EX PLAYER TESTIMONIALS

This section will be dedicated to providing accounts from ex players who had testimonial matches,
but not involving Newcastle...

ANDERSON, STANLEY (‘STAN’) (1st Team- 1963-65)

ROLE: DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER
HEIGHT: 5ft 9ins. WEIGHT: 11st. 12 lbs. (1962)
DOB: FEB.27th.1934, 39 TENTH STREET, HORDEN, PETERLEE, Co. DURHAM.
 
CAREER
 
HORDEN CW. SPRINGWELL UNITED.
SUNDERLAND (AMATEUR- JUN.1949, Then PRO- FEB.1951 To NOV.1963. Total Apps: 447, 35 Goals)
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £19 000 NOV.6th.1963 To NOV.1965).
MIDDLESBROUGH (TRANSFER FEE- £11 500- PLAYER/COACH- NOV.18th.1965. Total Apps: 22, 2 Goals,
Then MANAGER- APR.1st.1966 To JAN.25th1973- RESIGNED).
AEK ATHENS (COACH- AUG.1973 To APR.1974). OANATHINAIKOS (COACH- MAY 1974)
QPR (ASSISTANT MANAGER JUN.1974 To NOV.1974: CARETAKER MANAGER- SEP.7th. To OCT.16th1974).
DONCASTER ROVERS (MANAGER- FEB.3rd.1975 To NOV.20th.1978).
BOLTON WANDERERS (COACH- NOV.1978, Then MANAGER- JAN.28th.1980 To MAY 31st.1981- RESIGNED).
 
NUFC: 1ST TEAM PLAYING RECORD
TOTAL APPS: 84, 81 LEAGUE; 14 GOALS, 13 LEAGUE. 
 
HONOURS
 
AS A PLAYER
 
FULL ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL CAPS (1962): 2, 0 GOALS :-
APR.4th.1962 v AUSTRIA, Won 3:1. International Friendly. START- Right Half.
APR.14th.1962 v SCOTLAND, Lost 0;2. British Championships. START- Right Half.
 
ENGLAND ‘B’ APPEARANCE (1957):-
FEB.6th.1957 v SCOTLAND ‘B’, Won 4:1, International Friendly. START- Right Half.
 
ENGLAND UNDER 23’s APPEARANCES (1955-57): 6 or 4, 0 GOALS:-
FEB.8th.1955 v SCOTLAND, Won 6:0, International Friendly. SUB (At Centre Forward)
SEP.28th.1955 v DENMARK, Won 5:1, International Friendly. START- Centre Half.
OCT.17th.1956 v FRANCE, Draw 0:0, International Friendly. START- Right Half.
MAY 19th.1957 v BULGARIA, Lost 1:2, Friendly?. START- Right Half. Sent Off.
 
ENGLAND SCHOOLS UNDER 15’s APPEARANCES (1948-9): 3, 0 GOALS.
FA XI APPEARANCES (1962): 2, 0 GOALS.
EAST DURHAM FA. SCHOOLS REPRESENTATIVE APPEARANCES
 
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1964-65 (NUFC)
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION 2 RUNNER UP/PROMOTION 1963-64 (SUNDERLAND)
DURHAM SENIOR PROFESSIONAL CUP WINNER MAY 4th.1953 v GATESHEAD (SUNDERLAND)
 
AS A MANAGER
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION 3 RUNNER UP/PROMOTION 1966-67 (MIDDLESBROUGH)
 
PROFILE:
 
Stan Anderson signed for Sunderland as an amateur from non league football in 1949. The East Durham Schoolboy soon turned professional in early 1951; having already being capped for his country at Under 15’s level. Stan went on to captain Sunderland gaining then promotion in the 1963-64. His testimonial came in recognition of this & on leaving Stan had played in almost 450 competitive matches for Sunderland, scoring 35 goals. During his time with Sunderland, Anderson gained two England caps, made an England ‘B’ appearance & at least 4 Under 23’;sappearances. His move to North East rivals Newcastle caused a stir at the time & it was an amazing feast that 12 months later he captain them to win the Division II championship. He the ended his playing days captain third ‘big club’ of the North East; Middlesbrough; becoming the only person ever to captained all three clubs. Hanging up his boots, Stan stayed on at Boro as their manager & in 1967 guided them to promotion from Division III. He stepped down at Ayrsome Park in 1973, & then later managed a number of other side, including a stint in Greece & with Doncaster Rovers. His final club as a manager was Bolton Wanderers from 1980 to 1981before he resigned. He later scouted for a number of clubs & he continues to play golf regularly ; being often seen in ex player ‘get togethers’ .  
 
STAN ANDERSON TESTIMONIAL.APR.13th.1964.
SUNDERLAND ‘v’ ANDERSON’S INTERNATIONAL XI.  Venue: Roker Park, Sunderland. Score 3(2) :1(1), Goal Scorers: D.HILLEY (12 mins), INTERNATIONAL XI, D.SHARKEY (2 Goals- 28 + 36 Mins), J.O’HARE (2nd Half). Attendance: 27 802. Referee: R.T.E. Langdale (Darlington).
INTERNATIONAL XI: EDDIE HOPKINSON (Bolton Wan), DAVID CRAIG (NUFC), GORDON JONES (Middlesbrough), STAN ANDERSON (Capt- NUFC), JOHN SLEEUNWENHOEK (Aston Villa), BOBBY ROBSON (Fulham), BRYAN DOUGLAS (Blackburn Rovers), DAVE HILLEY (NUFC), JACKIE MILBURN (Ex NUFC), GEORGE EASTHAM (Arsenal), BOBBY MITCHELL (Gateshead, Ex NUFC)
SUNDERLAND: JIMMY MONGOMERY, CECIL IRWIN, LEN ASHURST, MARTIN HARVEY (Sub- 5 mins. DAVE ELLIOTT, CHARLEY HURLEY (Capt), McNAB, BRIAN USHER, GEORGE HERD, DOMINIC SHARKEY, JOHNNIE CROSSAN (SUB- 5 mins JOHN O’HARE), GEORGE MULHALL. 
 
The match was a double celebration, with Sunderland celebrating promotion to Division One. With Anderson now left the club having signed for Newcastle, both chairmen; Syd Collings of Sunderland & Stan Seymour Junior of Newcastle were present on this enjoyable evening. The Sunderland line up was noted to included new young forwards such as John O’Hare who were keen to impress. The International XI included Newcastle legends 7 crowd favourites Milburn & Mitchell. After 5 minutes, due to international commitments for Ireland within 48 hours, both Crossan & Harvey were withdrawn & replaced by Elliott & O’Hare. It was the International XI who scored first, with Hilley finding the net, have obtained the ball from Douglas in the 12th minute. Sunderland equalised through Sharkey in the 28th minute & then took the lead as he got his second in the 38th minute. with a shot. The only goal of the second half came from 17 year old O’Hare who showed great potential. Mitchell was noted as producing some of great tricks on the ball & was unlucky not to score. Both he & Milburn received a great reception from the crowd of just under 28 000.

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COPPINGER, JAMES (‘Copps’) (1st Team. Reserves 1998 To 2002)

ROLE: FORWARD & MIDFIELDER
HEIGHT: 5.07 (1.70m) (2000). WEIGHT: 10.03 (64. 85kg) (1998)
DOB: JAN.18th.1981, GUISBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE.

CAREER

MIDDLESBROUGH (JUNIORS 1991 To 1997)
DARLINGTON (JUNIOR/YOUTH- 1997 To MAR.1998).
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £500,000 + PAUL ROBINSON- MAR.27th.1998 To AUG.2002)
HARTLEPOOL UNITED (LOAN- MAR.10th.2000 To APR.2000- Total League Apps; 10; 3 Goals).
QUEENS PARK RANGERS (LOAN- 2001- 0 League Apps).
HARTLEPOOL UNITED (LOAN- JAN.25th.2002 To MAY 2002- Total League Apps; 14; 2 Goals).  
EXETER CITY (FREE TRANSFER- AUG.2002 To JUL.2004- Total League Apps; 82; 13 Goals).
DONCASTER ROVERS (UNDISCLOSED FEE REPORTED TO BE- £30 000 JUL.9th.2004 (Agreed MAY 27th.2004)  To Present).
NOTTINGHAM FOREST (LOAN- AUG.31st2012 To DEC.29th.2012- ‘Recalled’- Total League Apps; 6, 0 Goals)

NUFC: 1ST. TEAM PLAYING HISTORY

2000-01 SEASON (Squad No: 26): TOTAL  / PREMIER LEAGUE - 0 (+1 SUB); GOALS 0:-
AUG.26th.2000, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, Won 2:0, Premier League. *DEBUT- SUB- 2nd Half.

 

HONOURS

ENGLAND U18s- 1 APPEARANCE: - 1998 v NORWAY 1 GOAL.
ENGLAND- UNDER 16’s – 2 APPEARANCES, 0 GOALS (1997-98)  (To Be Added)
ENGLAND NATIONAL GAME XI (2004 – To Be Added)

FOOTBALL LEAGUE TROPHY- WINNER: 2006-07 (DONCASTER ROV.).
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION 1- CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 2012-13 (DONCASTER ROV.)
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION I-PROMOTION/ PLAY OFF FINAL- WINNER: 2008 (DONCASTER ROV.) NORTHUMBERLAND SENIOR CUP FINAL- WINNER: SEP.2001 (NUFC RESERVES v BEDLINGTON TERRIERS WON 3-1). GLASGOW CITY YOUTH INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL FIVES FINAL WINNER JAN.200 (NUFC YOUTH)

PROFILE
James Coppinger began his career as youngster at Middlesbrough. In 1997 he moved onto Darlington as a junior. He was talent spotted there & moved to Newcastle in March 1998 for £500 000; in a joint deal with Paul Robinson. James was beginning to be see in the England youth set up & he made one Under 18’s appearance for his country in 1998, scoring against Norway. At Newcastle, Coppinger only made one senior competitive appearance; when he came on as a sub verses Tottenham in August 2000; having returned from being on loan at Hartlepool. He had a further stint with them during his time at Newcastle; making a total from both of 24 league appearances; scoring 5 goals. He also had a spell on loan with QPR. James left Newcastle in August 2002 on a free transfer to Exeter City. After making 82 league appearances; netting on 13 occasions he moved in July 2004. This was a transfer an undisclosed fee to Doncaster Rovers & it is here that his career really flourished. His career, which continues on into his 12th year; has saw a number of successes at Doncaster. In April 2007 he assisted the side in lifting the Football League Trophy. He featured wearing his now familiar number 26 squad number in a 3:2 victory (AET) over Bristol Rovers. The following season the side gained promotion from Division 1 into the Championship; after winning the final of the promotion play offs. Doncaster battled for the next four season in the championship but got relegated at the end of the 2011-12 season.  They returned to the championship at the end of the 2012-13 season as champions & Coppinger scored the goal to clinch it in an injury time thriller. This return to the next tier was a brief one & at the end of the following season they dropped back down to league one. In 2015 James Coppinger was awarded his testimonial for his loyalty to the side; with his club appearances total surpassing the 400 mark & looking likely to beat the clubs all time record

TESTIMONIALMATCHES
(a)  JAMES COPPINGER’S LEGENDS CHARITY GAME. APR. 19th.2015 With Special Guest: Louis Tomlinson from pop band- One Direction.  JAMES COPPINGER’S LEGENDS XI v DONCASTER ROVERS LEGENDS XI, Won 7:4. At Home at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster. Attendance: 4000, Referee: Andy Butler (Doncaster Rov); replacing John Ryan (Former Doncaster Chairman after 2 minutes).  Goal Scorers: JAMES COPPINGER, CHARLIE WELLANS (son of Ritchie),  MARK McCAMERON, LEO FORTUNE WEST, MARTIN WOODS, GREG BLUNDELL, JOHN DOOLAN (Copps XI); JASON PRICE (2 Goals), WILLIAM SHARP (2Goals (Doncaster XI),                                                                COPPINGER XI: Included ANDY WARRINGTON (Keeper)… JAMES COPPINGER (capt), CHARLIE WELLANS (SUB),  MARK McCAMERON, LEO FORTUNE WEST, MARTIN WOODS, GREG BLUNDELL, JOHN DOOLAN
DONCASTER XI: Included LOUIS TOMLINSON (capt), BRIAN STOCK, TIM RYAN, JIMMY O’CONNOR, PAUL GREEN, JOHN OSTER, JASON PRICE, WILLIAM SHARP…                                                                
Captaining the Rovers XI, Tomlinson found himself the attention of 100’s of young fans, causing the security team to have an eventful afternoon. Oner incident in the game caused a stir when was clattered to the ground in a clash with Mark McCameron. The exact Line Ups were not reported or any kind of comprehensive reporting of the sides & scoring; with the press focus being on the One Direction star. But it was an entertaining afternoon with goals a plenty. The proceeds from the day went to the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
 
 (b)  JAMES COPPINGER TESTIMONIAL MATCH: JUL.26th.2015 v MIDDLESBROUGH, Draw 0(0) : 0(0). At Home at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster.  Attendance: 2831, Referee: Darren England (South Yorkshire)
DONCASTER ROV: THORSTEN STUCKMANN, LUKE McCULLOCH, AARON TAYLOR-SINCLAIR (SUB- 80 PAUL McKAY), ANDY BUTLER, GARY MACKENZIE (SUB- 69 ROB JONES), RICHIE WELLENS (SUB- 80 BILLY WHITEHOUSE), JAMES COPPINGER (SUB- 80 LIAM MANDEVILLE), HARRY MIDDLETON, (SUB- 89 JORDAN LINLEY), HARRY FORRESTER (SUB-89 MICHAEL CARBERRY), ANDY WILLIAMS (SUB- 59 CEDRIC EVINA), CURTIS MAIN.   
MIDDLESBROUGH: DIMITRIUS ‘DIMI’ KONSTANTOPOULOS (SUB- 70 TOMAS EJIAS OSORIO), TOMAS KALAS (SUB- 84 YANIC WILDSCHUT), JONATHAN BURN (SUB- 45 JAMES HUSBAND), MUSTAPHA CARAYOL (SUB- 64 ALBERT ADOMAH), DANIEL AYALA (SUB- 64 EMILIO NSUE), STEWART DOWNING (SUB- 84 LEWIS MALONEY), BRADLEY FEWSTER (SUB- 45 ‘KIKE’- ENRIQUE GARCIA MARTINEL), ADAM FORSHAW (SUB- 84 ADAM JACKSON), GRANT LEADBITTER (SUB- 64 ADAM CLAYTON), GEORGE FRIEND (SUB-84 DAEL FRY), LEE TOMLIN (SUB-45 ADAM REACH). 
Self confessed ‘Boro’ fab Copps choose them to be his sides opposition for his main testimonial  whicvh was slotted in their pre season friendly aschedule. Chasing a club alltime record of 468 appearances; Coppinger begins the season at 449 in his 12th year at the club. The midfielder played 80 minutes of the match, with Middlesbrough starting the brighter & Downing coming close in the 3rd minute. Soon after Coppinger set up Forrester but his effort was saved. Later in the half Forshawhad ashot which grazed the bar.  Ashalf time approached Carayol was fowled on the edge of the box, but Leadbitter sent his free kick wide. Honours even at half time; with Boro starting theseconm half again the livelier. Dwling had a chance to score which the keeper sabved with his legs. Similarly in the 54th minute Rovers got a free kick on the edge of the box. The fre kick was taken by Taylor-Sinclair & went just wide. Boro came close on a few further occassions with Stuckmann pulling off a fine save at close range from Carayol & then a fine one handed save from Downing in the 75th minute. Soon after Rovers counter attacked & looked like scoring by Welland effort hit the side netting.The exciting second half drew to a close & a few youngetsrs were brought on for a runouit. Right near the end Mandeville had a chance to sdnatch a win, but his headeer went agonisingly wide. Although a goalless draw, the result did not spoil the occasion for Coppinger. The same Testimonial Programme Brochure was used for both of the matches.  
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CRAGGS, JOHN EDWARD ('CRAGGSY') (1st Team-1965 To 1971 & 1982 To 1983) 
 
ROLE: DEFENDER
HEIGHT: 5ft 8ins. 2000 WEIGHT: ?
DOB: OCT.31st.1948, FLINT HILL, Co. DURHAM
 
CAREER
 
NUFC  (JUN.APR.1964, PRO.DEC.1965 To AUG.1971).
MIDDLESBROUGH (TRANSFER FEE- £60 000 AUG.27th.1971 To AUG.1982).
NUFC (FREE TRANSFER AUG.1982 To AUG.1983).  
DARLINGTON (FREE TRANSFER- AUG.1983 To 1985, Then AAIST.COACH To 1987).
CROOK TOWN (1987). RETIRED.
HARTLEPOOL UNITED (ASSISTANT COACH- DEC.1988 To 1991; including CARETAKER MANAGER NOV.1989).   
 
NUFC: 1st. TEAM PLAYING HISTORY
 
LEAGUE APPS: 60 (+4), 1 GOAL. FA CUP 1, 0 GOALS. LEAGUE CUP 1 (+1), 0, EUROPE 5, 0 GOALS
TOTAL APPS; 68 (+5); 1 GOAL.
 
HONOURS
 
ENGLAND YOUTH APP 1966-67
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION 11 CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1973-74 (MIDDLESBROUGH)
NORTH EAST FOOTBALL OF THE YEAR RUNNER UP 1974?
 
John Craggs joined Newcastle as junior in 1964. He was in the first team squad during their famous Fairs Cup winning run in 1968-69, battling for a place in the defence with David Craig. Craggs first team debut at Newcastle was in October 1966 against Everton. He joined Boro in August 1971 for a fee of £60 000 & was part of their successful Division II Championship winning side of 1973-74. His career at Boro ended after 10 years service in 1982, which deservedly earned him a testimonial. He had made himself a regular in their side & clocked up a total of 472 (409 League); first team appearances for them, the 3rd highest in the history of the club. Craggs also notched 12 league goals. He made a brief return to Newcastle in the summer of 1982 to play alongside Keegan making the last of a further 12 league appearances. He then finished off his career; first with Darlington (54 League Apps) & then Crook Town.  He retired from playing soon after & took up the role as assistant coach at Hartlepool United in December 1988. Before he parted company at the ‘Pools’, he acted up as Caretaker Manager in November 1989. He later ran a local sports shop & continues to turn out regularly in ex player golf events.   
 
TESTIMONIAL:
 
NOV.16th.1982. JOHN CRAGGS TESTIMONIAL MATCH.
MIDDLESBROUGH PRESENT XI ‘v’ MIDDLESBROUGH PAST XI. Venue Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough. Draw 3(2) : 3(0).
Attendance: 3 573, Referee: George Courtney (Spennymoor).
Goal Scorers: DAVID HODGSON (3 GOALS; 2 1st Half & 53 mins), BORO PAST XI.
(OG- IAN BAILEY early 2nd Half), JOE BOLTON (88 mins), DAVID CURRIE (90 mins)
BORO PRESENT XI (Including Subs: KELHAM O’HANLON (SUB- PAUL WARD), JOE BOLTON, MICK BAXTER, KEVIN BEATTIE, DARREN WOOD, TERRY COCHRANE, MICK KENNEDY, DAVE SHEARER, HEINE OTTO, DAVID CURRIE, GARY MACDONALD. KNOWN SUB USED- CHARLIE BELL.
BORO PAST XI: IAM McFAUL (Guest), JOHN CRAGGS, JOHN HICKTON, WILLIE MADDREN, IAN BAILEY, TERRY McDERMOTT (Guest), JEFF CLARKE (Guest- Replaced DAVID ARMSTRONG), TERRY COOPER, DAVID HODGSON, KEVIN KEEGAN (Guest- Replaced 2nd Half- Due To Injury), STAN CUMMINS, (SUBS USED – STUART BOAM, PETER JOHNSON. MALCOLM SMITH)
The Past XI side included JOHN CRAGGS, IAM McFAUL, JEFF CLARKE, TERRY McDERMOTT, KEVIN KEEGAN as well as Subs STUART BOAM & PETER JOHNSON. They led 2:0 at half time & they were then were winning 3:1 with two minutes to go, thanks to a hat trick from Liverpool’s David Hodgson. Boro’s Presents goal had came from an own goal, when Bailey put through his own net. Then late goals from Bolton & Currie saw the game end in a 3:3 draw on a cold night. One dampener on the night was a collision between Darren Wood & Keegan; when Wood s finger caught Keegan’s eye, ending his involvement as he went off to get it checked out at the local infirmary.  

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KENNY DALGLISH TESTIMONIAL
 
DALGLISH, KENNETH MATHIESON (KENNY) MBE
 
ROLE: (As Player): FORWARD.
HEIGHT: 5.08. WEIGHT: ? (1998)
DOB: MAR.4th.1951, DALMARNOCK, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
 
CAREER
 
AS PLAYER:
 
HIGH POSSIL SECONDARY SCHOOL. DRUMCHAPEL AMATEURS (AUG.1965- 1967);
WEST HAM UNITED (‘Trial’ 1966); LIVERPOOL (‘Trial’ AUG.1966 1 ‘B’ team App.); GLASGOW UNITED (FEB.-AUG.1967); CELTIC (AUG.1967 Apprentice, MAY? / AUG.1968 pro.1969 to AUG.1977, 204 league Apps.167 goals); CUMBERNAULD UNITED (Loan SEP.1967 – MAR.1968, Apps. ? Goals 37); LIVERPOOL (Transfer Fee- £440 000; AUG.10th.1977 to 1990, Total Apps. 492 (+19 as a sub), 342(+13) League, 170 goals, 118 League;
Includes as a Player/Manager MAY 30th.1985 to FEB.21st.1991).
 
AS MANAGER: 
 
BLACKBURN ROVERS (OCT.12th.1991 to JUNE 25th.1995 & Director of Football to 1996); NUFC (JAN.14th.1997 to AUG.27th.1998; CELTIC (Including Director of football, 1999 to JUNE 1st. 2000). LIVERPOOL (Club Ambassador).
LIVERPOOL (Caretaker Manager: JAN.8th.2011 To MAY 20011- Manager MAY 12th.2011 To MAY 16th.2012-
CONTRACT TERMINATED). Retired?
 
NUFC / P. BEARDSLEY XI: PLAYING HISTORY (JAN.1999)
 
1998-99 SEASON: 0 (+1) SUB. FRIENDLY APP;  0 GOALS.
JAN.27th.1999 V CELTIC, Lost 1:3.  (SUB- 2nd Half). PETER BEARDSLEY TESTIMONIAL.
 
NUFC: MANAGERIAL RECORD (JAN.1997 To AUG.1998).
P. 78,  W. 30,  D. 22, L. 26.
 
