John Ward
Football (soccer) player, coach & manager
John Ward
John Patrick Ward is an English former footballer and manager. He is currently manager of Colchester United after being promoted from assistant manager on 31 May 2010.
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Rule Britannia!
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Many point to William Shakespeare as England's (as well as the world's) greatest dramatist. Others choose to identify the Victorian era as producing some of England's greatest literature. Although Queen Victoria occupied the throne from June 20, 1837 until her death on January 22, 1901 (and the reign of King Edward VII lasted until his death on May 6, 1910), many people have chosen to extend the influence of the Edwardian era until either April 15, 1912 (the sinking of the RMS Titanic) or the onset of World War I. Nevertheless, three writers who achieved recognition during the Victorian era are responsible for a great deal of how we envision certain styles of English history on today's stages. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) crafted The Pickwick Papers (1836), Oliver Twist (1837), Nicholas Nickleby (1838), A Christmas Carol (1843), David Copperfield (1850), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), and Great Expectations (1861). These novels (some of which were initially published in serial for ...
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Flash Poll: Who Won the Presidential Debate? Romney in Round One, say RI Insiders
Barrington Patch - over 4 years
In the first of three presidential debates held Wednesday night, Republican nominee Mitt Romney was the winner. That, according to our flash poll of Rhode Island Republican political influencers taken following the debate. By contrast, 25% of Rhode Island Democrats surveyed felt President Obama was the victor. At the conclusion of the debate, Patch surveyed 52 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking who they thought won the debate. Fifty-seven percent of the republicans surveyed said Romney won by a large margin, while 43% said he won by a slim margin. When we asked the Democrats the same question, the results were divided. Fifty-percent responded that they were neutral as to who won the debate, while 25% admitted that Mitt Romney won the debate by a slim margin. Another 25% thought Obama won the debate by a wide margin. Our next survey question asked both Democrats and Republicans who they thought the national media would declare the winner. Fifty-percent of the democrats survey ...
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Week in Review: Aronsohn Slate Victorious, Pizza-Involved Crash, 'Totting' Goes Viral
Glen Rock Patch - almost 5 years
Aronsohn, Pucciarelli Victorious; Hauck Appears to Edge Killion There's been a big shakeup in village government with incumbent Paul Aronsohn and Albert Pucciarelli being voted into office. The third of Aronsohn's team, Gwenn Hauck, defeated Mayor Keith Killion by a very narrow margin. Police Chief Riding to Remember the Fallen Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward left Ridgewood for Washington D.C. with little more than his bicycle to raise awareness and money for families of officers killed in the line of duty. Van Hits Tree, Driver Chows Down on Pizza In more lighthearted news this week, a construction worker lost control of his boss' van and struck a tree. Contemplating a sure tongue-lashing from his employer, he scarfed down some pizza and soda as a tow truck whisked away the disabled vehicle. Small Fire in Vacancy Briefly Shuts Down Glen Rock Downtown Construction workers struck a bank safe with an electrical saw Monday morning and created a small fire in the boro ...
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Comprehensive Minnesota Legislature Mock Draft
Daily Norseman - almost 5 years
EDIT: If you've been following our stadium coverage, you've seen Arif's "scouting reports" of some of the major players in this whole saga. He's broken them down here. . .high quality stuff. -Chris As we get down to gameday in the Minnesota House and Senate, we are naturally concerned about the state of the stadium bill, what it means for us fans, and how it might effect the economy of Minnesota (as well as the legacy of the Vikings). Of course, our concerns should not let us forget what's truly important. How our legislators would grade. So, here to you, I present my Minnesota Legislator Mock Draft, just in time for the House Debate. The top of the draft is usually filled with surprises, but this year, there is no question that people like Morrie Lanning and John Kriesel will go 1 and 2, respectively. That said, I would be remiss without explaining why. Round One: 1. Representative Morrie Lanning - Field General. Best leader in the game today. Compares to Peyton ...
