Mark Wright
English footballer
Mark Wright
Mark Wright is an English football manager, chairman and former England international football player. As a player, he had spells with Liverpool, Derby County, Southampton and Oxford United during the 1980s and 1990s. He made 45 appearances for the English national football team, and was a member of the team which reached the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup in 1990. Since retiring as a player in 1998, Wright has worked as a football manager.
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Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds You
Huffington Post - 3 months
Can you remember a time when celebrities didn't try and flog you something they'd purportedly created? No, nor me. Especially since the inception of structured Reality TV a few years ago where the obsession with shows such as TOWIE and Geordie Shore et al paved the way for its stars to capitalise on their new found fame and make some serious wedge. Teens and indeed fans in their twenties, up and down the land wanted to have their own bit of glamour the cast members appeared to showcase. False eyelashes, make up, jewellery and not forgetting the endless clothing lines were just some of the many products the 'stars' have put their names to and I guess, how can you blame them? It's likely easy money. The viewers of these TV shows are buying into the brand that is TOWIE and the like. They watch these shows once or twice a week and are probably impressed by the way they look with their insta-perfect lives. Each episode they'll be wearing yet another new coat or another new dress ...
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Bruce Springsteen Once Wrote A Song For Elvis. Here's How It May Have Sounded
Huffington Post - 10 months
It's the song that might have been: A tune written by Bruce Springsteen just for Elvis Presley. "Fire" eventually became a hit for The Pointer Sisters, and Springsteen also did the song himself -- but The Boss had written it with The King in mind. Springsteen was such a big fan that he even hopped the fence of Graceland in a failed bid to meet Elvis, according to Rolling Stone.  Elvis died on Aug. 16, 1977, and likely never even heard the demo of the song Springsteen reportedly tried to send him. But now, Elvis impersonator Mark Wright gives us a glimpse of what might have been... putting a Kingly spin on the tune, along with his own version of what happened that night Springsteen tried to meet Elvis. Check it out in the clip above.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Michelle Keegan, Mark Wright and Kendall Jenner follow a herbal teatox diet
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Celebrities are ditching their mugs of English breakfast tea in favour of organic, caffeine free infusions that claim to aid weight loss, regulate blood sugar levels and assist with food digestion.
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Man stunned after seeing face of his dead father appear in his baby's ultrasound photo
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Mark Wright, 30, saw the image of his dead father in a 22-week scan of his daughter, Amiyah. The carer from Bulwell, Nottingham, said it had made him think of the 'supernatural'.
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Man dies from injuries in Twentynine Palms Highway accident
Hi-Desert Star - almost 2 years
MORONGO VALLEY — Mark Wright, of Yucca Valley, was pushing the Honda Shadow motorcycle he inherited from his late brother when he was hit on Twentynine Palms Highway on the Morongo Grade at 5 p.m. Fri
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Apprentice winner Mark Wright turns a profit with Climb Online after two months
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Mark Wright reveals he has already turned a small profit, but says, 'Lord Sugar is the type of businessman who when you say you made a £10 profit, he wants to know why it's not £20'.
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US halts shipments from Afghanistan through Pakistan
Yahoo News - about 3 years
The US military on Tuesday suspended shipments of equipment out of Afghanistan through Pakistan, citing protests that posed a risk to truck drivers, officials said. The move came after club-wielding activists in northwest Pakistan forcibly searched trucks for NATO supplies in protest over US drone strikes in the tribal belt. "We have voluntarily halted US shipments of retrograde cargo through the Pakistan Ground Line of Communication (GLOCC) from Torkham Gate through Karachi," Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright in a statement. He was referring to the main overland route used by the Americans and NATO to withdraw military hardware from Afghanistan, as part of a troop pullout set to wrap up by the end of 2014.
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Pentagon says halts ground shipments out of Afghanistan via Pakistan
Yahoo News - about 3 years
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has halted ground shipments of cargo leaving Afghanistan via its key Pakistan supply route to ensure the safety of drivers following protests in Pakistan over American drone strikes, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday. The affected route, which runs from Torkham Gate at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border to the Pakistani port city of Karachi, has been crucial for the United States as it winds down its combat mission in landlocked Afghanistan and moves equipment out of the country. The route accounts for the vast majority of ground traffic of U.S. military cargo through Pakistan and has been targeted by protesters in Pakistan angered by U.S. drone strikes. "We are aware protests have affected one of the primary commercial transit routes between Pakistan and Afghanistan," Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright told Reuters.
