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November 2002 News
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Bit slow to report this, but last night saw Sir Winston Churchill be voted as Great Britain's greatest, er, Briton, which wasn't my vote, but certainly is one I can live with.
Before being narrowed down to a top ten for the vote, a top 100 was compliled out of an earlier vote. This 100 contained just two footballers, David Beckham at number 33 and Bob 70-71 star, Bobby Moore at number 69.
At number 36, Sir Steve Redgrave the 5 time Olympic Gold rower was the only other Sportsman in the list.
As Beckham had a fan-led vote, which also saw the likes of Robbie Williams and Michael Crawford being unrealistically high, I think Bobby gets the highest place for football achievements alone.
Whilst I don't deny Bobby was a Sixties icon, it is doubtless the association of Bobby with the England World Cup win that has made his contribution to football mean more to voters than any other footballer that could have been voted for. So, well done, Bobby !
Rofe and Cooper Southampton Update
Good to see Southampton beat Premiership Champions and present leaders Arsenal 3-2 yesterday. The television highlights showed Denis Rofe (Orient) on the Southampton bench, and I see from the official website he is now in the role as First Team Coach. Whilst there I also saw that Terry Cooper still has his role as European Scout.
One additional person to report is that Garry Pendrey (Birmingham City) is the Assistant manager, and has been since Gordon Strachen took over as manager on 22 October 2002. It seems that prior to this Garry had been Gordon's assistant at Coventry City, too.
And whilst I'm on a roll, though not confirmed on the Official site, On the Cross run by Bob 70-71 friend, Christian Kelly, reports that Mike Lyons (Everton) is presentlyYouth Coach at Southampton's Perth Academy !
Lashings of Support
Peter Lorimer is proving to be Terry Venables' (QPR) biggest Fan. Peter has a regular column in the local newspaper,'The Yorkshire Evening Post' and commentates on Leeds United matches for Radio Leeds. Peter is also the current holder of the Special Bob Award for 2002.
He may also soon be offered the role as honoury President of the Terry Venables fan club as rarely does he miss a moment to offer the fellow Bob 70-71 Star his moral support.
Good for you Peter !
Peter argues intelligently that Terry has inherited many problems from David O'Leary's days at the club, and that Terry should be given more time to make his influence at the club.
NB The management of Bob and 1970-71 Footballers would like to point out that it does not necessarily agree with all the views of the footballers featured on the site. Let's face it, David Icke is one of them !
This appeared on the BBC site recently to illustrate the point, click on the link to hear Peter talk his point in person. See BBC SPORT Football Teams Leeds United Lorimer backs Venables
Arise Sir Bobby ....
Thank you Lizzy, Mam, who's your favourite 70's footballer then ?~~~... What, what ??? Oh sorry I was daydreaming that I was being knighted ... again ! Nevertheless, these words were genuinely spoken in the Palace this week as on 21/11/02 Sir Bobby Robson went to collect his knighthood.
Astle Headers Injury Verdict
Pelé's campaign to promote impotence awareness, first spotted last year, seems to have been relaunced with adverts on television and in magazines.
Pelé is filmed saying, ' If you are experiencing erection problems, don't suffer in silence. Millions of men worldwide have asked for help - and got back their love lives and sence of well-being. Take the first step to a better love lfe today. I would.'
In the magazine version of the advert the quote is given next to a small photo of the man himself. The avdert concludes 'Better Love Life ~ Better you.'
There is a UK helpline number 0845 378 0144, and a website www.informED.org.uk . The advert is supported by Pfizer, and has logos from the Impotence Association and MHF - Men's Health Forum, also.
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