaboration and contact with you, I decided it a good idea to create separate pages.

You can find Alan Hinton’s information by choosing off our home page at, select the camera icon below the title Club’s Photo Gallery. Click on the icon on the left (binder) to see the photos online or click the icon on the right to download a PDF file with the photos. Hope this helps in filling in any gaps on your site with regards to Alan?

Now that I have added this section to our web site, I’m going to pursue if there are any other OLE players that come to our tournament that may deserve a spot on our site. If things change in the future I shall keep you informed.


Dennis Ralph

Club Manager, Web master, Data Administrator

Juan de Fuca Masters Football Club

Web site:

Thanks also to Kevin Parkinson for earlier emails. The pictures of Alan can be found directly at Alan Hinton -- Photos of the Master

Caught In Time

Coventry finish sixth in the First Division, 1970.

by Greg Struthers

When Jimmy Hill left Coventry in 1968 to become a TV executive. He left new manager Noel Cantwell with a club struggling to stay in the First Division. The Irish manager staved off relegation by one poini in the next two seasons. But with a young crop of players who had come through the ranks, he turned their fortunes around and they finished sixth in the league in 1970, the highest position the club has attained.

1 Brian Hill (Coventry City)

A veteran at Highfield. Road, he had 244 League outings in 13 years. He then spent 18 years with Jaguar and worked for the HSBC Bank. Retired, he lives in Bedworth and is a keen squash player

2 Ernie Hannigan (Morton)

He struck up an excellent forward partnership with Neil Martin at Queen of the South in the early 1960s, which they renewed at Coventry eight years later, Hannigan also played for Preston and Morton. He settled in Western Australia where he has now retired

3 Maurice Setters (Charlton Athletic)

A wing-half whose career began with Exeter before he joined West Brom in 1954. He later moved to Manchester United, Stoke and then Coventry. He managed Doncaster before becoming Jack Charlton's assistant at Sheffield Wednesday and the Republic of Ireland. Retired, he lives in Tichill

4 George Curtis (Aston Villa)

Centre-half who played in 487 league games after joining the club in 1956. He went to Aston Villa in 1969 but returned to become commercial manager, then managing director. Retired, he lives in Coventry

5 Dave Clements (Coventry City)

The Northern Ireland forward was at Highfield Road for six seasons and also played for Sheffield Wednesday and Everton before joining New York Cosmos, where he played alongside Pelé , He is now a salesman in St Louis, Missouri

6 Trevor Gould (Coventry City)

The brother of former manager Bobby, he spent five seasons with the club before moving to Northampton in 1970. Gould then went into management and took Aylesbury into the Conference. He was a youth development officer at Coventry until June when his contract was cancelled.

7 Dietmar Bruck (Coventry City)

A German-bom left-back who played in 189 league games in eight years. After retiring, he managed Weymouth and Redditch, then became a financial consultant for an insurance company in Coventry.

8 Neil Martin (Coventry City)

Played for Alloa, Queen of the South and Hibs before joining Sundcrland. He signed for Coventry in 1968 and scored 45 goals in 122 games. He also played for Nottingham Forest, Brighton and Crystal Palace. He was manager at Walsall and coached in the Middle East. He now runs a pub

9 Jeff Blockley (Coventry City)

Blockley played in more than 160 games. He joined Arsenal in 1973, won an England cap and then signed for Leicester. He also played for Derby and Notts County before working as a. salesman for a power transmission company. He has his own business. Transmech, in Leicestershire.

10 Bill Glazier (Coventry City)

An England Under-23 goalkeeper, he was signed from Crystal Palate for £35.000, becoming the world's most expensive keeper at the time. He played in 346 league matches in 11 years. He runs a catering company in the Midlands and plays tennis to keep fit

11 Tony Hateley (Birmingham City)

The striker begun his career at Notts County in 1958, and an impressive 77 goals in 131 league games persuaded Aston Villa to sign him in 1963. He then joined Chelsea for one season before Liverpool paid a club-record £96,000 in 1967. After a spell at Coventry he also played for Birmingham and Oldham, He now works with a soft drinks company.