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Obamacare Agency Rushed To Hire Contractor, Documents Reveal
Huffington Post - about 3 years
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Caught flat-footed by the challenges of building the financial-management and accounting parts of the U.S. government's new online marketplace for health insurance, officials rushed to hire a familiar contractor without seeking competing bids, according to government procurement documents reviewed by Reuters. The documents dated in August - less than two months before the opening of online marketplaces established by President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law - showed the agency in charge had only "recently learned" that building the financial management functions was "beyond (its) currently available resources." The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) documents shed more light on the problems facing the agency as it worked on the marketplaces established by the law commonly called Obamacare and on its revelation this week that at least 30 percent of the mark ...
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In Praise of Musical Intelligence
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I'm old fashioned. I have deep respect and undying love for great songs. Some of them were written for Broadway shows; others to be performed at parties and in nightclubs. Some became popular over the radio or because they were included in beloved movie musicals. Few songs are written as mere throwaways. Most are carefully crafted by composers, lyricists, and given a specific musical imprint by their original arrangers. Just as legendary scenic designers like Oliver Smith, Boris Aronson, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, and Franco Zeffirelli put their personal stamp on great works of opera and musical theatre, orchestrators whose work is so often taken for granted have sculpted the emotional impact of many famous (and not so famous) songs. Think of the orchestrations created by Ralph Burns for "The Music That Makes Me Dance," Philip J. Lang for "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," and Don Walker for "If I Loved You." Think of the great work done by such legendary Broadway orchestrators as Robert Russ ...
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Caravan stolen while owner was at home
Biggleswade Today - over 3 years
Thieves stole a £12,000 caravan from outside a house – while the occupant was at home. The Bailey Ranger was taken from the driveway in Drove Road, Biggleswade some time between 10am and 11.50am on Wednesday (September 11), The vehicle also contained £10,000 worth of radio-controlled model powerboats and equipment. Owner Mark Wraight was at work at the time but his partner Debbie Goode was at home – though this did not put off the thieves. Mark, 42, said: “Debbie was at home the whole time and we can’t believe what happened. “The caravan was secured with a wheel clamp and a hitch lock but they didn’t seem to be any obstacle to whoever it was who took it.” Mark, a chemicals delivery driver, is particularly upset as he spent years making the model powerboats that were inside the caravan. He added: “I had only just got back from an event at the Billing Aquadrome in Northampton and I was preparing to take part in another one at the weekend. “The boats are made from parts which I h ...
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AP IMPACT: Bites derided as unreliable in court
Fox News - over 3 years
At least 24 men convicted or charged with murder or rape based on bite marks on the flesh of victims have been exonerated since 2000, many after spending more than a decade in prison. Now a judge's ruling later this month in New York could help end the practice for good. A small, mostly ungoverned group of dentists carry out bite mark analysis and their findings are often key evidence in prosecutions, even though there is no scientific proof that teeth can be matched definitively to a bite into human skin. DNA has outstripped the usefulness of bite mark analysis in many cases: The FBI doesn't use it and the American Dental Association does not recognize it. "Bite mark evidence is the poster child of unreliable forensic science," said Chris Fabricant, director of strategic litigation at the New York-based Innocence Project, which helps wrongfully convicted inmates win freedom through DNA testing. Supporters of the method, which ...
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WIN VIP tickets to Celebrity Soccer Six Tournament!
The Citizen - almost 4 years
We have teamed up with Bolton Wonderers FC and Soccer Six to offer five lucky readers the opportunity to win a pair of VIP tickets to a star studded, celebrity packed, event on Saturday 18th May at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton. Mark Wright, Duncan Bannatyne, Dappy, Tinchy Styder, Christopher Maloney, Carolynne Poole, Frankie Cocozza, Aidan Grimshaw, District 3, and Joe McElderry, and a host of famous soap stars are amongst the celebrities competing to raise funds for Fabrice Muamba’s Hearts and Goals campaign. This amazing prize includes access to the Premier Suite at the event, the bar and drinks area, seat alongside the celebrity guests, access to the VIP areas where you might just bump into your favourite star, and outstanding celebrity VIP performances. If you’re not lucky on this occasion – don’t worry because you can buy standard tickets from just £12 by visiting: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/bwfc/details/event.aspx?itemref=2663 Join us from 11.15am at the home of Bolton Wande ...
