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Walter Winterbottom

Sir Walter Winterbottom was the first manager of the England football team and FA Director of Coaching. He resigned from the FA in 1962 to become General Secretary of the Central Council of Physical Recreation and was appointed as the first Director of the Sports Council in 1965, he was knighted for his services to sport in 1978. The Football Association marked the 100th anniversary of Winterbottom's birth by commissioning a bust, unveiled by Roy Hodgson at St Georges Park on 23 April 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of English football. Born in Oldham, Walter Winterbottom was the only son of James Winterbottom, a ring frame fitter in a textile machine works. At the age of 12 he was awarded a scholarship to Oldham High School, he won a bursary to Chester Diocesan Teachers Training College, graduating as the top student in 1933 and took a teaching post at the Alexandra Road School, Oldham. Whilst teaching he played football for Royton Amateurs and Mossley where he was spotted by Manchester United.

He continued teaching. In his first season at Manchester United he showed great promise, playing 21 first team League games and 2 FA cup games, appearing as wing half and centre half, but in the following two seasons he made only 4 first team appearances. And 41 Central League appearances, his playing career ended by a spinal disease diagnosed as ankylosing spondylitis. Whilst still playing for Manchester United he left his teaching position to study at Carnegie College of Physical Education, Leeds. On graduating he was appointed as a lecturer. During World War II Winterbottom served as an officer in the Royal Air Force, reaching the rank of wing commander and working at the Air Ministry with overall responsibility for training PE instructors at home and overseas, he was a guest player with Chelsea and ran coaching courses for the FA at grammar schools in London. In 1946 Stanley Rous, the secretary of The Football Association, persuaded the FA council to appoint Winterbottom as The FA's first Director of Coaching and suggested he take on the additional responsibility of being the first England team manager.

Walter Winterbottom has the distinction of being England's first and longest serving England team manager. In all matches in which he was in charge, England played 139, won 78, drew 33, lost 28. At home England lost. England won the British championship in thirteen out of his sixteen seasons. In the World Cup tournament England qualified on all four occasions, reaching the quarter finals twice, playing 28 matches, winning 15, drawing 7 and losing 6. Although he had coaching and managerial responsibilities, Winterbottom never had the power to pick his own team. Over time his technical knowledge influenced selectors. Prior to Alf Ramsey's arrival in 1962, he convinced the FA that the team manager must have sole control of selection. During his time Winterbottom warned the English football establishment that countries in Continental Europe and South America were overtaking England and that English football had to change, his sixteen years as England team manager helped in creating a modern and competitive national team and four years after his departure in 1966 England won the World Cup.

His innovations included the introduction of England B, Under 23, youth and schoolboy teams providing players with continuity and experience in international football before being selected for the full England team. Notable victories during his era were 10-0 away to Portugal in 1947, 4-0 away to Italy in 1948, 4-2 at home to Brazil in 1956 and 9-3 at home to Scotland in 1961. Notable defeats were losing 1-0 to the USA in the 1950 World Cup and 6-3 at home to Hungary in 1953 when England lost their unbeaten home record to a foreign team, followed by a 7-1 away defeat to the same team in 1954. Winterbottom led England to four consecutive World Cup finals, a record subsequently equalled only by Helmut Schön of West Germany. England entered the World Cup for the first time in 1950, qualifying for the tournament in Brazil by winning the British Home Championship. England had never before played in South America, they lost 1-0 to the USA and 1-0 to Spain to be eliminated in the first round. Winterbottom again led England to qualification in Switzerland in 1954 by winning the British Home championship.

A 4-4 draw against Belgium and a 2-0 victory against Switzerland took them to the quarter finals where they were beaten 4-2 by the defending champions, Uruguay. In 1958 England qualified for the tournament in Sweden with wins over the Republic of Ireland and Denmark with a team that had lost only once in 17 games. Three months before the tournament began the Munich air disaster robbed the team of key players from Manchester United: Roger Byrne, Tommy Taylor and Duncan Edwards died. England drew against the USSR, Brazil and Austria but lost to the Soviet Union in a playoff for a quarter-final place. Winterbottom again led his team to qualification for the 1962 finals in Chile with wins over Portugal and Luxembourg. After progressing from their group on goal average, England reached the quarter-finals but were beaten 3-1 by the eventual winners, Brazil. Although Winterbottom is best known as the England team manager, it is in coaching that he made important contributions to the

Henry Ercole

Henry Ercole was a minor Maltese mediaeval philosopher who specialised in ethics and logic. He enjoyed great esteem both as an administrator and a philosopher, it is unclear when. He was a Dominican friar; the first documentary evidence about him is in 1711, when he was Master of Studies at the Studium Generale of the Dominicans at Rabat, Malta. Four years in 1715, he held the same office at Trapani, Sicily. For an unknown reason, some time between 1716 and 1718 Ercole was expelled from Sicily by royal decree, returned to Malta, he acquired his Baccalaureate in theology between 1718 and 1722. In this latter year, Ercole was appointed Master of Studies at the Dominican Collegium Generale of Valletta, Malta. A year in 1723, he became Master of Theology. In 1724, Ercole was chosen as Prior Provincial of the Dominican province of Sicily; this was at Caltanisetta, Ercole was the first Maltese Dominican friar to achieve such a position. He remained in this office until 1726 returned to Malta, he lived at the convent of Valletta.

