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Encyclopedia > Alan Little
Alan Little
Personal information
Full name Alan Little
Date of birth February 5, 1955
Place of birth Horden, County Durham, England
Position Midfield
Club information
Current club n/a
Youth clubs
1971-1973 Aston Villa
Professional clubs*
Years Club Apps (goals)
1973-1974
1974-1977
1977-1979
1979-1982
1982-1983
1983-1985
1985-1986
Aston Villa
Southend United
Barnsley
Doncaster Rovers
Torquay United
Halifax Town
Hartlepool United
3 (0)
103 (12)
91 (14)
85 (11)
51 (4)
68 (6)
12 (1)
Teams managed
1993-1999
1999-2001
2001-2002
York City
Southend United
Halifax Town

* Professional club appearances and goals
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Alan Little (born 5th February, 1955 in Horden, County Durham) is an English former professional football player and manager. February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Horden is a village in County Durham, in England. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Playing Career

Little served his apprenticeship at Aston Villa and, alongside his brother, Brian, was in the youth side which beat Liverpool to win the FA Youth Cup in 1972. He turned professional in January 1973 and on October 5, 1974, made his full league debut, a 2-1 win away to Oldham Athletic. This was the first of just three league appearances for Villa. Aston Villa Football Club play at Villa Park in Aston, Birmingham, England. ... Brian Little (born on 25 November 1953, Horden, County Durham) is an English football player and manager. ... Liverpool Football Club is a football club based in Merseyside, in the north west of England. ... The Football Association Youth Challenge Cup is an English football competition run by The Football Association for under-18 sides. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Oldham Athletic Association Football Club are an English football club based at Boundary Park, Furtherwood Road, in Oldham, Greater Manchester. ...


In December 1974 he was sold to Southend United for £10,000. The following season he was a regular in the side that reached the fifth round of the FA Cup. He made 102 full appearances (+ 1 as a substitute) and scored 12 goals for ‘the Shrimpers’. In August 1977, Barnsley paid £6,000 to take him to Oakwell, where he played 91 times, scoring 14 goals. December 1979 saw Little on the move again, this time to Doncaster Rovers who paid a club record £25,000 for his services. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... // Southend United Football Club is an English football team based at Roots Hall Stadium in Prittlewell, in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, which plays in the Football League Championship. ... Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Barnsley Football Club is an English football league team, based in the town of Barnsley, South Yorkshire and nicknamed the Tykes. ... Oakwell Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Barnsley, England. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Doncaster Rovers Football Club is an English professional football club, based at Belle Vue in the town of Doncaster. ...


He provided the experience that Billy Bremner's young side needed, and became a great favourite with the Doncaster fans, winning the supporters' Player of the Year award, before moving to Torquay United in October 1982 in a deal that saw Clive Wigginton move in the opposite direction. He scored four times in 51 games for Torquay, leaving to join Halifax Town in November 1983, playing 68 times (and scoring 6 goals) for 'the Shaymen' before joining Hartlepool United as player-coach in July 1985. Billy Bremner (born Stirling, Scotland, 9 December 1942; died Doncaster, England, 7 December 1997) was the inspirational captain of the legendary Leeds United football team of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Torquay United Football Club, nicknamed the Gulls, are an English association football team based in Torquay. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Halifax Town Association Football Club are an English football team currently playing in the Conference National. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hartlepool United F.C. is an English football team currently playing in Football League One. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Throughout his playing career Little earned a reputation as a fiercely competitive, tough tackling midfielder, which made him highly respected by supporters and fellow players alike.


Coaching/Managerial Career

Little was forced to retire due to injury in May 1986 and stayed at Hartlepool, where he was given the opportunity of coaching the juniors. He was later appointed assistant to manager John Bird, and when Bird became the manager at York City in September 1988, Little went with him as assistant manager. In October 1991, after an unsuccessful three years, Bird was sacked. However, the new boss, John Ward, kept Little on as his assistant. Under Ward, City became a stronger side and in the 1992-93 season made a push for promotion. However, in March 1993, Ward left to manage Bristol Rovers, leaving Little in charge. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... York City Football Club are an English football team based in York and currently playing in the Conference National. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Ward (born 7th April, 1951) is the current manager of English Football League Two club, Cheltenham Town FC and has been since November 2003, after the sacking of Bobby Gould. ... The 1992-1993 season was the 113th season of competitive football in England. ... In most sports leagues around the world (with the North American professional leagues as the most important exception), relegation (or demotion) means the mandated transfer of the worst team(s) of a higher division into a lower division at the end of the season. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Bristol Rovers are a professional football team based in Bristol, England. ...