HONOURS:
 
AS PLAYER:
 
SCOTLAND: FULL INTERNATIONAL CAPS: 102;  30 GOALS…..
NOV.10th.1971 ‘v’ BELGIUM, Won 1:0 (EURO Qualifier). DEC.1st.1971 ‘v’ HOLLAND, Lost 1:2 (Friendly).
OCT.18th.1972 ‘v’ DENMARK, Won 4:1 (World Cup Qualifier). NOV.15th.1972 ‘v’ DENMARK, Won 2:0 (World Cup Qualifier)- 1 GOAL. FEB.14th.1973 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Lost 0:5. MAY 12th.1973 ‘v’ WALES, Lost 0:2 (Home Int).
MAY 16th.1973 ‘v’ N.IRELAND, Lost 1:2- 1 GOAL (Home Int). MAY 19th.1973 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Lost 0:1 (Home Int).
JUNE 22nd.1973 ‘v’ SWITZERLAND, Lost 0:1. JUNE 30th.1973 ‘v’ BRAZIL, Lost 0:1.
SEP.26th.1973 ‘v’ CZECHOSLOVAKIA, Won 2:1 (World Cup Qualifier). OCT.17th.1973 ‘v’ CZECHOSLOVAKIA, Lost 0:1 (World Cup Qualifier). NOV.14th.1973 ‘v’ WEST GERMANY, Draw 1:1. MAR.27th.1974 ‘v’ WEST GERMANY, Lost 1:2- 1 GOAL. MAY 11th.1974 ‘v’ N.IRELAND, Lost 0:1 (Home Int). MAY 14th.1974 ‘v’ WALES, Won 2:0- 1 GOAL (Home Int). MAY 18th.1974 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Won 2:0 (Home Int). JUNE 1st.1974 ‘v’ BELGIUM, Lost 1:2 (Friendly).
JUNE 6th.1974 ‘v’ NORWAY, Won 2:1- 1 GOAL (Friendly). JUNE 14th.1974 ‘v’ ZAIRE, Won 2:0 (World Cup).
JUNE 18th.1974 ‘v’ BRAZIL, Draw 0:0 (World Cup). JUNE 22nd.1974 ‘v’ YUGOSLAVIA, Draw 1:1 (World Cup). OCT.30th.1974 ‘v’ EAST GERMANY, Won 3:0- 1 GOAL (Friendly). NOV.20th.1974 ‘v’ SPAIN Lost 1:2 (EURO Qualifier). FEB.5th.1975 ‘v’ SPAIN , Draw 1:1 (EURO Qualifier). APR.16th.1975 ‘v’ SWEDEN, Draw 1:1.
MAY 17th.1975 ‘v’ WALES, Draw 2:2 (Home Int). MAY 20th.1975 ‘v’ N.IRELAND, Won 3:0- 1 GOAL (Home Int).
MAY 24th.1975 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Lost 1:5 (Home Int). JUNE 1st.1975 ‘v’ ROMANIA, Draw 1:1 (EURO Qualifier).
MAY 13th.1975 ‘v’ PORTUGAL, Won 1:0. SEP.3rd.1975 ‘v’ DENMARK, Won 1:0 (EURO Qualifier).
OCT.29th.1975 ‘v’ DENMARK, Won 3:1- 1 GOAL (EURO Qualifier). DEC.17th.1975 ‘v’ ROMANIA Draw 1:1 (EURO Qualifier). APR.7th.1976 ‘v’ SWITZERLAND, Won 1:0. MAY 8th.1976 ‘v’ N.IRELAND, Won 3:0- 1 GOAL (Home Int).
MAY 15th.1976 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Won 2:1- 1 GOAL (Home Int). SEP.8th.1976 ‘v’ FINLAND, Won 6:0- 1 GOAL (Friendly).
OCT.13th.1976 ‘v’ CZECHOSLOVAKIA, Lost 0:2 (World Cup Qualifier). NOV.17th.1976 ‘v’ WALES, Won 1:0 (World Cup Qualifier). APR.27th.1977 ‘v’ SWEDEN, Won 3:1- 1 GOAL (Friendly). MAY 28th.1977 ‘v’ WALES, Draw 0:0.
JUNE 1st.1977 ‘v’ N.IRELAND, Won 3:0- 2 GOALS (Home Int). JUNE 4th.1977 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Won 2:1- 1 GOAL (Home Int). JUNE 15th.1977 ‘v’ CHILE, Won 4:2- 1 GOAL (Friendly). JUNE 18th.1977 ‘v’ ARGENTINA, Draw 1:1.
JUNE 23rd.1977 ‘v’ BRAZIL, Lost 0:2. SEP.7th.1977 ‘v’ EAST GERMANY, Lost 0:1.
SEP.21st.1977 ‘v’ CZECHOSLOVAKIA, Won 3:1- 1 GOAL (World Cup Qualifier). OCT.12th.1977 ‘v’ WALES, Won 2:0- 1 GOAL (World Cup Qualifier). FEB.22nd.1978 ‘v’ BULGARIA, Won 2:1. MAY 13th.1978 ‘v’ N.IRELAND, Draw 1:1 (Home Int). MAY 17th.1978 ‘v’ WALES, Draw 1:1 (Home Int). MAY 20th.1978 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Lost 0:1 (Home Int).
JUNE 3rd.1978 ‘v’ PERU, Lost 1:3 (World Cup). JUNE 7th.1978 ‘v’ IRAN, Draw 1:1 (World Cup).
JUNE 11th.1978 ‘v’ HOLLAND, Won 3:2- 1 GOAL (World Cup). SEP.20th. ‘v’ AUSTRIA, Lost 2:3 (EURO Qualifier). OCT.25th.1978 ‘v’ NORWAY, Won 3:2- 2 GOALS (EURO Qualifier). NOV.29th.1978 ‘v’ PORTUGAL, Lost 0:1 (EURO Qualifier). MAY 19th.1979 ‘v’ WALES, Lost 0:3 (Home Int). MAY 22nd.1979 ‘v’ N.IRELAND, Won 1:0 (Home Int).
MAY 26th.1979 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Lost 1:3 (Home Int). JUNE 2nd.1979 ‘v’ ARGENTINA, Lost 1:3.
JUNE 7th.1979 ‘v’ NORWAY, Won 4:0- 1 GOAL (EURO Qualifier). SEP.12th.1979 ‘v’ PERU, Draw 1:1.
OCT.17th.1979 ‘v’ AUSTRIA, Draw 1 :1 (EURO Qualifier). NOV.21st.1979 ‘v’ BELGIUM, Lost 0:2 (EURO Qualifier). DEC.19th.1979 ‘v’ BELGIUM, Lost 1:3 (EURO Qualifier). MAR.26th.1980 ‘v’ PORTUGAL, Won 4:1- 1 GOAL (EURO Qualifier). MAY 16th.1980 ‘v’ N.IRELAND, Lost 0:1 (Home Int). MAY 21st.1980 ‘v’ WALES, Won 1:0 (Home Int).
MAY 24th.1980 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Lost 0:2 (Home Int). MAY 28th.1980 ‘v’ POLAND, Lost 0:1.
MAY 31st.1980 ‘v’ HUNGARY, Lost 1:3. SEP.10th.1980 ‘v’ SWEDEN, Won 1:0 (World Cup Qualifier).
OCT.15th.1980 ‘v’ PORTUGAL, Draw 0:0 (World Cup Qualifier). FEB.25th.1981 ‘v’ ISRAEL, Won 1:0- 1 GOAL (World Cup Qualifier). SEP.9th.1981 ‘v’ SWEDEN, Won 2:0 (World Cup Qualifier). OCT.14th.1981 ‘v’ N.IRELAND, Draw 0:0 (World Cup Qualifier). NOV.18th.1981 ‘v’ PORTUGAL, Lost 1:2 (World Cup Qualifier). FEB.24th.1982 ‘v’ SPAIN, Lost 0:3. MAR.23rd.1982 ‘v’ HOLLAND, Won 2:1- 1 GOAL (Friendly). APR.28th.1982 ‘v’ N.IRELAND, Draw 1:1 (Home Int).
MAY 24th.1982 ‘v’ WALES (Home Int), Won 1:0. MAY 29th.1982 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Lost 0:1 (Home Int).
JUNE 15th.1982 ‘v’ NEW ZEALAND, Won 5:2- 1 GOAL (World Cup). JUNE 18th.1982 ‘v’ BRAZIL. Lost 2:5 (World Cup). DEC.15th.1982 ‘v’ BELGIUM, Lost 2:3- 2 GOALS (EURO Qualifier). MAR.30th.1983 ‘v’ SWITZERLAND, Won 3:2 (EURO Qualifier). SEP.21st.1983 ‘v’ URUGARY, Won 2:0. OCT.12th.1983 ‘v’ BELGIUM, Draw 1:1 (EURO Qualifier).
NOV.16th.1983 ‘v’ EAST GERMANY, Lost 1:2 (EURO Qualifier). SEP.12th.1984 ‘v’ YUGOSLAVIA, Won 6:1- 1 GOAL (Friendly). OCT.17th.1984 ‘v’ ICELAND, Won 3:0 (World Cup Qualifier). NOV.14th.1984 ‘v’ SPAIN, Won 3:1- 1 GOAL (World Cup Qualifier). MAR.27th.1985 ‘v’ WALES, Lost 0:1 (World Cup Qualifier). OCT.16th.1985 ‘v’ EAST GERMANY, Draw 0:0. NOV.20th.1985 ‘v’ AUSTRALIA, Won 2:0 (World Cup Qualifier- Play Off). MAR.26th.1986 ‘v’ ROMANIA, Won 3:0. SEP.10th.1986 ‘v’ BULGARIA, Draw 0:0 (EURO Qualifier). NOV.12th.1986 ‘v’ LUXEMBURG, Won 3:0 (EURO Qualifier).
 
Scottish Under 21 Caps: 4,
Scottish Youth International Apps. 5,
Scottish Schoolboy Apps. 4. 
Scottish Division One Championship Winner, 1971-71, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1976-77 (Celtic);
Scottish Division One Championship Runners-Up 1975-76 (Celtic).
Scottish FA. Cup Winner 1971-72, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1976-77, Runner-Up 1972-73 (Celtic),
Scottish FA. Cup Runner-Up 1972-73 (Celtic)
Scottish League Cup Winner 1974- 75 (Celtic).
Scottish League Cup, Runner Up 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1976-77 (Celtic)
English League Division One Championship 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86 (as player manager), 1989-90 (as manager) (Liverpool).
English FA. Cup Winner 1985-86 (Liverpool),
English League Cup Winner 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84,
English League Cup Runner-Up 1977-78 (Liverpool).
Charity Shield: Winner 1979, 1980, 1982  & also (Joint Holders / Shared), 1977 & 1986 (Liverpool).
European Cup Final Winner 1977-78, 1980-81, 1983-84,
European Cup Final Runner-Up 1984-85 (Liverpool).
European Super Cup Winner 1977, Runner-Up 1978, 1985 (Liverpool).
Screen Sport Super Cup Winner 1986 (Liverpool).
World Club Intercontinental Championship Runner-Up 1981, 1984. 
 
AS MANAGER:
 
English League Division One Championship Winner 1987-88, 1989-90,
English League Division One Championship Runners-Up 1986-87, 1988-89, 1990-91 (Liverpool).
FA. Cup Winners 1988-89 (Liverpool)
FA. Cup Runners-Up 1987-88, 2011-12 (Liverpool), 1997-98 (NUFC).
English League Cup Winner 2011-12 (Liverpool)
Charity Shield Winners 1988, 1989 &  ( Joint Holders  / Shared ) 1990 (Liverpool),
Charity Shield Runners Up 1994 (Blackburn Rov) .    
English Premiership League Champions 1994-95,
English Premiership League Runners-Up 1993-94 (Blackburn Rov.) Runners-Up 1996-97 (NUFC). 
English Division Two Promotion 1991-92 (Blackburn Rov.)
Scottish Premier League Runners-Up 1999-2000 (Celtic),
Scottish League Cup Winners 1999-2000 (Celtic).
Football Writers’ Association Player of The Year 1979 & 1983. PFA Footballer of the Year 1983.
Manager of the Year, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1989-90 (Liverpool), 1996-97 (NUFC).
The ‘Freedom of City of Glasgow’ Award 1986.
Inaugual Inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame 2002, & Member of the Scotland Football Hall of Fame. 
MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (MBE): 1984.
HONOURARY DEGREE (For Services to Football & Charity) JUL.1st.2011- UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER.
 
PLAYER PROFILE
 
Kenny Dalglish was born in Dalmarnock in East Glasgow & spent his childhood growing up in Govan & attended Milton Bank Primary School., actually beginning his interest in football briefly as a goalkeeper.
Kenny’s talent as an outfield player was spotted as an amateur playing locally in Glasgow & in August 1967 he signed up as an apprentice for Celtic, despite having grew up as a fan of rivals Rangers. During these fledging years Kenny had a trial with Liverpool in August 1966, & played for the ‘B’ Team against Southport; a game which they lost 1:0. During his time as an apprentice with Celtic he also had loan spell with local side Cumbernauld, scoring a very credible 37 goals during the 1967-68 season. The story goes that when Celtic manager Jock Stein came to his parents house to sign him, he raced upstairs & tore down his Rangers posters. He sufficiently impressed during his first season with Celtic & was kept on & he signed professionally for them in August 1968. During this period of uncertainty Kenny had also begun a trade apprenticeship in joinery. One month later in September he made his first team debut, coming on as a second half substitute against Hamilton Academicals in the Quarter Final of the Scottish League Cup tie. Celtic won the game 4:2. His career at Celtic did not really take off at first & he spent sometime in the reserve team. His chance to shine came on May 14th.1971 in a Testimonial for Frank Beattie against Kilmarnock were he scored an emphatic 6 goals in Celtics 7:2 victory. His first league goal came soon after when he converted a penalty in a 2:0 Scottish League win over Rangers on August 14th.1971.  By the end of the season Kenny had hit 23 goals in 49 competitive fixtures  & he was soon assisting Celtic to 4 league titles, 4 Scottish FA. Cup final wins & a Scottish Leaguer Cup victory. He also featured in a number of other cup finals in which Celtic narrowly lost out in. In total Dalglish made 320 competitive appearances for ‘The Bhoys’ a total 167 goals; of which 112 were league goals. Kenny had also acted as the first team captain from 1975 to 1977. During the 1972-73 season Celtic were guests at Old Trafford for Bobby Charlton’s testimonial. The game was a grand occasion & a full strength Celtic side which included Kenny battled out an entertaining 0:0 draw.
At the end of the 1975-76 season Celtic invited Manchester United to their ground for a testimonial match to honour Jimmy Johnstone & Bobby Lennox on May 17th. Celtic dominated the game & the game ended with them being 4:0 winners. Dalglish scored a second half hat trick, with well worked goals in the 50th; 69th & 80th minutes.     
 
His move to Liverpool for £440 000 in August 1977 was a British record at the time & he was an instant success on Merseyside, with debut soon after in the goalless draw with Manchester United in Charity Shield at Wembley on Aug.13th.1977. He scored his first goal a week later on Aug.20th. in a 1;1 draw with Middlesbrough & his next goal was in Liverpool’s 2:0 win over Newcastle. His first season saw him notch up a total of 62 games, scoring 31 times. Kenny now enjoyed a great deal of European action & glory & he was in the Liverpool sides which lifted the champions of Europe trophy on an amazing three occasions; firstly in 1978, then 1981 & finally in 1984. In his first final he scored the winner against Bruges, with a cool chip over the keeper.  In the pre season of 1983-84 Liverpool travelled to Belfast & took on Manchester United in a testimonial match for The Irish FA Secretary Bill Drennan on August 3rd. They lost 4:3, despite a goal from Sourness after only 5 minutes. Dalglish came close to scoring later in the game when he saw an effor hit the bar. Ian Rush was also in the Liverpool side. At the end of that season Liverpool were guests at Newcastle United for very memorable occasion on May 17th. Kevin Keegan’s Testimonial. The sides drew 2:2 with Sourness getting one of the Liverpool goals, with Kenny in the side. Kenny was also in a battling Reds line up which lost out in the final of the European Cup in 1985. Following these successes Kenny stayed in the side to feature in the European Super Cup winning steam of 1977, & the runners up line of 1978 & 1985; as well as the Screen Sport Super Cup winners side of 1986. Liverpool also took on the best of the World & reach the final of the World Club Championship twice in 1981 & 1984. In domestic competitions back in England Kenny’s involvement with Liverpool was emphatic with him being involved in the thick of the action in the side which won the English League Championship no less than six times. Between 1981 & 1984 they won the League Cup on 4 occasions & they were also runners up once in 1978 & an elusive FA. Cup winners medal final came to Kenny & his Liverpool team mates in 1986. The double was achieved, with Dalglish scoring his clubs winner in the final game of the season in a 1:0 win over Chelsea to win the league & his side then went to defeat Merseyside rival Everton 3:1 in the FA, Cup Final. He was nicknamed ‘King Kenny’ on Merseyside and his total playing record for the club is an impressive figure indeed. He made 511 competitive appearances, scoring 170 goals. Of these 117 were scored in the league. His first season as player manager had seen his Liverpool win the English League & FA. Cup double & his signings for the club included Peter Beardsley, John Barnes & Alan Hansen to name but a few. As a play his final competitive game was to be against Derby County, when he appears as a sub. in the 71st. minute on May 1st. 1990, having carried on his carer with Liverpool from June 1985 as player / manager, & was actually Liverpool’s first ever player / manager. He finally retired from playing in February 1991, having guided to Liverpool to a further League title as manager in 1990. Liverpool awarded Kenny with a testimonial on August 14th. 1990 against Real Sociedad. He resigned as manager of Liverpool on February 21st.1991 at a time when Liverpool were beginning to loose their way  Kenny had made a remarkable contribution to football with his fearless attacking flare, creative vision & overall ball skills. Two low points in his time with Liverpool were undoubtedly witnessing both the  Heysel disaster in 1985 & the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. With the later Kenny showed great dignity & emlotional support to the families of those bereaved & he attended the funerals of many of the fans who died on that sad day. 
 
Dalglish’s international career playing record mirrored his club one in many ways. He began representing his country firstly at schoolboy & then Youth level. Kenny was aged 15 when he was selected to play at schools level as a right half, & he scored twice against a Northern Ireland Schools side. He progressed into Scottish Under 21 side before making the first of 102 full appearances as a substitute on November 10th.1971 in a 1:0 Euro ’72 Qualifier against Belgium. A year later, Nov.15th.1972, in a World Cup Qualifying game in a 2:0 win against Denmark, Dalglish scored his first goal for his country. He went on to become the first player in Scottish football history to make 100th. appearance for his country & at the end of his international career he had hit 30 goals. To date this tally remains a Scottish record which he holds jointly with Dennis Law.  High point of his international career was appearing in the 1974 World Cup. Although Scotland were eliminated in the group stage they were undefeated. Kenny also featured in the World Cup Finals of 1978 & 1982. He also seemed to have a knack of scoring his winner against England. Kenny’s last goal for his country had been scored back on Nov.14th.1984 again Spain in a 3:1 victory in a World Cup Qualifier & his final appearance for his country was in a 3:0 win over Luxembourg in a Euro Qualifier on November 12th.1986. Earlier that year Kenny had reached his century milestone on May 26th. against England, which lost out on 1:0. During his international career Dalglish had captained the side on 7 occasions & he was only yellow carded twice. One high point of his international career was winning the Home International Championship in 1977 by defeating England at Wembley 2:1. 
  
In October 1991 Kenny was appointed as manager of Blackburn Rovers & after gaining promotion into top flight football in 1992. He steered them back into the top flight & the newly formed Premiership via the play offs with his Blackburn side defeating Leicester City. He famously signed Alan Shearer for a then record transfer fee of £3.3 million; before guiding his side to the English Premiership title in 1994. The following season, their form dipped but they still finished ac credible 4th. in the league. Blackburn also made it into the semi finals of the League Cup. He was made Director of Football at Blackburn following this success on June 25th.1995, but this became fractious & he left the club by ‘mutual consent’ in 1996. He soon took up the management challenge again & was appointed as manager of Newcastle United on January 14th.1997. Here he faced the difficult task of replacing the fans hero Kevin Keegan who had resigned mid season. He stabilised the club which could have spiralled into turmoil & inspired his side a run of results which saw them finish as runners up in the premiership & gain entry into the European Champions League. Although the clubs time in the competition was brief he stood on the touchline & watched with ‘Geordie Pride’ as United defeated Barcelona 3:2 in one of the most thrilling European encounters ever witnessed at St, James Park. Financial constraints limited Kenny’s ability to rebuild & a critical injury to Alan Shearer pre season saw Newcastle struggle in the Premier league finishing a very mediocre 13th. However, the fans remained loyal & the club reached the final of the FA. Cup for the first time since 1974. Unfortunately it was not to be & a rampant Arsenal aiming for the league & cup double won 2:0, although Newcastle did hit the woodwork twice. Newcastle got off to a poor start during the 1998-99 season with two draws & he & Newcastle parted company on August 27th.1998, with the hierarchy at the clubs deciding to sack him believing it was just not working out for Newcastle. Among his more successful buys for the club were Shay Given, Gary Speed & Nolberto Solano. Thanks a certain Peter Beardsley & his selection of his Newcastle XI, Kenny came out of playing retirement during his spell running Newcastle (albeit with slightly broader in girth). It was in Peter’s Testimonial on May ? that he was to take part in one final friendly fixture. He came off the bench as a second half substitute against his old club Celtic & had one decent strike at goal, in a game ended in favour of Celtic 3:1. Kenny was not finished with football management however, despite his premature departure from Newcastle; & he was appointed as Celtic’s Director of Football, with John Barnes a manager. Barnes was sacked & on February 10th. 2000, Kenny stepped in caretaker manager. Although he only remained with club until June 2000 they did achieve runners up spot in the Scottish Premier League & win the League cup. The defeated Aberdeen 2:0 in the final of the later. Kenny has not acted in a management role since but has been linked to various vacancies. In 2004 Kenny assisted his wife in founding the Marina Dalglish Appeal to raise funds for breast cancer research & did a ‘Santa Claus Dash’ to raise funds for a cancer centre. In recent years Kenny appeared regularly on TV. as a football pundit; & he continues to follow the fortunes of his Paul who spent time at Newcastle & continues to play professionally in Scotland.  Having had such a fine & distinguished career in football it is hard to do it justice in such a limited profile; among his many other honours were footballer & manager of the year awards, being given the freedom of Glasgow & being honoured to receive an MBE from the Queen. I personally can’t think of hardly any football accolade Kenny did not achieve & this small tribute is but a summary of a truly legendary career in the game
 
TESTIMONIAL: AUG.14th.1990, LIVERPOOL v REAL SOCIEDAD; Won 3(2) ; 1(0).
Goal Scorers; STEVE McMAHON (37 mins), IAN RUSH (2 GOALS- 39 & 55 mins), Liverpool. JUAN MENCHACA (53) . (At Annfield). Attendance: 30 461. Referee; Kevin Breen (Liverpool). The Liverpool line up included Kenny (2 assists- 37 & 39 mins), alongside Barry Venison, John Barnes, Ian Rush & Sub Peter Beardsley. Kevin Richardson featured for Real Sociedad
 
LIVERPOOL: BRUCE GROBBELAAR, BARRY VENISON, GLENN HYSEN, GARY ABLETT, DAVID BURROWS, RAY HOUGHTON, RONNIE WHELAN, STEVE McMAHON, JOHN BARNES, IAN RUSH, KENNY DALGLISH (SUB- 72 PETER BEARDSLEY),  
REAL SOCIEDAD: JOSE LUIS GONZALES VAZQUEZ, JOSE AGUSTIN GAJATE VIDRIALES (SUB- 72 LUIS FERNANDO DADIE FERNDANEZ), MIGUEL ANGEL FUENTES AIZPIROZ, ALBERTO GORRIZ ECHARTE, IGNACIO ALABA TRUEBA, JAVIER BENGOECHEA PARRAGUIRRE, JUAN ANTONIO LARRANAGA GURRUCHAGA, KEVIN RICHARDSON, JOSE MARIA LUMBRERAS PANOS (SUB- 61 MIKEL LASS GOIKOETXEA), JOHN ALDRIDGE, DALIAN ROBERT ATKINSON (SUB- 45 JUAN ANTONIO MENCHACA LLORENTE)   
 
Prior to the main event & pre match kick about saw son Paul Dalglish  take part. The thirty odd thousand who attended at Kenny Dalglish’s testimonial night witnessed the curtain coming down on a13 year successful career at Liverpool as player. From the moment he came on the pitch the crowd chanted his name in memory of the numerous glorious matches he had played for Liverpool. Early in the game Aldridge was put through & rounded Grobbelaar only to fire wide, giving the fans a reminder that the opposition would be no push over. The first goal came in the 37th minute when Kenny passed from midfield to McMahon who made no mistake in scoring. He produced a second assist two minutes later; this time passing to Rush who scored. Throughout the game the crowd continued to urge Kenny onto score & after Menchaca pulled one back for the Spanish side in the 53rd minute; it was Ian Rush who restored the two goal; lobbing the goalkeeper in the 55th minute. Soon after Kenny did get a chance set up by Venison, but after controlling the ball outside the box he shot off target. Although the goal did not come when he was replaced by Beardsley in the 72nd minute just after Kenny had put one through which was offside. Despite being disallowed it was greeted the massive cheers & Kenny left the field. His touches of class had been witnessed in the first team for a final time, with him now acting as the clubs Manager.  

