Clive Darren Allen is an English former professional footballer who played as a forward for seven different London clubs. Allen had been a prolific striker throughout his career. Clive Allen was born in Stepney, London on 20, May 1961, his father is Les Allen, a member of Tottenham Hotspur's Double-winning team of 1960–61. His younger brother is Bradley Allen and his cousins Martin Allen and Paul Allen played football, he started his career at Queens Park Rangers in the late 1970s, scored 32 league goals in 49 appearances, before moving to Arsenal. Allen signed for Arsenal in the summer of 1980 for a fee of £1.25m, but he did not play a single competitive match. He shortly moved on to Crystal Palace in a swap deal with Kenny Sansom. Allen was Palace's top scorer for the 1980–81 season with nine goals in the league and 11 in all competitions, when Palace finished bottom of the First Division. QPR, still in the Second Division, were now managed by Terry Venables and in Allen's first season back at the club he scored 13 Second Division goals, though not enough to win promotion.
QPR had their most successful FA Cup run, reaching the FA Cup Final for the first time with Allen scoring the goals in 1–0 victories in both the 6th Round and semi-final. Over the next two seasons, Allen scored 27 League goals as QPR first won the Second Division Championship in 1982–83 and finished fifth in the First Division in 1983–84, he moved to Tottenham for a £700,000 fee. Allen scored twice on his debut on 25 August 1984, a 4-1 away win at Everton, scored 10 goals from 18 appearances in his first season, in which Spurs finished third behind Liverpool and Everton. In 1986–87 he scored 33 League goals, 49 goals in all competitions, he picked up the titles of PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year. He moved from Spurs to join Bordeaux in March 1988. In July 1989 he joined Manchester City, he scored 10 league goals in his first season, but only four goals in 1990–91. He managed three appearances and scored twice in the league for City the following season, was transferred to Chelsea in December 1991.
He scored seven goals in 16 league games over the next three months with Chelsea before he joined West Ham United in March 1992, scoring once in four league games but was unable to stop them from being relegated. He scored 14 goals in the 1992–93 Division One campaign as West Ham were promoted as runners-up, his goal on the last day of the season, against Cambridge United, secured promotion to the Premier League. He played just seven league games in the 1993–94 in the new Premier League scoring two goals, against Sheffield Wednesday in August 1993, he played his final game for West Ham in March 1994 in a 0-0 FA Cup sixth round game at Upton Park against Luton Town, coming on as a substitute for Lee Chapman. In January 1994, when Allen was out of favour at West Ham United, Tottenham manager Ossie Ardiles expressed interest in bringing Allen back to White Hart Lane as he looked to spend up to £500,000 on buying a striker to cover for the injured Teddy Sheringham, but the transfer did not happen.
Allen opted to drop down a division and join Millwall for a fee of £75,000. He ended his career with three league games for Carlisle United in 1995–96. In the summer of 1984, Allen was given his first England cap against Brazil. In total he made five appearances for England. In 1997, he played for the London Monarchs in NFL Europe, his son Oliver was a footballer. Clive Allen at Englandstats.com
Liverpool Football Club is a professional football club in Liverpool, that competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. The club has won 5 European Cups, more than any other English club, 3 UEFA Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 18 League titles, 7 FA Cups, a record 8 League Cups, 15 FA Community Shields. Founded in 1892, the club joined the Football League the following year and has played at Anfield since its formation. Liverpool established itself as a major force in English and European football in the 1970s and 1980s when Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley led the club to 11 League titles and seven European trophies. Under the management of Rafael Benítez and captained by Steven Gerrard, Liverpool became European champions for the fifth time in 2005. Liverpool was the ninth highest-earning football club in the world in 2016–17, with an annual revenue of €424.2 million, the world's eighth most valuable football club in 2018, valued at $1.944 billion. The club is one of the best supported teams in the world.
Liverpool has long-standing rivalries with Manchester Everton. The club's supporters have been involved in two major tragedies: the Heysel Stadium disaster, where escaping fans were pressed against a collapsing wall at the 1985 European Cup Final in Brussels, with 39 people – Italians and Juventus fans – dying, after which English clubs were given a five-year ban from European competition, the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, where 96 Liverpool supporters died in a crush against perimeter fencing; the team changed from red shirts and white shorts to an all-red home strip in 1964, used since. The club's anthem is "You'll Never Walk Alone". Liverpool F. C. was founded following a dispute between the Everton committee and John Houlding, club president and owner of the land at Anfield. After eight years at the stadium, Everton relocated to Goodison Park in 1892 and Houlding founded Liverpool F. C. to play at Anfield. Named "Everton F. C. and Athletic Grounds Ltd", the club became Liverpool F. C. in March 1892 and gained official recognition three months after The Football Association refused to recognise the club as Everton.
