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 used to be shaped that used to be to undergo for over twenty years. The achievements of the Clough-Taylor partnership are renowned. 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 formerly. As referee, scout and relied on good friend, 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 courting so unique, and such a success. listed below are the tales of ways the most important 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 well-known 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 enthusiasts of all golf equipment.

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He altered my style of running, shortening my early strides, which put two or three yards on to my sprinting speed. As a result my game improved considerably. He also recommended that I take one cod liver oil capsule every day, which I have done ever since. There had been a change of manager at Burton Albion and Bill Sneddon was in charge. I was offered professional forms playing part-time, but I refused. I had gained three Amateur caps playing for Staffordshire and took part in the North versus South trial game for the International team, which we won 3–0.

Obviously the payments received for doing this work vary from club to club, with the larger clubs usually paying a monthly retainer plus travelling expenses. Many scouts operate on expenses only. An example of how the country might be split into scouting areas might be: the North West stretching from Manchester to Carlisle, the North East from Sheffield to Newcastle, the North Midlands stretching from the West to the East, the South Midlands down as far as Cheltenham, Wales as a whole, the Eastern Counties covering the North London area, the South Eastern counties with the rest of the London area, the South West from Bristol, one or possibly two in Scotland and the same in Ireland.

1964–65 Won Southern League Cup. Hartlepools United 1965–66 Joined manager Brian Clough, finished 18th position, Division Four. 1966–67 Finished fourth position, Division Four. Derby County 1967–68 Brian appointed manager, Peter appointed assistant manager. 1968–69 Division Two Champions. 1969–70 Finished fourth position, Division One. 1970 Watney Cup winners (beat Manchester United 4–1). 1970–71 Finished ninth position, Division One. 1971–72 Won Texaco Cup (26 April), Division One Champions. 1972–73 European Cup semi-finalists (lost to Juventus), finished seventh position Division One.

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