By Maurice Edwards
Whilst Peter Taylor joined Burton Albion in1962, it replaced Maurice Edwards’s lifestyles for ever. WhenPeter brought Maurice to his nice buddy Brian Clough an organization was once shaped that was once to suffer for over two decades. 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 of the golf equipment they labored for, have remained untold in the past. As referee, scout and relied on good friend, Maurice used to be aware about a lot of Taylor and Clough’s dealings with golf equipment, managers and person gamers, and is uniquely put to bare the main points of what made their dating so specified, and such a success. listed here are the tales of the way the key 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 famous for years. This soaking up own memoir of a existence in soccer sheds new gentle at the years that Peter and Brian spent operating jointly and is bound to attract fanatics of all golf equipment.
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He gained several caps playing for the non-League international team and drew the attention of League scouts. He was bought by Crewe Alexandra and became a regular in their first team. I had myself recommended him to League clubs. I am unaware of any similar arrangements with colleges anywhere else, but I would highly recommend it. The FA could attempt to promote such partnerships. John Barton has a job with the Football League Education and could advise them. My own career as a scout is discussed later in the book, but my role as chief scout with Brian Clough and Peter Taylor was a different arrangement from most clubs.
Then there are the ones that got away, Kevin Keegan and Alan Hansen among them. Peter and Brian worked as a team: Peter the supreme judge of players and team dynamics, Brian the charismatic front man at ease with everyone from tea ladies to directors. This absorbing personal memoir of a life in football sheds new light on the years that Peter and Brian spent working together and is sure to appeal to fans of all clubs. Maurice Edwards was born in Burton upon Trent in February 1927, and from the age of 11 his time when not at school was spent helping his mother in his parents’ pub.
After my operation there was no stability in my knee joint and the surgeon informed me that my playing career was over. He warned me that if I was to damage that left knee again, it might result in it being stiffened for the rest of my life. Fortunately this has not occurred. At the time the muscles in my left leg were very wasted and I had to work extremely hard to build them up. It was a hard slog, involving weights and hours of jogging. It was 19 weeks before I was able to return to my employment with the North Thames Gas Board at their college in Fulham and the evening classes at the two colleges.
Brian and Peter a Right Pair: 21 Years with Clough and Taylor by Maurice Edwards