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David Danskin

David Danskin was a Scottish mechanical engineer and footballer. He was a principal founding member of Dial Square F. C. renamed Royal Arsenal, the team that are today known as Arsenal. Born in Burntisland, Danskin grew up in Kirkcaldy, he played as an amateur for Kirkcaldy Wanderers, among their players were Jack McBean and Peter Connolly, two players who would join Danskin at Royal Arsenal. In 1885 Danskin moved to London to find work, took a job at the Dial Square workshop at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich. There he met several football enthusiasts, amongst them Jack Humble and former Nottingham Forest players Fred Beardsley and Morris Bates. Together with Humble, Danskin is credited as the driving force behind the formation of a works football team, Dial Square FC. Danskin organised a whip-round amongst his fellow enthusiasts and purchased Dial Square's first football, captained the team in their first match against Eastern Wanderers on 11 December 1886. Danskin continued to play for Royal Arsenal, as the club were soon renamed afterwards, for the next two years.

However, after an injury incurred in a match against Clapton in January 1889, Danskin elected to step down from the side and only played a few more rare occasions after that. Arsenal turned professional in 1891, although Danskin stood for election to the club's committee in 1892, he did not succeed in getting elected, he ended his official association with Arsenal and became associated with a new works team from the area, Royal Ordnance Factories, which folded in circa 1896. He officiated as a referee in local matches, he was still fond enough of Arsenal to attend their games, his son Billy used to sell programmes at their Manor Ground as a child. He started up his own bicycle manufacturing business in Plumstead, before moving to Coventry in 1907 to work for the Standard Motor Company. In his life he was troubled by ill-health, caused by injuries to his legs in his footballing days, took early retirement, he was one of the few founding members of Arsenal to live to see the club's rise to success in the 1930s.

After many years of ill-health, he died in a hospice in Warwick in 1948, at the age of 85 and was buried at London Road Cemetery in Coventry. In 2007, to commemorate his role in the club's history, the Arsenal Scotland Supporters Club dedicated a blue plaque to Danskin, near his birthplace in Burntisland. During Arsenal's 125th anniversary celebrations, two of David Danskin's great-grandchildren delivered the match ball for Arsenal's 1–0 victory over Everton at Emirates Stadium as Arsenal celebrated another milestone. In April 2019, Arsenal paid to restore Danskin's grave, with club managing director Vinai Venkatesham and coach and former captain Pat Rice joining relatives for a graveside ceremony in his honour. General references Iain Sommerville. "David Danskin". Retrieved 1 May 2006. Joy, Bernard. Forward Arsenal!. Phoenix House. Footnotes

The Man (Bill Drummond album)

The Man is an album recorded and released by Scottish musician and music industry figure Bill Drummond in 1986. In July 1986, Drummond had announced his resignation from his position as an A&R man at record label WEA, citing that he was nearly 33.3 years old, that it was "time for a revolution in my life. There is a mountain to climb the hard way, I want to see the world from the top... ". His first move was to record and release The Man, an accompanying spoken-word diatribe "The Manager's Speech". In an interview in December 1990, Drummond recalled spending half a million pounds at WEA on the band Brilliant—for whom he envisioned massive worldwide success—only for them to flop. "At that point I thought'What am I doing this for?' and I got out. I did an album myself, wrote the songs in five days, recorded it in five days, put it out on Creation Records". Creation's founder, Alan McGee, named The Man his 5th favourite LP: "Bill's my pal, but I thought his record would be crap, he gave a cassette to me and I didn't play it for ages.

I put it on when I was in the bath one night—I nearly drowned. I laughed for about half an hour. It's the work of a complete nutter". Drummond intended to focus on writing books once The Man had been issued but, as he recalled in 1990, "That only lasted three months, until I had an idea for a record and got dragged back into it all". Calling upon Brilliant's former guitarist Jimmy Cauty, Drummond formed The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu with whom he was to amass considerable fame and fortune until—in 1992—the cycle repeated itself and he quit the business once again. During the recording of the album, Drummond was assisted by members of the bands The Triffids and Voice of the Beehive. In the sardonic "Julian Cope Is Dead", Drummond outlined his fantasy of shooting the Teardrop Explodes frontman in the head to ensure the band's early demise and subsequent legendary status; the song could be seen as a reply to the Cope song "Bill Drummond Said". Bill Drummond is a self-confessed fan of Scottish football club Queen of the South.

