A Game of Three Halves: The Official Kenny Swain Biography

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A Game of Three Halves: The Official Kenny Swain Biography

A Game of Three Halves: The Official Kenny Swain Biography

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I love being a part of this club, love being captain, love everything this club stands for both on and off the pitch. Today, Kenny works in the England set-up, heading up the FA's talent ID programme, and has helped develop players such as Michael Owen, Joe Cole and Danny Welbeck. Swain tried his hand at management with a year at Wigan Athletic and a caretaker role at Grimsby without success. The captain of the League Championship and European Cup team was midfielder Dennis Mortimer, who tells me: “The move was visionary by the manager.

The underprivileged in the blue corner, only now the support comes from tower blocks, against the privileged in the claret pyjama tops, followed by Royal Sutton Coldfield and Four Oaks. Biography: Swain had played for Chelsea and won the league championship and European Cup with Aston Villa before joining Pompey in 1983. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Saunders also signed another striker, Swain, from Chelsea, and moved him to right back where he became a pivotal member of Villa’s greatest team. Swain began his professional career with Londoners Chelsea, signing from Wycombe Wanderers in the summer of 1973.A Game Of Three Halves tells the tale of the man who quit teaching to sign for Chelsea, the glamour club of the 1970s, and then moved on to Aston Villa where - having converted from striker to a full-back role - he played an integral part in winning the First Division championship and the 1982 European Cup win. He added he has nurtured many of the current England players through the system to provide the core of the squad. Between 2002 and 2004, Swain was Director of Football at Thomas Telford School and scouted for a number of clubs. With Villa, Swain was switched to full-back and was a part of the team which won the league championship and European Cup in consecutive seasons.

Since the photos are old press photographs they may have scratches, lines, or other wears of time, which just underlines the authenticity and age of the photos. A versatile player, Kenny Swain has played in various positions but reached the highest level when he played as right back at Aston Villa, where he won the 1980/81 First Division and 1981/82 European Cup.He continues to work these days with the Premier League ensuring that the club’s academies are working to the correct guidelines.

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