News of other stars from the 1970-71
24 August 2004
(Leeds United Youth) has been sentanced after a conviction
for drink driving.
Ex-Leeds United and
Wales football star Terry Yorath has narrowly avoided
jail after driving into a pedestrian and breaking her
pelvis while drunk.
Yorath appeared at
Leeds Magistrates Court for sentencing on Tuesday
after pleading guilty to drink-driving and careless
driving on 3 August.
He received a
12-month rehabilitation order, with 60 hours of
community punishment, and a 30-month driving ban.
District Judge David
Kitson said he believed Yorath, 54, was "truly
He was fined £500
and ordered to pay £40 costs.
Judge Kitson said he
was "just able" to avoid imposing a
sentence because of Yorath's personal circumstances,
after hearing how his 15-year-old son Daniel had died
of a heart attack, and he had split from his wife
"You have had
to cope with tragedy in your life but your behaviour
on this occasion, which is recognised in this report,
could also have inflicted tragedy and heartbreak on
another family, namely that of your young
victim," the judge said.
combination of these offences aggravated each other
and I am quite satisfied that the custodial threshold
has been crossed.
"However, I am
required to carry out a balancing act and consider
personal mitigation - the fact you stopped
immediately after the accident, gave assistance to
the young girl, cooperated with police and pleaded
guilty at the first opportunity."
He noted Yorath had
played an active role in a number of charities.
Yorath, the father
of TV presenter Gabby Logan, was arrested on 24 June
following an accident on Harrogate Road in Leeds.
centre worker Raziya Aslam was knocked down and
suffered a broken pelvis and head injuries.
Police found 120
micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of Yorath's breath.
The maximum permitted level is 35 micrograms.
He won 59 Welsh caps
as a player and managed the Wales national side for
five years in the 1990s.
A statement from
Huddersfield Town football club, where he is
assistant manager under Peter Jackson, said the
matter had now been dealt with.
"Terry is a big
part of Huddersfield Town Football Club and he will
continue to be so in his role as assistant manager to
Peter Jackson," it read.
6 August 2004
Mathias Returns, Moss Leaves !
(Tranmere Rovers) has returned to a managerial
role with Chester City, following the shock resignation
of Mark Wright. Mark, the former England
international defender, had been manager of Chester City
since January 2002, and saw them promoted back into
League football, a level they lost in 2000. He did not
give comments as to the reasons.
Along with Mark,
David Moss (Swindon Town) departs also. David had only
joined as Mark's assistant manager on 27 May, 2004, and
it the first time this site has caught up with him since
his departure as manager of Macclesfield Town in October
2003. He was not actually in post for a full level match.
Ray Mathias has become
the caretaker-manager, but is tipped to become the full
manager. The last time Bob 70-71 site reported on Ray it
was following his dismissal as manager of Tranmere Rovers
in September 2003.
See BBC Moss handed Chester post
and BBC Wright leaves Chester
NB Ray converted to the
role of Director of Football on 28 August, 2004,
following the appointmnet of Ian Rush as
manager. Ian brings in Mark Aizlewood -
brother to Steve Aizlewood, as his new assistant manager.
Mark had been coach at Welsh Premier League side, Carmarthen Town
(Sheffield United) has left as Director of
Football at Barry Town of the Welsh League Division One,
just one week before the new season was due to begin.
Colin did not comment much on the reasons other than to
say that he did not have another post lined up and he had
disagreements with the club.
Bob 70-71 Pages last
caught up with Colin at Forest Green Rovers where he was
manager from September to December 2003. Colin joined
Barry Town in February 2004, but was unable to prevent
their relegation last season.
Colin's first match in
charge at Barry Town was against Carmarthan Town (14
February 2004) and I see from his match notes that Mark
Aizlewood - brother to Steve
Aizlewood, is currently the coach there. See Sons and Daughters: Brothers.
8 July 2004
Peter Taylor Returns
(Southend United) has returned to his role as
the England Under-21 manager, a role he last held between
1996-1999. It follows the dismissal of David
Platt. Peter will continue his role as manager
of Hull City, whom he helped promote into the newly named
League One last season.
BBC SPORT Taylor returns to U21 role reports:
Taylor was in charge
of the Under-21s from August 1996 to July 1999 before
being replaced by Howard Wilkinson, despite a record
of 14 victories, six draws and three defeats from his
He took charge of
the senior team for the friendly against Italy in
November 2000 following Kevin Keegan's resignation
and made David Beckham captain for the first time.
Hull chairman Adam
Pearson said: "Peter's involvement with the FA
brings great prestige to Hull City and we feel sure
that is will be a successful arrangement for all
confident that Peter can undertake these additional
England Under-21 fixtures and successfully manage
Hull in the forthcoming season."
comes amidst a reshuffle of coaching responsibilities
at the FA with Sammy Lee joining as a full-time
4 July 2004
King Otto 1 Scolari 0
In one of the biggest
shocks in the history of major football international
tournaments, Greece beat the host nation, Portugal 1-0 in
the final of Euro 2004 at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon.