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Something wrong Michelle? The Corrie actress looks a little glum in between takes
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
Her romance with Mark Wright is stronger than ever, so what's got Corrie actress Michelle Keegan looking so glum?
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Mark Wright shows Michelle Keegan a good night out in Essex as the Corrie star passes out in back of taxi
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
The 26-year-old former TOWIE star showed Michelle to a good night at Faces nightclub which left her looking worse for wear.
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Birthday boy Mark Wright enlists new girlfriend Michelle Keegan to help him scrap the snow off his car
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
Introduced the Coronation Street actress to his family the night before at his birthday dinner.
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Mark Wright takes Michelle Keegan out for a romantic date night after he finishes filming ITV spin-off show
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
While Mark carried the bags, Michelle, 25, walked a few steps behind, with a woman in front of her in an attempt to shield the Coronation Street actress from view.
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Inmar CIO Named as one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Inmar's Chief Information Officer (CIO) Mark Wright has been named one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013.Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 Inmar, a technology company that operates intelligent commerce networks, today announced that its Chief Information Officer (CIO) Mark Wright has been named one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013. ...
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Glen Campbell to be honored at Arkansas Motion Picture Institute fundraiser
Arkansas Times - over 4 years
Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com Glen Campbell will attend an Arkansas Motion Picture Institute fundraiser at Argenta Community Theater Sept. 6. After Glen Campbell wraps up his concert at Robinson Center Music Hall on Sept. 6, he'll head over to Argenta Community Theater for The Welcome Home Reception, which is the kickoff event for the Arkansas Motion Picture Institute. Proceeds will benefit the APMI and Alzheimer's Arkansas. Campbell will be presented with the Star Award, "For Mr. Campbell's Career of Outstanding Achievement in Music, Television and Film." Some of the special guests at the fundraiser include First Lady Ginger Beebe, Mark Wright, president and Chief Creative Officer of Show Dog — Universal Music, and filmmakers James Keach and Trevor Albert, who are making a documentary about Campbell and his Goodbye Tour. Reservations are $100 per person, and you can make them at ArgentaCommunityTheater.org or by calling 501-353-1443. [ Subscr ...
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Police arrest armed suspect after stand-off
LATimes - over 4 years
Police arrested a man who had barricaded himself inside an extended-stay hotel in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday after pointing a semiautomatic gun at a motorcycle officer, authorities said. Patrick Maxwell Farmer, 50, was booked on an assault with a deadly weapon charge in the Parker Center jail about 5:15 a.m., Sgt. Mark Wright said. Police surrounded the building in the 500 block of Maple Avenue before a SWAT team stormed inside, located Farmer and confiscated his weapon. The conflict began around 1:30 a.m. when a neighbor called 911 to report a man openly wielding a gun, Wright said. No one was injured. ALSO: Justin Bieber cited for 'reckless' driving on 101 Freeway O.C. man gets 65 years in sexual assault of 7-year-old girl Congregants disappointed in Inglewood pastor accused of sex abuse -- Danielle Paquette
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Wright
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 48
    In August 2012, Wright was appointed as manager of Maltese club, Floriana.
    More Details Hide Details Southampton Liverpool Chester City
    In 2012 it was announced he had become chairman of non-league side Widnes.
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  • 2008
    Age 44
    In November 2008, Wright joined Chester City as manager for a third time.
    More Details Hide Details Despite initially improving the club's performances, Chester suffered relegation at the end of the campaign and Wright left seven weeks later, claiming that "the difficulties faced by the club made it impossible for him to create the type of team he would wish to take forward".
  • 2006
    Age 42
    However, after only three wins in the preceding 20 games, chairman Stephen Vaughan fired Wright with just one game remaining of the 2006–07 campaign.
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    A month after leaving Peterborough, Wright rejoined Chester City as manager. His initial contract with the club lasted until the summer of 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Wright staved off relegation and was rewarded with a two-year contract.
    The team were progressing well, when on 25 January 2006 Wright was suspended from his position as manager pending an internal inquiry.