The team won the Lancashire League in its début season, joined the Football League Second Division at the start of the 1893–94 season. After finishing in first place the club was promoted to the First Division, which it won in 1901 and again in 1906. Liverpool reached its first FA Cup Final in 1914, it won consecutive League championships in 1922 and 1923, but did not win another trophy until the 1946–47 season, when the club won the First Division for a fifth time under the control of ex-West Ham Utd centre half George Kay. Liverpool suffered its second Cup Final defeat in 1950; the club was relegated to the Second Division in the 1953–54 season. Soon after Liverpool lost 2–1 to non-league Worcester City in the 1958–59 FA Cup, Bill Shankly was appointed manager. Upon his arrival he released 24 players and converted a boot storage room at Anfield into a room where the coaches could discuss strategy; the club was promoted back into the First Division in 1962 and won it in 1964, for the first time in 17 years.
In 1965, the club won its first FA Cup. In 1966, the club won the First Division but lost to Borussia Dortmund in the European Cup Winners' Cup final. Liverpool won both the League and the UEFA Cup during the 1972–73 season, the FA Cup again a year later. Shankly was replaced by his assistant, Bob Paisley. In 1976, Paisley's second season as manager, the club won another UEFA Cup double; the following season, the club retained the League title and won the European Cup for the first time, but it lost in the 1977 FA Cup Final. Liverpool retained the European Cup in 1978 and regained the First Division title in 1979. During Paisley's nine seasons as manager Liverpool won 21 trophies, including three European Cups, a UEFA Cup, six League titles and three consecutive League Cups. Paisley was replaced by his assistant, Joe Fagan. Liverpool won the League, League Cup and European Cup in Fagan's first season, becoming the first English side to win three trophies in a season. Liverpool reached the European Cup final again in 1985, against Juventus at the Heysel Stadium.
Before kick-off, Liverpool fans breached a fence which separated the two groups of supporters, charged the Juventus fans. The resulting weight of people caused a retaining wall to collapse, killing 39 fans Italians; the incident became known as the Heysel Stadium disaster. The match was played in spite of protests by both managers, Liverpool lost 1–0 to Juventus; as a result of the tragedy, English clubs were banned from participating in European competition for five years. Fourteen Liverpool fans received convictions for involuntary manslaughter. Fagan had announced his retirement just before the disaster and Kenny Dalglish was appointed as player-manager. During his tenure, the club won another three league titles and two FA Cups, including a League and Cup "Double" in the 1985–86 season. Liverpool's success was overshadowed by the Hillsborough disaster: in an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989, hundreds of Liverpool fans were crushed against perimeter fencing. Ninety-four fans died that day.
After the Hillsborough disaster there was a government review of stadium saf
Bolton Wanderers F.C.
Bolton Wanderers Football Club is a professional football club in Bolton, Greater Manchester, which competes in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football. Formed as Christ Church Football Club in 1874, it adopted its current name in 1877 and was a founder member of the Football League in 1888. Bolton have spent more seasons than any other club in the top flight without winning the title, they finished third in the First Division in 1891–92, 1920–21 and 1924–25. Bolton won three FA Cups in the 1920s, a fourth in 1958; the club spent a season in the Fourth Division in 1987-88 before regaining top-flight status in 1995 and qualifying for the UEFA Cup twice, reaching the last 32 in 2005–06 and the last 16 in 2007–08. The club played at Burnden Park for 102 years from 1895. On 9 March 1946, 33 Bolton fans lost their lives in the Burnden Park disaster when a human crush occurred. In 1997, Bolton moved to the Reebok Stadium, renamed the Macron Stadium in 2014, now known as the University of Bolton Stadium.
