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SUDELL FAMILY TREE (my mother’s side of the family)

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SUDELL FAMILY TREE (my mother’s side of the family)

September 10, 2010

ESL Football

the story of football from village games to the World Cup

William Sudell: the first great manager

William Sudell was the man most responsible for Preston’s success. He joined the club in 1867 and became manager in 1881.

Sudell wanted Preston North End to be the best team in the country. He brought in new Scottish players, including a defender called Nick Ross.  Ross was perhaps the first player to think seriously about tactics in football.

Sudell and Ross made the other players think about the way they played. They even brought a blackboard into the dressing room before matches to plan how to beat the opposition.

Preston became known as ‘the Invincibles’ – because they almost never lost. In the three seasons between 1887…

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Inspirational Video – The Don’t Quit Poem

Inside the Mind of a Grand Prix champion

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

– “wild Oscar”, er sorry, Oscar Wilde

“Just be yourself. There’s no competition there!”
– me

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“It is not so important to succeed as to persist.”

The Champion


“It is not so important to succeed as to persist.”

“Together, one mind, one life (one step at a time), let’s see how many people we can encourage, impact, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”


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South Africa (the “Beloved Country”)

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South Africa (the “Beloved Country”)

Table Mountain (John)

Photo (great) of Table Mountain, Cape Town (the beautiful “Mother City” of SA) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess)!
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Craig’s  Blogs on South Africa and His Various Books on South (and Southern) Africa




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