Ercole was twice the Vicar-General of the Maltese Dominicans on behalf of the Sicilian Prior Provincial. The second time was between 1738 and 1741. From 1711 onwards, Ercole taught theology, he was close to the Grand Master of the Knights Hospitallers, Manuel Pinto da Fonseca, who showered upon him innumerable favours. This stands as witness to Ercole’s position of high regard. No portrait of him has been discovered as yet. Few works of Ercole seem to have survived. Three works by Rosarius Mary Hagius declare that Ercole gave his assistance in their composition, though they fall short of asserting that he was their co-author. Only one light work is his: Lettere Famigliari, dedicated to Grand Master Manuel Pinto da Fonseca; the manuscript, held at National Library of Malta in Valletta and marked as MS. 759, is made up of 231 folios. The work is a collection of twenty-six letters, all signed, in which Ercole imagines writing to scholars who had put in doubt the shipwreck of St. Paul on Malta back in the 1st century as recounted in the Bible.

To illustrate his point, he pens down a crude map of the Mediterranean Sea. Ercole's writing is not a piece of rhetorical work, it is an interesting scholastic disputation concentrating on the logic of statements put forward by the proponents. Ercole skillfully draws out certain main points, examines their logical content and their syntax. Apart from this work, it is possible. However, they might not bear his name, much research is still needed to ascribe authorship to him. Mark Montebello, Il-Ktieb tal-Filosofija f’Malta, PIN Publications, Malta, 2001. Philosophy in Malta

Lightly and Politely

And Politely is a 1960 album by the American jazz singer Betty Roché. This was the last album. Scott Yanow reviewed the album for AllMusic and wrote that Roché "It is ironic that what is arguably singer Betty Roché's finest all-around recording was her last". Yanow wrote that "Roché improvises and uplifts a variety of superior standards... It's recommended to jazz fans not aware of Betty Roché's musical talents". "Someone to Watch Over Me" – 4:46 "Why Shouldn't I?" – 3:28 "Jim" – 4:33 "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" – 3:52 "For All We Know" – 2:41 "Rocks in My Bed" – 4:11 "Just Squeeze Me" – 2:40 "I Got It Bad" – 3:42 "Maybe You'll Be There" – 3:37 "I Had the Craziest Dream" – 2:12 Betty Roché – vocals Jimmy Neely – piano Wally Richardsonguitar Michel Mulia – double bass Rudy Lawless – drums Rudy Van Gelder – engineer Joe Goldberg – liner notes Phil DeLancie – digital remastering

5th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment

The 5th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment was a Confederate Army cavalry regiment during the American Civil War. The regiment was designated at various times as Newton's Regiment Arkansas Cavalry, Morgan's Regiment Arkansas Cavalry, 2nd Regiment Arkansas Cavalry, the 8th Regiment Arkansas Cavalry; this regiment should not be confused with a regiment commanded by Col. Robert Crittenden Newton, a regiment of Arkansas State Troops referred to as Newton's 10th Arkansas Cavalry Regiment. Organized with 12 companies at Little Rock, Arkansas in April, 1863 under the command of Colonel Robert C. Newton; the unit was composed of companies from the following counties: Company A – Van Buren County and Jackson County. Company B – Jefferson County. Company C – Independence County. Company D – Lawrence County. Company E - Conway County. Company F – Independence County. Company G – Fulton county, enlisted December 12, 1862 known as Capt. Lorenzo Dow Bryant's mounted company, which included some Missourians from near by Howell and Oregon counties.

The company was attached to the 4th Missouri Cavalry as Co.. I until April 1863, when it was detached and assigned to the 5th Arkansas Cavalry as Company G. Company H – Independence County and Izard County enlisted December 15, 1862. Company I - Mississippi County. Company K – Van Buren County. Company L – Van Buren County; the regiment went by a variety of unofficial names during its existence. When Colonel Robert Crittenden Newton was in command, it went by its official title of 5th Arkansas Cavalry. Colonel Newton was succeeded in December 1863 by Col. Thomas J. Morgan captain of Company C. Under Colonel Morgan's command, the regiment went by the designation 8th Arkansas Cavalry; the Compiled Service Records are filed under the designation 8th Arkansas Cavalry. The commanders of the 5th/2nd/8th Cavalry include Colonels Robert C. Newton, Thomas J. Morgan, W. A. Bevens; as the 5th Arkansas under Colonel Newton, the unit served in General J. G. Walker's Division, Trans-Mississippi Department, fought in the following engagements: Battle of Helena, July 4, 1863.