The club was founded by the Reverend Joseph Farrall Wright, Perpetual curate of Christ Church Bolton, Thomas Ogden, the schoolmaster at the adjacent church school, in 1874 as Christ Church F. C, it was run from the church of the same name on Deane Road, Bolton, on the site where the Innovation factory of the University of Bolton now stands. The club left the location following a dispute with the vicar, changed its name to Bolton Wanderers in 1877; the name was chosen as the club had a lot of difficulty finding a permanent ground to play on, having used three venues in its first four years of existence. Bolton were one of the 12 founder members of the Football League, which formed in 1888. At the time Lancashire was one of the strongest footballing regions in the country, with 6 of the 12 founder clubs coming from within the boundaries of the historic county of Lancashire. Having remained in the Football League since its formation, Bolton have spent more time in the top flight than out of it. In 1894 Bolton reached the final of the FA Cup for the first time, but lost 4–1 to Notts County at Goodison Park.
A decade they were runners-up a second time, losing 1–0 to local rivals Manchester City at Crystal Palace on 23 April 1904. The period before and after the First World War was Bolton's most consistent period of top-flight success as measured by league finishes, with the club finishing outside the top 8 of the First Division on only two occasions between 1911–12 and 1927–28. In this period Bolton equalled their record finish of third twice, in 1920–21 and 1924–25, on the latter occasion missing out on the title by just 3 points. On 28 April 1923, Bolton won their first major trophy in their third final, beating West Ham United 2–0 in the first Wembley FA Cup final; the match, famously known as The White Horse Final was played in front of over 127,000 supporters. Bolton's centre-forward, David Jack scored the first goal at Wembley Stadium. Driven by long-term players Joe Smith in attack, Ted Vizard and Billy Butler on the wings, Jimmy Seddon in defence, they became the most successful cup side of the twenties, winning three times.
Their second victory of the decade came in 1926, beating Manchester City 1–0 in front of over 91,000 spectators, the third came in 1929 as Portsmouth were beaten 2–0 in front of nearly 93,000 fans. In 1928 the club faced financial difficulties and so was forced to sell David Jack to Arsenal to raise funds. Despite the pressure to sell, the agreed fee of £10,890 was a world record, more than double the previous most expensive transfer of a player. From 1935 to 1964, Bolton enjoyed an uninterrupted stay in the top flight – regarded by fans as a golden era – spearheaded in the 1950s by Nat Lofthouse; the years of the Second World War saw most of the Wanderers' playing staff see action on the front, a rare occurrence within elite football, as top sportsmen were assigned to physical training assignments, away from enemy fire. However, 15 Bolton professionals, led by their captain Harry Goslin, volunteered for active service in 1939, were enlisted in the 53rd Bolton Artillery regiment. By the end of the war, 32 of the 35 pre-war professionals saw action in the British forces.
The sole fatality was Goslin, who had by risen to the rank of Lieutenant and was killed by shrapnel on the Italian front shortly before Christmas 1943. 53rd Bolton Artillery took part in the Battle of Dunkirk and served in the campaigns of Egypt and Italy. Remarkably, a number of these soldiers managed to carry on playing the game in these theatres of war, taking on as'British XI' various scratch teams assembled by, among others, King Farouk of Egypt in Cairo and Polish forces in Baghdad. On 9 March 1946, the club's home was the scene of the Burnden Park disaster, which at the time was the worst tragedy in British football history. 33 Bolton Wanderers fans were crushed to death, another 400 injured, in an FA Cup quarter-final second leg tie between Bolton and Stoke City. There was an estimated 67,000-strong crowd crammed in for the game, though other estimates vary with a further 15,000 locked out as it became clear the stadium was full; the disaster led to Moelwyn Hughes's official report, which recommended more rigorous control of crowd sizes.
In 1953 Bolton played in one of the most famous FA Cup finals of all time – The Stanley Matthews Final of 1953. Bolton lost the game to Blackpool 4–3 after gaining a 3–1 lead. Blackpool were victorious thanks to the goals of Stan Mortensen. Bolton Wanderers have not won a major trophy since 1958, when two Lofthouse goals saw them overcome Manchester United in the FA Cup final in front of a 100,000 crowd at Wembley Stadium; the closes
Robert Saxton is an English former professional footballer and coach, now working as a scout for Sunderland. Born in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, Saxton managed Blackburn Rovers for five seasons after a playing career as a utility defender with several lower division clubs. During his managerial career, he took charge of Exeter City, Plymouth Argyle and York City. Bobby Saxton management career statistics at Soccerbase
Bill Thompson (Scottish footballer)
William Gordon Thompson was a Scottish footballer who played in the Football League as a wing half for Portsmouth and Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic. He went on to manage clubs in England and the Netherlands. Born in Glasgow, Thompson played for Scottish junior club Carnoustie Panmure before joining Portsmouth, he was a member of Portsmouth's championship-winning team of 1949 and 1950. His only goals for the club came on the last day of the 1949–50 season, playing as an emergency centre-forward. Needing to beat Aston Villa to ensure they stayed ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers on goal average, Thompson scored twice in a 5–1 win, he went on to play in the League for Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic and in non-league football for Guildford City. Thompson took over as manager of Guildford City towards the end of the 1955–56 Southern League season, in which they won the title. In May 1957, he was the pick of more than thirty applicants for the post of manager at Third Division South club Exeter City, but lasted only until January 1958, when the club announced his departure by mutual agreement, though Thompson himself said he had been sacked.