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FERGUSON, DUNCAN COWAN ('Big Dunc') (1st Team- 1998 To 2000)

ROLE:FORWARD
HEIGHT: 6.04 (1.93m) (2012)  WEIGHT: ?  (2012)
DOB: DEC.27th.1971, STIRLING, SCOTLAND.
 
CAREER
 
AS A PLAYER:
CARSE THISTLE (YOUTH/JUNIOR- 1988 To FEB.1990). DUNDEE UNITED (FEB.1990 To JUL.1993).
GLASGOW RANGERS (TRANSFER FEE- £4 MILLION- JUL.1993 To 1994)
EVERTON (LOAN- OCT-4th. To DEC..1994, Then Signed: TRANSFER FEE- £4.3 MILLION- DEC.1994 To NOV.1998).
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £8 MILLION- NOV.24th.1998 To AUG.2000)
EVERTON (TRANSFER FEE- £4.7 MILLION- AUG.2000 To MAY 2006), RETIRED.
 
AS A COACH:
EVERTON (YOUTH COACHING ASSISTANT Initially as Volunteer OCT.18th.2011, Then UNDER 18’s COACH To FEB.24th.2014). EVERTON (1St TEAM COACH- FEB.24th.2014 (Announced FEB.19th) To The Present).
 
QUALIFICATIONS: UEFA ‘A’ (2012) & ‘B’ (2011) LICENSE. UEFA PRO-LICENSE (2013)  
 
NUFC: 1ST TEAM PLAYING RECORD
 
PREMIER: 24 (+6), 8 GOALS. FA CUP: 6 (+2), 3 GOALS. EUROPE: 2 (+1), 1 GOAL..
TOTAL: 32 (+9), 12 GOALS.
 
HONOURS
 
AS PLAYER
SCOTLAND: FULL INTERNATIONAL CAPS: 7, 0 GOALS (1992-97)
MAY 17th.1992, USA, Won 1:0, International Friendly. SUB- 50 mins.
MAY 20th.1992, CANADA, Won 3:1, International Friendly. START- Inside Left. Replaced- 55 mins.
JUN.12th.1992, HOLANND, Lost 0;1, European Championships. SUB- 78 mins.
MAR.24th.1993, GERMANY, Lost 0:1, International Friendly. START- Centre Forward
DEC.18th.1994, GREECE, Lost 0:1 European Championship Qualifier. START- Outside Left.
AUG.31st.1996, AUSTRIA, Draw 0:0, World Cup Qualifier. START- Outside Right.
FEB.11th.1997, ESTONIA, Draw 0:0. World Cup Qualifier. START- Centre Forward.
 
SCOTLAND UNDER 21’s APPS: 6 (1992-93) (To Be Added)
SCOTLAND YOUTH APPS (To Be Confirmed)
SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE WINNER 1993-94 (GLASGOW RANGES)
SCOTTISH FA CUP FINAL RUNNER UP 1991 (DUNDEE UNITED), 1994 (RANGERS)
BP SCOTTISH YOUTH CUP FINAL WINNER 1990 (DUNDEE UNITED UNDER 18’s)
ENGLISH FA CUP FINAL WINNER MAY 1995 (EVERTON), SUB v MAN UNITED, Won 1:0.
ENGLISH FA CUP FINAL RUNNER UP 1999 (NUFC). 
 
AS COACH:
PREMIER LEAGUE PRE SEASON ASIA TROPHY RUNNER UP JUL.2015 (EVERTON)
 
BRIEF PLAYER PROFILE
 
‘Big Dunc’ began his playing career as a youngster with Carse Thistle. His break came in 1990 when was signed by Dundee United. After winning the Scottish FA Youth Cup with them, his senior performances caught the eye of Rangers who signed him in 1993 for £4 million. During his time at Dundee he made 77 league appearances; scoring 28 goals. His time at Rangers would prove brief & after 14 appearances, scoring 2 goals he went on loan to Everton who after 9 games signed him for £4.3 million. He was involved in a head butting incident at Rangers prior to this & he was charged with assault & was sentenced to 3 months  in HM Prison Barlinnie. This would blight his career in Scotland, & along with some other altercations, it foreshortened his international career. He did, however, featured in the Scottish Cup final of 1991 with Dundee United & it 1994 with Rangers & won the Scottish League Championship with Rangers. Ferguson would become a legend at Goodson, During his first stint he bagged 42 league games 107 matches & then moved to play for Newcastle for two years in 1998, with £8 million move. In total, despite injuries ‘Dunc’ played in 41 matches, bagging 12 goals, 8 in the league. He won the FA Cup with Everton & also helped Newcastle reach the Final & Semi Final the following year, during his short time at Newcastle; partnering Alan Shearer.  His return to Everton in 2000, saw him continue on where he left off; clocking another 13 league appearances, with 30 goals.  During his career Ferguson did manage to represent his country at various levels. After progressing to make 6 under 21’s appearances, he went to feature for the senior Scottish side on 7 occasions from 1992 to 1997.  Duncan retired from playing while still at the top, with Everton in 2006, moving to Majorca for a few years. He got back to Everton on academy coaching roles in October 2011. In February 2014 he became first team coach & continues in the role at present, with club awarding him a testimonial for his unquestionable loyalty to the club in August 2015.       
 
TESTIMONIAL: AUG.2nd.2015, VILLAREAL, Lost 1(0) : 2(1). Goal Scorers: GERARD MORENO (38 mins, MATIAS NAHUEL (61 MINS), Villareal. TYLAS BROWNING (87 mins), Everton. (At Goodison Park). Attendance: 34 718
 
EVERTON: TIM HOWARD, SEAMUS COLEMAN, JOHN STONES (SUB- 72 TYLAS BROWNING), PHIL JAGIELLA (capt), LEIGHTON BAINES, JAMES McCARTHY (SUB- 54 CONOR McALENY), BARRY, KEVIN MIRALLAS (SUB- 39- STEVEN NAISMITH) (SUB- 84 DUNCAN FERGUSON), LEON OSMAN, TOM CLEVERLEY (SUB- 75 WAYNE ROONEY), AROUNA KONE (SUB- 45 ROSS BARKLEY)
VILLAREAL: ALPHONSE AREOLA (capt) (SUB- 45 MARIANO BARBOSA), MARIO GASPAR, TOMAS PINA (SUB- 66 MANU TRIGUEROS), ALEKSANDAR PANTIC (SUB- 45 ERIC BAILLY), SAMU CASTILLEJO,  GERARD MORENO (SUB- 80 BOJAN JOKIC), VICTOR RUIZ (SUB- 80 PABLO INIGUEZ), JAUME COSTA (SUB- 66 IVAN ALEJO), LEO BAPTISTAO (SUB- 66 JONATHAN PEREIRA), BRUNO SORIANO (SUB- 66 JAVIER ESPINOSA), MATIAS NAHUEL 
 Big Dunc’s testimonial night was a glittering affair in from of over 34 & ½ thousand fans. He only played the last 6 minutes of the game; coming on wearing the No. 9 shirt to tremendous applause. Specialist guest Wayney Rooney also came on as a sub & got a great reception. The opening goal of the game came in the 38th minute, when Baptistao flicked the ball on cleverly for Gerard fire home. In the second half Nahuel doubled the Villareal lead. Browning pulled one back for Everton in the 87th minute. Prior to that Howard made 2 great saves to prevent Everton going a further goal behind. Rooney shot just wide late in the game.   

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GRINDLAY, STEPHEN ('SHAY') (RESERVE- 1999 To 2001)

ROLE: GOALKEEPER
HEIGHT: 6. 02 (1.88m) (2013) WEIGHT: 13st 12 lbs. (89kg) (2013)
DOB: MAR.13th.1982, ALEXANDRIA, VALE OF LEVEN, WEST DUMBARTONSHIRE, SCOTLAND.
 
CAREER
 
CELTIC (JUNIORS 1998-1999).
NUFC (YOUTH./RESERVE SUMMER 1999 To SUMMER 2001).
GRIMSBY TOWN (TRIAL- 2001).
DUMBARTON (SUMMER 2001 To JUL.9th.2007).
DUMBARTON  FP (LOAN- 2001-02 SEASON). QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (JUL.9th.2007 To JUN.26th.2008).
AYR UNITED (JUN.25th.2008 To JUL2010- Total Apps: 5, 4 League),
DUMBARTON (JUL.2010 To MAY 8th.2015- RELEASED).
 
NUFC: PLAYING HISTORY
 
(To Be Added)
 
HONOURS
 
SCOTTISH LEAGUE DIVISION III PLAY OFF FINAL / PROMOTION- WINNER: 2008-09 (AYR UNITED).
SCOTTISH LEAGUE DIVISION II PLAY OFF FINAL / PROMOTION- WINNER: 2011-12 (DUMBARTON)
DICK JACKSON MEMORIAL SHIELD, YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR SUPPORTERS AWARD- 2004 (DUMBARTON) 
 
BRIEF PROFILE:
 
Stephen Grindlay left Celtics junior set up in 1999 to join Newcastle. He spent two seasons at the club playing Youth & Reserve level football. After an unsuccessful trial at Grimsby Town Grindlay was released by Newcastle & he joined his local side.  Dumbarton for the first time. He would remain with them for 6 years, becoming a regular in the first team & was named young player of the year in 2004.  In his final season 2006-07 he kept 15 clean sheets. He next spent a season at Queen of the South. He struggled t keep his place, but did feature for them in 4 league matches. He next joined Ayr United & began to establish himself in the first team. He featured regularly in their Division II promotion side. His second season with them was more difficult & after 3 pre season friendly appearances, keeping 2 clean sheets; he only got 4 league starts & 1 cup. In July 2010 Stephen returned to Dumbarton & remained with the club until May 2015. During his time with them he assisted in their Division II promotion play off side of 2011-12.  
 
STEPHEN GRINDLAY TESTIMONIAL MATCH- MAY 10th.2015
STEPHEN GRINDLAY SELECT XI 1(0)  : 8(4)  DUMBARTON XI. (At Dumbarton Football Stadium).
Goal Scorers: D.McALLUM (1 GOAL- 14), M.MEGGINSON (2 GOALS- 30 & 32), C.TURNER (70), J.KILPATRICK ( 2 GOALS- 28 & 56), S.TAGGART (81), M.HOPKINS (88), Dumbarton. P.FLANNERY (53 mins) Grindlay XI.
Referee: Colin Steven (Glasgow). Attendance:  297.
 
GRINDLAY SELECT XI: STEPHEN GRINDLAY (SUB- 45 MICHAEL WHITE) (SUB- 66 JOHN WIGHT), MICHAEL DICKIE (SUB- 20 NEIL SCALLY) (SUB- 62 ALEX GRACE) (SUB- 84 BILLY KING), JAMES CREANEY, JACK ROSS (SUB- 72 JIM MEECHAN), MARTIN McNIFF, MICHAEL KEENAN (SUB- 45 CROWN), RYAN BORRIS (SUB- 20 GRAEME RAMAGE) (SUB- 45 HUGH MURRAY) (SUB 66 HUGH WARD), HUGH MURRAY (SUB- 20 BILLY KING) (SUB- 45 ANDY GEGGAN), BRYAN PRUNTY (SUB- 68 PAUL RONALD), MARK ROBERTS (SUB- 45 PADDY FLANNERY) (SUB- 68 ANDY BROWN), JOHN DILLON (SUB- 45 ROBERTSON) (SUB- 81 RYAN BORRIS)…  (MANAGER- CRAIG BRITTAIN)
 
DUMBARTON XI: JAMIE EWINGS (SUB- 45 STEPHEN GRINDLAY) (SUB- 77 JOSH LUMSDEN), SCOTT TAGGART, SCOTT LINTON (SUB- 63 GLEN EADIE), DANIEL LIGHTBODY (SUB- 45 JOSEPH COLEMAN), COLL McCALLUM (SUB- 77 SCOTT LINTON), CHRIS TURNER (SUB- 77 MITCHEL MEGGINSON), DONALD  McCALLUM (SUB- 77 JORDAN KIRKPATRICK), SCOTT AGNEW (SUB- 77 GARRY FLEMING), GARRY FLEMING (SUB- 63 MIKEY HOPKINS), MITCHEL ‘MITCH’ MEGGINSON (SUB- 63 RYAN CLARK), JORDAN KIRKPATRICK (SUB- 63 KEIR WHITEFIELD)
 
The day went well, with Stephen played the first half in goal for his XI & then the second half for the Dumbarton XI, until he went off to great applause in the 77th minute. He held his son Shay as he waived farewell to the club. His Select XI side had conceded 4 goals by half time, with him having little chance in stopping any of the goals. His sides sub Flannery pulled one back for them in the second half in the 53rd minute. this briefly made a more credible score line. However, the stronger Dumbarton side kept on knocking in goals until two minutes from time; giving them a tally of 8. 
 
Stephen Grindlay had already been a guest at the club at a successful sell out Testimonial Dinner on March 7th.2015; held in the Community Suite at Dumbarton Football Stadium. The following events also took place:  Testimonial  Bowls Day on May 24th. at ‘the Rock Bowling Club, Dumbarton  & a Testimonial Golf Day on June 4th. 2015 at Cardross Golf Club

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PETER HADDOCK TESTIMONIAL

HADDOCK, PETER MURRAY 

ROLE: DEFENDER
HEIGHT: 5ft 11ins. (190). WEIGHT;  ?
DOB: DEC.9th.1961, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.       
 
CAREER
 
CRAMLINGTON JUNIOR (UP TO 1976), 
NUFC (JUNIORS- OCT.1976 Then PRO;  DEC.1979 To JUL.1986).
DUNEDIN CITY (New Zealand- LOAN- 1985),
BURNLEY (LOAN- 1985 To 1986- 7 LEAGUE APPS).
LEEDS UNITED (TRANSFER FEE- £45 000 JUL.1986 To JUL.1992- Retired Due To Injury- 130 (+16) APPS (106 (+12) LEAGUE), 1 LEAGUE GOAL)
 
NUFC: 1ST TEAM PLAYING RECORD
 
Total Apps;  61 (+4), 53 (+4) League;  0 Goals. 
 
HONOURS
 
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION II- CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1989-90 (LEEDS UNITED)
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION II- CHAMPIONSHIP  PROMOTION 1983-84 (NUFC- 3 APPS)
SOUTH NORTHUMBERLAND BOYS REPRESENTATIVE APPEARANCES- EARLY 1970’S
LEEDS UNITED PLAYER OF THE SEASON 1988. 

 
Occupation (Post Football):- Royal Mail Parcel force worker
 
PLAYER PROFILE
 
Defender Peter Haddock developed his football skills in the 70’s playing for his local junior club in Cramlington. Newcastle signed him up as younger in October 1976 when still at school; while also gaining selection for South Northumberland Boys. He progressed through the junior youth team ranks & reserves, playing alongside players like Beardsley and was offered a professional contract in December 1979. On September 5th 1981 he made his first team league debut in a 3;0 away defeat to QPR. After a couple of appearances from the bench, he cemented his place in the side & by the end of the 1981-82 season he had notched up a total of 30 league appearances. The side ended the season defeating Crystal Palace 2;1; with Haddock at right back.  The result saw them complete the season in 9th place. He also featured in the sides 3 FA Cup matches that season. The following season saw him featured at left half gaining another 17 starts, but then lost his place to Carney as the side just missed out on promotion in 5th place; as the Keegan inspired side gained momentum. The promotion season saw Haddock only gained a few outings; including appearances from the bench. As Newcastle establish themselves back in the top tier  of league football; he only got one outing during the 84-85 season & Peter’s final first appearance for Newcastle came on May 3rd in a 2;0 defeat at Leicester. In total he featured 61 (+4 as sub) matches; of which 53 (+4) were in the league. During his time at Newcastle, Haddock had a brief stint in New Zealand with Dunedin & also had a spell on loan at Burnley; making7 league appearances.
 
In July 1986 he moved to Leeds United for a fee of £45 000; making his debut on August 23rd in a 2;1 defeat to Blackburn Rovers.  Despite being hindered by injuries, he went on to make 130 (+16 as sub) first team appearances for Leeds; a popular player who became their player of the year in 1988; acquiring the nickname ‘Fish’. As a defender, Peter did get one goal during his of his career. This was during the 1987-88 season, in a 4;2 victory over Swindon on November 21st. He assisted them to promotion from, Division II as league champions in the 1989-90 season. Unfortunately, in July 1992 having sustained a serious injury, he was forced to retire from the game. His final game at Leeds, was when he sustained the injury. It was in an unsuccessful League Cup Semi Final tie verses Manchester United in February 1991. Leeds United rewarded his services as a loyal & versatile player for them; with a fitting testimonial during the 93-94 season. After his playing days, Peter worked for the Royal Mail, after having run a sports memorabilia business for a while.                
 
PETER HADDOCK TESTIMONIAL MATCH;
 
MAR.21ST.1994, LEEDS UNITED v BRADFORD  CITY; Won 3(1) ; 2(2). Goal Scorers; PAUL  JEWELL (9 mins), NEIL TOLSON (19 mins), Bradford.  COLIN HOYLE (OG) (13 mins), JAMIE FORRESTER (50 mins), ROD WALLACE (62 mins) Leeds. (At Elland Road). Attendance: Over 6 100,. Referee; Robert Hart (Darlington)..
Both Gary Speed & David Batty played for the first half. However, Peter Haddock could not play due to injury
LEEDS UTD; JOHN LUKIC (SUB- 45 MARK BEENEY), CHRIS KAMARA (SUB- 45 ANDY COUZENS), TONY DORIGO (SUB- 45 KEVIN SHARP), DAVID BATTY (SUB- 45 STEVE HODGE), JON NEWSOME (SUB- 45 ROBERT BOWMAN), CHRIS FAIRCLOUGH (SUB- 45 DAVID WETHERALL), GORDON STRACHAN (SUB- 26 DAVID WHITE), BOBBY DAVISON (SUB- 2ND  Half- JAMIE FORRESTER), BRIAN DEANE (SUB- 2ND Half- ROD WALLACE), VINNY JONES (SUB- 45 MARK TINKLER), GARY SPEED (SUB- 45 NOEL WHELAN) 
BRADFORD CITY;  PAUL TOMLINSON, GARY WILLIAMS, WAYNE HESELTINE (SUB- 45 CRAIG LAWFORD), MICHAEL DUXBURY, COLIN HOYLE, DEAN RICHARDS (SUB- 2ND Half- GRAEME TOMLINSON), MICHAEL McHUGH, GARY ROBSON, NEIL TOLSON (SUB- 55 FRANK STAPLETON), PAUL JEWELL, PAUL REID
 
PRE  MATCH (MICO LIGHTING SPONSORED) GAME;. LEEDS UNITED EXECUTIVE XI v ASDA SELECT XI, Match played prior; Score Not Known.    
LEEDS EXEC. XI (Programme Line Up): JOHN CLARKE, CRAIG GRESHAM, TREVOR LAMBERT, RICHARD GROOME, RICHARD ANDERSON, ANDREW TURNER, MARTIN OATES, JONATHAN RIMMINGTON, ANDREW TAYLOR, MARTIN GOLDMAN, RICHARD KIRBY (SUBS- MIKE BANCROFT, P.DOWDING, HAMED AKUDI, M.DOWDING, JOHN DAVY).  
ASDA SELECT XI (Programme Line Up): MARK FENTON, CHRIS BECKINGHAM, STEVE JEBSON, IAN RODGER, ALLAN LEIGHTON, JOE DOOLEY, TIM HURRELL, STEVE CAIN, DAVE DOWNEY, SIMON LORD, ARCHIE NORMAN (SUB- KEITH ANNAL, SIMON SMITHERS, PAUL BELL, IAN HUGHES)               
 
The six thousands plus fans at testimonial night who raised over £22000, were rewarded with an entertaining game of football; seeing the return of ex players David Batty, Chris Kamara, Bobby Davison & Vinny Jones. Peter was unable to play due to his injury; but did led the teams out with his two sons as macots, at the start of the proceedings. However, it was Bradford who scored first through Paul Jewell; in the opening 10 minutes. Leeds drew level four minutes later, when Davison crossed the ball into the box and it went in off Hoyle for an own goal. In the 19th minute, Tolson gave City the lead again, which kept for the remainder of the first period. Strachan had end his involvement early, getting injured in the 26th minute. There were changes for both sides at half time and as the game progressed, with Leeds proving to be the stronger side in the second half. In the 50th minute Forrester scored the Leeds equaliser& then in the 62nd minute substitute David White crossed from the right for Wallace to put through what proved to be the winner; with Leeds United defeating Bradford City 3;2.       
 

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JONES, GORDON EDWARD (NUFC 1st Team Combined XI Friendly App: NOV.1968)

ROLE: FULL BACK.
HEIGHT: ? WEIGHT: ?
DOB: MAR.6th.1943, SEDGEFIELD, Co. DURHAM.
 
CAREER
 
AS A PLAYER:
MIDDLESBROUGH ((JUNIOR, Then PRO: 1960 To JAN.1973- TOTAL APPS: 527 (+5), 457 (+5) LEAGUE, 5 GOALS, 4 LEAGUE),
NUFC/BORO COMBINED XI (GUEST APP: 1968)
DARLINGTON (FREE TRANSFER- JAN.19731972 To 1975- LEAGUE APPS: 85, 5 GOALS). CROOK TOWN (1975+). RETIRED.
 
AS A COACH:
CROOK TOWN (1St TEAM COACH)
 
NUFC: FRIENDLY APPEARANCE DETAILS
 
1968-69 SEASON: NUFC/MIDDLESBROUGH COMBINED SELECT XI GUEST APPEARANCE: NOV.24th.1968. 
NOV.24th.1968, NUFC/MIDDLESBROUGH SELECT XI v DARLINGTON XI, Won 8:3. DICKIE DEACON TESTIMONIAL. 1 GOAL- Pen – 2nd Half. START- Outside Left
 
HONOURS
 
ENGLAND: UNDER 23’s APPEARANCES (To Be Added)
ENGLAND YOUTH APPEARANCES: 9, 0 Goals (To Be Added)
ENGLISH DIVISION II PROMOTION 1966-67 SEASON (BORO)
MIDDLESBROUGH PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 1966 & 1971
MIDDLESBOROUGH 2nd HIGHEST APEEARANCE RECORD.
 