12 Eric McManus (Coventry City)

Born in Northern Ireland, he started with Coleraine before moving to Coventry then Notts County. He helped Bradford City win the Second Division in 1985 and also played for Lincoln, Middlesbrough, Peterborough and Tranmere. He is head of youth scouting at Walsall.

13 Chris Catlin (Coventry City)

Signed from Huddersfield in 1968, he went on to play 239 games in eight years at left-back. He also played for Brighton, whom he later managed. He has property investemcnts in Brighton and Spain

14 Mick Coop (Coventry City)

A right-back who was at the club for 15 years and played in 425 league matches. He became an antiques dealer in Leamington Spa and a youth coach at Coventry. Retired, he lives in the village of Welles-bourne and is a keen golfer and fisherman

15 Graham Paddon (Norwich City)

A Manchester-born midfielder who was a product of the Coventry youth set-up, the 19-year-old Paddon made his first-team he was on his way to Norwich for £25,000. He helped them win promotion and then took West Ham to an FA Cup final victory in 1975. After retiring he ran a pub in Norfolk and a leisure centre in South Walsham. He now coaches a team in Brunei

l6 Willie Carr (Coventry City)

He began his career with Coventry, scoring 33 goals in 252 league games during an eight-year spell in the midfield. Another of the young brigade, he was signed by Wolves for £80,000 in 1975 and won six caps for Scotland. He sells nuts and bolts for a company near Wolverhampton.

17 lan Gibson (Coventry City)

In 1966, Coventry paid a then record £57,000 to sign the ball-playing Scottish midfielder from Middlesbrough. He made 93 League appearances. A keen Rangers fan, he lives in Redcar and is a scout

18 Noel Cantwell (Coventry City)

Cantwell played more than 200 games for the Hammers before moving to Manchester United. He won 36 caps for the Republic of Ireland. He managed Coventry and Peterborough and then ran a pub. He lost his bailie with cancer last month

19 Ernie Machin (Coventry City)

A midfielder who represented Coventry in 257 games in 10 seasons. After working in the transport business, he has now retired.

20 Gerry Baker (Margate)

Helped St Mirren win the Scottish Cup in 1959. He joined Coventry from Ipswich in 1967 but was released two years later, becoming player- manager at Margate, He also played for Hibs, Chelsea, Manchester City and Brentford. Now retired, he is a keen golfer.

21 Ernie Hunt (Coventry City)

He was working for British Rail when he was signed by Swindon and went on to play for Wolves and Everton before joining Coventry. Hunt scored 45 goals in 146 league games for the Sky Blues. A grave-digger during the close season, he ended his career with Bristol City. He ran a pub and was also a window cleaner

From The Sunday Times 2 October 2005, p. 26 Sports Section.

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Roy Ellam (Huddersfield Town)

Having been the Landord of The Gate from 1994 to 2002, he sold up and moved to Barnsley. He used his money to help finance his daughter's fitness centre called the Fitness Connection.Roy runs induction classes and gym lessons for the over 65s.

West Bromwich Albion Players

Well thanks to the efforts of Simon Wright, West Bromwich Albion now have a 'Where are they now?' page of their own. The lists includes many more players than just the regular 1970-71 Players. As always if you know any more, let me know.

See Where Are They Now? : West Bromwich Albion.


Dear Bob,
               Wrote to you last year about tracing ex-spurs players. Just wondered if you could update the request if possible.
I am a Spurs supporter and collect autographs of ex-Spurs players for my own personal collection.

I need the following:
Bill Dodge
Stuart Skeet
Ron Ward
Jimmy Walker
Jeff Ireland
Alan Reed
Brian Fittock
Barry Roffman
John Gilroy
John Westwood and
John Laurel

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Bob Dunning
1 October 2005

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