A few days he was appointed manager of Southern League Worcester City, leading them to victory against Liverpool in the 1958–59 FA Cup and remaining in post until 1962. He went on to coach abroad, including in the Netherlands with Sparta Rotterdam from 1963 to 1966 and HFC Haarlem from 1970 to 1971
Maarten Cornelis "Martin" Jol is a Dutch football manager and former midfielder. Jol played over 400 games during his career which included spells in the Netherlands and England, as well as earning three caps with the Dutch national team, he subsequently became a manager and has worked for Roda JC, RKC Waalwijk and AFC Ajax in his homeland, as well as German Bundesliga club Hamburger SV and English Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham. Jol was born in The Hague, he started his playing career with an amateur team before joining the local professional side ADO Den Haag. He turned professional with Den Haag in 1973, he won the 1975 Dutch Cup with the team defeating FC Twente. He played in the Bundesliga for the 1978–79 season with Bayern Munich before returning to the Dutch Eredivisie to play for Twente in 1979. While with Twente, he won his first cap for the Netherlands national football team in October 1980. Jol moved to England in 1982, he appeared in the semi-finals of both domestic cup competitions in 1981–82.
He signed for Coventry City in 1984 but wanted to leave the club after manager Bobby Gould was asked to leave. Jol returned to Den Haag in 1985, won the 1985 Dutch Footballer of the Year award in the Eerste Divisie league. At international level, Jol won 10 schoolboy caps, 20'B' caps, 12 Under-21 caps and 12 Under-23 caps, he made three appearances for the senior team, competed at the 1980 Mundialito held in Uruguay. Jol's coaching career began in 1991 when he took over at the amateur side ADO Den Haag and took them to the highest local amateur division. Jol moved to the leading local amateur side SVV Scheveningen for one season, where he won the national non-league championship. Jol spent two years as manager at the professional Eredivisie side Roda JC from the town of Kerkrade, during which time he won the Dutch Cup in 1997, Roda's first trophy for 30 years. Between 1998 and 2004, Jol managed the Dutch professional team RKC Waalwijk, he started there in November with only three points at the bottom of the table.
He saved them from relegation in their first year and was in contention for European football in the years after. He was honoured with the Dutch Football Writers Coach of the Year 2001 and with the Dutch Players and Coaches Coach of the Year 2002 awards. RKC Waalwijk denied reports in June 2004 that Jol was about to become assistant manager of Tottenham Hotspur. Several days however, Jol was given the job under Tottenham's new coach, Jacques Santini, having been recruited by Tottenham's sporting director Frank Arnesen. Santini resigned from the manager's job after just 13 games, on 8 November 2004, Jol was confirmed as his replacement. In his first season in charge, Jol improved their league fortunes and scrapped the defensive nature of play that Santini had instilled. After winning five league games in a row, Tottenham's best run of form since the 1992–1993 season, he won the FA Manager of the Month award in December 2004 and was linked in the press with the vacant managerial job at AFC Ajax of Amsterdam.
Jol, ruled out moving clubs early. Jol led Tottenham to the verge of European qualification but the season ended with a ninth-place finish in the Premier League after a final day draw at home to Blackburn Rovers; this meant. In August 2005, he signed a new three-year contract with Tottenham. Tottenham warmed up for the 2005–06 season by winning the pre-season tournament the Peace Cup, which featured such clubs as PSV, Olympique Lyonnais, Boca Juniors. Although Tottenham went out of both cup competitions at the first hurdle, they never once dropped out of the top six places in the league, for much of the season, Tottenham sat in fourth place, a UEFA Champions League spot. On the final day of the season, Tottenham's squad was struck down by illness and Spurs were defeated by West Ham United, meaning they missed out on Champions League qualification and finished in fifth place. Jol had led Tottenham to their highest league finish since 1990, which meant they had qualified for the UEFA Cup via the league for the first time since the ban on English clubs playing in Europe was lifted in 1990.