"Queen of the South" is the title of the 6th track on "The man". The song is an instrumental. Awarding the album five stars, Sounds called it a "touching if idiosyncratic biographical statement" and a "work of humble genius: the best kind". Q Magazine gave the album four stars and described it as "a curious and hugely enjoyable set that trips from Tennessee twang to fake Scottish folk music to brash little pop tunes" whose lyrics "encapsulate bizarrely sage ruminations on life, rock'n'roll and the sundry pop stars whose destinies have entwined with his own". In a retrospective career summary review, Ira Robbins of Trouser Press referred to the album as "tastefully understated". All songs written by Bill Drummond except "Going Back" and "Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation". "True to the Trail" "Ballad for a Sex God" "Julian Cope Is Dead" "I Want That Girl" "Going Back" "Queen of the South" "I Believe in Rock and Roll" "Married Man" "I'm the King of Joy" "Son of a Preacher Man" "Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation" Bill Drummond – vocals Daniel Cainer – guitar Khiem Luu – clarinet, saxophone Nick Colerpiano, organ Allan MacDonalddrums Robert McComb – guitar, violin Graham Leepedal steel guitar Martyn Casey – "bull fiddle" Jill Birt – Hammond organ Henry Lowthertrumpet Sandrae Lawrence – harmonies Voice of the Beehive – harmonies Stephen "Kid Chaos" Harris – "Rumblehammer" Rev. Jack Drummond – voice on "Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation" Bleddyn Butcher – photographyAll tracks arranged and mixed by True Genius The KLF The KLF discography 45 - A book by Drummond, published as he reached the age of 45.

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James A. Brown

James Allen "Babe" Brown was an American football and basketball coach and college athletics administrator. He was the head coach in basketball and football at the University of Idaho in Moscow, a three-sport coach and athletic director at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, he coached multiple sports at four high schools in Idaho: Lewiston, Burley and Nampa. Born in the farming community of Star in southwestern Idaho, Brown graduated from Boise High School in 1919 and was a multi-sport athlete at the University of Idaho in Moscow, where he lettered in football and baseball, he was a hard-hitting fullback on the football team under head coaches Thomas Kelley and R. L. "Matty" Mathews. His senior season was Idaho's first as a member of the Pacific Coast Conference, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Following his playing days, Brown was an assistant at Idaho under Mathews became a high school coach in 1925 at Lewiston High School, won the state title in basketball in 1926. After several years with the Bengals, he left coaching for two years to work in private business in southern Idaho returned to coaching in 1932 at Burley High School for three seasons.

He returned to north Idaho to coach at Moscow High School in 1935, taking over the Bears' program from Gale Mix. After six years at MHS, Brown was hired across town as the freshman football coach at the University of Idaho in 1941. Brown moved up to the varsity as an assistant to head coach Francis Schmidt in 1942, but the football program went on hiatus prior to the 1943 season. In the meantime, he became acting head basketball coach in December 1942 and acting athletic director in 1943, when Guy Wicks and George Greene joined the navy. Brown led the UI basketball team to the northern division title of the PCC in his fourth and final season in 1946; the Vandals met southern division winner California in a three-game series in Berkeley. After Schmidt's death in September 1944, Brown was the interim head coach for the abbreviated 1945 football season and was named head coach in March 1946; the Vandals posted one win in each of the two seasons for an overall 2-15 record and Brown resigned at the end of November.

After a dozen years residing in Moscow and six years as a collegiate coach, Brown returned to the high school level in 1947 back in southwestern Idaho at Nampa High School, where his teams won titles in football and basketball during his nine seasons with the Bulldogs. His 1950 basketball team won the state championship. In 1956, Brown was hired at the College of Idaho in Caldwell as athletic director, served as the head coach for basketball and baseball; when head football coach Ed Troxel resigned in 1958 to go to the new Borah High School in Boise, Brown took over as head football coach of the Coyotes. He stepped down as head basketball coach in 1961, as football coach and athletic director following the 1964 football season. Brown died in his sleep at age 64 of an apparent heart attack in June 1965 at his home in Caldwell, a week before his official retirement date, he and his wife LaVerne are buried at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell. Gem of the Mountains University of Idaho yearbook, 1942, Vandal coaches, p. 64 James A. Brown at Find a Grave