His first game as City manager was an emphatic 5-1 win at promotion rivals Barnet. City eventually finished fourth in Division Three (now League Two) and had to settle for a play-off place. After a 1-0 aggregate win over Bury in the semi-finals, York gained a place in Division Two (now League One) by beating Crewe Alexandra on penalties at Wembley. Barnet Football Club are an English football team from High Barnet in the London Borough of Barnet, Greater London. ... From the 1992-93 to the 2003-04 season, the Football League Third Division was the third-highest division of The Football League and the fourth-highest division in the overall English football league system. ... Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Coca-Cola Football League 2 for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division of The Football League and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ... Bury Football Club are an English association football team based in Bury, Lancashire. ... From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. ... Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of The Football League and third-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... Crewe Alexandra Football Club are an English football team based at Gresty Road in Crewe, Cheshire, England and nicknamed The Railwaymen due to that towns links with the industry. ... Wembley Stadium is a football stadium located in Wembley, London. ...


The following season, York almost repeated the feat, but were beaten in the Division Two play-off semi-finals by Stockport County. Stockport County Football Club are an English football club based in Stockport, Cheshire, currently playing in League Two, after dramatically avoiding relegation to the Conference in the 2005-06 season. ...


There were other highlights during Little’s time at York, most notably the League Cup wins over Manchester United in 1995, and Everton in 1996. However, City’s overall form under Little deteriorated badly and he was eventually sacked on March 15, 1999. City were relegated that season having only dropped into the relegation zone on the last day of the season. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Manchester United Football Club is a world famous English football club. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Everton Football Club is located in the city Liverpool in Merseyside, England. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


In April 1999, Little returned to his old club, Southend United, after the resignation of Alvin Martin, helping them to avoid the drop into the Conference at the end of the season. He also helped them survive a serious financial crisis by slashing the wage bill and rebuilding a much cheaper side. His dismissal on the 25th of September 2000, came as a suprise as, despite a poor start to the season, it came after a five game unbeaten run that saw 'the Shrimpers' rise to 10th in Division Three. He was replaced by David Webb on the 2nd of October 2000. Alvin Martin is one of West Ham Uniteds all-time greats, a true pro respected by fans and players alike. ... Football Conference logo The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of so-called non-league football in England. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... dads ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ...


In June 2001, he was appointed Chief Scout at Hull City, managed by his older brother Brian, the former Aston Villa and England player. He was linked with a number of managerial posts, but on the 13th of October 2001 was appointed as manager of Halifax Town with the difficult task of keeping them in the football league. With only three league wins before falling ill with appendicitis in March, Little was once again sacked. Halifax were relegated to the Conference at the end of the season. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Professional sports scouts are trained talent evaluators who travel extensively for the purposes of watching athletes play their chosen sports and determining whether their set of skills and talents represent what is needed by the scouts organization. ... Hull City Association Football Club are an English football team based at the Kingston Communications Stadium in Hull. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Football League (often referred to as the Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons) is a league competition for English football clubs (though three Welsh clubs also take part) containing three divisions (the Football League Championship, Football League One and Football League Two) that occupy the second, third and... Appendicitis, or epityphlitis, is a condition characterised by inflammation of the appendix. ...

Preceded by:
John Ward
York City F.C. Manager
1993-1999
Succeeded by:
Neil Thompson
Preceded by:
Alvin Martin
Southend United F.C. Manager
1999-2001
Succeeded by:
David Webb
Preceded by:
Paul Bracewell
Halifax Town A.F.C. Manager
2001-2002
Succeeded by:
Chris Wilder

 
 

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