The season saw Tottenham concede just 38 league goals, the fewest the club has conceded since 1971. The 2006–07 season saw Jol end Tottenham's lengthy hoodoo against Chelsea with a win, the first against them in the league since 1990. In the Football League Cup, they were knocked-out in the semi-finals by rivals Arsenal. A 4–0 FA Cup win away to Fulham, kick-started a run of form which saw Tottenham take 27 points from their final 12 league games, losing just once; this run saw Spurs surge into fifth place, securing UEFA Cup qualification on the final day of the season, making Jol the first Spurs manager since Keith Burkinshaw to qualify for European football in successive seasons. Tottenham reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup and the FA Cup, losing to the eventual winners in both. In the summer of 2007, Tottenham signed a number of expensive players spending around £40 million, it has been reported that some of these players were signed on the request of Director of Football Damien Comolli and that Jol was not allowed to select players he wanted to buy, such as Martin Petrov.
When the suggestion of selling star striker Dimitar Berbatov arose, Jol claimed, "I'd rather die."Because of the large amount of money, spent, Spurs were expected by the board to challenge for a top four place in the 2007–08 season. After Tottenham lost their opening two games, Club Secretary John Alexander and Director Paul Kemsley were photographed in a Spanish hotel with Sevilla FC manager Juande Ramos, who claimed th
David Wilson (footballer, born 1884)
David Wilson was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a wing half. He started his career in the Scottish Football League and went on to play 475 matches in the Football League before retiring at the age of 40, he appeared in one international match for Scotland in 1913. After retiring, he became manager of Exeter City. Wilson started playing football with junior side Irvine Meadow, his professional career started in 1901 when he signed for Scottish League Division One club St Mirren. He played twice in 1902 -- 03, scoring one goal, he left in 1903 to join Division Two side Hamilton Academical, where he stayed for one season, playing five league games for the club. In 1904, he moved to England to join Football League Second Division side Bradford City, he made 12 league appearances and scored one goal in two years with the team, but left at the end of the 1905–06 campaign. Wilson signed for Lancashire Combination outfit Oldham Athletic in the summer of 1906 and became a first-team regular at once, playing 38 matches and scoring two goals in his inaugural season.
For the 1907–08 campaign, Oldham joined the Football League Second Division, Wilson appeared in every league match between 1907 and 1911. He scored two goals in the 1909–10 season as Oldham achieved promotion to the Football League First Division, he continued to play until the outbreak of the First World War, when competitive football in England was stopped at the end of the 1914–15 campaign. On 5 April 1913, Wilson made his international debut for Scotland in the 0–1 defeat to England at Stamford Bridge, in which he played alongside his brother Andrew. After the end of the war, he kept his place in the Oldham side when the league recommenced, appearing in every match of the 1919–20 season. At the conclusion of the 1920–21 campaign, Wilson left Oldham Athletic, having played 368 league matches and scored 16 goals in a 15-year spell with the club. Wilson joined newly promoted Football League Third Division North team Nelson in 1921, he was appointed player-manager and handed the role of taking charge of the team's inaugural season in the Football League.
He played 34 matches in his first season with Nelson and scored three goals, including one penalty kick, the first he had scored in his career. Wilson went on to play 30 league games in the following campaign, leading his team to promotion to the Second Division, he played a further 31 matches for Nelson before retiring from playing at the end of the 1923–24 season, at the age of 40. Wilson continued as manager of Nelson despite his retirement but left the club at the end of the 1924–25 season, despite the team having finished as runners-up in the Third Division North, he subsequently spent three years working as a stockbroker, before having a spell in charge of Exeter City in the Football League Third Division South between March 1928 and February 1929. He was in charge of the team for 42 matches, with the side winning 11 matches, drawing 10 and losing 21; the club struggled under Wilson's tenure and finished 21st out of 22 in the division the season he left. Wilson was born in Irvine, North Ayrshire.
After his retirement from football management, he worked as a stockbroker. He was one of four brothers who played professional football: Andrew set various club records for Sheffield Wednesday and was a Scotland international and a manager, James played with St Mirren and Preston North End and was selected for the Scottish League XI, Alec played for Preston and Oldham