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Rules of the Road: RPD Holds Bike Safety Clinic
Ridgewood Patch - almost 5 years
More than 25 youth brought their bikes to the Graydon North parking lot on Saturday to learn the do's and dont's of riding in the streets. The Ridgewood Police Department set up an obstacle course – in line with according to national safety standards – cones were set up, a live traffic light was stationed and a stop sign mimicked a two-way intersection for bicyclists. In the eyes of traffic statutes, bicycles are considered vehicles and must abide by the same traffic laws as motor vehicles. In 2011, there were several reported injuries involving bicyclists being struck by cars in the village. In some cases, bicyclists had unlawfully been riding through the crosswalk, often a common sight. It's something Ward hopes the clinic will prevent going forward. The clinic is all part of the RPD's focus on community policing, according to Chief John Ward. "It's critical that the kids be as safe as possible when they ride in Ridgewood but also as they go outside our borders," he sa ...
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Man in Pink Tutu at Graydon Receives Verbal Warning From Police
Glen Rock Patch - almost 5 years
A man dressed in little but a pink tutu was spotted on the diving board of Graydon Pool Tuesday afternoon, according to Ridgewood police. Police Chief John Ward said New York photographer Bob Carey, who runs “The Tutu Project,” was issued a verbal warning for trespassing at the pool with a film crew. The crew, believed to be from a television station, did not have a permit to film in the village, the chief said. Graydon Pool is currently closed to the public. Carey is known nationally for his unique advocacy for breast cancer research. The Phoenix native ventures around the country posing for photos in a pink tutu to support his wife Linda, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. According to his website, Linda had the disease recur in 2006 and has been undergoing chemotherapy ever since. “It helped me cope,” he told The New York Daily News in March. “It gave us something to focus on that was fun,” Linda added. His images have been published in book collections, with proce ...
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Retired Ridgewood Policeman Anthony Dinice Dies at 82
Ridgewood Patch - almost 5 years
Family members and former colleagues remembered Anthony Dinice as the consumate public servant, one who dedicated much of his life to protecting and serving his fellow village residents. The retired Ridgewood police officer died Sunday, April 15 in Toms River. He was 82. After a stint as a milkman, the Paterson native was hired as a police officer in 1956 and served until his retirement in 1981. During his distinguished career, he's credited with helping create the traffic division.  Public service is a legacy deeply rooted in the Dinice family history – his son Paul has been serving as a patrolman in Ridgewood since 1984 and grandson Anthony was recently hired as a parking enforcement officer. He too has aspirations to become a police officer in his hometown. "I always looked up to my grandfather," Anthony said Wednesday. "He was the epitome of what you wanted in a police officer in the Village of Ridgewood. I hope to one day follow in my grandfather's footsteps and keep t ...
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Series of Car Burglaries Hit Ridgewood
Glen Rock Patch - almost 5 years
Car burglars have struck numerous vehicles in Ridgewood over the last week, according to village police. Chief John Ward said Monday that officers logged three reports of burglars breaking into vehicles, two of which were just blocks apart. According to the police chief, between Tuesday and Wednesday, a car on Cliff Street was breached with a GPS stolen. Between Wednesday and Thursday, a car on Undercliff Court also had a GPS device grabbed. Further up on the East Side, a resident on Red Birch Court this past weekend reported a handbag in her vehicle was rummaged through. Items taken were not disclosed. There were no reports of forced entry, Ward said. "We would like to remind citizens not to leave valuables in the vehicles," he remarked, advising residents to also not to leave spare keys or driver manuals in the car for burglars to nab. Last fall, police investigated reports of vehicles near the Duck Pond being broken into. Numerous handbags were found nearby in a dumps ...
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Glen Rock Patch article
8 Ridgewood, Glen Rock Public Retirees In $100k Club
Glen Rock Patch - almost 5 years
Various public retirees in the area are part of the so-called "$100K" club, receiving more than $100,000 in pension from the state of New Jersey. The highest pensions are going to former members of the towns' Board of Education. Last year, 1,244 former employees collected more than $100,000 the according to New Jersey Watchdog. This number has increased by 28 percent since 2010, they said. Below is a list of retirees in Ridgewood and Glen Rock. The number pales in comparison to neighboring Paramus, which alone has nearly 20 former school or borough employees collecting six-figure pensions. To view the full state list click here. George Connelly (Glen Rock Board of Education): $123,511 Dario Valcarcel Jr. (Glen Rock Board of Education): $115,979 William M. Corcoran (Ridgewood Villlage): $108,661 John LiPuma (Ridgewood Village): $108,010  Thomas L. Landers (Ridgewood Village): $107,938 Russell C. Titus (Ridgewood Board of Education): $104,545 James A. Bombace ...
