Alan Woollett

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Alan Woollett[1] was a locally born defender[2] who played for Leicester City[3] during what many people believe to have been their golden era in the late 1960s and early 1970s.[4] Steady and committed[5] he was a member of the losing[6] 1969 FA Cup Final side[7] and was eventually awarded a testimonial against Chelsea in 1977.[8] In 2003 ex-Fox[9] Steve Earle revealed that, unlike many players from that era, Woollett had never considered a move to the United States[10] because he could not bear to be parted from his dog. When it eventually died he was too distraught to travel with the squad for a game against Liverpool in May 1973. Manager Jimmy Bloomfield tried to get his team mates to show some respectful sympathy[11] – a feat team mate Len Glover was singularly unable to manage.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Playing career portrait". Cards.littleoak.com.au. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Complete Players' Records Hugman,B London, Q.A.P 1988 ISBN 1-85291-585-4
  3. ^ "Club details". Sporting-heroes.net. 25 June 2004. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  4. ^ A history of Leicester City Football Club Folliard,R: Hornchurch, Ian Henry, 1980 ISBN 0-86025-700-2
  5. ^ "Fan's Testimony". Foxestalk.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2011. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Woollett's considered career highlight". Thebluearmy.co.uk. 20 December 2011. Archived from the original on 14 August 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Match details". Sportingchronicle.com. Archived from the original on 13 May 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Testimonial details". Foxestalk.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  9. ^ The nickname of Leicester City Sky Sports Football Year Book 200/7 Rollin,G/Rollin,J: London, Q.A.P, 2006 ISBN 0-7553-1525-1 p 220
  10. ^ Lech Mintowt-Czyz Last updated 31 December 2011 12:36 pm. "Dogone USA". The Times. UK. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  11. ^ One Hump or Two:The Frank Worthington Story Cooper,S/Wells,N: Leicester, ACL & Polar, 1994 ISBN 1-899538-00-3
  12. ^ "The dog's memory lives on". BBC. Retrieved 31 December 2011.