BRIEF PROFILE
 
Gordon Jones joined Middlesbrough as a junior, but quickly found himself making his debut in October 1960 in a League Cup 4:3 defeat to Cardiff City. The club had spotted him playing at England Youth Level. It was the start of a career mostly dedicated to playing loyally for Middlesbrough. There were low points as Boro slumped into Division III at the end of the 1965-66 season, only to bounce back & get promoted the following season, with Jones as club captain. His Boro career spanned 13 years & saw him become Middlesbrough’s second highest all time appearances player, playing for them 532 times; netting 5 goals. His connection with Newcastle came on November 24th 1968 when he was in a Newcastle / Boro Combined XI verses Darlington. The match was for Dickie Deacon’s Testimonial & he scored a penalty in their 8:3 victory. After a deserved testimonial a year later, he went on to play for Boro until January 1973. Now in the twilight of his career he was given a free transfer to Darlington, assisting then avoid relegation from Division IV. Following his 85 appearances at Feethams, scoring another 5 goals, defender Jones ended his career at non league Crook Town & he also became their coach for a while. Following his retirement he went int0o business locally.    
 
TESTIMONIAL MATCH:-
GORDON JONES TESTIMONIAL MATCH- NOV.11th.1969, Ayresome Park. Att: 7000 to 8000, Ref: Kevin Howley (Billingham).
MIDDLESBROUGH 3(1) ALL STARS XI 4(0). Scorers: J.HICKTON (2 GOALS- 1 1st Half & 1 2nd Half), D.CHADWICK (2nd Half), Boro. B.ROBSON (2nd Half), B.MONCUR (2nd Half), A, HORSFIELD (2nd Half), J. O’ROUKE (2nd Half), All Stars.

G. Butler was to play but couldn’t & Cecil Irwin took his place on a very wet evening
BORO (Included): GORDON JONES, DAVID CHADWICK, JOHN HICKTON, JOHN CROSSAN… 
 (The Programme Listed: WILLIE WHIGHAM, ALEC SMITH, ALAN MOODY, GORDON JONES, GEORGE SMITH, DICKIE ROOKS, FRANK SPRAGGON, GEORGE KINNELL, DAVID CHADWICK, MIKE KEAR, JOHNNY CROSSAN, STAN WEBB, JOHN HICKTON, ERIC McMORDIE (Injured), DERRICK DOWNING).
ALL STARS XI (Included): JIM MONTGOMERY, CECIL IRWIN, BOB MONCUR, ARTHUR HORSFIELD, BRYAN ‘POP’ ROBSON,
JOHN O’ROUKE (Ipswich)…
30 Minute Match Played Prior:- EX BORO XO 3 : 1 STAN ANDERSON XI:
Scorers: J.LIVINGSTONE (2 Goals), P.BRINE (1 Goal), Ex Boro XI. H.CHARLTON (1 Goal), S.Anderson XI
*EX BORO (From Programme): ROLANDO UGOLINI, DEREK STONEHOUSE, GEORGE HARDWICK, HARRY BELL, RAY YEOMAN, JIMMY GORDON, BILLY DAY, BILL HARRIS, WILF MANNION, JOHNNY SPHULER) (2 of the players were replaced by JOE LIVINGSTONE, PETER BRINE).
*S.ANDERSON XI (From Programme): MAURICE EMMERSON, BOBBY COWELL, ALF McMICHAEL, STAN ANDERSON, BILLY HORNER, BRIAN MYTON, HARRY CHARLTON, JIMMY GREENHALGH, JACKIE MILBURN, GEORGE WARDLE, BOBBY MITCHELL

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KENNEDY, KEITH VERNON (1ST TEAM- 1968 To 1972)

HEIGHT: 5ft 7ins. (1970). WEGHT: ?
DOB: MAR.5th.1952, SUNDERLAND
 
CAREER
 
NUFC (JUNIOR AUG.1968, Then PRO: JUL.1970 To  OCT.1972).
BURY (TRANSFER FEE- £3000 OCT.1972 To AUG.1982).
MANSFIELD TOWN (FREE TRANSFER- AUG.1982 To 1983).
BARROW (1983 To 1985?)
MORECAMBE (1985 To 1988).
NETHERFIELD. COLNE DYNAMOES. RETIRED. 
 
NUFC: 1ST TEAM PLAYING RECORD
 
1971-72 SEASON: TOTAL / LEAGUE APP: 1, 0 GOALS. 
APR.8th.1972, NOTTINGHAM FOREST, Lost 0:1, Div. 1. START- Left Back
 
HONOURS
 
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION IV PROMOTION 1973-74 (BURY).
 
BRIEF PROFILE
 
Sunderland born Keith Kennedy w as on Newcastle’s book as a junior from 1968, before his more famous brother followed him into St. James Park. He progressed through the Northern Intermediate League Juniors ranks into the reserves & on April 8th 1972, he finally got his chance to play in the first team. His debut against the then mighty Nottingham Forest resulted in a 1:0 defeat. Keith admits he did not do himself just that day, playing in his familiar left back role. Later that year in October he was sold to Bury for the modest fee of £3000 & a 10 year career now followed. In the 1973-74 his side won promotion from the old Division IV to Division III. A feat, which is still fondly remembered by Bury fans. A rare goal from Kennedy came in Bury’s last home game of the season when they beat Newport County 5:0 & he scored with a header. Another high point of Keith’s career there was in 1980 when they reached the 5th Round of the FA Cup & were drawn against brother Alan’s top English side Liverpool. Although they lost 2:0, Bury & Keith did not disgrace themselves & on national TV gave a very good account of themselves. Keith also had the opportunity to play against Newcastle in the League Cup in 1980. Despite losing 3:2 at St. James Park in the away leg they won 1:0 at home & won through to the next round on away goals. At the end of his time with Bury in August 1982, Keith had made over 450 competitive appearances; 404 in the league; scoring 4 goals. Before he left in May 1982 was given a testimonial & full details can bee below. In August 1982 he was transferred to Mansfield Town. After only one season playing in 34 league matches; he then moved North West to Barrow. In the twilight of his career he then played Morecambe, Netherfield & then Colne Dynamoes; before retiring from the game. After his playing days, Keith ran a greeting cards business in the Bury area.
 
KEITH KENNEDY TESTIMONIAL MATCH: MAY 19th. 1982 (At Home at Gigg Lane, Bury)
BURY SELECY XI v LIVERPOOL, Lost 7(2) : 8(2). Goal Scorers: DAVID JOHNSON (2 GOALS- 22 + 84 mins), CRAIG JOHNSTON (29 mins), PAUL HILTON (70 mins), STEVE OGRIZOVIC (72 mins), KEITH KENNEDY (2 GOALS 81 + 82 mins), CRAIG MADDEN (86 mins): LIVERPOOL. JOHN MURRAY (34 mins), KEITH KENNEDY (38 mins), DEREK SPENCE (55 mins), JIMMY McILWRAITH (2 GOALS- 60 + 80 mins), ALAN WHITEHEAD (63 mins), JEFF CHANDLER (77 mins):  BURY.
Attendance: 5 692. Referee: Tony Walbeis
 
This testimonial match in recognition of Keith Kennedy’s 10 seasons at Bury. It was a festive occasion, with Liverpool entering into the spirit of the occasion. Hey began with a strong eleven & at half time the score stood at 2:2. Terry McDermott had crossed for David Johnson’s Liverpool opener in the 22nd minute. Craig Johnston fired home a second soon after then up stepped John Murray to pull one back for Kennedy’s Bury Select XI. Keith then got an opening after good work from Murray & Spence to fire home an equaliser in the 38th minute. In the second with scores level both team re emerged with a number of changes; the main pone of which was the swapping of sides of Keith Kennedy who now played alongside brother Alan. It was Bury who took the lead on 55 through Spence & they went 4:2 up on the hour when sub McIlwraith scored with his first touch of the ball after replacing Reid. Incredibly 3 minutes later Whitehead made it five, before Liverpool began a revival. Paul Hilton hit home for Liverpool on 70, Ogrizovic scored 2 minutes later & then Bury reclaimed a 2 goal cushion through Chandler. McLwraith made it 7 to Bury with 10 minutes to go; then enter centre stage Keith Kennedy. From the kick off after that goal Keith Kennedy fired the ball in from the half way line. Just a minute later, Keith had dribbled through the defence to score past Grobbelaar making it 7:6; setting up a tense finish. On 84 mins Terry McDermott set David Johnson for an equaliser 7 then in the 86th minute, Craig Madden finish off a passing move, by scoring the winning making it 8:7 to Liverpool. Alan’s change of side at half time, saw him realise a dream he had held to play for Liverpool.  Gorbbelaar in goal was a feature of the game with an ‘eccentric’, performance;  with the fans responding to his antics. At the end of the game, Keith received tremendous applause despite the poor weather on a very memorable night.           
 
BURY SELECT (K.KENNEDY) XI: NEVILLE SOUTHALL, PAT HOWARD (Replaced- GERRY KEENAN), KEITH KENNEDY (replaced- 45 mins), DEREK SPENCE, PETER SWAN, ALAN WHITEHEAD, JEFF CHANDLER (Guest- Bolton Wan), PETER REID (Replaced- 59 mins JIMMY McILWRAITH), ALAN ROWLAND, BRIAN WILLIAMS, JOHN MURRAY.
LIVERPOOL: BRUCE GROBBELAAR, ALAN KENNEDY, ALAN HANSEN (Replaced- 45 STEVE OGRZOVIC), CRAIG JOHNSTON (Replaced 45 mins KEITH KENNEDY), SAMMY LEE, TERRY McDERMOTT, DAVID JOHNSON, IAN RUSH, CRAIG MADDEN, THOMAS GORE, PAUL HILTON. GRAEME SOURNESS (Replaced- 45 mins, PETER FARRELL). 

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MILNER, JOHN FRANK (Youth/Reserve- 1989To 1992)

ROLE: FORWARD & MIDFIELDER.
HEIGHT: ? WEIGHT: ?
DOB: FEB.26th.1974, SUNDERLAND.
 
CAREER
 
NUFC (YOUTH/TRAINEE 1989 To 1992). SEAHAM RED STAR (1992-93).
BISHOP AUCKLAND (1993-94). SOUTH SHIELDS (1994-95).
BEDLINGTON TERRIERS (1995 To 2006). YORK CITY (TRIAL). SOUTHAMPTON (TRIAL).
ST. MIRREN (TRIAL). WASHINGTON (2007-08).
BEDLINGTON TERRIERS (‘SELECT XI- MELHARMISON TESTIMONIAL JUL.2007 + Then 2008-09).
RYTON (Summer 2009 To 2010- 1 APP). RETIRED
 
The first sighting of a very youthful associated schoolboy, John Milner at Newcastle United was during the 1989-90 season. He made 5 substitute appearances for the Youth team during their Northern Intermediate League campaign; with his first being on September 30th when the side thrashed Middlesbrough 6:1. His last was on October 28th when they lost 3:0 to Leeds United.
During the 1991-92 season Milner got a chance to step up & play for the reserves. His competitive debut at that level was on December 5th coming on as a sub. in a 1:1 draw with Coventry City in a Pontin’s Central League Division I  match. On December 17th he got another chance to come from the bench in a 3:2 league defeat to Rotherham United. After a further league game as a sub on January 15th when they lost 6:0 to Nottingham Forest, he got a start on April 4th. at right back in a 3:2 defeat to Aston Villa. John also came on as a sub in the sides Northumberland Senior Cup 2nd Round 4:2 defeat to Whitley Bay on January 18th. Once again the majority of his action was with the youth team & he played in a further 19(+2) Northern Intermediate League matches. He featured in the opening 2:0 win over Doncaster Rovers on August 10th at right back & scored the first of 2 goals on September 4th in a 1;1 draw with Halifax Town. He also scored on December 12th in a 2:1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers. The last of league appearances in the side was on April 27th when they lost 4:0 to Middlesbrough, with the side ending the season in 12th place. He also played in all 3 of the sides Northern Intermediate League matches, beginning with their 1st Round 0:0 draw with Hull City. They won they replay 2:1 on November 19th & then lost the 2nd Round tie 4:1 to Bradford City on February 5th. Finally he also got a start in the FA Youth Cuo 4:0 defeat to Middlesbrough on November 28th playing in an unusual outside left role. John Milner made his debut for Bedlington Terriers in 1995; in a  league game against Murton, scoring on his debut. During the 1998-99 season John hit a rich vein of goal scoring form. On August 29th he hit 4 in an 8:1 win over Shildon in the league. On September 17th. he hit 6 in a &:0 victory over Penrith. Also in September on the 19th. In an FA. Cup 1st. Qualifying Round tie; he hit 5 in an 11:1 thrashing of Pickering. On January 9th. he hit a hat trick in a FA. Vase 7:3 win over Banstead Athletic & then a further four times on February 6th. in a 5:2 win over Guisborough Trinity in the league. Near the end of the 2000-01 season Bedlington Terriers progressed into the final of the Northumberland Senior Cup & faced Newcastle United Reserves on May ??? 2001. The game finished at 1:1 after 90 minutes & went to extra time, with Newcastle finally winning out this closely fought match 3:1. Although Milne did not score in the game, he came agonisingly close on a few occasions.  Veteran John saw little football action during the 2009-10 season & only made one first team competitive appearance for Ryton. This was on March 23rd.2010 in a Northern League 3:0 defeat to his old club Bedlington Terriers..
 
NUFC: PLAYER HISTORY:
 
1989-90 Season- YOUTH / JUNIORS: Total / League 0(+5);  0 Goals.
1990-91 Season (Details Not Known)
1991-92 Season- RESRRVES: Total Apps: 1(+4), 1(+3) League;  0 Goals.
1991-92 Season- YOUTH / JUNIORS: Total Apps: 23(+2); 19(+2) League;  2 League Goals. 
 
HONOURS
 
NORTHUMBERLAND SENIOR CUP FINAL WINNER 1996-97, 1997-98, 2000-01 (BEDLINGTON)
NORTHUMBERLAND SENIOR CUP FINAL RUNNER UP 2000-01, 2003-04 (BEDLINGTON ).
FA VASE FINAL RUNNER UP v TIVERTON, 1999 (BEDLINGTON).
NORTHERN LEAGUE WINNER: 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02. RUNNER UP: 2002-03 (BEDLINGTON)
NORTHERN LEAGUE CUP FINAL WINNER 1996-97, 2000-01 (BEDLINGTON)
NORTHERN LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR- 1998-99.
NORTHERN LEAGUE GOAL SCORING RECORD- MOST GOALS IN A SEASON- 65: 1998-99
RADIO NEWCASTLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR- 1999-2000, 2000-01
FA NATIONAL NON LEAGUE INDIVIDUAL MERIT AWARD 1998-99.
Current Occupation: Production Operative.  
 
JOHN MILNER TESTIMONIAL MATCH- JUL.31st. 2005
‘MILNER’S PAST & PRESENT TERRIERS SELECT XI v NORTH EAST LEGENDS SELECT XI, Won 4(1) : 3(2).
(At Welfare Park, Bedlington). Scorers: Richie Bond (1st Half), John Milner (2 Goals- 2nd Half), Gary Middleton (2nd Half) (Milner XI). Martin Gray (1st Half), Paul Baker (1st Half Pen), Alan Shoulder (2nd Half).
Attendance: Not Known. Referee: Alan Harper.

The match was a great success on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Lee Clark could only watch on from the side lines for contractual reasons, but a host of players turned out in his honour including Ex Newcastle players; Kevin Carr, John Anderson, Derek Bell, Jeff Wrightson, Alan Shoulder, Ian Bogie, Warren Teasdale & Gareth McAlindon, along with acting manager Joe Allon. Milner’s Terriers Select XI scored first through Bond, then Gray equalised who shot was chipped over the keeper Powell. The NE Legends took the lead before half time when Cross was judged to have fouled Baker, who then scored from the spot kick. In the second half Shoulder fired over the keeper the give the Legends a 3:1 lead. However, not long after Carr was replaced in goal, testimonial man Milner scored two goals from crosses. He also assisted the winning goal, with a pass to Middleton who slotted the ball in from close range.    

MILNER’S XI: GARETH POWELL, STEVE HARMISON (Durham CCC), MARTIN PIKE, WARREN TEASDALE, JAMES HARMISON, GARY MIDDLETON, MICKY CROSS, STEVE BOON, RICHIE BOND, JOHN MILNER, MEL HARMISON. Subs Used: TOMMY DITCHBURN, SAM KITCHEN, LEE BOYLE, GARETH McALINDON.
NE LEGENDS XI: KEVIN CARR (Replaced by ? 2nd Half), JOHN ANDERSON, DEREK BELL, MICK TAIT, GARY BENNETT, MARTIN GRAY, ALAN SHOULDER, IAN BOGIE, PAUL BAKER, JEFF WRIGHTSON, BRIAN ATKINSON. Subs Used: MICKY HORSWILL, DION RAITT. ‘TEAM MANAGER’ JOE ALLON.
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MONTGOMERIE,RAYMOND (RAY / 'MONTY') (Reserves + 1st Team Friendly- Jan.1980 To May 1981) 

ROLE: FORWARD, Then DEFENDER.
HEIGHT: 5. 10 ½. (1.77m) WEIGHT: ?  (1990)
DOB: APR.17th.1961, IRVINE, SCOTLAND.

CAREER

SALTCOATS VICTORIA (JUNIORS 1976 To 1980). ARDROSSAN ACADEMY (1976 To 1978).
NUFC (JAN.1980 To MAY 1981- RELEASED). DUMBARTON (AUG.1981 To AUG.1988).
KILMARNOCK (TRANSFER FEE- £10 000: AUG.1988 To MAY 1999).
PARTICK THISTLE (MAY 1999 To 2000- RETIRED).
SALTCOATS VICTORIA (CHAIRMAN + Part Time Back Up Player- 2003 To 2010).

NUFC: 1ST. TEAM FRIENDLY PLAYING HISTORY

SEASON 1980-81: TOTAL / FRIENDLY APPS: 1 (+2); 1 GOAL:-
JUL.22nd.1980, ATK OSKARASHAMS, Won 3:0, Sweden Pre Season Tour. SUB.
JUL.24th.1980, TREELEBORGS FF; Draw 1:1, Sweden Pre Season Tour. SUB.
JUL.28th.1908, TORMELILLA, Won 3:1, Sweden Pre Season Tour. 1 GOAL- START.

HONOURS
 
TENNANTS SCOTTISH FA CUP FINAL- 1997 (KILMARNOCK).
SCOTTISH LEAGUE DIVISION 1- RUNNER UP / PROMPTION: 1992-93 (KILMARNOCK)
SCOTTISH DIVISION II- RUNNER UP / PROMOTION: 1989-90 (KILMARNOCK).
AYRSHIRE FA CUP FINAL- WINNER: 1989-90 (KILMARNOCK), 1991-92, 1997-98 (RESERVES).
AYRSHIRE FA CUP FINAL- RUNNER UP:  1988-89, 1990-91 (KILMARNOCK).
 
TESTIMONIAL MATCH: JUL.18th.1998 KILMARNOCK v CELTIC Lost 1:2.
(TOTAL KILMARNOCK APPS: 354 (+19); 10 Goals)
 
SCOTTISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS UNDER 18’s SHIELD FINAL- RUNNER UP: 1977
(NORTH AYRSHIRE DISTRICT SCHOOLS).
 
CURRENT OCCUPATION: KILMARNOCK FC: PUBLIC RELATONS & MATCH DAY MANAGER.
 
Ray Montgomerie’s football talents were recognised from an early age. He had progressed from his local school side, Argyle Primary in Saltcoats to senior school & was selected as a teenager to play for Ardrossan Academy. It was here that he first got the chance to play at Hampden Park & was in their side who played in the 1977 final of the Scottish Schools Under 18 competition & were runners up. They also won a number of other local competitions. Ray was now a member of the junior side Saltcoats Victoria & it was while there he was spotted by Newcastle. Newcastle signed him in Jan.1980 & he was a regular goal scorer as centre forward for the Newcastle reserve sides in both the Central League & Northern Alliance, during the second half of the 1979-80 season. He sufficiently impressed to be included in the Scandinavian Pre Season Tour in 1980 & played in three of the first teams friendly matches over there during the remainder of that season. Ron McGarry was then Newcastle’s manager & he had brought him to the club in his late teens & it was a promising start for them. However, once season 1980-81 got underway a combination of homesickness & the arrival of Arthur Cox as the new manager; bringing in a lot of new players, saw him leave having only taken to the field on a few more occasions for the reserves. Thinking back Ray says maybe if he had felt up to approaching Cox to give him a run out, maybe things would have been different. Ray still has fond memories of travelling to the training ground on the bus with fellow players Kenny Wharton, Chris Withe & Chris Waddle.
 
After Newcastle released him at the end of the 1980-81 season, it was not long before he joined Dumbarton back in Scotland. He made his debut on Aug.29th. 1981 against East Stirlingshire, wearing the No.7 shirt. They unfortunately lost 3:0, but a week later he scored his first goal for Dumbarton in a 4:0 win over Queen of the South. His senior playing career now began to progress & he became a regular in the first team & his switch to a defender came in Nov.1982 when played as a right back. By the time he was transferred to Kilmarnock in 1988, he had made 175 (+5 sub) league appearances for Dumbarton. In addition Ray had also played in a further 15 (+2 sub) Scottish FA, & League Cup ties; scoring 8 league goals. Ray was a permanent fixture in the Dumbarton side which gained promotion from the 1st. Division to the Premier League in 1983-84. His appearance total would have undoubtedly have been higher had he not had an injury which kept him out of action for a lot of the following season when they were relegated again. His transfer was not a smooth one as Ray recalls Kilmarnock had tried to buy him the year before but it was blocked & when they did purchase him he was out of contract. Despite this Dumbarton held onto his registration until he finally left to join Kilmarnock & a fee was agreed. Although he was not on the score sheet in the league during his first season at Kilmarnock, he played over 30 games. Ray’s career there did not get off to a successful start & they were relegated at the end of his first season. Ray recalls ‘this was definitely the low point of my career’, especially having won the last game of the season 6:0. A high point of his first season was a momentous 11:0 win over Girvan in the semi final of Ayrshire Cup , in which he scored two. The following season things now began to take off at Kilmarnock & they gained promotion to the Scottish First Division as runners up of Division Two in 1989-90. Ray fondly recalls the 2:1 victory over Cowdenbeath on May 5th. which clinched promotion. It was a nervous affair, with their opponents pulling a goal back with 13 minutes to go, with Kilmarnock having been one up. Drama came not long after when they were awarded a penalty, which was thankfully converted & after the final whistle, the fans celebration were fantastic. An emphatic 8:1 win away to Meadowbank in 1991 was another great day in his career as Kilmarnock chased promotion. This success finally came for Ray & the club in the 1992-93 season, when they were runners up of Division One. Games came thick & fast towards the end of their first Premier League season, having just lost out to Rangers in the Semi Final of the Scottish FA. Cup, they faced Celtic in the league. They won 2:0 in a week were Ray recalls Tommy Burns (player/manager) praising their ‘superhuman effort’. Despite this result, the season had not gone well & regulation was only avoided after a nerve racking & emotional draw away to Hibs. Ray’ greatest testimony to his time at ‘Killy’ was being apart of their Scottish Cup winning side of 1997; in what he describes as the happiest day of his career. The cup final was at Ibrox, & Kilmarnock won the trophy for only the third time in their history by defeating Falkirk 1:0. Ray was now Kilmarnock’s captain & he describes it as such a privilege after pressurised build up, as hope & expectation built before the game. Once on the pitch Ray felt his nervousness left him & although the game was not exactly a classic, the winning result for the club for the first time in 68 years, left him & many others including his brother in tears. The emotional open top bus parade with trophy was another overwhelming experience. Ray remained good friends with Tommy Burns & he was invited to return to St. James Park to view a European Champions League game match against PSV in 1997, by Tommy, when he was coach at Newcastle under Kenny Dalglish.It was after his tenth season at Kilmarnock was over that Kilmarnock rewarded him with a testimonial. It was fittingly played against Celtic. Kilmarnock narrowly lost out 2:1 on a memorable night. Age finally caught up with Ray, & after 11 seasons he left, with his total of 298 (+16 substitution) appearances putting him in the top 14 of Kilmarnock’s players. Ray left Kilmarnock for Partick Thistle in 1999 as his playing career entered its twilight years; with what he described as a ‘heavy heart’. In 2001 Ray hung up his boots after one season in Division Two with Partick Thistle.  Further details of Ray’s career can be found in a tribute / testimonial book produced during his testimonial season, entitled ‘Monty, Monty.. Monty, Monty’. Ray was not long out of playing, when his old club Kilmarnock presented him with the opportunity to return as their ‘match day manager’ in 2002; & it’s a role he still enjoys today. Although retired as a player, Ray who is now Chairman of his originally club Saltcoats Victoria still gets called upon to help out occasionally. He has actually played on several occasions for the club when his side have become ravaged by injury. Finally Raymond (junior), his son is currently on Queens Parks books.  
 