Battle of Brownsville, August 25, 1863 Battle of Reed's Bridge, August 27, 1863 Battle of Bayou Fourche, September 10, 1863. Battle of Pine Bluff, October 25, 1863; the unit had several members captured in the Battle of Bayou Fourche in September 1863. These prisoners were sent near Indianapolis, Indiana. A few died in prison, a few joined the U. S. Army frontier service, but most were exchanged in March 1864. Many of these men were back in Arkansas in time to be paroled at Jacksonport, Arkansas, on June 5, 1865, at the end of the war; the unit designation changed to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment effective December 24, 1863. As the 8th/2nd Arkansas under Colonel Morgan, the unit served in General Cabell's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, fought in the following engagements: Battle of Poison Spring, April 18, 1864. Battle of Marks' Mills, April 25, 1864; the regiment lost. Price's Missouri Raid, Arkansas-Missouri-Kansas, September–October, 1864Battle of Fort Davidson, September 27, 1864 Fourth Battle of Boonville, October 11, 1864 Battle of Glasgow, October 15, 1864 Battle of Sedalia, October 15, 1864 Second Battle of Lexington, October 19, 1864 Battle of Little Blue River, October 21, 1864 Second Battle of Independence, October 21–22, 1864 Battle of Byram's Ford, October 22–23, 1864 Battle of Westport, October 23, 1864 Battle of Marais des Cygnes, Linn County, October 25, 1864 Battle of Mine Creek, October 25, 1864 Battle of Marmiton River, October 25, 1864 Second Battle of Newtonia, October 28, 1864 This regiment disbanded prior to the formal surrendered and the men were paroled at various places, but at Jacksonport, Arkansas.

Bears, Edwin C. “The Battle of Helena, July 4, 1863.” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 20: 256–297. Christ, Mark K. Civil War Arkansas, 1863: The Battle for a State. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010. Christ, Mark K. ed. Rugged and Sublime: The Civil War in Arkansas. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1994. Christ, Mark K. “‘We Were Badly Whipped’: A Confederate Account of the Battle of Helena, July 4, 1863.” Arkansas Historical Quarterly 69: 44–53. Schieffler, George David. “Too Little, Too Late to Save Vicksburg: The Battle of Helena, July 4, 1863.” MA thesis, University of Arkansas, 2005 List of Arkansas Civil War Confederate units Lists of American Civil War Regiments by State Confederate Units by State Arkansas in the American Civil War Arkansas Militia in the Civil War This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National Park Service"

How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A. Cup

How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F. A. Cup is the fourth novel by J. L. Carr, published in 1975; the novel is a comic fantasy that describes in the form of an official history how a village football club progressed through the FA Cup to beat Glasgow Rangers F. C. in the final at Wembley Stadium. Like all of Carr's novels, it is grounded in his own experience. In 1930 as an unqualified 18-year-old teacher he played a season for South Milford White Rose when they won a football knockout tournament, it sold 2,124 copies. The novel has been dramatised several times by different playwrights. In 1991, it was adapted as a play for eight actors and was performed at the Worcester Swan Theatre, the Leatherhead Thorndike Theatre and the Mermaid Theatre, London where it ran for six weeks, with Simon Coates as Joe Gidner. More it was dramatised by Brian Wright for performance by an amateur youth theatre, with a cast of sixty, in Northamptonshire; the play was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2011 by one actor, Mark Jardine of Lichfield Garrick Theatre Repertory Company, who provided all the voices and characterisations.

In this version the beaten finalists were Wolverhampton Wanderers F. C.. Carr bought back the rights to the novel in 1992 and reprinted it in an edition of 2,000 copies as the fourth novel published by his own imprint, The Quince Tree Press. 1975 London Magazine Editions, ISBN 0-904388-02-6 1986 Grafton Books, ISBN 0-586-06358-7 1992 The Quince Tree Press, ISBN 0-900847-94-8 1999 Prion Humour Classics, Prion Books, ISBN 1-85375-363-7 2003 The Quince Tree Press, ISBN 0-900847-94-8 2016 Penguin Modern Classics, ISBN 978-0241252345. Reissued 7 April 2016. 2008 Come gli S. S. Wanderers vinsero la coppa d’Inghilterra, Fazi Editore, Roma, ISBN 88-8112-892-6 2017 Wie die Steeple Sinderby Wanderers den Pokal holten, DuMont Buchverlag, Koln. Translated by Monika Köpfer. ISBN 978-3-8321-9854-1 2018 Cómo llegamos a la final de Wembley, Tusquets Editores S. A. Spain, ISBN 978-8-4906-6480-3 Quince Tree Press

Luciano Dompig

Luciano Dompig is a Dutch professional football player, who plays for TOT. His best position is central midfielder. Dompig made his senior debut on 24 March 2006 for FC Volendam in a match against Helmond Sport. After a stint with Veendam and Almere City FC, in 2011 he transferred from the Dutch Jupiler League to the Belgian Pro League as he signed with Cercle Brugge, he played in Cyprus and Thailand and returned to Holland to join FC Lisse in 2016 after his Thai club TOT folded. Luciano Dompig player info at the official Cercle Brugge site Luciano Dompig player info at