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- Reply to Owen Nov 11, 2010 03:10
yes some idiots do PERFORM on here but most are ok as they say it takes all kinds but they are out numbered thank you O P from MRFOX
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here is a one for you AL
Born in Bolton on Dearne, Yorkshire, England, Watson, a left-handed batsman, made his debut for Yorkshire in 1939 and was a regular in the side for a dozen years after the Second World War. He made his Test match debut against the South Africans in 1951, and did well. But at a time when England was rich in batting talent, Watson rarely commanded a regular place and his 23 Test matches were spread across eight years. His most famous innings was one of 109, in almost six hours, which enabled England to save the second Test at Lord's in 1953 against the Australians when the game appeared to be lost.
Watson's cricket career received a late boost when, in 1958, he left Yorkshire and joined Leicestershire as assistant secretary and captain. He temporarily regained his England place and was also instrumental in a limited revival of the county's fortunes. He retired in 1962 though he made several appearances in 1964.
He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1954.
 Football career
Full name William Watson
Date of birth 7 March 1920(1920-03-07)
Place of birth Bolton on Dearne, England
Date of death 23 April 2004 (aged 84)
Playing position Midfielder
Years Club App (Gls)*
1954–1956 Huddersfield Town
Halifax Town 011 0(0)
1949–1950 England 004 0(0)
1966–1968 Halifax Town
1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)
As a footballer, Watson was a cultured wing-half for Huddersfield Town, Sunderland and Halifax Town. He made 223 league appearances for Sunderland in his seven seasons at the club. He played for England four times, gaining his first cap in England's 9-2 victory over Northern Ireland in November 1949. He was a member of the squad for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, though he did not appear in any of the games in the tournament in Brazil. He had two spells in charge of Halifax, from 1954 to 1956 and later from 1964 to 1966 and also managed Bradford City from 1966 to 1968, where he laid the foundations of a promotion-winning team, but his biggest successes were in cricket.
Bruce was sacked in October 2000. He then became involved in a dispute with Rubery, who accused him of "wasting" £3m on players and having "an ego to feed". Although he was linked with the manager's job at Queens Park Rangers, Bruce remained out of the game until he was appointed manager of Wigan Athletic in April 2001. The team reached the Second Division play-offs but lost in the semi-finals, and Bruce almost immediately left the club, where he had been in charge for less than two months, to take over as manager of Crystal Palace.
Although his new club began the 2001–02 season strongly, topping the First Division table and looking well placed for regaining the Premier League place that the club had last held in the 1997–98 season, Bruce tendered his resignation less than three months into the season in order to return to Birmingham City as manager. Although he was initially prevented from doing so by an injunction taken out by Crystal Palace, he was eventually allowed to join the Midlands-based club after a compensation package was agreed. By now he had acquired a reputation as a manager who rarely held down a job for a significant length of time.
they could not hit double 7 on a dart board never mind the top 7 in the prem they should be locked up in HMP FRANKLAND for robbing the supporters
do you know where i live HA HA HA thanks alan but i will not come on here again some people do not deserve anything really insults do not hurt bullets do ha ha in my old job i had plenlty of insults especialy form people like these but what they did not relise i went home at 5pm or 7am depending what shift and THEY were locked up ??????? ha ha in hmp
yes i saw all them BUT i would not call them great but nice of you to remind me of them jim my monty was good but not great good to have a decent reply all the same mr fox
well done really could be a team now and to mr craig gorden thank for the displayand good double save ps how much is the balloon worth scoring on debut abt £8 million i think the only wayis forward now the players have set thier standards 100% mr fox