Podcast 80: The Graham Taylor Memorial

by | Jan 15, 2017

We’re only a couple of weeks late, but the 200% podcast is back for the new year with new music, a new in your face attitude (this may be a fib) and a new sense that it’s time to get back from our not remotely Christmas holidays. Things have been tough for both of us over the last months to six weeks, so thanks for bearing with us. It’s time to get this show back out on the road. The subject of our first podcast of the new year is the passing of the former Lincoln City, Watford, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and England manager Graham Taylor, who unexpectedly died this week at the age of seventy-two years old.

What has been surprising over the last few days has been the depth and nature of the tributes that have been paid to Taylor A great human being, of that there can be little doubt, but might it also be possible that those few short years in charge of a failing England team completely overshadow a very successful managerial career in the club game, as well? It certainly feels thatk, so here’s our tribute, and we also have a clip from a 1982 interview with John Motson and a 1994 interview with Des O’Connor, of all people, both of which gives hints away at the nature of the man himself.

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