By Maurice Edwards
While Peter Taylor joined Burton Albion in1962, it replaced Maurice Edwards’s existence for ever. WhenPeter brought Maurice to his nice pal Brian Clough an organization used to be shaped that was once to undergo for over twenty years. The achievements of the Clough-Taylor partnership are popular. however the tales that Maurice Edwards has to inform, of existence backstage at all the golf equipment they labored for, have remained untold in the past. As referee, scout and depended on pal, Maurice was once aware about a lot of Taylor and Clough’s dealings with golf equipment, managers and person avid gamers, and is uniquely put to bare the main points of what made their courting so precise, and such a success. listed below 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 in demand 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 certain to entice fanatics of all golf equipment.
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I purchased the wool shop next door and had the two premises joined together under one roof. The work was carried out by the late Sir Stan Clarke, a plumber, who had recently started up on his own in the building trade. He gave me a good price to do the work as he wanted a showpiece in the town. I also purchased a nearby newsagent, closed it and moved the trade into my premises. This was a sound move and I soon had to increase the staff to four full-time and four part-time assistants, plus 14 paperboys and girls.
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. 1973–74 Beat Manchester United away 1–0 (13 October), Brian and Peter resigned following week. Brighton and Hove Albion 1973–74 Brian appointed manager, Peter appointed assistant manager, finished 19th position, Division Three.
Bertie lived in Tutbury on the outskirts of Burton upon Trent. As a player he had been at Derby County as an outside-left, but he had not made the grade. He went to the Etwall Rehabilitation Centre near Derby to study physiotherapy, a discipline which was in its infancy, and he joined Burton Albion to gain practical knowledge of football injuries. It was a stroke of good fortune for me to be under an experienced former professional footballer, and Bertie was brilliant with me. He altered my style of running, shortening my early strides, which put two or three yards on to my sprinting speed.