Brian and Peter a Right Pair: 21 Years with Clough and by Maurice Edwards

By Maurice Edwards

While Peter Taylor joined Burton Albion in1962, it replaced Maurice Edwards’s existence for ever. WhenPeter brought Maurice to his nice buddy Brian Clough an organization was once shaped that was once to suffer for over twenty years. The achievements of the Clough-Taylor partnership are popular. however the tales that Maurice Edwards has to inform, of existence behind the curtain at all the golf equipment they labored for, have remained untold in the past. As referee, scout and relied on buddy, Maurice was once aware about lots of Taylor and Clough’s dealings with golf equipment, managers and person gamers, and is uniquely positioned to bare the main points of what made their dating so certain, and such a success. listed here are the tales of ways the main signings of Clough and Taylor’s careers have been made, from Trevor Francis, the 1st £1 million participant, to Peter Shilton, a goalkeeper Taylor had popular for years. This soaking up own memoir of a lifestyles in soccer sheds new mild at the years that Peter and Brian spent operating jointly and is bound to attract enthusiasts of all golf equipment.

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I was left behind with many others at Singapore Barracks to wait for a ship to take me back to Plymouth. I was there for about a month with no duties, so to pass the time I joined the Royal Naval Football Squad. Frank Scrine, the Wales winger, was in charge. He was capped three times for Wales when he got home. I played soccer on three occasions against other servicemen stationed out there, and this was when I first got a real liking for the game. I was eventually demobbed during the summer of 1947.

Anchored off Manila, where ex-POWs from the Phillipines have just embarked to commence their long voyage home to the British Isles, October 1945. Our ship was later given to the Australian Navy as they had no aircraft carriers. Most of the crew were offered the chance to stay with the ship and transfer to the Australian Navy, but I could not wait to get back home to be demobbed. I was left behind with many others at Singapore Barracks to wait for a ship to take me back to Plymouth. I was there for about a month with no duties, so to pass the time I joined the Royal Naval Football Squad.

He wanted plenty of space. He was 6ft 2in and 13 stone, but not the bravest of ’keepers. At the end of the season Bill Townsend, who had acquired a very good public house in a village on the outskirts of Burton, was given six weeks’ notice by the chairman, Trevor Grantham. Peter was then offered the position of manager, which he accepted. It was an ambition of his to become a manager in the Football League. At 35 years of age, the chance to get into management had come rather earlier than he expected.

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