For Bob's 70-71 Pages
this was a battle between Brazilian, Luiz Felipe
Scolari the Portugal coach and German, Otto
Rehhagel the coach of Greece. Both were players
in the 70-71 season, Scolari for Clube
Esportivo Aimoré, and Rehhagel for F.C. Kaiserslauten. Whoever was victorious, it was
going to be the first time that a foreign coach had won
the competition. Scolari came as the coach who won the
most recent World Cup with Brazil in 2002.
Before the match began, the
television pundits at the BBC reflected the mood of
neutrals by unanimously predicting a Portugese victory.
Greece's tenacity and defensive work was praised at
half-time, but the score was still 0-0 and few
predictions had changed. Then in the 57th minute the
Greeks won their first corner. Angelis Basinas crossed
and Angelos Charisteas scored !
In retrospect it is difficult to
understand why people gave the Greeks so little hope,
they had afterall already beaten Portugal in the opening
match, drawn with fancied Spain, beaten the then current
holders of the cup, France, and many people's favourites
the Czech Republic. But every victory had been assessed
as the Greek's greatest, it was never conceived possible
that they could surpass themselves in the next match.
But when the score went to 1-0
in that 57th minute, people started to believe the
impossible could actually happen. Throughout the campaign
the country had won by maximising the minimum required.
The group stage was almosted fluked, they even lost to
the Russians in their final group match ! The quarter-
and semi- final stages were won by a solitary goal. The
only time Greece scored 2 goals in the competition it had
been necessary for a one goal lead...
And sure enough it was to be a
third successive 1-0 victory that saw them through.
Otto Rehhagel was in
tears at the end of the match after his greatest
achievement as a coach. Brazilian legend Pelé had handed Scolari the World
Cup in 2002, but in 2004 Portugal's legend Eusebio, had only a consolatory hug to
offer him as runner-up.
For now, 'King Otto'
See BBC SPORT Greece win Euro 2004
Euro 2004 Commentators Update
Regular visitors to the
site will have noticed the lack of updates lately, which
has been due in part to the excellent television coverage
of Euro 2004. Here's some of the Bob 70-71 Players I
noticed doing punditory work, let me know if you saw
Armfield (Blackpool) - Radio 5 Live
David Pleat (Peterborough United) - ITV TV
Sir Bobby Robson (Ipswich Town manager) - ITV TV
Joe Royle (Everton) - BBC TV
Graham Taylor (Lincoln
City) - Radio 5
Terry Venables (QPR) - ITV TV
And Next Generation
- Les Allen's son (QPR manager) - ITV TV
Gabby Logan - Terry Yorath's daughter (Leeds
United) - ITV
Jamie Redknapp - Harry Redknapp's son (West Ham United) - BBC
Ranieri Swaps Jobs
Rarely has a sacking
been so forewarned as Claudio Ranieri (AS
departure from Chelsea. So much so that on the last home
game of the season versus Leeds United, Claudio did a
farewell lap of honour - whilst still in post !
Though it was Chelsea's
highest League finish since the Championship year in
1954-55, and their highest ever Premiership placing, as
well as their first ever European Cup / Champions League
semi-final, it was not good enough for the club that Roman
Abramovich has thrown his millions at.
Abramovich entered The
Sunday Times' 'Rich List 2004 ' in number one
position, with an estimated wealth of 7,500,000,000
pounds, making him the 6th richest person in Europe and
22nd in the World.
Hence, he is in the
financial position to make Chelsea his non-fantastical
version of a fantasy football team, and he is in a fairly
good position to be disappointed with not winning a
trophy this season. Chelsea fans, however, remain utterly
bewildered and hope it's not all just some fabulous
2001-02: 6th, FA Cup runner's up
Claudio milked his
departure for all it was worth, with his bumbling,
happy-go-lucky, Anglo-Italian patter and puppy dog eyes.
Mindful that his soon to be ex-employers still needed to
negotiate his compensation, he kept a dignified silence
on the subject of his sacking.
This finally came on 1
June 2004, and by 8 June 2004 he had walked straight into
the job at 2004 UEFA Cup Winners and Spanish Champions,
Valencia, a post vacated by Rafael
who had moved to Liverpool to replace Gerard
Meanwhile, Chelsea had
replaced Claudio with Jose
Mourinho, who won the Champions League - the
pinacle achievement for a club side - with Porto in 2004.
BBC SPORT Valencia appoint Ranieri reports:
has signed for two seasons with an option to extend
the deal for another one," said a club
returns to the Spanish club for his second spell
after coaching the side between 1997-1999.
last I've come home, I'm very happy and look forward
to coaching Valencia once more," said Ranieri,
who replaces Liverpool-bound Rafael Benitez.