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Coronation Street Stage Show to Premiere March 2012 Hosted by Paul O'Grady
News On News - about 5 years
Reckless Entertainment, in association with ITV Studios and SMG Europe, has announced “Street of Dreams”, a major live musical event in celebration of Coronation Street which will debut in Manchester for a spectacular world premiere next March starring faces from the street  - past and present and hosted by Paul O’Grady.   After more than fifty years on air, Britain’s best-loved soap has a glorious heritage of unforgettable stories and iconic characters which have been handpicked and now carefully crafted into this brilliant musical event by award-winning musical writer, composer and lyricist, Trisha Ward.   BAFTA winning film and stage Director, John Stephenson OBE (“5 Children & IT” and “Animal Farm”), will direct the live musical tribute, which is to be staged on an ambitious scale with a spectacular set and special visual effects at Manchester’s M.E.N Arena. A 25 piece orchestra, a West End cast and choreography from Olivier award winning Stephen Mear will complete the dazzling ...
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Ward left perplexed by JPT team selection rules - Essex County Standard
Google News - over 5 years
Colchester United manager John Ward has admitted the Johnstone's Paint Trophy's team selection rules leave him baffled. The U's boss will be restricted by the competition's guidelines when he picks his team for tonight's
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Big decision for Ward - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Google News - over 5 years
Colchester boss John Ward must weigh up whether to change a winning formula for the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy visit of Barnet. Ward watched the Us sweep past Oldham 4-1 on Saturday to record their first victory since the opening day and end a four-match
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New town flag for Thorpe St Andrew - Norwich Evening News
Google News - over 5 years
Town mayor John Ward said: “Since we have become a town, we thought we wanted a flag. It is to give the town more identity. “We like to think of ourselves as a separate entity from Norwich and I think the flag helps with that
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Ward hails four-star Us - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Google News - over 5 years
John Ward felt Colchester's convincing 4-1 win over Oldham was just reward for their efforts this season. The Us claimed their first home victory of the campaign after putting a lacklustre Latics side to the sword. Anthony Wordsworth opened the scoring
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Medical emergency causes driver to crash in Ridgewood -
Google News - over 5 years
Police determined that the driver sustained a black-out while traveling westbound on Grove Street (approaching its intersection with Berkshire Road) and veered off across the opposite lane of traffic, according to Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Ward
  • 2012
    Age 60
    He most recently managed Colchester United, where he was relieved of his duties on 24 September 2012 after being promoted from assistant manager on 31 May 2010.
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    He departed the club on 24 September 2012, after 111 games and just over 2 years in charge.
    More Details Hide Details He leaves the U's 22nd League One.
    On 16 July 2012 ex-Sheffield Wednesday striker Clinton Morrison signed on a two-year deal following his release from the Championship side.
    More Details Hide Details Ward made a further three summer signings, Jackson Ramm, Merrick James-Lewis and Gavin Massey. However, the U's made an awful start to the new season. They failed to win any of their opening 8 games, with just 1 win in 23, stretching back to last season. A heavy defeat (4-0) at Tranmere Rovers, coupled with 1-0 reverses at Scunthorpe United and Brentford spelled the end for John Ward's reign as U's manager.
    In the 2012/13 pre-season, Ward made several changes to the Colchester United squad.
    More Details Hide Details He oversaw the departures of key names. Ben Williams, Steven Gillespie and 2011/12 Player of the Year Kayode Odejayi left North Essex in search of pastures new. Former Brentford midfielder Marcus Bean and ex West Ham striker Freddie Sears (who spent 3 months on loan with the U's in 2011/12) both signed on 3-year deals as Ward shaped his squad for the forthcoming nPower League One campaign.
    In February 2012, Ward captured former Queens Park Rangers midfielder Martin Rowlands on a free transfer and also completed a one month emergency loan deal for West Ham United forward Freddie Sears.
    More Details Hide Details The U's produced some inconsistent performances during the campaign. 13 wins, 20 draws and 13 defeats meant they equaled their 10th place finish from 2010/11. The finished the season with just 3 wins in their last 15 games, although 9 of those games were draws. The U's completed the season with 59 points in their fourth season back in League One.
  • 2011
    Age 59
    During the 2011-2012 pre-season, John Ward made a few new additions as well as releasing some fringe players.