    More Details Hide Details Six days later he was sacked for gross misconduct after failing to appear in front of the club's board. Wright launched legal action against the club for breach of contract and damage to his reputation over allegations believed to include comments of a racial nature made towards one of his staff.
  • 2005
    Age 41
    Peterborough United appointed Wright as manager in May 2005.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 38
    Wright was not out of work for long. Put in charge of Conference strugglers Chester City in January 2002 with the club second-bottom of the Conference, he kept them clear of relegation to the Northern Premier League.
    More Details Hide Details In the 2001–02 season, Chester reached the playoff semifinals but lost to eventual winners Doncaster Rovers in a penalty shootout. After the match, Wright expressed their determination "to go one better next season"; a year later they finished top of the division, regaining their league status four years after losing it. However, the day before the League Two campaign began, Wright left the club.
  • 2001
    Age 37
    At the end of that season, in June 2001, Wright left Southport to make his Football League management debut with the club at which he began his career, Oxford United, newly relegated to Division Three, the fourth level of the Football League, after an absence of more than 30 years.
    More Details Hide Details He resigned six months later after being fined and suspended by the Football Association, whose disciplinary commission found "took the view that there was a racial element" in offensive remarks made to a match official.
  • 1999
    Age 35
    Wright was appointed manager of Southport, then in the relegation positions in the Conference, in December 1999.
    More Details Hide Details He led them to a mid-table finish, and in his first full season guided the club to fourth place.
  • 1996
    Age 32
    His performances for Liverpool had alerted manager Terry Venables who gave him a shock recall for the international friendly with Croatia on 24 April 1996, 4 years after his last cap.
    More Details Hide Details He also played in the friendly with Hungary on 18 May, his final international appearance, before he got injured.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 28
    During his time at Anfield he captained the side to the FA Cup final in which they beat Sunderland 2–0 in 1992 but missed out on the 2–1 Coca-Cola League Cup win over Bolton Wanderers through injury.
    More Details Hide Details Wright was a major influence on the mainly young Liverpool team that consisted of players like Jamie Redknapp, Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler. Under new boss Roy Evans, Wright struggled somewhat and was publicly criticized by Evans. He also started to pick up injuries which impeded his chances of winning over the Liverpool manager. He finally overcame the injury problems and came back into arguably the best form of his entire career, as evidenced by Terry Venables' decision to give Wright a surprising recall at international level. Unfortunately Wright suffered another injury setback, and wasn't able to take his place in the squad for Euro 96. Injury finally brought an end to Mark's career – during his time at Anfield he had made 210 appearances scoring 9 goals. He had spent seven years with Liverpool, but had only managed to collect one major trophy in that time. His seven years on Merseyside could not have been more different to the 10 years leading up to his arrival; before he arrived, the Reds had achieved 10 successive top two finishes (four of them championships), won two FA Cups, three League Cups and a European Cup. In the seven years after his arrival, they never finished higher than third (once finishing as low as eighth) and won just two major trophies.
    Wright scored his first goal for the club on 1 September 1992; his 61st-minute equaliser salvaged a point against his former club Southampton at Anfield.
    More Details Hide Details Wright was a regular until his retirement on 1 August 1998 at the age of 35.
  • 1991
    Age 27
    Not willing to play outside the top division, as it would diminish his chances of international football, he signed for Liverpool on 15 July 1991 for a fee of £2.5million – a national record fee for a defender.
    More Details Hide Details They had just finished second in the league to complete ten successive top-two finishes, and were preparing for continued success under the management of Graeme Souness who had succeeded Kenny Dalglish earlier in the year. Four days later, Wright's former team mate Dean Saunders followed him to Anfield from the Baseball Ground for a national record fee of £2.9million. He made his Liverpool debut a month later on 17 August in the 2–1 league victory over Oldham Athletic at Anfield. He settled in quickly at Liverpool in the daunting role as replacement for Liverpool legend and former captain Alan Hansen, a player Wright was sometimes likened to.
  • 1987
    Age 23
    Wright was held in very high regard at Derby and was soon awarded the captaincy. He helped Derby to 15th position by the end of the 1987–88 season and then a very respectable 5th spot by the end of the following campaign.
    More Details Hide Details However, behind the scenes things were going wrong for Derby: Maxwell was leaving and Derby had to came up with the money they owed him. This meant that quality players such as Wright and Welsh striker Dean Saunders had to be sold. Wright stayed for one more campaign but it saw Derby relegated back to Division 2, not the way Wright would have wanted to leave the Rams, if he wanted to leave at all. He had played 171 times for Derby scoring 10 goals.