RAYMOND MONGOMERIE TESTIMONIAL JUL.18th.1998
KILMARNOCK v CELTIC. Score 1(1) : 2(2). Venue: Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Goal Scorers: PAUL WRIGHT (20 mins), Kilmarnock. HENRIK LARSSON (40 mins), SIMON DONNELLY (44 mins).
Attendance: 6860. Referee: Jim McCluskey (Kilwinning, Scotland).
KILMARNOCK: GORDON MARSHALL, GUS MACPHERSON, DYLAN KERR, RAY MONGOMERIE, KEVIN McGOWNE (SUB- JIM LAUCHLAN), JOHN HENRY (SUB- ALAN MAHOOD), PAT NEVIN (SUB- 2nd Half ALEX BURKE), ALLY MITCHELL (SUB- DAVID BAGAN), PAUL WRIGHT, IAN DURRANT, MARK ROBERTS
CELTIC: JONATHAN GOULD (SUB- 2nd Half STEWART KERR), TOM BOYD, STEPHANE MAHE, ENRICO ANNONI (SUB- COLIN HEALY). MALKY MACKAY, TOSH McKINLAY, HENRIK LARSSON, CRAIG BURLEY (SUB- JOHN-PAUL McBRIDE), SIMON DONNELLY, DARREN JACKSON (SUB- MARK BURCHALL), MORTEN WIEGHORST (SUB- 2nd Half REGI BLINKER).
 
Ray was 37 when he stepped out at Rugby park for the last time in his testimonial in July 1998. He got a rapturous welcome, being applauded as he came on to the pitch. Two fouls on Darren Jackson could have earned a booked as he battled through the first half. Both John Henry & Pat Nevin had efforts hitting the bar early in the game. Having been involved in an earlier effort, Paul Wright opened the scoring on the day, in the 20th minute. He slotted home a shot after a great pass from Mark Roberts. In the remaining five minutes of the first half Celtic struck back, having been dominated for much of the half. Firstly Larsson shot past Marshal in the 40th minute & then a few minutes later Donnelly fired the ball into the net. Early in the second half Killy came close to an equaliser when new signing Durrant shot just wide. Later sub Burke forced sub keeper for Celtic Kerr to make a fine save. Larsson also forced Marshall to make a good save to prevent Celtic going further ahead. At the end of the game Montgomerie received more applause from the fans; acknowledging his tremendous career with the club. 
 
Earlier in the year on March 15th. 1998, Ray Montgomerie was also rewarded with a ‘Blue tie’ Sportsman’s Dinner. This was held at the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock. The Guest Speakers were Bobby Williamson (Kilmarnock FC Manager), Gordon Smith (Ex player & Sports Commentator) & Graig Brown (National Team Coach). Mally McCormick provided the entertainment & others in attendance included Bill Nolan, Chairman of Kilmarnock FC & Danny Coffey Chairman of the Testimonial Committee.

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PLATT,  JAMES ARCHIBALD  (JIM)  (MAY 1974 1st Team Friendly Guest – Middlesbrough)
 
ROLE: GOALKEEPER
HEIGHT: 5. 10  WEIGHT: ?
DOB: JAN.26th.1952, BALLYMONEY, NORTHERN IRELAND.
 
CAREER
 
AS A PLAYER:
BALLYMENA UNITED (Up To MAY 1970). LIVERPOOL (1970 TRIAL).
MIDDLESBROUGH (Transfer Fee initially £7 000 rising to £10 000- MAY 1970 To AUG.1983, Total Competitive Apps: 481, 401 (+1 Abandoned League Match).
NUFC (Friendly Testimonial Guest App: MAY 1974)
HARTLEPOOL UNITED (LOAN- AUG. To DEC?1978: League Apps: 13). 
CARDIFF CITY (LOAN- NOV.1978 To 1979? ; Total Apps: 6, 4 League);
BALLYMENA UNITED (PLAYER/MANAGER- Free Transfer, 1983 To 1985).
COLERAINE (FREE TRANSFER-  1984 To ?, App: 6 ).
 
AS MANAGER or COACH: 
BALLYCLARE COMRADES; (MANAGER).
COLERAINE (MANAGER- 1985 To 1991)
BALLYCLARE (MANAGER- 1991-92)
N.IRELAND National Team- (CARETAKER MANAGER 1 Game).
ASSRYSKA (Sweden) (MANAGER- 1 season)
DARLINGTON (DIRECTOR OF COACHING- AUG.-DEC.1995; Then MANAGER: DEC.1995 To JUL.1996, Initially Joint With David Hodgson).
GATESHEAD (MANAGER, 1996 To 1997).
MIDDLESBROUGH (HEAD OF COACHING IN THE COMMUNITY- 1997 To The Present).
DARLINGTON (GOALKEEPER COACH- MAY To SEP. 2009)
 
NUFC: 1ST TEAM FRIENDLY ‘GUEST’ APP:
MAY 13TH.1974- V SUNDERLAND,  Won 3:2, Jim Montgomery Testimonial. START 
 
HONOURS 
 
AS A PLAYER:
 
NORTHERN IRELAND:  Full International Caps: 23 (1976-86);
MAR.24th.1976 ‘v’ ISRAEL, Draw 1:1 (SUB).
MAY 13th.1978 ‘v’ SCOTLAND, Draw 1:1.
MAY 16th.1978 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Lost 0:1. 
MAY 19th.1978 ‘v’ WALES, Lost 0:1.
MAY 16th.1980 ‘v’ SCOTLAND, Won 1:0. 
MAY 20th.1980 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Draw 1:1.
MAY 23rd.1980 ‘v’ WALES, Won 1:0. 
JUNE 11th.1980 ‘v’ AUSTRALIA, Won 2:1.
JUNE 15th.1980 ‘v’ AUSTRALIA, Draw 1:1. 
JUNE 18th.1980 ‘v’ AUSTRALIA, Won 2:1.
OCT.15th.1980 ‘v’ SWEDEN, Won 3:0 (World Cup Q).
NOV.19th.1980 ‘v’ PORTUGAL, Lost 0:1 (World Cup Q).
MAR.24th.1982 ‘v’ FRANCE, Lost 0;4. 
APR.28th.1982 ‘v’ SCOTLAND, Draw 1:1.
MAY 27th.1982 ‘v’ WALES, Lost 0:3 (SUB). 
JULY 11th.1982 ‘v’ AUSTRIA, Draw 2:2 (World Cup Q).
OCT.13th.1982 ‘v’ AUSTRIA, Draw 2:2 (Euro Cup Q). 
NOV.17th.1982 ‘v’ WEST GERMANY, Won 1:0 (Euro Cup Q).
DEC.15th.1982 ‘v’ ALBANIA, Draw 0:0 (Euro Cup Q). 
MAR.30th.1983 ‘v’ TURKEY, Won 2:1 (Euro Cup Q).
APR.4th.1984 ‘v’ ENGLAND, Lost 0:1.
MAY 27th. 1984 ‘v’ FINLAND, Lost 0:1 (SUB) (World Cup Q).
APR.23rd.1986 ‘v’ MOROCCO, Won 2:1 (SUB- Final Cap) 
 
NORTHERN IRELAND AMATEUR APPEARANCES: 2 (1970)-
JAN.10th.1970, WALES, Won 3:1.
FEB.14th.1970, SCOTLAND, Lost 1:3.
Home International Championships Winner 1980 (N.Ireland)
Anglo-Scottish Cup Winner 1975-76 (Boro);
Irish FA Cup Runner Up date? (Ballymena).
Irish League Cup Winner 1987-88 (Coleraine);
Ulster Cup Winner 1985-86, 1986-87 (Coleraine);
North West Ireland Senior Cup Winner 1986-87 Winner (Coleraine). 
North East Player of the Year 1981; 
Middlesbrough Player of the Year 1971-72, 1980-81.
 
AS A MANAGER:
English Division III Play Off Promotion Final Runner Up 1995-96 (Darlington)  
 
PROFILE
 
During his formative years at school, Jim Platt played as a wing half before changing to become a goalkeeper when he was aged 16.  While with local side Ballymena he had a 3 week trial with Liverpool & was also capped at Amateur level for Ireland . The side also reached the final of the Irish FA Cup & lost out as runners up with Platt in goal. It was hile playing for Ballymena, that Platt was spotted by Boro scout Bobby McAuley. When he first signed he was third choice goalkeeper by Whigham & Cuff & during his early days at the club actually played in as game for the reserves as an outfield player & scored a hat trick. Against Lincoln City (date score? ) . It was during the 1971-72 season that he managed to oust Whigham from the No. 1 spot making his debut on October 2nd; keeping a clean sheet in a 1:0 win over Blackpool. This would be the first 33 continuous league games in goal culminating in the final game which they won 3:0 over Hull City on April 29th. This result left the club in a respectable 9th. place in the Division II league table. In addition to these matches he played in goal in all of their 6 FA Cup ties that season, beginning with their 3rd Round 1:1 draw with Manchester City on January 15th. They then won the replay 1:0 on January 18th; before drawing their 4th. Round tie with Millwall 2:2 on February 5th. They again won the replay; defeating them 2:1 on February 8th. In the 5th. Round they held Manchester United to a 0:0 draw on February 26th before losing the replay on February 29th 3:0. He was voted the ‘Boro’ Player of the Year at the end of the season. Jim was ever present in al competitions for the senior side during the following season; featuring in all of Boro’s 42 Division II fixtures; from the opening 2:1 win over Sunderland on August 12th to the last game of the sides strong season on April 28th when they defeated Orient 3:2. This result saw them end the season in 4th place. There was no cup run that season & they were knocked out in the 3rd Round by Plymouth Argyle 1:0 on January 13th. He also featured in the sides 4 League Cup ties; beginning with their 2nd Round 2:0 win over Watford. In the 3rd Round they faced Tottenham Hotspur on October 3rd & the sides drew 1:1. They also drew the replay on October 11th 0:0 before Middlesbrough lost the 2nd Replay 2:1 after extra time & a hard fought struggle. The side finally gained promotion back into the top flight the following season with Platt playing in 40 of their 42 league games. After playing I the opening league match when they defeated Portsmouth 1:0 on August 25th he continued his run in the side for the first 37 games of the season, when the side defeated Notts County 4:0 on April 6th. before missing out in two fixtures. He still played in the final two triumphant games which were a tremendous 8:0 hammering of Sheffield Wednesday on April 20th & then a 4:2 victory over Preston North End on April 27th; results which saw the side win the Division II championship. He featured in all of the sides cup ties that season, which were their two FA Cup matches. The 3rd Round 2:0 win over Grantham on January 3rd & then the 1:0 defeat to Wrexham on January 26th. In the League Cup their campaign began with an impressive 2nd Round 1:0 win over Manchester United on October 8th. In the 3rd Round they drew 1:1 with Stoke City on October 31st before losing the replay 2:1 on November 6th. As a reward for their endeavours at the end of the 1973-74 season Middlesbrough went tour to Norway with Platt in the party. In their second & final game on May 19th. he scored his only ever senior goal for Middlesbrough when he scored a penalty in the 4:0 win that season. Jim Platt’s one appearance in a Newcastle XI came as a guest on May 13TH.1974 against Sunderland in Jim Montgomery’s Testimonial. He played the full game alongside Boro’s Craggs & Foggon & Newcastle won 3:2.
 
In the Pre season of the 1974-75 Middlesbrough took part in the Qualifying matches of the Texaco Cup. Platt played in goal in all of their 3 ties, beginning with a 1:0 defeat to Carlisle United on August 3rd. This was followed by a 1:0 win over Sunderland on August 6th. & this was followed by their exit from the competition on August 10th when they were defeated by Newcastle United 4:0 on August 10th. That season Platt did not miss a single one of their 42 impressive Division I fixtures from the opener on August 17th when they defeated Birmingham City 3:0; to the closing fixture on April 26th. when the side defeated Coventry City 2:0. They completed the programme in 7th. place in Division I. & Platt had kept an impressive 18 clean sheets. Also during the season, one of Middlesbrough’s league matches was abandoned due to floodlight failure after only 29 minutes. Platt was in goal in this game against Leicester City, with Boro. being 1:0 up at the time. The side had good cup runs in the both domestic cup competitions. In the FA Cup the ever present Platt assisted the side 6 ties, beginning with their 3rd Round 0:0 draw with Wycombe Wanderers on January 4th before progressing with a 1:0 win in the replay on January 7th. They defeated Sunderland 3:1 in the 4th Round on January 25th & then faced Peterborough in the 5th Round. The drew 1:1 on February 15th before winning the replay 2:0 on February 18th. The 6th Round tie against Birmingham City took place on March 8th & they narrowly lost 1:0. In The League Cup they began with a convincing 4:0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on September 11th. In the 3rd Round they defeated Leicester City 1:0 on October 8th & they then knocked out Liverpool 1:0 on November 12th. In Round 5 they faced Manchester United on December 4th. They drew 0:0 before being knocked out in the replay 3:0 on December 18th. In the Pre Season of 1975-76 Middlesbrough took part in the Anglo Scottish Cup. They had a great run in the competition, winning the competition. Platt played in goal for 8 of the ties, beginning with the 2 of the 3 Qualifying games. These were on August 2nd when they defeated Sunderland 3:2 7 this was followed by a 4:1 victory over Carlisle United on August 5th. He next featured in both lrgs of the Quarter Final tie with Aberdeen. In the first on September 16th they won 2:0 & then followed this up with a 5:2 victory on October 1st. They faced Mansfield Town in the Semi Final & in the 1st. Leg on October 21st they won 3:0 before gaining a 2:0 win away on November 3rd. Middlesbrough got a home tie for the 1st. leg of the final against Fulham & Platt kept a clean sheet as they defeated them 1:0. The 2nd. Leg on December 9th ended in a 0:0 draw, with Boro claiming the trophy. That season Jim continued ever present from the opener on August 16th when they lost 1:0 to Tottenham for 36 matches through to March 26th. when they lost 3:0 to Manchester United, before he finally stepped down for a single game. He then returned to the line up for the remaining games culminating on April 24th when the side lost 2:1 to Aston Villa; ending the season in 13th. place. In the FA Cup Boro fell at the first hurdle. On January 3rd they faced Bury in their 3rd Round tie & after a 0:0 home draw they lost the replay 3:2, with Platt between the sticks, on January 6th. They did however, have a great run in the League & Platt featured in all of their 7 ties, beginning with a 2:1 defeat of Bury in the 2nd Round on September 9th. They then defeated Derby County 1:0 on October 7th & saw off  Peterborough United 3:0 on November 11th. In the 5th Round tie on December they progressed after a 2:0 win over Burnley. In the Semi Final they played Manchester City over two legs. They won the 1st on January 13th 1:0 before being knocked out in the 2nd Leg 4:0 on January 21st.
 
At the start of the 1976-77 season they took part in the competition again & Platt featured in 2 or their 3 qualifying matches. The first of these was on August 7th. when they defeated Hull City 2:0 & then when lost 3:0 at Newcastle on August 14th; ending their involvement in the competition. His clean sheet tally continued to rise & at present he still holds the club all time record for this. The season began in earnest with 1:0 over Coventry City on August 21st but in late December Cuff took over on goal for a while. The reason for this was a well published fall out with manager Jack Charlton over tactics. He returned for the last 5 games of the season from April 23rd when they defeated Ipswich 1:0 & this was followed by a tremendous 3:0 win over Manchester United on April 26th. Boro’s seasons fixtures were completed on May 14th when they drew Bristol City 0:0 giving them a 12th. place finish, with Platt having still played in 24 of the games. His only other cup action that season was in the a 2nd Round League Cup 2:1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on August 31st. Season 1977-78 saw his place further threatened by newly signed Stewart & that season; although he began in the side from the opening 1:1 draw with Liverpool on August 20th. his run ended after 13 games. He did get a further run in the side which brought his season league tally to 22, the last of which was on March 22nd. with a 2:2 at Manchester City. The side completed the season in 14th place. He was still involved in all the sides cup games. In the FA Cup he featured in the sides 3:0  win over Coventry City on January 7th & this was followed by a 4th Round 3:2 win over Everton on January 28th. On February 27th they defeated Bolton Wanderers 2:0 before facing Orient in the 6th Round on March 11th. They drew 0:0 before losing the away replay 2:1 on March 14th. In the League Cup their were 4 ties, beginning with a 2nd Round 2:2 draw with Sunderland on August 30th. They knocked their local rivals 1:0 in the replay on September 13th. In the 3rd Round on October 25th they drew 2:2 with Everton before bowing out 2:1 in the home replay on October 31st. For over half of the 1978-79 season Platt was in the first team & it was not until March 10th that he regained his placed; instantly keeping another clean sheet with a 2:0 win over Aston Villa. He maintained his place for th remainder of the season completing 15 league appearances; assisting the side to a 12th place finish. The sides last that season was on May 11th when they lost 1:0 to Liverpool. He returned as first choice goalkeeper the following season & he featured in 36 continuous games from the opening 3:1 win over Tottenham on August 18th through to a 2;2 draw with Bolton on April 8th. He got one further run out on May 6th when the side defeated Liverpool 1:0 & the side finished in 9th place in the league. Platt also played in all of the clubs cup ties that season. In the FA Cup these were a 1:1 draw Portsmouth on January 9th, before winning the replay 3:0 on January 14th. In the 4th. Round on January 26th. they lost 2:1 to Birmingham City. In the League Cup their a further 3 games. These were on August 29th in a 2nd Round 1st. Leg 1:0 win over Derby County on August 29th & then a 2nd Leg 1:1 draw on September 4th. These were followed by a 3rd Round 3:1 defeat to Nottingham Forest on September 25th. Season 1980-81 saw Platt appear almost continually throughout the season only missing out on starting in two fixtures early in the season & he was awarded the clubs Player of the Year title for the second time. He was also given the NE Player of the Year Award. The opener that season saw the side lose 3:0 to Manchester United on August 16th & their form dipped to see them end the season in 14th place; with their last game of the campaign on May 5th. ending in 2:1 defeat to Liverpool. The side had another good cup run into the Quarter Finals again that season. Platt featured in all the ties beginning on January 3rd when they hammered Swansea City 5:0. In the 4th Round on January 24th they defeated West Brom. 1:0 & then they knocked out Barnsley 2:1 on February 14th. In the 6th Round they faced Wolves on March 7th & the tie ended in a 1:1. Despite a gallant display in the replay on March 10th they lost 3:1 after extra time. There were also two league Cup ties that Platt kept goal in. These were on August 26th in a 2nd Round 1st Leg 3:1 win over Ipswich Town & a 2nd Leg 3:0 defeat on September 2nd. On September 8th.1981 Middlesbrough gave loyal servant Platt a well deserved testimonial. The game at Ayrsome Park was against Sunderland & they lost 2:1. One of the high points of the occasion was the inclusion in the Boro side of his fellow Irishman George Best; who gave a dazzling display. It was hope d by the fans & Platt, after the game he may sign for the club but it wasn’t to be. Despite his advancing years in football, Platt was ever present for the side in all competitions that season; beginning with an opening 3:1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on August 29th. Unfortunately, despite keeping 11 clean sheets, the last of which was in their final game on May 18th in a 0:0 draw with Liverpool; the side ended the season relegated in bottom place. His further 5 cup appearances were as follows. In the FA Cup the side drew 1:1 with QPR in the 3rd Round on January 2nd & then lost the replay 3:2 after extra time on January 18th. In the League Cup 2nd Round they knocked out Plymouth Argyle with a 1st Leg 2:1 win on October 6th & a 2nd Leg 0:0 draw on October 27th. They were then knocked out in the 3rd Round 4:1 by Liverpool on November 10th. He had submitted a transfer request but the club turned this down & he stay on for one more season.  The 1982-83 season would be Jim Platt’s last at Middlesbrough. He would make 23 league appearances from their opening Division II game on August 28th when they lost 3:1 to Sheffield Wednesday through to a January 3rd 1:1 draw with Burnley. The side had a mediocre season with a 16th. place finish. Earlier in the season Platt had kept goal in the sides brief League Cup campaign. These games were on October 5th. when they lost 3:2 to Burnley in a 2nd Round 1st Leg tie & then in the 2nd Leg 1:1 draw on October 26th.Before leaving Boro. Platt played in two further FA Cup ties; on January 8th in a 2:2 draw with Bishop Stortford in the 3rd Round; before knocking then out in the replay 2:1 on January 11th. This appearance brought to an end a career at the club which saw him make 401 league appearances & further 34 FA Cup, 33 League Cup & further 13 appearances in other cup competitions; making a grand total of 481 senior appearances. His League tally is he 6th highest ever at the club & his over total number of games is the clubs 4th highest. In January O;Hanlon replaced him in goal & he was appointed as Junior Coach at the club. However in August 1983 he left to return to Northern Ireland & signed as player Manager for Ballymena United. For a time while back in Northern Ireland, he also ran a ‘Prontoprint’ franchise in Belfast. During his playing career, Platt had made 23 international appearances for Northern Ireland. .  During his time at Darlington he was in the side which got into the Play Off Finals at Wembley at the end of the 1996-97 which they lost. During the 1996-97 season Jim was manager of Gateshead, working alongside team coach, Dave Clarke. Gateshead played in the Vauxhall Conference League & towards the end of the season improvements; with a side which featured Gary & Justin Robson & Wrightson among others; they had a good run & climbed to a very respectable 9th?? in the table. By the end of that season Jim had been in charge of all 42 Conference matches & a further 7 cup ties. Season 1997-98 actually saw Jim put on his gloves once more & he made in total 6 senior appearances for Gateshead. Jim also managed a number of other clubs, & for one game was care taker manager for Northern Ireland.  At present Jim is a coach with Middlesbrough’s Football in the Community. His brother John Platt was also a footballer who played for Cliftonville.
 