    More Details Hide Details Michael Rose, Tom Eastman and the return of club legend Karl Duguid were among the new arrivals. In August, he also dipped into the loan market to sign Reading winger Michail Antonio who enjoyed a successful 3 month loan spell with the Essex club.
    In late March 2011, John Ward got his best win as Colchester manager to date with the U's beating Exeter 5-1 at home.
    More Details Hide Details Colchester did suffer in their away matches. In April, Colchester went on to lose 4-1 at Carlisle and 4-2 to Yeovil. Colchester finished the league season with a 2-1 home win over relegated Bristol Rovers. Colchester finished 10th in the 2010/2011 league season.
  • 2010
    Age 58
    After Colchester United appointed Aidy Boothroyd as manager he became his assistant manager. But on 20 May 2010, Aidy Boothroyd resigned as manager to join Coventry City and 11 days later, Ward was promoted to manager.
    More Details Hide Details Ward made 6 signings in his first transfer window Brian Wilson, Andrew Bond, Ben Coker, Lloyd James, Carl Pentney and Dave Mooney (a player he had previously attempted to sign while in charge of Carlisle United) on a 6-month loan. Ward also re-signed Sam Corcoran after he was released by Aidy Boothroyd. John Ward's first ten league games as Colchester United manager were successful, with the U's being undefeated (having drawn 7). John Ward's first Colchester league defeat was at home to Huddersfield, losing 3-0. Later that season, Colchester won 4 out of 5 games in the league, with their latest win being 3-2 over Hartlepool. After this result, Colchester were 3rd in the division after 17 games and 2 points of the promotion places, being considered as potential promotion and play-off contenders. After this match, John Wards Colchester then struggled to rediscover their potential promotion form, only winning 7 of their next 29 league matches, losing 13 of them (which also includes losing 4-2 away to Leyton Orient).
  • 2009
    Age 57
    Ward applied for the vacant Swindon Town managerial role in November after Maurice Malpas left the club by mutual consent. He held preliminary talks with Port Vale over their managerial vacancy in May 2009, and was the favourite for the job, however lost out to Micky Adams.
    More Details Hide Details Ward was then appointed as Stockport County's assistant manager after the appointment of Gary Ablett as Stockport boss.
  • 2008
    Age 56
    Ward guided the club to a play-off position in his first season in charge, despite this however, a poor start to the 2008–09 campaign saw him under heavy pressure to resign.
    More Details Hide Details He was later given the backing of the Carlisle board. However, he eventually parted company with the club by mutual consent on 3 November.
  • 2007
    Age 55
    After keeping the Robins in League One the following season, he moved to Carlisle United in October 2007.
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  • 2003
    Age 51
    Ward was appointed Cheltenham Town manager in November 2003 and in 2006 guided the club to promotion into League One.
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    He helped the club win promotion to the Premier League in 2003 but left the club at the end of the season.
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  • 1998
    Age 46
    In 1998 Ward became assistant manager to Colin Lee at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
    More Details Hide Details After Lee's departure, he had a brief spell as caretaker manager before reverting to assistant under Dave Jones.
  • 1992
    Age 40
    After his appointment, Ward turned York around and in the 1992-93 season and had them challenging for automatic promotion for much of the season.
    More Details Hide Details He left before the season ended, and promotion via the play-offs was achieved by his successor, Alan Little. He later managed both Bristol clubs, Bristol Rovers and Bristol City, and was assistant to Adrian Heath at Burnley.
  • 1991
    Age 39
    In late 1991, Ward heard that, then a struggling fourth division club, had just sacked their manager.
    More Details Hide Details He happened to mention to his former boss Taylor in a phone call that he felt York would be a good club to start his own managerial career at, and Taylor in turn contacted the York City board (who had been considering appointing Billy McEwan as manager) and recommended that they hire Ward, which they did.
  • 1990
    Age 38
    After Taylor became England manager in 1990, Ward remained at Villa for a further year and a half under Jozef Venglos and then Ron Atkinson.
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  • 1982
    Age 30
    Following his retirement from playing, Ward was assistant manager to Graham Taylor at Watford from 1982 and then followed Taylor to Aston Villa in 1987.
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  • 1970
    Age 18
    As a player, Ward spent the bulk of his career as a forward at Lincoln City where he scored more than 100 goals between 1970 and 1979.
    More Details Hide Details He also had spells at Watford, Grimsby and Workington.
  • 1951
    Born on April 7, 1951.
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