|Full name||John William Hollins|
|Date of birth||July 16, 1946|
|Place of birth||Guildford, Surrey, England|
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John William Hollins MBE (born July 16, 1946) is an English former football player and coach. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 622 - The beginning of the Islamic calendar. 1054 - Three Roman legates fractured relations between the Western and Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered He was initially a midfield player who, later in his career, became an effective central defender. For the Australian Rules position see Midfielder (Australian Rules. In Association football (soccer a defender is a player who tries to prevent the other team from scoring Hollins is currently manager of Weymouth in the Blue Square Premier after being appointed on the 29th of January 2008.
Hollins' son, Chris Hollins is the main sport presenter on BBC Breakfast. Chris Hollins (born 20 March 1971 is an English Journalist, Presenter and Sportsman, currently employed by the BBC and best known
Born in Guildford, Surrey, Hollins was born into a footballing family - his father, grandfather and three brothers were all professional footballers as well. Guildford ( IPA /ˈgɪlfəd/ is the County town of Surrey, England, as well as the seat for the borough of Guildford and the Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties.
He joined Chelsea as a youth player and made his debut for the Blues against Swindon Town in September 1963 aged only 17. Swindon Town Football Club is an English football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire, who currently play in League One. A talented and hard-running midfielder, usually wearing the number 4 shirt, he was known for his dedicated attitude to the game and went on to become a regular and eventually club captain. Hollins played 592 games, and scored 69 goals in his first spell at Chelsea, and was part of the successful Chelsea sides of the mid-1960s and early 1970s, at one point making 167 consecutive appearances, a club record.
Hollins played in both legs of the 3-2 aggregate victory over Leicester City in League Cup final in 1965 and the loss to Tottenham in the FA Cup final two years later. PLEASE NOTE This section is the introduction Please do not add too much detail here The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition The 1965 Football League Cup Final, the fifth to be staged since the competition's inception was contested between Leicester City and Chelsea over two legs Tottenham Hotspur, ˈtɒʔnəm is an English professional football club which currently plays in the Premier League. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after In 1970, he played a significant part in Chelsea's hard-fought FA Cup final win over Leeds United, supplying the cross for Ian Hutchinson's late headed equaliser at Wembley. The first 1970 FA Cup Final took place on 11 April 1970 at Wembley Stadium and ended 2&ndash2 Leeds United Association Football Club, commonly referred to as simply Leeds United or informally Leeds, are an English professional football Ian Hutchinson ( 4 August 1948 &ndash 19 September 2002) was an English footballer who spent most of his injury-plagued Wembley Stadium is a Stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England. Chelsea eventually won 2-1 in the replay at Old Trafford. They won the Cup Winners' Cup in Athens against Real Madrid a year later, again after a replay, but Hollins missed the second match due to an injury. Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's He was Chelsea's player of the year two years running. While at Chelsea, he also won a solitary England cap, against Spain, on May 24, 1967. The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football The Spanish National Football Team, commonly referred to as La Selección, is the national football team of Spain and is controlled by the es [[Spanish Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar.
He had his most prolific goalscoring season for Chelsea in the 1971-72 season, finding the net 17 times. Chelsea also reached another League Cup final in 1972, losing to Stoke City, but declined thereafter, though Hollins remained until the side's relegation to the Second Division at the end of the 1974-75 season, when he was sold to nearby QPR. Stoke City Football Club is a football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. From 1892 until 1992 the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. Queens Park Rangers Football Club is an English football club, based in Shepherds Bush in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London
He stayed at the Hoops for four seasons, playing 151 matches and helping them to runners-up spot in the First Division in 1975-76. The Football League First Division was the highest division of The Football League between 1993 and 2004 and the highest division of English football overall between
In the summer of 1979, the 33-year-old Hollins made a surprising move to Arsenal, initially as a cover player, but he ended up becoming a regular in the Arsenal side, although by now he played more often as a defender than in midfield. In Association football (soccer a defender is a player who tries to prevent the other team from scoring He played 172 matches and scored 13 goals, and was part of the Arsenal side that lost the Cup Winners' Cup final in 1980, coming on as a substitute. He did, however, miss out on a place in the squad for the same season's FA Cup final, which Arsenal also lost.