TESTIMONIAL
SEP.8th.1982.  JIM PLATT TESTIMONIAL MATCH.   
MIDDLESBROUGH ‘v’ SUNDERLAND. Venue: Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough. Score: 1(0) : 2(0). Goal Scorers; DAVE HODGSON (49 mins) (Boro), NICK PICKERING (80 mins), JOE HINNIGAN (85 mins) (Sunderland). Attendance;  7425. Referee; Terry Farley (Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham)
MIDDLESBROUGH; Included- JIM PLATT (Played Outfield 2nd Half, Replaced in goal by KELHAM O’HANLON), JOHN CRAGGS, DAVE HODGSON, TERRY COCHRANE, BOBBY MURDOCH, GARY MACDONALD, GEORGE BEST, HEINE OTTO….
(The Match Programme line up also included.. JOE BOLTON, COLIN ROSS, MICK BAXTER, TONY McANDREW, & IAN BAILEY).
SUNDERLAND: Included- BARRY SIDDALL, JOE HINNIGAN, IAIN MUNRO, SHAUN ELLIOTT, JEFF CLARKE, (SUB- 45 BARRY DUNN), ROB HINDMARSH, KEVIN ARNOTT, ALLY McCOIST, JOHN COOKE (SUB- 60 ALAN BROWN), GARY ROWELL (SUB- 60 BARRY VENISON), NICK PICKERING
 
All the night was for Jim Platt; his successful invite to icon fellow Northern Ireland International George Best to play almost stole the show. Best played the full game & showed some of his old magic despite being 35. Wearing the No.10 shirt he thrilled the crowd with his touches  passing & in the 2nd half he had a shot that went wide. Platt the first half in goal & in the second half played as a forward. It was Middlesbrough who scored first after a goalless 1st half. After Siddall was hit with something from the crowd in the 49th minute Hodgson scored with a well taken shot. Platt himself came close to scoring, lobbing over the bar. Pickering equalised for Sunderland & then with five minutes to go a move involving Arnott & Hindmarsh was finished off by Hinnigan at close range. The defeat, however, did not take the shine of Platt’s entertaining night. The night began with a supporters clubs penalty shoot out. The programme notes spoke of Platt beginning his Boro career as a homesick teenager  & had made nearly 400appearances for the club at that point aged nearly 30. A high point of his international carer is noted as winning the home international championships in 1980. Those involved included ex NUFC; John Craggs, Jeff Clarke, Alan Brown & Barry Venison. 
 
MAIN CAREER STATS:
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1971-72- 1st. TEAM: Total Apps: 39, 33 League.
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1972-73- 1st. TEAM: Total Apps: 47, 42 League.
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1973-74- 1st. TEAM: Total Apps: 45, 40 League.
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1973-74- 1st. TEAM (known) Friendly App: 1, 1 Goal:-
MAY 19th.1974 ‘v’ VARD (Norway), Won 4:0 (1 Goal, Pen).
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1974-75- 1st. TEAM: Total Apps: 56, 42 League ( & Additional App: SEP.24th.1974 Abandoned Match).
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1975-76- 1st. TEAM: Total Apps: 57, 41 League.     
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1976-77- 1st. TEAM: Total Apps: 27, 24 League.
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1977-78- 1st. TEAM: Total Apps: 31, 22 League.
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1978-79- 1st. TEAM: Total / League Apps: 15.
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1979-80- 1st. TEAM: Total Apps: 43, 37 League.
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1980-81- 1st. TEAM: Total Apps: 47, 40 League.
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1981-82- 1st. TEAM: Total Apps: 47, 42 League. 
MIDDLESBROUGH: 1982-83- 1st. TEAM: Total Apps: 27, 23 League.
HARTLEPOOL UNITED: 1978-89- 1st TEAM; Total League Apps: 13.
CARDIFF CITY: 1978-79- 1st TEAM: Total League Apps: 4

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ROXBURGH, ROBERT (BOB)

ROLE: DEFENDER
HEIGHT: 5ft 11ins.
DOB: FEB.5th.1896, MORPETH, NORTHUMBERLAND
DIED: NOV.20th.1974, LEEDS.
 
CAREER
 
AS PLAYER:
MORPETH COMRADES (POST WW1)
NUFC  (TRANSFER FEE £50- NOV.1920, To MAY 1924).
BLACKBURN ROVERS (TRANSFER FEE- £375 MAY 13th.1924 To 1925- 128 Apps)
AS COACH:
COACHING IN HOLLAND (1925),
LEEDS UNITED (ASSISTANT TRAINER-1935,Then HEAD TRAINER 1938 To NOV.1957, Then PHYSIO to JUN.1960)
 
ARMY SERVICE: WWI- ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY. 
 
NUFC: 1st. TEAM PLAYING HISTORY
 
TOTAL / LEAGUE APPS; 24; 0 GOALS.
 
HONOURS
 
AS PLAYER:
NORTHUMBERLAND SENIOR CUP FINAL WINNER: 1921-22 & 1923-24, RUNNER UP 1920-21 (NUFC RESERVES)
NORTHIMBERLAND AGED MINERS CUP FINAL WINNER 1920-21 (NUFC RESERVES)
NORTH EASTERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1922-23, RUNNER UP 1923-24 (NUFC RESERVES)
 
AS TRAINER:
DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER UP / PROMOTION; 1955-56 (LEEDS UNITED)
 
Bob Roxburgh joined Newcastle in 1930 from non league local side Morpeth Comrades. His first reserve action came on November 27th in a 6;0 hammering of Durham City in the North Eastern League. He became he regular right back in the side, which completed the season in 3rd place. The reserves reached two cup finals that season. On April 9th. they lost 2;0 to Ashington in the Northumberland Senior Cup Final. Then on April 25th. they drew 1;1 with Ashington in the Northumberland Aged Miners Cup Final & went on to win the replay on May 5th , with Roxburgh at right back in all three matches. His solid performances were noticed & on April 30th.1921, he made his first team debut in a 1;0 victory over Arsenal. Over the next few season he would make a total of 24 league appearances for the club, before his transfer to Blackburn Rover in May 1924. His last senior appearance for Newcastle was on October 13th; in a 0;0 draw with West Ham. However, during his time at Newcastle he did assist the reserves to two more Northumberland Senior Cup Finals; on April 22nd 1922 when they walloped Preston Colliery 80; & on April 24th 1924, when they defeated Blyth Spartans 1;0 at St. James Park. Finally, he featured regularly in their North Eastern League campaigns; when the won the League title in 1922-23 & then were runners up 1923-24.   
His move to Blackburn Rovers in May 1924 was for a fee of £375. He would play out the remainder of his career at Blackburn; making 128 appearances for them. Perhaps his biggest disappointment of his carer, was to assist the club into the 1927-28 FA.Cup Final; only to break his leg just before the final. He retired from playing in February 1930.
 
Roxburgh’s first coaching was in Holland where he became to coach to what is referred to as a first class club from 1932. His success there led to him returning to England to join Leeds United in 1935 as their assistant trainer. He became head trainer a few years later in 1938 & was seen as a very quiet tactical man, well respected by the Leeds players. He continued on he role after war, remained in post until November 1957. At this point he took on the role of the clubs Physio, until he retired in June 1960. From 1935 To 1947, the clubs manager had been Billy Hampson & a for a time after this Willis Edwards. However, it was under Ralph Carter that Leeds would win promotion from Division II in the 1955-56 season. Through all this period of time at Leeds United; behind all the managers was trainer Bob Roxburgh. Leeds had become his home now & he resided there until his death in 1974. Leeds United paid tribute to his contribution to the club by awarding him with a testimonial; joint with Willis Edwards in October 1960.
 
TESTIMONIAL:
 
OCT.17th.1960. BOB ROXBURGH & WILLIS EDWARDS TESTIMONIAL.
LEEDS UNITED ‘v’ ALL STARS XI. Venue. Elland Road, Leeds. Won 4(2) : 2(0).
Attendance: 8 009, Referee: Arthur W. Luty (Leeds). The All Stars featured Jummy Scoular, Ray Wood & JimmyMullen. Goal Scorers: DON REVIE (2 GOALS- Early 1st Half & 1- 2nd Half), PETER FITZGERALD (2 GOALS- Approx- 25 mins & 2nd Half), Leeds Utd. RON STANIFORTH (Approx- 87 mins), DANNY CLAPTON (Approx- 89), All Stars.
LEEDS UNITED: ALAN HUMPHREYS, GRENVILLE HAIR, TERRY COLDWELL, PETER McCONNELL, JOHN (JACKIE) McGUGAN, WILLIE BELL, BILLY BREMNER, DON REVIE, JOHN McCOLE (SUB- 20mins. PETER FITZGERALD), NOEL PEYTON, COLIN GRAINGER (SUB- PETER FITZGERALD)
ALL STARS XI: RAY WOOD (Huddersfield T), RON STANIFORTH (Barrow), GRAHAM SHAW (Sheffield Utd), (SUB- 20mins- BILLY McCULLOCH (Arsenal), JIMMY SCOULAR (NUFC), CORNELIUS (NEIL) FRANKLIN (capt) (Ex Stoke City), JIMMY ADAMSON (Burnley), DANNY CLAPTON (Arsenal), JIMMY WALSH (Leicester City), BILLY LIDDELL (Liverpool), JIMMY McILROY (Burnley), JIMMY MULLEN (Wolves).
 
Despite two of the All Stars XI line being unable to attend, the testimonial night for Roxburgh & Edwards was still a success. Football legend John Charles had agreed to play; but Italian football red tape caused problems getting  a permit and Tom Finney also pulled out of playing in the game, replaced by Clapton. Pre match fog was replaced by rain, reducing the attendance to just over 8000. The game got underway with the Leeds United side undeniably younger in age that the All Stars; and they soon began to dominate. Twenty minutes McCole & Shaw had an unfortunate clash & both had to leave the field injured; replaced by subs Fitzgerald & McCulloch. Revie scored the first goal for Leeds with a ‘solo effort’. Sub Fitzgerald got the second; minutes after coming on with a shot that crashed into the net, having been set up by Peyton. In the second half Fitzgerald got his second after some combined action with Bremner  & Peyton. Revie then got his second goal of the night. Leeds led by those goals until near the end of game when Staniforth but the ball in the net from scramble in the box with only minutes to go. Clapton then also put through at the end to make the score a little more respectable. Humphrey’s in goal was given praise for notably good saves including saving a fierce volley from Mullen. Revie & McIlroy also showed some ‘delightful flashes of forward play’. The match had been set up by Councillor P. A. Woodward, the Vice Chairman of Leeds United & raised about £600 each for the ‘ex Back room stalwarts’ from gate receipts; which were to be boosted by programme sales & quite a number more peple had bought tickets but not attend. The quality of game witnessed was good considering the poor weather and soft pitch conditions. Finally the ‘hard core’ Leeds fans who turned out in such miserable weather were congratulated. 

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IAN RUSH TESTIMONIAL
 
RUSH, IAN JAMES (MBE)
 
ROLE: FORWARD
HEIGHT:  6ft 00 (1980). 5ft. 11 ins (1.80m) (2013) WEIGHT: 12. 06 (1998)
DOB: OCT.20th.1961, ST. ASAPH, DENBIGHSHIRE, WALES.
 
CAREER
 
AS A PLAYER:
HAWARDEN RANGERS (JUNIORS),
CHESTER CITY (JUNIOR AUG.1977, Then APPRENTICE SUMMER 1978 , PRO: SEP.1979 To MAY 1980).
LIVERPOOL (TRANSFER FEE- £350 000: MAY 1980 To JUL.1986).
JUVENTUS (TRANSFER FEE- £3.2 Million: JUL.2nd.1986 To JUL.1988).
LIVERPOOL (LOAN- JUL.1986 To MAY 1987). LIVERPOOL (TRANSFER FEE- £2.8 MILLION AUG.1988 To MAY 1986)
LEEDS UNITED (FREE TRANSFER- MAY 20th.1996 To AUG.1997).
NUFC (FREE TRANSFER AUG.1997 To AUG.1998). SHEFFIELD UNITED (LOAN- FEB.1998).
WREXHAM (FREE TRANSFER- AUG.5th.1998 Then PLAYER/COACH JUL.1999).
SYDNEY OLYMPIC (AUSTRALIA) (NOV.1999 To DEC.1999) Retired (Aged 38).
 
AS A MANAGER / COACH:
BARSLEY (ASSIST. COACH- JAN.2001).  
LIVERPOOL (P/T Striker Coach- JAN.2003). WELSH FA COACH (203 To 2004)
CHESTER CITY (1St TEAM MANAGER- AUG.2004 To APR.6th.2005- Resigned)
WELSH FOOTBALL TRUST (Elite Performance Director- SEP.7th.2007 To APR.2010)
LIVERPOOL (Soccer Schools Ambassador APR.26th.2010 To The Present)
‘REST OF THE WORLD XI (GUEST COACH- MAY 2012).
 
NUFC: 1ST TEAM PLAYING HISTORY
 
1997-98 SEASON (Squad No: 8): Total Apps: 9 (+5); 2 Goals
:-
PREMIER LEAGUE: 6 (+4), 0 Goals. FA CUP: 0 (+1), 1 Goal. LEAGUE CUP: 2, 1 Goal. EUROPE: 1, 0 Goals.
TOTAL APPS: 9 (+5); 2 GOALS:-
AUG.23rd.1997, ASTON VILLA, Won 1:0, Premier League. *DEBUT- START- Centre Forward. Replaced- 87 mins.
SEP.13th.1997, WIMBLEDON, Lost 1:3, Premier League. START- Centre Forward.
SEP.24th.1997, EVERTON, Won 1:0, Premier League. SUB- 76 mins.
SEP.27th.1997, CHELSEA, Lost 0:1, Premier League. START- Centre Forward
OCT.4th.1997, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, Won 1:0, Premier League. START- Centre Forward
OCT.15th.1997, HULL CITY, Won 2:0, League Cup 4th Rd. 1 GOAL- START- Centre Forward
OCT.18th.1997, LEEDS UNITED, Lost 1:4, Premier League. START- Centre Forward
OCT.22nd.1997, PSV, EINDHOVEN, Lost 0:1, European Champions League Group Stage. START- Centre Forward
NOV.1st.1997, LEICESTER CITY, Draw 3:3, Premier League. SUB- 75 mins.
NOV.17th.1997, DERBY COUNTY, Draw 0:0, Premier League. SUB- 71 mins.
DEC.26th.1997, DERBY COUNTY, Lost 0:1, Premier League. START- Centre Forward. Replaced- 61 mins.
JAN.4th.1998, EVERTON, Won 1:0, FA Cup 3rd Rd. 1 GOAL- SUB- 51 mins.
JAN.7th.1998, LIVERPOOL, Lost 0:2, League Cup Quarter Final. START- Centre Forward.
JAN.10th.1997, SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, Lost 1:2, Premier League. SUB- 80 mins.
 
HONOURS
 
WALES: FULL INTERNATIONAL CAPS: 73, 28 GOALS (1980 To 1996):-
MAY 21st.1980 v SCOTLAND, Won 1;0, British Championships.
MAY 23rd. 1980 v NORTHERN IRELAND, Lost 0;1, British Championships.
MAY 20th 1981 v ENGLAND, Draw 0;0,  British Championships.
OCT.14th. 1981 v ICELAND, Draw 2;2, World Cup Qualifier
NOV.18th 1981 v SOVIET UNION, Lost 0;3, World Cup Qualifier
APR.27th. 1982 v ENGLAND, Won 1;0, British Championships
MAY 24th.1982 v SCOTLAND, Won 1;0, British Championships
MAY 27th.1982 v NORTHERN IRELAND, Won 3:0, British Championships. 1 GOAL
JUN.2nd.1982 v FRANCE, Won 1:0, 1. International Friendly.  1 GOAL
SEP.22nd.1982 v NORWAY, Won 1:0, European Qualifier. 1 GOAL
DEC.15th.1982 v YUGOSLAVIA, Draw 4:4, European Qualifier. 1 GOAL
FEB.23rd.1983 v ENGLAND, Lost 1:2, British Championships. 1 GOAL
APR.27th. 1983 v BULGARIA, Won 1;0 European Qualifier.
SEP.21st.1983 v NORWAY, Draw 0;0, European Qualifier.
OCT.12th.1983 v ROMANIA, Won 5:0, International Friendly. 2 GOALS
NOV.16th.1983 v BULGARIA, Lost 0;1, European Qualifier.
DEC.14th.1983 v YUGOSLAVIA, Draw 1;1, European Qualifier.
FEB.28th.1984 v SCOTLAND, Lost 1;2, British Championships
MAY 2nd.1984 v ENGLAND, Won 1;0, British Championships
MAY 22nd.1984 v NORTHERN IRELAND, Draw1;1 British Championships
NOV.14th.1984 v ICELAND, Won 2;1, World Cup Qualifier.
FEB.26th.1985 v NORWAY, Draw 1:1, International Friendly. 1 GOAL
MAR.27th. 1985 v SCOTLAND, Won 1:0, World Cup Qualifier.1 GOAL
APR.30th. 1985 v SPAIN, Won 3:0, World Cup Qualifier. 2 GOALS
SEP.10th.1985 v SCOTLAND, Draw 1;1. World Cup Qualifier
FEB.25th.1986 v SAUDI ARABIA, Won 2;1,Internmational Friendly
MAR.26th.1986 v REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, Won 1:0, International Friendly. 1 GOAL
APR.21st.1986 v URUGUAY, Draw 0;0, International Friendly
SEP.10th.1986 v FINLAND, Draw 1:1, European Qualifier.
FEB.18th.1987 v SOVIET UNION, Draw 0;0, International Friendly
APR.1st. 1987 v FINLAND, Won 4:0, European Qualifier. 1 GOAL
APR.29th.1987 v CZECHOSLAVAKIA, Draw 1:1, European Qualifier. 1 GOAL
OCT.14th.1987 v DENMARK, Lost 0;1, European Qualifier.
NOV.11th.1987 v CZECHOSLAVAKIA, Lost 0;2, European Qualifier.
MAR.23rd.1988 v YUGOSLAVIA, Lost 1;2, International Friendly
APR.27th.1988 v SWEDEN, Lost 1;4, International Friendly.
JUN.1st.1988 v MALTA, Won 3:2, International Friendly. 1 GOAL
JUN.4th.1988 v ITALY, Won 1:0, International Friendly. 1 GOAL
SEP.14th.1988 v HOLLAND, Lost 0;1, World Cup Qualifier.
OCT.19th.1988 v FINLAND, Draw 2;2, World Cup Qualifier.
APR.26th.1989 v SWEDEN, Lost0;2, International Friendly
MAY 31st.1989 v WEST GERMANY, Draw 0;0, World Cup Qualifier
SEP.6th.1989 v FINLAND, Lost 0;1, World Cup Qualifier
MAR.28th.1990 v REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, Lost 0;1, International Friendly.
SEP.11th.1990 v DENMARK, Lost 0;1, International Friendly.
OCT.17th.1990 v BELGIUM, Won 3:1, European Qualifier. 1 GOAL
NOV.14th.1990 v LUXEMBOURG, Won 3:1, European Qualifier. 1 GOAL
FEB.6th.1991 v REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, Lost 0;3, International Friendly
MAR.27th.1991 v BELGIUM, Draw 1:1, European Qualifier.
MAY 30th.1991 v POLAND, Draw 0;0,International Friendly
JUN.5th.1991 v GERMANY, Won 1:0, European Qualifier. 1 GOAL
OCT.16th.1991 v GERMANY, Lost 1;4, European Qualifier.
NOV.13th.1991 v LUXEMBOURG, Won 1;0, European Qualifier
MAY 20th.1992 ROMANIA, Lost 1:5, World Cup Qualifier. 1 GOAL
SEP.9th.1992 v FAROE ISLANDS. Won 6:0, World Cup Qualifier.  3 GOALS
OCT.14th.1992 v CYPRUS, Won 1;0, World Cup Qualifier.
NOV.18th.1992 v BELGIUM, Lost 0;2, World Cup Qualifier.
MAR.31st.1993 v BELGIUM, Won 2:0, World Cup Qualifier. 1 GOAL
APR.28th.1993 v CZECHOSLOVAKIA, Draw1;1, World Cup Qualifier.
JUN.6th.1993 v FAROE ISLANDS, Won 3:0, World Cup Qualifier. 1 GOAL
SEP.8th.1993 v CZECHOSLAVAKIA, Draw 2:2, World Cup Qualifier. 1 GOAL
OCT.13th.1993 v CYPRUS, Won 2:0, World Cup Qualifier. 1 GOAL
NOV.17th.1993 v ROMANIA, Lost 1;2, World Cup Qualifier.
MAR.9th.1994 v NORWAY, Lost 1;3, International Friendly
APR.20th.1994 v SWEDEN, Lost 0;2, International Friendly
MAY 23rd.1994 v ESTONIA, Won 2;1, International Friendly. 1 GOAL
SEP.7th.1994 v ALBANIA, Won 2;0, European Qualifier.
NOV.16th.1994 v GEORGIA, Lost 0;5, European Qualifier.
DEC.14th.1994 v BULGARIA, Lost 0;3, European Qualifier.
APR.16th.1995 v GERMANY, Draw 1;1, European Qualifier.
JUN.7th.1995 v GEORGIA, Won 1;0, European Qualifier.
SEP.6th.1995 v MOLDAVIA, Won 1;0, European Qualifier.
JAN.24th.1996 v ITALY, Lost 0;3,International Friendly
 
WALES UNDER 21’s APPEARANCES (2 APPS: 1981-82- To Be Confirmed)
WALES: SCHOOLBOYS INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES
ENGLISH FOOTBAL LEAGUE XI REP APP: 1991 (To Be Added)
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION 1 TITLE WINNER: 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86, 1989-90 (Liverpool)
FA CUP FINAL WINNER- 1986, 1989, 1992 (Liverpool)
FA CUP FINAL RUNNER UP 1996 (Liverpool)
LEAGUE CUP FINAL WINNER- 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995 (Liverpool).
LEAGUE CUP FINAL RUNNER UP 1987 (Liverpool)
FA CHARITY SHIELD WINNER- 1982, 1986, 1990 (Liverpool)
EUROPEAN CUP FINAL WINNER- 1984 (Liverpool).
EUROPEAN CUP FINAL RUNNER UP 1985 (Liverpool)
EUROPEAN SUPER CUP RUNNER UP 1984 (Liverpool)
INTERCONTINENTAL CUP FINAL RUNNER UP 1984 (Liverpool)
 
PFA Young Player of the Year- 1983.
PFA Players Player of the Year. 1984.
FWA Footballer of the Year- 1984.
European Golden Boot Award 1984.
English Division 1- Golden Boot Award- 1984.
BBC Wales Sport Personality of the Year- 1984
LIVERPOOL’S RECORD GOAL SCORER- 346 Goals. (660 Apps)
MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (MBE)-  1996. 
BOOK- ‘RUSH: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY’- 2008.
 
