Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Horton

It's a shame to see Brian Horton's name back in the headlines under such unpleasant circumstances. He may have only led us to finishes of 16th and 17th (slightly more impressive given the 22 team Premier League), but he was also responsible for the great Uwe Rösler/Paul Walsh strike force. More importantly, unlike the next three City managers (Ball, Clark, Royle - I'm not including Coppell) he didn't get us relegated.

I do wish that he didn't associate with Phil Brown though.

7 comments:

tommytheblue said...

my 1st games were under horton... big wins against spurs ans everton!

Brown is a disgrace, his remarks about geo failing a drug test were unforgivable, considering he blamed geo for lacking professionalism, he is showed a complete lack of judgment

JPB said...

Me too! My first game was the 5-2 win against Spurs at Maine Road in October 1994.

tommytheblue said...

thats the one... it was a 5-2 and a 4-1 ...my 1st two games left me with high expectations!

JPB said...

That's really interesting. It was a shame to start with all that good attacking football given what was soon to follow. Rosler, Walsh and Quinn are still three of the best forwards I've seen play for us.

ChrisR said...

Haha, 5-2 was my first match as well, good old Paul Walsh eh? ;-)

JPB said...

Legend. Him and Beagrie really fly the flag for the Horton City team on Gillette Soccer Saturday.

tommytheblue said...

walsh was great nippy player.

Rosler is a legend, remember the old junior blues meetings, he always too time otu to talk to people.