Big Jim

Imposing defender, Jim Holton was born on 11th April 1951 in Scotland. The centre back spent his early career at West Bromwich Albion but unfortunately he didn’t get the breakthrough at The Hawthorns. After being released by WBA, Jim finally made his professional debut for Shrewsbury Town in 1972 and he established himself as a […]

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Player Q&A

90 seconds with David ‘Speedo’ Speedie

Born in Scotland but raised in Yorkshire, Speedie worked as a coalminer before signing professional terms with Barnsley in 1978. Without having scored a single goal for Barnsley in 21 appearances, he was off to Darlington where his talent was apparent to Chelsea Manager John Neal, who signed him for £80,000 in May 1982. In his five year spell at Stamford Bridge […]

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