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Don Rogers (Swindon Town) Yet again
'The Non League Paper' was the Sunday reading of
choice and once again it did not disappoint. This week,
the 23 October 2000, No. 31 edition included this news
item on the return of Don Rogers to management of Pewsley
Vale. The team are currently bottom of the Screwfix
Western League Division One (see Screwfix Direct Western League) and recently lost 11-0 ... at
Here's the article in full ...
is still there - the flowing locks are a little
shorter and tinged with grey but the enthusiasm that
carried Don Rogers to fame after scoring twice for
Swindon in their League Cup victory over Arsenal in
1969 still shines brightly.
Rogers, as predicted in last week's NLP has become
manager at struggling Screwfix Western League
Division one club Pewsey Vale, and faces the
difficult task of lifting a team rooted to the bottom
of the division with just one point from nine games -
including the recent I I -0 home defeat at the hands
of Exmouth which saw the resignation of the previous
Rogers, 54, who still lives and runs his sports
business in Swindon, will need all the experience
gained in a long playing career and local Non-League
management with Swindon Supermarine, Hungerford Town
and Lamboume Sports of the Hellenic League to
resurrect the Wiltshire club.
Joining Swindor. Town as a 15-year-old, Rogers became
a local hero playing in more than 400 games for the
Robins before moving to Crystal Palace. He stayed in
London to join Queens Park Rangers under Dave Sexton
and was a member of the team who were runners up to
Liverpool in the old First Division in the 1975n6
season, before retiring from the professional game
the following year.
Rogers said he had accepted Pewsey's offer because.
"It's a place I have had a lot of dealings with
over the last 20 years, I know the place and the
people well and the chairman's keen for the club to
progress, that will do well for me."
Rogers will have John Fisher as his assistant along
with Mark Spackman, he said: "There will be four
of us running the club, John and I were together at
Supermarine and Mark has been with me for seven
years. I would also like Steve Wooden to stay on,
he's local lad who has worked hard.
"People are so keen at this level, if you get a
bunch of people who are really keen to do well for
the club and Pewsey seems to have them, then we
should be able to take the club forward."
John Brownlie (Hibernian) At the end of September, Arbroath signed up
John as their manager. The site offer the following the
following career breakdown post-Hibbs...
After leaving Hibs
in 1978 John moved to the English first Division,
joining Newcastle Utd and, in 1982,
Middlesborough. He joined English Second
Division side Hartlepool two years later, retiring as
a player in 1986. 1987 saw John embarking
on his managerial/coaching career, taking over at
Cowdenbeath. During his time there he gained them
promotion to the First Division for the first time in
In 1990 he moved to
Clyde as full time assistant to Alex Smith, where he
was responsible for setting up the youth
coaching programme as well as coaching the first team
which, in 1994, won promotion to Division 1. In 1996
John returned to Division 2 as manager of East
Stirling, where he again set up a youth coaching
programme. His efforts in that field attracted the
attention of Raith Rovers, at that time in the
Premier League, who took him to Stark's Park the
following year to set up and run its youth programme
on a full time basis. A Boardroom takeover in
1999 saw the entire coaching staff at Stark's Park
See John Brownlie from http://www.arbroathfc.co.uk/
One of the main reasons
John had links with Arbroarh is that his son, Paul and
joined them following his transfer from Raith Rovers,
where they had previously been at the same club. Arbroath
are now (14 Oct 2000) 5th placed in the 10 club Scottish
Second Division, and last season they finished 4th in the
League. Paul's been added to the Sons
Graham Turner (Chester City) Thanks yet again to 'The
Non-League Paper' for this information.
Turner - Mr Hereford United
Turner, who began his career at Wrexham in 1965, was mid
way through a 200+ game spell at Chester City in the
1970-71 - before moving on to Shrewsbury Town, where he
played nearly 350 League games. Now he is Chairman,
Director of Football, manager and major shareholder of
another Welsh - English side, Hereford United. Graham was
manager of the club when they lost League status in 1997,
but has stayed on to turn the club's fortunes around.
Presently the side are riding high at fourth in the
Nationwide Conference League, and are no longer in
iminent danger of collapse. See Hereford United Unofficial
which is providing the picture above, and Graham Turner on the official site.
Ronnie Boyce (West Ham United)
In spite of the
Rothmans Football Yearbook (1999-00,
listing Ronnie as their Chief Scout for the last two
seasons, I see from the Spurs official site that he has
been their Chief Scout since 1998 ! Does he hold both
See more October 2000
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