    Wright made his debut on 29 August 1987 in the 1–0 league defeat to Wimbledon at the Baseball Ground.
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    After 222 appearances for the Saints in which he scored 11 goals, Wright signed for Derby County, on 8 August 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Arthur Cox had recently taken the Rams back to the top flight of English football and had the backing of chairman Robert Maxwell to bring in some players who were proven at the top level.
    Wright completed his move to the East Midlands on 27 August 1987.
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  • 1986
    Age 22
    Wright helped Southampton reach another FA Cup semi-final in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details His performances also earned him an international call-up by England national football team manager Bobby Robson, although the regular centre-backs at this time were Terry Butcher and Alvin Martin. Somewhat surprisingly Southampton accepted an offer of £760,000, a club record fee at the time, from Derby County, who were also taking Wright's fellow international colleague Peter Shilton to the Baseball Ground. It coincided with Derby's return to the First Division after seven years away.
  • 1984
    Age 20
    It was Bobby Robson who saw Wright as an international-quality player and gave him his England debut on 2 May 1984 in the 1–0 Home International Championship defeat to Wales at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham.
    More Details Hide Details His only international goal couldn't have been a more important one. England were struggling to find their footing during the group stages of the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy having drawn 1–1 and 0–0 with Ireland and Holland in their opening games. The group's so-called whipping boys, Egypt, were up next on 21 June 1990 in the Stadio Sant'Elia, Cagliari. Egypt defended in numbers and England couldn't unlock the door that would lead to an all-important goal, until Paul Gascoigne sent over an inviting free-kick for Wright to rise high above the Egyptian defence to head home what turned out to be the only goal of the game, and only their second goal of the group stages. His impressive performances during this World Cup at centre-back and sweeper were one of the reasons why Liverpool bought him from Derby. He was originally a surprise selection for the tournament as he was ahead of the higher-rated Tony Adams, who was not fully fit when the squad was named. Some suspected he was an emotion-driven choice, as he had missed the 1986 tournament with a broken leg. However, his inclusion was justified as he was one of England's many stars that year as they reached the semi-final only going out to the eventual winners, Germany, on penalties.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 19
    During the 1983–84 season, Wright's performances remained high as he helped the Saints to a very creditable runner-up spot to champions Liverpool, 3 points clear of 3rd-placed Nottingham Forest and 4th-placed Manchester United who both finished on 74 points.
    More Details Hide Details He also helped them reach the FA Cup semi finals, where they lost to eventual winners Everton. The Saints came closer than any other club that season to winning the double of the league title and the FA Cup. For their lack of silverware, they had the consolation of a UEFA Cup place. There was a fifth place finish in 1984–85, though this time there would be no UEFA Cup place as all English clubs were banned from European competitions as a result of the Heysel disaster on 29 May 1985 in which rioting by Liverpool fans at the European Cup final resulted in the deaths of 39 spectators.
  • 1982
    Age 18
    Wright's first full season for the club, 1982–83, saw the Saints finish mid-table in 12th place and also saw Mark score his first league goal.
    More Details Hide Details It came on 30 April 1983 in the 2–2 league draw with Luton Town at The Dell. He was also voted Southampton's Player of the Year.
    The 18-year-old made his debut on 17 April 1982 in the 3–1 league win over Leeds United at Elland Road, a game which saw two Saints legends, Kevin Keegan (2) and David Armstrong, score the goals.
    More Details Hide Details He played in two more games that season.
    He joined the Saints on 25 March 1982 and really made his name as a player with the south-coast club.
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  • 1980
    Age 16
    Mark Wright, who was born at Dorchester in Oxfordshire, started his career with Oxford United, signing professional forms during the 1980–81 season after coming through the ranks as a trainee with his local club.
    More Details Hide Details After only 11 appearances, all of which were in his second season as a professional, the outstanding young defender was transferred to First Division Southampton together with Keith Cassells in a deal which took Trevor Hebberd plus £80,000 to Oxford. On 5 August 2008, Mark Wright claimed that the fee involved in this deal was around £250,000 on LFC TV, Liverpool FC's official TV channel.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on August 1, 1963.
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