Welsh International Ian Rush began his career as a youngster with his local club Chester City. He progressed through the ranks to become professional 1979, making a name for himself, scoring in the sides 2;0 FA. Cup 3rd Round victory over Newcastle. Although an Everton fan as a kid, after 34 league appearances; scoring 14 goals for Chester; he signed for Liverpool for over £300 000. In May of that year he also made his international debut for Wales against Scotland. It would be the first of 73 appearances for Wales. Rush made his Liverpool debut on December 13th 1980 in a 1;1 draw with Ipswich. Late in the season he featured in the side that won the League Cup. European Cup final victories & defeat would follow Liverpool only ever League & FA Cup double in the 1985-86 season. Player of the Year, Golden Boot awards & Sports Personality of the Year awards were all part this most successful part of his career as the goals kept flowing. The success he help bring Liverpool in their great side of the 80’s; led to Juventus moving to sign him in July 1986 for a then British transfer record of £3.2 Million. Despite this, he continued to feature for Liverpool on loan for a further season netting a further 30 goals & assist the side to 2nd place in the League & runners up for the League Cup. Prior to his first game for Juventus; Rush had clocked up 224 league appearances scoring 139 goals
 
After finally beginning to play for Juventus, he failed to settle in Italy & after just one frustrating season, her returned to Liverpool. At Juventus, he did manage to feature in 29 league matches, scoring 7 goals. His return to Liverpool, soon saw more success, hitting 2 goals 3;2 victory over Everton in the 1989 FA Cup Final. It had followed the tragic events which took place in semi final at Hillsbrough. Rush, Dalglish & many other players attended the funerals of many of the fans who died. After more seasons increasing his amazing goal ratio & league appearance tally by a further 245 with 90 goals; Rush finally left Liverpool in May 1996 after playing his final match as a sub in the FA. Cup Final against Manchester United, which they lost 1;0. Rush now moved to Leeds United on a free transfer remaining there for a season, before joining Newcastle to be reunited with his old college Dalglish. He made his debut on August .23rd.1997 verses Aston Villa in a 1;0win & went on top featuring 14 times scoring two cup goals. Perhaps his most remembered one for Newcastle fans was in the FA. Cup 3rd 1;0 win over Everton. After abrief spell on loan at Sheffield United he moved onto Wrexham in August 1998; also featuring in a coaching role. His final club as a player was for Australian side Sydney Olympic were he remained for a couple of months at the end of 1999, where featured on 3 occasions scoring one last professional carer goal. He retired aged 38 in 2000  
Ian Rush’s international career at end on Jan 26th 1996, featuring in a friendly against Italy. This was the last of  73 caps for his country & his goal tally of 28 included a hat trick against the Faroe Island, with Wales winning 6;0 in a World Cup Qualifier bin September 1992. After retiring from playing, he assisted Liverpool’s coaching staff; before taking on the role s manager at Chester City in August 2004. He help steer the club avoiding relegation then resigned in April 2005. To date, this has been his only professional managerial role in football. His appearances after retiring, in various charity matches & over 35’s Masters /Legends’ football are too numerous to mention. However, it is worth a brief note; his participation on April 27th 2006 in the Marina Dalglish Charity match when the FA Cup final teams from 1986 of Everton & Liverpool were reunited for charity. Finally back in 1994 while still a player with Liverpool, the club honoured him with a very special testimonial match at Anfield. Below are some details of his ‘special evening’ 
 
IAN RUSH TESTIMONIAL: DEC.6th.1994, LIVERPOOL 6(3) : 0(0) CELTIC. 
At Anfield. Goal Scorers; STIG INGE BJORNEBYE (1st Half), STEVEV McMANAMAN (1st Half), OG- MARK McNALLY- 43 mins), PHILL BABB (2nd Half), NEIL RUDDICK (2nd Half) IAN RUSH (Goal- 84 mins)
Attendance; 25 856 (included 8000 Celtic fans). Referee: John Lloyd (Wrexham). Kenny Dalglish came on at half time for Liverpool & Andy Walker featured for Celtic as a late sub. Before the mainmatch kick off Gerry Marsden sang  ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. The band ‘The Farm’ played ‘All Together Now’ at half time.
LIVERPOOL: DAVID JAMES, STEVE HARKNESS, JOHN SCALES, NEIL RUDDCOCK, PHIL BABB, STIG INGE BJORNEBYE, NIGEL CLOUGH, MICHAEL THOMAS, STEVE McMANAMAN (SUB- 67 MARK WALTERS), IAN RUSH, ROBBIE FOWLER (SUB- 45 KENNY DALGLISH).
CELTIC: PAT BONNER, TOM BOYD, MARK McNALLY, TONY MOWBRAY, BRIAN O’NEIL, TOSH McKINLAY (SUB- 45 GARY CARBERRY), MICHAEL GALLOWAY (SUB- 68 BRIAN McLAUGHLAN), PETER GRANT, WILLIE FALCONER (SUB- 81 ANDY WALKER), CHARLIE NICHOLAS, SIMON DONNELLY
 
THE ‘PEOPLES’ CELEBRITY MATCH; KO; 6.45pm. CELTIC ALL STARS XI v LIVERPOOL ALL STARS XI,
Score Not Known  Referee: G. Edwards (Deeside) 
‘CELTIC XI’ (Programme Line Up): PETER LATCHFORD, NICK COCHRANE & SEAN WILSON (Coronation St), WILLY McSTAY, TERRY McADAM, MARK REID, JIMMY JOHNSTONE (Ex Celtic), MICHAEL LE VELL & SAMIR (Coronation St), BOBBY LENNOX. SUBS- GARY WEBSTER, ROY BOULTER (The Farm), PATRICK ROBINSON (Casuality), KEVIN DEVINE, RICHARD DOCHERTY, JOHN DORAN, MICK CONSIDINE (Manager Bill Tamey (Coronation St).
  ‘LIVERPOOL XI’ (Programme Line Up): ;’WARRIOR’(Gladiators), DAVID JOHNSON, JOEY JONES, ALAN KENNEDY, PHIL THOMPSON, ALAN HANSEN, LOUIS EMERICK (Brookside), STAN BOARDMAN, IAN BOTHAM, RONNIE WHELAN, MICKY THOMAS. SUBS- PAUL BYATT ((Brookside), PHILIP MIDDLEMISS (Coronation St), PETER HOOTON (The Farm), ADAM WOODYATT (Easteanders), PAUL LEWIS, STEVE MURPHY, GEORGE SUTHERLAND (Manager- Vince Earle (Brookside).
 
Ian Rush’s big night in front of the Cop at Anfield was a very special occasion. Not only did they thrash Tommy Burn’s Celtic 6:0, the night saw a return of Kenny Dalglish in a Liverpool shirt & a host of celebrities also involved in the programme during the evening; showing their appreciation of Liverpool’s record goal scorer with 330 goals in 601 appearances. The night was capped with Rush scoring in the 84th minute. Afterwards he spoke of being uncharacteristically nervous before the game & felt the arrival of Dalglish on the pitch at half time ‘spurred him on’. The crowd gave him a moving standing ovation at the end of game & he did a solo lap of the pitch. First half goals from Bjornebye, McManaman & a McNally own goal, saw Liverpool with a comfortable 3;0 lead at half time. Just before half time it was McManaman’s back heel that led to a Thomas cross which was deflected in by McNally. The arrival of Dalglish replacing Fowler warmed the fans & not even an injury to McManaman could spoil things. Phill Babb & Neil Ruddick got Liverpool’s next two goals, with crowd still egging on Rush to score. Eventually they were rewarded in the 84th minute. It came as Dalglish fire in a shot which rebounded off keeper Bonner; ;only for ‘predator’ Rush to pounce on the rebound to slot home to score at the kop end.     

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ST. JOHN, IAN ('THE SAINT')

ROLE :  FORWARD
DOB: JUN.7th. 1938, MOTHERWELL, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND
 
CAREER
 
AS PLAYER:
MOTHERWELL (1957 To MAY 1961,113 League Apps, 80 Goals);  LIVERPOOL (Transfer Fee; £37 500, MAY 2nd.1961 To AUG.1971, a club record at the time; Total Apps: 423 (+2), 334(+2) League; 118 Goals, 95 League);
NUFC (Guest App: OCT.1965); HELLENIC (S,Africa- 1971- 23 League Aps; 4 Goals);
COVENTRY CITY (Transfer Fee?, AUG.25th.1971 To OCT.1972; League Apps: 18, 3 League Goals);
CAPE TOWN CITY (S.Africa- 1972), TRANMERE ROVERS (OCT.1972 To 1973, 9 League Apps:  1 League Goal);
AS MANAGER:
COVENTRY CITY (ASSISTANT MANAGER- 1972-73)
MOTHERWELL (MANAGER- 1973 To 1974)
PORTSMOUTH (MANAGER- 1974 To 1977)
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (ASSISTANT MANAGER 1978 To 1979)
 
NUFC: 1st. TEAM PLAYING HISTORY
 
NUFC: 1965-66 Season, 1 Friendly Guest App
:
OCT.27th.1965 ‘v’ SUNDERLAND, Won 6;2, (1 Goal- 89 Mins.) (Brian Clough Testimonial).  
 
HONOURS
 
21 Full Scotland International Caps- 9 goals (1959-65);
Scottish Under 23’s Caps- 2. Scottish League Representative Apps: 4; 6 Goals. 
English Division 1 Championship winner 1963-64 & 1965-66; runner up 1968-69;
FA. Cup Winner 1965; English Division 2 Championship winner 1961-62;
Charity Shield winner 1965 (shared) & 1966;
European Cup Winners Cup, runner up 1965-66.
Liverpool Senior Cup Final Runner Up 1961.
Note: IAN IS THE SCORER OF ONE OF THE FASTEST HATRICKS ON RECORD FOR MOTHERWELL IN 2 MINUTES & 30 SECONDS ‘v’ HIBS 1959. 
Post Football Media Career: Retired Television & Radio Presenter & Football Pundit ‘Saint & Greavsy’.
 
Ian St. John’s first club, was his home town of Motherwell. He soon made a name for himself here as a regular goal scorer & further heightened his reputation with a hat trick in two & half minutes v Hibs in 1959. In his time at Motherwell St John scored 80 league goals in 113 matches, a fantastic return. He won the first of 21 full international caps of Scotland on May 6th 1959, in a 3;2 win over Germany in Friendly.
 
Liverpool’s manager Bill Shankly swooped to sign him in May 1961 for £37 500 & event he later described as a turning point in Liverpool’s history. He scored a hat trick in his opening game for Liverpool in a 4;3 defeat to Everton in the final of the Liverpool Senior Cup. Not long after on August 19th.1961, St. John made his league debut in a 2;0 win over Bristol Rovers. He netted 18 goals that first season. His partnership with Roger Hunt would see Liverpool promoted & then win the League Championship 1963-64 & 1965-66. An FA Cup final appearance at Wembley saw him in the side that lifted the trophy in 1965 & go on to reach the final of the European Cup Winner Cup in 1965-66. They lost 2;1 to Borussia Dortmund. Liverpool came close to winning the league title again in 1968-69 but ended runners up to Man. City. After a  tremendous career at Liverpool he left after making 423 (+2) competitive appearances for them (334 (+2) League); scoring 118 Goals (95 League). His move to Coventry City in 1971 saw him play in 18 league games getting 3 goals. He then had two short stints playing in South Africa, before returning to England on October 1972 to play for his final club Tranmere Rovers. Here he made 9 further league appearances, scoring 1 last goal. It was in April 1973 that Liverpool honoured Ian with a testimonial. During his time at Liverpool he made a guest appearance for Newcastle v Sunderland in a prestigious testimonial night for Brian Clough. Newcastle beat Sunderland 6;2 i& Ian got Newcastle’s 6th in the 89th minute.
 
Soon after ‘hanging up his boots’, Ian was first assistant manager at Coventry City & he then became manager of his first playing club, Motherwell from 1973 To 1974, with them ending the season in 9th place. He then moved on to manager Portsmouth for 3 years up to 1977. His final role in management was as an assistant at Sheffield Wednesday from 1978 to 1979. After this he also set up football academies called Ian St. John Soccer Camps & then began a successful l television career as a football pundit with comic overtones in partnership with Jimmy Greaves. This ran until 1992. 
 
TESTIMONIAL:
 
APR.30th.1973. IAN ST. JOHN TESTIMONIAL.
LIVERPOOL ‘v’ CHELSEA. Venue. Anfield, Liverpool. Won 4(0) : 2(0). Attendance: 29 808, Referee: Neville Batty (Helsby). Goal Scorers: IAN ST JOHN (2 GOALS- (63 mins & 85 mins), ROGER HUNT (2 GOALS- 70 mins & 74 mins), Liverpool. TOMMY BALDWIN (67 mins), STEVE KEMBER (80 mins), Chelsea
LIVERPOOL: RAY CLEMENCE, CHRIS LAWLER, ALEC LINDSAY (SUB- 45 GERRY BYRNE), LARRY LLOYD, TOMMY SMITH (capt) (SUB- 45 PHIL THOMPSON), EMELYN HUGHES (SUB- 45 WILLIE STEVENSON), PETER CORMACK, BRIAN HALL (SUB- 45 ROGER HUNT), IAN CALLAGHAN (SUB- 45 PETER THOMPSON), JOHN TOSHACK, KEVIN KEEGAN (SUB- 28 IAN ST. JOHN)
CHELSEA: Included; PETER BONNETTI, RON HARRIS, DAVID WEBB, ALAN HUDSON, EDDIE McCREADIE, JOHN HOLLINS, TOMMY BALDWIN, STEVE KEMBER. The programme also listed MARVIN HINTON, CHRIS GARLAND, P.HOUSEMAN in the Starting XI. 
 
An emotional farewell to St. John began with the players walking out to the roar of You’ll Never Walk Alone’. Despite heavy rain it could not dampen the enthusiasm of over 21000 in attendance. It produced receipts of about £13 000. Before the kick off Tommy Smith was helped by Ian’s son; Ian junior to carry out the English Championship Trophy. A pre match penalty competition was won by Ton Walters. Surprisingly the first half ended goal less, with St. John bering introduced in the 28th minute as a replacement for Keegan. In the second half; it would be ‘The Saint’ who would open the scoring in the 63rd minute, bringing chants of ‘when saints go matching in’ from the kop. He had been put through by Phil Thompson & although the flag went up for offside the ref waived play on & he fired past Bonetti to score. Chelsea equalised four minutes later; through Baldwin, before Hunt headed home in the 70th minute to put Liverpool back in front. In the 74th minute Hunt showed some of ‘his old magic’; by lobbing the ball over Bonetti, to score again. Chelsea pulled one back soon after, when Kember shot under the diving Clemence. However, St. John rapped up the match with about 5 minutes to go; scoring his second, to give his side a 4;2 victory. Ian also hit the post in the game. After the game Ian spoke of his thrill to score 2 final goals at Anfield; recalling his first game getting a hat trick. Many tributes to him appeared in the programme, including those from Jimmy Tarbuck & Ken Dodd & especially thelengasrdary6 manager Bill Shankly. He summed him by calling a great warrior & tremendous competitor.       
 
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SIMPSON,NEIL ALEXANDER (1st Team- 1990 To 1991)

ROLE: MIDFIELDER
HEIGHT 5.10 (1.78m). WEIGHT 11.06 (2010)
DOB: NOV. 15TH.1961, LONDON.

CAREER


MIDDLEFIELD WASPS (JUNIORS)
ABERDEEN (JUNIOR, 1978, PRO- 1980 To JUL.1990).
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £100 000: JUL.1990 To AUG.1991).
MOTHERWELL (FREE TRANSFER- AUG.1991 To AUG.1993).
COVE RANGERS (AUG. To OCT.1993). RETIRED.

CURRENT ROLE: ABERDEEN (2001 To The Present- HEAD OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT)

NUFC: 1ST. TEAM PLAYING HISTORY

1990-91 SEASON: LEAGUE:  1 (+ 3 SUB), 0 GOALS.  LEAGUE CUP: 0 (+ 1 SUB), 0 GOALS..
TOTAL: 1 (+3), 0 GOALS :-
SEP.15th.1990, PORT VALE, Won 1:0, English Division II. *DEBUT- SUB- 89 mins.
SEP.18th.1990, SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, Draw 2:2, English Division II. SUB- 45 mins.
SEP.22nd.1990, WEST HAM UNITED, Draw 1:1, English Division II. SUB- 20 mins.
SEP.25th.1990, MIDDLESBROUGH, Lost 0:2, League Cup 2nd Rd. 1st Leg. SUB- 45 mins.
SEP.29th.1990, BRISTOL CITY, Lost 0:1, English Division II. START- Inside Right. Replaced- 36 mins.   

HONOURS


SCOTLAND: FULL INTERNATIONAL CAPS-  5, 0 GOALS
MAY 24TH,1983 v NORTHERN IRELAND, Draw 0:0, Home International. START-  Replaced-
SEP.21ST1983 v URUGUAY, Won 2:0, International Friendly. (SUB)
JUN.1ST 1984 v FRANCE, Lost 0:2, International Friendly. (SUB)
MAY 23RD 1897 v ENGLAND, Draw 0:0, Rous Cup. START- 
MAY 21ST 1988 v ENGLAND, Lost 0:1, International Friendly. START- Replaced-

SCOTLAND UNDER 21s: 11 APPEARANCES (To Be Added)
SCOTLAND UNDER 18’s APPEARANCES
SCOTLAND UNDER 17’s APPEARANCES
SCOTLAND YOUTH  APPEARANCES

SCOTTISH LEAGUE DIVISION 1- WINNER: 1983-84, 1984-85 (ABERDEEN)
SCOTTISH FA CUP FINAL- WINNER: 1982, 1983, 1984 (ABERDEEN)
SCOTTISH LEAGUE CUP FINAL WINNER: 1986 (ABERDEEN).
SCOTTISH LEAGUE CUP FINAL- RUNNER UP: 1988, 1989 (ABERDEEN).
EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS CUP FINAL- WINNER: 1983 (ABERDEEN).

NEIL SIMPSON

APPEARANCE RECORD

2012-13 SEASON

ABERDEEN: 1ST TEAM FRIENDLY APPEARANCE

AUG.14th.2012, MANCHESTER UNITED, Won 2:1, Neil Simpson Testimonial. START- Outside Right. Replaced- 1 min.


NEIL SIMPSON TESTIMONIAL BENEFIT MATCH- AUG.14th.2012:-

ABERDEEN v MANCHESTER UNITED XI, Won 2(1) : 1(0). (At Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen).
Scorers: Jonathan Hayes (38) & Joe Shaughnessy (73); before Anderson pulled on back in the 84th. minute.
Neil Simpson kicked off the game & then came off. Attendance: 22 199. Referee: Kevin Clancy (Scotland).
 
This belated match in appreciation for Simpson came about after a fans campaign. Simpson made over 200 first team appearances for Aberdeen. He assisted their victorious 1980’s side in winning the European Cup Winners Cup, 3 Scottish FA Cups, the League Cup & 2 Scottish League 1 titles. The strong Man. United contingent also included ex players Dwight Yorke, Quniton Fortune & Clayton Blackmore. Although the 51 year old kicked off the game, he then left the field to enjoy a full strength Aberdeen side defeat Manchester United 2:1. A defensive error led to the opener from Hayes, with the match evenly matched at that stage. They almost doubled their lead just before half time, when Paton headed just over the bar. Aberdeen’s second goal came in the 73rd minute, when substitute goalkeeper Johnston dropped the ball from a corner & Shaugnessy poked the ball home after a scramble. Anderson pulled one back for United with 6 minutes to go; when he fired in a dipping shot. Although they pressed for an equaliser ;The Dons’ held on to win on the night. (Wayne Rooney had originally been reported to have been playing).
 
ABERDEEN: Jamie Langfield, Isaac Osbourne (Sub. 66- Joe Shaughnessy), (Sub 79 Brian Irvine), Russell Anderson (Sub. 45 Andrew Considine), Mark Reynolds, Gary Naysmith (Sub. 64 Nicky Law), Chris Clark (Sub. 79 Doug Bell), *Neil Simpson (Sub. 1 Stephen Hughes), (Sub 45 Gavin Rae), Robert Mileson (Sub. 79 Steve Tosh), Jonathan Hayes (Sub. Scott Vernon 45), Michael Paton (Sub. 82 Jason Brown), Mitch Megginson (Sub. 73 Doug Rougvie), Josh Magennis.
MAN. UTD: XI: David De Gea (Sub. 45 Samuel Johnston), Michael Keane, Tyler Blackett (Sub. 68 Quentin Fortune), Thomas Thorpe, Rio Ferdinand (Sub. 45 Clayton Blackmore), Nicholas Powell (Sub. 59 Daren Fletcher), Anderson, Federica Macheda (Sub. 45 Dwight Yorke), Bebe, Ryan Giggs (Sub. 59 Larnell Cole), Paul Scholes (Sub. 45 Adnan Januzaj).       

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SPEED, GARY ANDREW MBE (1st Team- 1998 To 2004)

ROLE: MIDFIELDER.
HEIGHT: 5. 11 (1998). WEIGHT: 10. 04 (1998).
DOB: SEP. 8TH1969, MANCOT, near CHESTER, FLINTSHIRE, WALES.
DIED: NOV.27th 2011, HUNTINGTON, CHESHIRE.

CAREER
AS A PLAYER:
HAWARDEN GRAMMAR SCHOOL (SCHOOLS). ASTON PARK RANGERS (JUNIORS).
BLUE STAR (MANCHESTER CITY NURSERY TEAM), EVERTON (JUNIOR)
LEEDS UNITED ( YOUTH TRAINEE: APR.1986, PRO- JUN.13th.1988 To JUL.1996- 248 League Apps: 39 Goals).
EVERTON (TRANSFER FEE- £3. 5 MILLION: JUL.1996 To FEB.1998- 58 League Apps; 15 Goals).
NUFC (TRANSFER FEE- £5. 5 MILLION- FEB.6TH 1998 To JUL.2004).
BOLTON WANDERERS (TRANSFER FEE- £750, 000: JUL 21ST 2004 (INCLUDING PERIOD AT PLAYER / COACH  MAY 1st. To OCT.2007) To JAN.1st.2008. 121 League Apps; 14 goals).
SHEFFIELD UNITED (TRANSFER FEE- £250, 000: PLAYER/COACH- JAN.1st.2008 (INITALLY ON LOAN) To AUG.
 2010, Then MANAGER- 37 League Apps; 6 Goals).  RETIRED).
MANAGERIAL/COACHING:
WRXEHAM (P/T ASSIST. COACH- JUL.2006)
SHEFFIELD UNITED (MANAGER: AUG.17th. 2010 To DEC.14TH 2010).
WALES NATIONAL TEAM (MANAGER: DEC.14TH 2010 To  NOV.27th.2011- DIED:
MATCHES IN ROLE: P 10,  W5, D0, L5).

NUFC: 1ST. TEAM PLAYING HISTORY
PREMIER: 206 (+ 7 SUB), 29 GOALS. FA CUP: 22, 5 GOALS. LEAGUE CUP: 9 (+ 2 SUB), 1 GOAL.
EUROPE: 39, 5 GOALS. TOTAL: 276 (+ 9 SUB), 40 GOALS.

