From a family of footballing brothers Alan was a talented winger with plenty of skills on the ball when City signed him for 10500 from Nottingham Forest in December 1954.
He played 18 times and scored 7 goals in Citys 1944-45 campaign in the Football League North.Buoyed by Sextons inspired signing of his former QPR lieutenant Gerry Francis, the young team went on a run of thirteen games with only one defeat, including a never-to-be-forgotten 5-5 draw at the Dell, and a 6-1 win over Sunderland, that took them well clear.Charlie remembers travelling to Coventry from Birmingham every day for training on the Midland Red 159 bus with other Brum-based players like George Mason, Martin McDonnell, Gordon Nutt and Don Dorman.On August 22nd 1944 while returning from a strike on Tirpitz, HMS Nabob was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the Barents Sea and sustained heavy damaged with 21 killed and many injured.He had been suffering, like many former footballers, from dementia.Sadly he was one of the many good young players sold by the club to balance the finances in that era.Simon Big Bands Songbook Barnes Noble Paperback (4 pages including the following types of information: history, performers, song writer discussion and sheet music.) Thomas.At Swindon he successfully converted to play at centre-half and in 1962-63 he was in the Swindon side that won promotion to Division Two alongside future City player Ernie Hunt.He leaves behind Joyce, four children and three grandchildren.Simultaneously he rose through the ranks of textile company Courtaulds to become one of its managing directors.
He also used his contacts with English football to send talented Tasmanians for trials with Arsenal and other clubs.The Blues had an injury crisis ahead of their Fairs Cup playmobil sloth semi final with Barcelona and four days after appearing at Huddersfield he played in the first leg of the semi final as Chelsea won 2-0, and two weeks after that he was in the.That game apart the partnership failed to gel by ChristmasCity languished in the bottom two.He scored in the 3-0 win over Bolton in round three and then in the sixth round he set City on the way to a famous victory by scoring at the Kop end against Sheffield Wedneday at Hillsborough.Earlier Peter also played alongside Jimmy Hill, not the man later to become Citys manager, but a fellow product of Modern Machine Tools.He was sacked by Chelsea in 1974 but within weeks he was appointed manager at Queens Park Rangers.Click on any CD for more details at m Louis Armstrong Ken Burns Jazz Collection 200 Original recording 1931 This is one of the classic performances displaying Armstrongs emergence as a compelling frontman in a large ensemble environment.Iain was determined however to secure a future beyond football, and he decided to further his academic studies and attended Coventry College whilst pursuing his career on the pitch.Ken never played in a peacetime game for the club, his 14 appearances coming in the wartime period, eight of them in the transitional 1945-46 season when City played in a Southern regional league with many First Division clubs.
He was also inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in June 2000.