- Know any others ??! Let me know and I'll
include them on this page.
Colin Waldron (Burnley) Very big thanks to Dave Allen
now a bookmaker - he owns Waldron Racing in Nelson,
Bobby Howe (West Ham
United) And also big
thanks to Paul O'Donovan who writes:
Howe is now
head coach of the Portland Timbers.
Jan Peters (N.E.C.)A couple of months ago Stuart Bartow asked Jan
Peters of Holland- scored twice v England Feb 1977
perhaps you have a way of finding out??
Here's the various
replies I got from some Dutch friends to Bob's 70-71
As far as I
know Jan Peters is coach of an amateur club called
His son will play for NEC (Peters' first club) next
This was confirmed
by Han van Eijden who helped spread the
question to others.
Meggelen pointed out that there are two famous
Jan Peters and L.Winch wrote:
Peters do you mean ? The Jan Peters that played for
Feyenoord or the one from AZ, also known as Jantje
Breed. In your languaes 'little Jan wide' because he
never played a ball deep and to the centre strickers
but always wide, so he couldn't make a mistake.
like the Dutch version of Ray Wilkins / David Batty. I
mean the Feyenoord one...
initially wrote :
Jan Peters is training a amateur club just outside
Nijmegen. I'll ask some other people
which club it is.
Jan Peters is
now assistant trainer at TOP OSS, which is from Oss,
as the name is saying. He has been there for 2 years
(I did not know). But before that he has been
training De Treffers from Groesbeek, a small village
just outside Nijmegen. A small village but first
class players, even more: hoofdklasse amateurs.
We call it
Hoofd(=head)klasse, below that is our first class.
Can you still
follow me? so: Hoofdklasse eerste (first)
klasse tweede klasse etc
Anyway, Top Oss
is playing in our First Division, which is not our
First Division, since our First Divsion is our
Eredivisie (= Division of Honour), in which Feyenoord
etc is playing.
Why are we
making it so hard on ourselves? But Eredivisie and
Eerste Divisie (First Division) is all professional
Wow ! Thanks for
all that everyone ! I see Jan is not on a site for Top
Oss this season, so he may have escaped our grasp one
more time !!
Jan's son Marc is
now added to the Sons and Daughters page. As Marc Bogman pointed out, Marc
Peteres has moved from Top Oss to N.E.C., Jan's club in
the 70-71 season !
See NEC-Nijmegen.nl and Top Oss
Johan Neeskens (Ajax)
Whilst looking Marc up, I saw that Johan Neeskens is
presently the coach at N.E.C. According to their official
site, Johan is also the Netherlands' Under-18 coach. (I
think ... it was in Dutch).
Thanks to Bob
who told me ...
Roy McFarland (Derby County)
This old warhorse has now turned up as our Team
Manager here at Torquay United .
Eddie Kelly (Arsenal)
Also here in Torquay & involved in local
amat. Football is none other than Eddie Kelly , you
recall the Arsenal Defender that scored in the FA Cup
Final. Well he owns a local pub and turns out occ. for
his Pub team .
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