"When (Valencia general manager) Manuel Llorente
asked me if I wanted to return, I said I'll come
swimming. From London or from Rome."
have always had my heart here and the hope of
returning. This is my home - I still have my
(Valencia) ID card because I knew I'd be back one
replacement Hector Cuper led Valencia to two
Champions League finals - both of which ended in
Benitez took over and won the 2001-2002 and 2003-2004
Primera Liga titles as well as the Uefa Cup.
said: "I left Valencia at a good moment, then
Hector Cuper came and worked very well while Benitez
did a great job.
hard to follow, but I accept the challenge. I like to
work hard and I am certain to say I will continue
Benitez put together a great squad and I know a lot
of the players who were with me. I have a good
relationship with the technical staff and I am happy
with everything and certain we will work well."
will be able to make his own signings following the
departure of director of sport Garcia Pitarch - after
Benitez left in protest at that system.
previous spell at Valencia, Ranieri guided the club
to victory in the King's Cup and a first
qualification for the Champions League in his final
season in charge.
Took over 1997
Guided Valencia to Champions League and Copa del
Rey in 1997
Left to join Atletico Madrid in 1999.
Atletico Madrid immediately after the Cup victory,
but his tenure at the club was cut short when they
went into administration during his first season in
then moved to take over at Chelsea in September 2000
after the departure of Gianluca Vialli.
See BBC SPORT Chelsea sack Ranieri
18 June 2004
The Leaving of Liverpool
Following the departure
of Gerard Houllier
last May, and the subsequent appointment of Rafael
Benitez as his replacement, Phil
has left Liverpool - for the third time. BBC SPORT Liverpool Thompson leaves
Liverpool has this news
item and profile ...
Liverpool have parted
company with assistant manager Phil Thompson.
comes following the appointment of Rafael Benitez as
Liverpool's new manager after Gerard Houllier was
sacked in May.
became Houllier's right-hand man when the Frenchman
took sole charge in November 1998.
talks between Rafael Benitez and Phil it has been
decided that Phil will leave the club," chief
executive Rick Parry told the club's website.
Thompson has had
three spells at Liverpool, having made 477 first-team
appearances as a player and a stint as reserve team
1954: Born in Liverpool on 21 January
1971: Makes league debut for Liverpool aged
1983: Wins last of his 42 England caps
1984: Joins Sheffield United after 477 games
for Liverpool where he won seven league
titles, two European Cups, a Uefa Cup, one FA
Cup and two League Cups
1986: Returns to Liverpool as reserve team
1992: Sacked as Liverpool reserve team coach
by Graeme Souness
1998: Appointed assistant manager of
Liverpool under Gerard Houllier
2004: June 18 - leaves Liverpool following
the appointment of Rafael Benitez as manager
added: "All the discussions were conducted in a
totally amicable manner and Phil leaves with our very
best wishes for the future.
"I want to
thank Phil for all his hard work over the past six
years as he played a major part in the successes we
enjoyed during that period.
obviously be sitting down now with Rafa to discuss
his backroom team and will make further announcements
in due course."
concludes his second stint as a coach at Anfield.
After leaving the
club as a player after the European Cup success of
1984 he returned as reserve team boss two years
He enjoyed notable
success in that role but was sacked by then manager
Graeme Souness in 1992.
Houllier brought him
in to help motivate his team after taking sole charge
of the club from Roy Evans in 1998.
12 June 2004
Sam Ellis Joins Leeds United
The new manager of
Leeds United, Kevin Blackwell, has
chosen Sam Ellis (Sheffield
his assistant manager. Sam had been Stan Ternent's
(Carlisle United) number two at Burnley for six
years, but was sacked at the end of May following a very
poor year for the club at the bottom end of Division One.
Prior to this Sam has
been manager of Blackpool 1982-89, Bury 1989-90, and
Lincoln 1994-94, and Kevin has previously played under
See BBC SPORT Leeds appoint Ellis
is to be knighted ! BBC SPORT Brooking gets
comes in recognition of his years in sports
administration as an outspoken former chairman and
vice-chairman of Sport England, as well as his
Now the FA's
director of football development, the former BBC
pundit said: "This is a wonderful honour and a
"My whole life
has been about sport, as a footballer, as a
broadcaster and as an administrator.
"The only sad
thing is that my mum and dad passed away in 1997 and
"I'm from an
old East End family and they would have been chuffed
to bits by this - it was not something we could ever
have envisaged when I was growing up."
The award was
somewhat controversial as many felt it should have
fiercely critical of the Government's funding of
sport during his four years as chairman of Sport
He left under a
cloud in October 2002 without the knighthood that had
been awarded to his predecessors immediately after
7 June 2004
Dearden (Sheffield United) joins Blackpool as Assistant
Manager to Colin Hendry. Billy left
Notts County as manager on 7 January 2004.
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