Graham Thorpe MBE

Graham Thorpe MBE  made his debut for Surrey in 1988, and his international debut in 1993. He scored a century (114 not out) in the second innings of his debut Test match, against Australia at Trent Bridge. Developing into a very highly-regarded player, he was named as one … Read More

Howard Webb

Howard Webb was born on 14 July 1971 and now lives in Rotherham, Yorkshire. He is an English football referee who operates in the Premier League and has been a FIFA-listed referee since 2005. When not refereeing he is a sergeant in Sheffield for South Yorkshire Police. Howard … Read More

Ian St John

Ian St. John began his career at boyhood favourites Motherwell, where he scored one of the fastest hat-tricks on record: 2 minutes and 30 seconds, against Hibernian in 1959. In 1961, he was purchased by Bill Shankley and transferring to Liverpool F.C. in 1961, for £37,500 more than double the previous highest … Read More

Jan Molby

Hailed by former Liverpool manager and team-mate Kenny Dalglish as “one of the finest midfield players of his generation” the great Dane was a contemporary in the celebrated Ajax youth academy, with Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard and Jesper Olsen. He also came under the influence of Dutch … Read More

Jeff Probyn

Probyn made an extraordinary journey from the heart of London’s East End, to the front row of an epoch-making England rugby team, with whom he won a record 37th cap at prop just short of his 37th birthday. He attended The London Nautical School were he was friends … Read More

Jeff Thomson

Jeff Thomson, best known as ”Thommo” made his debut for Australia in the test match on 29 December 1973 against Pakistan. He soon became known as one of the fastest bowlers ever to play Test cricket. His opening partner was the great Dennis Lillee and they were without … Read More

Jeff Winter

Jeff Winter was a regular Premiership referee for over seven seasons, arriving in the top flight after a number of years as one of the country’s top linesmen. He spent six seasons as a Football League referee’s assistant, before graduating to gain full control of matches. Previously a … Read More

Jeremy Coney MBE

A former cricketer and New Zealand Cricket captain during this country’s most successful cricketing era, Jeremy’s continued passion for the game now has him in the commentary box as Radio New Zealand’s expert comments man. In his own words, Jeremy graduated with a nebulous self-indulgent Bachelor of Arts … Read More

Joey Jones

Joey Jones was born in Bangor and raised in Llandudno where he played for the sameLlandudno Swifts side as a certain Neville Southall. In 1971, Joey Jones first joined the staff at the Racecourse and made his first team debut at the age of 17 in a Welsh Cup match against local rivals Chester City – … Read More

John Aldridge

After a highly successful football career, John Aldridge now works extensively in the local and national media and is now in demand as an after dinner speaker. His speech reflects the man and how he played the game – honest, direct and Entertainment. There are few people who … Read More

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