HONOURS
AS A PLAYER:
MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (MBE): 2010.
WALES: FULL INTERNATIONAL CAPS: 85, 7 GOALS. (1990- 2005- Details To Be Added)
WALES: UNDER 21’s APPEARANCES: 3, 2 GOALS. (1990-92 Details To Be Added)
WALES: YOUTH APPEARANCES
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER- 1991-92 (LEEDS UNITED).
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER- 1989-90 (LEEDS UNITED)
FA. CUP FINAL- RUNNER UP: MAY 16TH1998 (0-2  v ARSENAL) (NUFC).
FA. CUP FINAL- RUNNER UP MAY 1999 (0-2 MAN. UTD) (NUFC).
ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP FINAL- RUNNER UP 1996 (LEEDS UNITED)
FA. CHARITY SHIELD WINNER 1992 (LEEDS UNITED) 
UEFA INTERTOTO CUP FINAL- RUNNER UP 2001 (NUFC).
FLINTSHIRE SCHOOLS APPEARANCES.
EVERTON PLAYER OF THE YEAR- 1996-97 SEASON.  
AS A MANAGER:
WALES NATIONAL TEAM: MATCHES IN ROLE:  P10,  W5, D0, L5).
 
BRIEF PROFILE:
 
It is impossible to due justice to such a fine player, who had a glittering career. in this brief section. However, here is a outline summary beginning with his school days Hawarden in Wales, spending time with both Manchester City & Everton junior academy. However, it is at Leeds United where things really began to happen. Gary worked his way through the ranks from 1986, becoming a professional in 1988. Here he assisted the side promotion into Division One in the 1989-90 season  & then to win the league title in 1991-92. This was quickly followed by a Charity Shield victory. Gary is still held in great affection by Leeds fans; as with his next club Everton; whom he transferred to in 1996 for £3.5 million. In his 4 years on Merseyside he was instrumental in their League Cup Final run of 1996. Despite not having such a harmonious time with Everton he was still their player of the year in the 1996-97 season. Newcastle bought him for £5.5 million in February 1998 & once established he became a fans favourite noted for his work rate both in training & on the pitch & under Sir Bobby Robson’s guidance was noted as one of his ‘blue chip’ players who were the backbone of his side. Despite featuring at Wembley on 3 occasions with Newcastle, they failed to lift the FA Cup in 1998 & 1999 & then exited in the Semi Final on the hallowed turf in 2000. This was one of the clubs most successful periods in the Premier League, gaining 3rd. place & UEFA Champions League Qualification, progressing into the 2nd Stage. It was a shock to many that Newcastle sold him in 2004 to Bolton, having made a total of  276 (+ 9 sub)appearances, including 39 in Europe, scoring a total of  40 goals. Gary expressed some of his disillusionment at being sold in a pre season friendly tournament, throwing his medal into the crowd.
 
His Welsh National Team career spanned 15 years from 1990 To 2005, claiming 85 caps, scoring 7 goals. It was at Bolton he would develop his coaching skills, which he continued on at his final playing club Sheffield United from 2008. On retiring from playing in 2010. He carried on at Sheffield United, as their manager, before being offered the post as Welsh National Team manager in December 2010. His services to football were also recognised that year when he was awarded the MBE. As a player Gary was noted by all his clubs as a ‘model professional’ both in training & on the pitch. On retiring from playing aged 39, having maintained excellent fitness levels throughout his playing career, Gary had made a career total of 677 league appearances, scoring 103 league goals. Gary managed the Wales side successfully for 10 matches, winning 5; until his untimely death in November 2011, when suffering from depression & relationship problems aged just 42. His last match in charge of the Welsh side gave no indication of what was to happen when they defeated Norway 4:1 in a friendly on November 12th 2011. His death rocked the world of football & numerous tributes were made, too many to mention; not only at his ex clubs such as Leeds & Newcastle, but from all levels far & wide. Even the Welsh Rugby side paid tribute to him in a match in December of that year. Gary Speed’s funeral took place on December 9th at St. Deiniol’s Church in the village of Hawarden.  

MEMORIAL TRIBUTE MATCH
GARY SPEED TRIBUTE ‘MEMORIAL MATCH’: FEB.29th.2012 WALES v COSTA RICA, Friendly International               

Lost 0(0) : 1(1). Goal Scorer: JOEL CAMPBELL (7 mins). (At Cardiff City Stadium, Wales).  Attendance: 23 193. Referee: Howard. Webb (Rotherham, W. Yorkshire). Ex Newcastle player Craig Bellamy featured.
WALES: LEWIS PRICE, CHRIS GUNTER, ASHLEY WILLIAMS (SUB- 70 DANNY GABBIDON), ADAM MATTHEWS (SUB- 75  SAM RICKETTS), DARCY BLAKE, HAL ROBSON-KANU. JOE ALLEN (SUB- 63 JACK COLLISON), ANDREW CROFTS, DAVID VAUGHAN (SUB- 70 JOE LEDLEY), CRAIG BELLAMY (capt) (SUB- 75 ROBERT EARNSHAW), STEVE MORISON (SUB- 69 SAM VOKES). COACH- CHRIS COLEMAN.
COSTA RICA: KEYLOR. NAVAS, MICHAEL UMANA, ROY MILLER, BRYAN OVIEDO, RODNEY WALLACE (SUB- 68 PABLO ANTONIO GABAS), JOSE SALVATIERRA, MICHAEL BARRANTES, RANDALL AZOFEIFA, BRYAN RUIZ, JOEL CAMPBELL (SUB- 79 JONATHAN McDONALD), KENNY CUNNINGHAM (SUB- 68 JUNIOR DIAZ). COACH- JORGE LUIS PINTO.
 
Following his tragic death in November aged 42, Gary Speed’s Memorial match was fittingly held at the Welsh National teams stadium in Cardiff. Prior to the kick off Gary’s dad spoke to the Welsh players, while his 2 sons Tommy & Edward led the Welsh side out onto the pitch with Bellamy. During the pre match anthems, fans at one of the ground held coloured cards which spelt out GARY.  The game also marked Chris Coleman’s debut as Welsh National Team Manager, replacing Speed. The opposition were chosen as Costa Rica, as this was the opponents in Speed’s first full international back in May 1990. The Welsh side for this match were without Bale and a couple of others due to injury. The only goal of the game came in the first few minutes, when Campbell (On loan at Arsenal) played a one two with Ruiz & placed the ball into the corner of the goal.  Later in the half Morison hit the bar with a header. At half time the break was extended as numerous ex Welsh players such as Ryan Giggs, paid tribute to him. Early in the second half Cunningham hit the post, while Bellamy came close to equalising. Robson-Kanu also had a shot tipped over the bar. Substitute Earnshaw, looked to have got an equaliser later in the game, but it was not allowed as it was ruled offside.  

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STEELE,  JOHN  (JOHNNY)  (WWII 1st TEAM FRIENDLY 'GUEST' – Barnsley. 1941). 

DOB: NOV.24th.1916, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
DIED; JAN.14th.2008, SCOTLAND.  (AGED 91).
HEIGHT:   ?  WEIGHT: ? 
POSITION:  FORWARD: INSIDE RIGHT & CENTRE FORWARD.
 
CAREER
 
AS A PLAYER:
LESMAHAGOW JUNIORS; EAST FIFE;
AYR UNITED (Pre 1938); RAITH ROVERS (LOAN);
BARNSLEY (TRANSFER FEE: £2 500, JUNE 1938 – 1948, TOTAL APPS. 52, 49 League; 22 Goals, 21 League);
NUFC (WWII GUEST- MAY 1941).
 
AS MANAGER:
BARNSLEY (MAR.1st.1960 To SEP.1st.1971, Then NOV.1st.1972 To APR.1st.1973, & later as Director).
(MANAGERIAL RECORD: 1960-1971 558 Games, W196, D147, L215. 1972-1973: 23 Games, W6, D8, L9).
 
NUFC: 1ST. TEAM PLAYING HISTORY
 
1940-41 Season, WWII Friendly Guest: 1 APP; 0 GOALS:-
MAY 24th.1941 ‘v’ ARMY AND R.A.F. XI, Lost 0:4.
 
HONOURS
 
AS MANAGER:
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION IV- RUNNERS UP / PROMOTION: 1967-68 (BARNSLEY)
 
MILITARY SERVICE: WW II - RAF (Air Sea Rescue)
 
Scottish born John Steele’s first senior club was East Fife, but it was not until he moved to Ayr United that he began to become recognised. Just before World War II, he signed for Barnsley & prior to his one war guest appearance for Newcastle in May 1941; Steele was in the Barnsley side on Oct.7th.1939, which defeated Newcastle 2:1; scoring one of their goals. Steele’s playing career was foreshortened & interrupted by World Ward II & he retired from playing in 1948. Barnsley however had become his home & in 1960 he was appointed as there first team manager. He remained in the role until 1971, winning promotion to Division III in 1968 . After a year out, he was brought back in to manage the club in November 1972 to April 1973. His involvement within club however, continued after this as well; as he became a ditrector at Barnsley.  In recognition of his services to the club, after both his playing & managerial career had ended; Johnny Steele was given a testimonial match by Barnsley on March 15th.1977. They entertained a Don Revie XI. When Johnny Steele died in January 2008 in Scotland, Johnny Steele’s ashes were scattered at Barnsley’s Oakwell Ground. Below are some details & a summary of his testimonial game.
 
JOHNNY STEELE TESTIMONIAL MATCH- MARCH 15th.1977. At Oakwell. 
BARNSLEY v DON REVIE’S INTERNATIONAL  XI. Lost 3:6. Attendance: Over 8000.
Goal Scorers: RAY HANKIN (3), DAVID McCREERY, BRIAN GREENOFF, ALAN WOODWARD: Revie XI. RON WIGG, JOHN PEACHEY, KENNY BROWN: Barnsley.
 
The game was played on a windy evening & prior to the kick off an injured Billy Bremner presented with a Canteen of Cutlery. Tommy Docherty the then Manchester United manager was also there. The occasion & warm reception Johnny received led to him comment in the local press who grateful & overwhelmed he was, thanking fans & everyone involved. Johnny himself, played no part in the main match. Prior to the main match there was a display by the Penistone Majorettes & then a match between an Ex Barnsley XI & a Managers XI. This match ended in a 1:1 draw with the goal scorers being Frank Beaumont & Johnny Quinn. Although the starting line ups from the pore match are not known, the match programme lists Stan Anderson, Jim Iley, Gerry Young & Arthur Cox in the line up of the Managers XI side. As for the main match, the team line ups which are give in full below, had gone through a rapid revision prior to the game, with Jack Charlton & Stuart Barrowclough both having to drop out due their current clubs playing that evening. This left David McCreery as the only ex Newcastle player involved. There was also the unfortunate illness of Bobby Charlton & injuries to both David Harvey & Joe Royle; which ruled them out. Despite this those that turned made for a  most memorable night for Johnny Steele & the fans of Barnsley Football Club.
 
BARNSLEY: PETER SPRINGETT, BARRY MURPHY, JOHN COLLINS, GRAHAM PUGH, JOHN SAUNDERS, MICK PICKERING, JOHN LATHAN, RON WIGG, JOHN PEACHEY, ANTON OTULAKOWSKI, KENNY BROWN.. SUBS: ALISTAIR MILLAR, MICK McCARTHY.         
REVIE’S XI: JIM BROWN (SHEFF.UTD), KENNY CLEMENT (MAN.CITY), ALEX FORSYTH (MAN.UTD), BRIAN GREENOFF (MAN.UTD), JOHN CHARLES (EX LEEDS UTD), ALAN WOODWARD (SHEFF.UTD), PETER LORIMER (LEEDS UTD), JIMMY CONWAY (MAN.CITY), RAY HANKIN (MAN.CITY), JIMMY GREENOFF (MAN.UTD), DAVID McCREERY (MAN.UTD)… SUB: CHRIS McGRATH (MAN.UTD).  

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DAVE WATSON TESTIMONIAL
 
WATSON, DAVID (DAVE)
 
ROLE: DEFENDER
HEIGHT: 6ft 0ins. (1.83m). WEIGHT;  (78 kg) (2001)
DOB: NOV.20th.1961, SCOTLAND ROAD, LIVERPOOL.       
 
CAREER
 
AS A PLAYER:
POPE PIOS X SCHOOL (SCHOOLS /  JUNIOR). BOUNDARY STREET, LIVERPOOL (JUNIOR / SCHOOLS)
LIVERPOOL (YOUTH APPRENTICE / RESERVE: APR.1977, PRO.MAY 1979 To NOV.1980).
NORWICH CITY (TRANSFER FEE: £100 000: NOV.29th.1980 To AUG.1986- Total League Apps: 212, 11 Goals)
EVERTON (TRANSFER FEE- £900 000: AUG.22nd.1986 To SUMMER 2001, PLAYER / MANAGER- APR.1st..1997 To MAY 31st.1997. TOTAL APPS: 523 (+6); 419 League; 38 Goals, 23 League). Managerial Record P7, W1, D3,L3:- RETIRED AS PLAYER MAR.2001 (Aged 39).
NUFC (RESERVES XI FRIENDLY GUEST APPS- OCT. + NOV.2013).
 
AS COACH / MANAGER
TRANMERE ROVERS (1ST TEAM MANAGER- MAY 4th.2001 To SEP.1st.2002- SACKED- P55, W22, D15, L18).
BIRMINGHAM CITY (SCOUT- 2003 To 2008)
WIGAN ATHLETIC (YOUTH TEAM COACH- APR.23rd.2008 To NOV.7th.2011).
NUFC (ACADEMY UNDER 18’s COACH- NOV.7th.2011 To The Present, (TEMPORARY RESERVE TEAM COACH From FEB.24th.2014 To MAY 2014) & also 1St TEAM CARETAKER / ASSISTANT COACH JAN.16th.2015 To JUN.10th.2015, Then ACADEMY UNDER 18’s COACH- To The Present)
 
NUFC: PLAYING RECORD
 
2013-14 SEASON: NUFC: RESERVE XI FRIENDLY MATCHES 1 (+1), 0 GOALS:-
 
OCT.10th.2013, STEVE HARMISON NORTHERN LEAGUE XI, Won 8:3, Steve Harmison Benefit Match in Aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. START- Right Half. Replaced- 67 mins.
NOV.22nd.2013, CONSETT, Won 2:1, Friendly Match to Commemorate The Opening of The new Belle View Stadium, Consett
SUB- 45 mins (At Centre Half)
 
HONOURS
 
ENGLAND: FULL INTERNATIONAL CAPS 12, 0 GOALS (1984 To 1988)
JUN.10th.1984, BRAZIL, Won 2:0, International Friendly. START- Centre Half.
JUN.13th.1984, URUGUAY, Lost 0:2, International Friendly. START- Centre Half.
JUN.17th.1984, CHILE, Draw 0:0, International Friendly. START- Centre Half.
JUN.9th.1985, MEXICO, Lost 0:1, Ciudad de Mexico Cup. START- Left Half.
JUN.16th.1985, USA, Won 5:0, International Friendly. SUB- 55 mins.
APR.23rd.1986, SCOTLAND, Won 2:1, Rous Cup. START- Centre Half.
OCT.15th.1986, NORTHERN IRELAND, Won 3:0, European Championship Qualifier Group 5. START- Centre Half.
FEB.17th.1988, ISRAEL, Draw 0:0.International Friendly. START- Centre Half.
MAR.23rd.1988, HOLLAND, Draw 2:2, International Friendly. START- Left Half. Replaced- 72 mins.
MAY 21st.1988, SCOTLAND, Won 1:0, Rous Cup. START- Centre Half.
MAY 28th.1988, SWITZERLAND, Won 1:0, International Friendly. SUB- 45 mins.
JUN.18th.1988, USSR (RUSSIA), Lost 1:3, European Championship Finals Group 2. START- Centre Half. 
 
ENGLAND UNDER 21’s APPEARANCES 7, 1 GOAL (1983-84)
SEP.20TH.1983, DENMARK, Won 4;1, European Championship Group Match. START- Left Back
FEB.28th.1984, FRANCE, Won 6;1, European Championship ¼ Final 1st. Leg. 1 GOAL- 57 mins. START- Left Back
MAR.28th.1984, FRANCE, Won 1;0, European Championship ¼ Final 2ND.Leg. START- Left Back
APR.18th.1984, ITALY, Won 1;0, European Championship Semi Final 1st. Leg. START- Left Back
MAY 2ND.1984, ITALY, Lost 0;1, European Championship Semi Final 2ND.Leg. START- Left Back
MAY 17th.1984, SPAIN, Won 1;0, European Championship Final 1st. Leg. START- Right Half
MAY 24th.1984, SPAIN, Won 2;0, European Championship Final 2nd.Leg. START- Right Half
 
UEFA EUROOPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL WINNER 1984 (ENGLAND UNDER 21’S)
ENGLISH FA CUP FINAL WINNER 1995 (EVERTON) (Player of the Match)
ENGLISH FA CUP FINAL RUNNER UP 1989 (EVERTON).
CHARITY SHIELD WINNER 1987, 1995 (EVERTON).
ENGLISH MILK (LEAGUE) CUP FINAL WINNER 1985 (NORWICH CITY).
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER 1986-87 (EVERTON)
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION II- CHAMPIONSHIP  WINNER 1985-86 (NORWICH CITY)
ENGLISH LEAGUE DIVISION II- CHAMPIONSHIP  PROMOTION 1981-82 (NORWICH CITY)
NORWICH CITY PLAYER OF THE YEAR- 1983
 
PLAYER PROFILE
 
Defender Dave Watson’s football playing began in his home town of Liverpool; during his school days. Liverpool signed him up as an apprentice in1977 & he progressed into the reserves & was given a professional contract, but did not manage to break into the very strong first team. In November 1980 he was transferred to Norwich City for £100 000 & his career quickly took off. He gained promotion twice with Norwich from Division II & assisted them lift the Milk Cup; beating Sunderland in final at Wembley in 1985. At the end of his time at Norwich Dave had played in 212 league matches, scoring 11 goals. During this time Watson was selected to play for England Under 21’s & he featured in 7 matches, scoring 1 goal; as they reached the final of the European Championship; defeating Spain in he final over two legs in May 1984. His selection for the full England squad also began that summer in a 2;0 friendly win over Brazil 2;0. He gained 12 caps in total. His last senior cap was in 1988 in a Euro qualifier 3;1 defeat to Russia.
 
It was Everton whom swooped to bring him back to Merseyside where he would become a legend. Everton paid £900 000 for him in August 1986. Everton lifted the English Championship at the end of his first season, bringing European football back to Goodison.  They also claimed the Charity Shield in the summer of 1987. In 1989 Everton got to the final oft he FA Cup but missed out on lifting the trophy. However, he assisted them claim the FA Cup at Wembley in 1995. In 1997, Watson was a temporarily the clubs Player ./ Manager for 7 matches. In 2001 Dave hung up his boots at Everton, having clocked up an incredible 523 (+6 Sub) appearances of which 419 were in the league; scoring 38 Goals, 23 League). That same summer he was given the opportunity to manage Tranmere Rovers. He did this for a full season, but was dismissed early into the next season in September 2002. After scouting for Birmingham for a few years, Watson took up a Youth Team Coach post at Wigan Athletic in April 2008. This would prove to be a step towards coming to Newcastle as a Youth Team Coach in 2011.Dave Watson continues to remain in the post at present and during his time at club he has also temporarily acted up as a reserve team coach & 1st. Team Care Taker Assistant Coach in 2015 during a turbulent time at the club. Dave Watson has worn the shirt at Newcastle in 2 reserve friendly matches. They were both in 2013. One was Steve Harmison football match testimonial; which Newcastle’s XI won 8:3. The other was a special match for Consett for the opening of their new stadium. Newcastle won 2;1, with Dave being a half time sub. A few years before his career at Everton came toan end, Dave was awarded a testimonial & below are the match details of his ‘special night’. 
 
TESTIMONIAL: JUL.16th.1997, EVERTON v GLASGOW RANGERS; Won 3(2) ; 2(1).
Goal Scorers; BRIAN LAUDRUP (15 mins), MARCO NEGRI (64 mins), Rangers.  MICHAEL BRANCH (20 mins), GRAHAM STUART (30 mins), NICKY BARNBY (71 mins) Everton. (At Goodison Park). Attendance: 24 004. Referee; Eddie Lomas (Davyhulme).KO: 8pm. As well as Watson; both Gary Speed & Duncan Ferguson played.
 
EVERTON: NEVILL SOUTHALL (SUB- 45 PAUL GERRARD), EARL BARRETT (SUB- 45 THOMAS RYTTER- Trialist), SLAVEN BILIC (SUB- 45 CRAIG SHORT), DAVE WATSON (SUB- 60 DAVE UNSWORTH), TERRY PHELAN, GRAHAM STUART, TONY GRANT (SUB- 45 GAVIN McCANN), GARY SPEED, NICK BARNBY, DUNCAN FERGUSON, MICHAEL BRANCH, (SUB- 64 JOHN OSTER).
RANGERS: ANTTI NIEMI, ALEX CLELAND (SUB- 45 TONY VIDMAR), STAALE STENSAAS (SUB- 78 STEPHEN WRIGHT), SERGIO PORRINI, LORENZO AMORUSO (SUB- 78 GORDON DURIE), JOACHIM BJORKLUND, RINO GATTUSO (SUB-76 ALLY McCOIST), IAN FERGUSON, MARCO NEGRI, JORG ALBERTZ (SUB- 63 IAN DURRANT), BRIAN LAUNDRUP. 
SEFTON SOCCER PITCHES CELEBRITY MATCH; KO; 6.40pm. ENGLAND XI v SCOTLAND XI, Score Not Known 
Referee: Andrew Marno (Newtonabbey, Co. Antrim) 
ENGLAND (Programme Line Up): DAMON MINCHELLA, PAUL FINNEGAN, STEVEN TREBLE, DEREK McDONALD, MARK WELSH, GEORGE DOWNING, CLIFF MAYLOR, PETER CLARKE, GARETH CLARKE, HAROLD CLARKE OBE.
SCOTLAND (Programme Line Up): JOE MAC, IAN WILSON, GEOFF SMITH, RONNIE WYLLIE, PETER MACINTOSH, DEREK DOW, HANS McBOARDMAN, RICHARD McDONALD, TOMMY MACGILDEA, DAVE HARTLEY, CHRIS ‘CHUBBY’BROWN.  
 
The twenty-four thousand fans at Dave Watson testimonial night witnessed an entertaining game. Watson walked onto the pitch with his four children before the proceedings commenced. Prior to the 8pm kick off a 6.40pmsefton soccer pitches cup ,match took place between an ENGLAND XI &a SCOTLAND XI.. The score from this game is not known after a cup presentation to the winners; the Liverpool & Scottish Regimental Band played. Duncan Ferguson kicked off the game, and first goal fell to Rangers after only 15 minutes. Laundrup capitalised on an error by Barrett who dribbled past club captain Watson on his special night; & then slotted the ball skilfully past Southall.. Everton responded and 5minutes later they equalised. After 30 minutes, a poor clearance by Niemi fell to Stuart who lashed a shot from 25 yards into the top corner of the net. The scored remain 2;1 to Everton at half time, at which point some substitutions were made. Oster was a 64th minute and came close to scoring with his shot, which need a good save. Rangers equalised in the 64th. minute ,when Laundrup set up Negri to tap the ball into the net from close range. This spurred Everton on and an inspired run down the wing by Oster saw him cross to Barnby; who produced a fine diving header to score the winning goal. in the 71st minute Everton’s second half side included trialist Rytter from Finland who produced a good performance.          
 
 
 





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