He was awarded the MBE for services to football in 1981, and also made a memorable anti-smoking commercial for television in the same year as part of a Government campaign entitled Look After Yourself. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Tobacco Smoking is the inhalation of smoke from burned dried or cured leaves of the Tobacco plant most often in the form of a Cigarette. Her Majesty's Government, or when the monarch is male His Majesty's Government, is the title used by the Government of the United Kingdom, based at
Hollins returned to Chelsea on a free transfer in 1983, and helped the club gain promotion back to the First Division in 1983-84, playing a further 30 times. He retired at the end of that season, having played 939 first-class matches in total.
Hollins was immediately appointed coach at Chelsea; a year later he became first team-manager following John Neal's retirement. John Neal (born 3 April 1932 in County Durham) is a former English football player and manager Chelsea built up a strong title challenge in 1985-86 and went top in February, but a late slump in form saw them finish sixth. His side still won the Full Members Cup in the same season, though, hanging on for a 5-4 win over Manchester City at Wembley having almost let slip a 5-1 lead. The Full Members Cup was an English football cup competition held from 1985 to 1992. TalkManchester City FC before changing verbs to singular --> Manchester City Football Club is an English professional football club Wembley Stadium is a Stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England. The following years were less successful, as Hollins and his assistant Ernie Walley fell out with several key players, particularly David Speedie and Nigel Spackman, team morale slumped and the side began to struggle. Ernie Walley (born 7 April 1933 in Caernarfon) is a retired association football player manager and coach David Robert Speedie (born 20 February 1960 in Glenrothes, Scotland is a former Scottish footballer who played for numerous clubs Nigel James Spackman (born December 2, 1960 in Romsey Hampshire) is an English football manager and former player He was sacked in March 1988 with the club in the midst of a four month run without a league win.
After leaving Chelsea in February 1989 he came out of retirement to sign for Cobh Ramblers  However he only played one league game before returning to England.
He then set up his own sports promotion and agency company, before being tempted back to join the coaching staff of his old club QPR in 1993, and stepped in as caretaker manager between Stewart Houston's dismissal and Ray Harford's appointment during the 1997-98 season. He later had spells as manager of Swansea City, Rochdale and as caretaker-manager of Stockport County, as well as being a pundit for BBC Radio Five Live. Swansea City AFC ( Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh football team playing in the Coca Cola Championship from Rochdale Association Football Club is a English professional football club based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Stockport County Football Club is an English football club based in Stockport, England. He was most successful in his managerial reign with Swansea City where he quickly established himself as a fan favoruite and guided Swansea to the Division Three title in 1999-2000, but was sacked after they failed to sustain themselves back in Division Two. Swansea City AFC ( Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh football team playing in the Coca Cola Championship from He steered Rochdale into the play-offs in 2001-02 but was notoriously sacked by fax that summer after prevaricating over a new contract.
On 21 November 2005, Hollins was announced as manager of Nationwide Conference side Crawley Town after the departure of Francis Vines. Events 164 BC - Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family restores the Temple in Jerusalem. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Organisation The Football Conference stands at the top of the National League System (NLS a comprehensive structure linking together over 50 different leagues under the Crawley Town Football Club is an English football team from Crawley, West Sussex. He remained with the club during the financial crisis that saw them docked ten points for going into administration, but left the club on October 30, 2006 after Crawley had been beaten by Lewes in the final qualifying round for the FA Cup. Events 637 - Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Lewes Football Club is an English football team based in Lewes, East Sussex currently playing in the Conference National. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after
In 2007 when Kenny Jackett left Swansea City, Hollins re-applied to become the manager of Swansea City for the second time. Kenny Jackett (born 5 January 1962 in Watford) is a former Welsh football player who is now a manager Swansea City AFC ( Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh football team playing in the Coca Cola Championship from Swansea City AFC ( Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh football team playing in the Coca Cola Championship from He did not get the job as it went to Spaniard, Roberto Martinez. Roberto Martinez is the name of Roberto Martínez y Gutiérrez a Mexican Bishop Roberto Martínez Vera Tudela a former Peruvian
In January 2008, Hollins took over as manager of Conference National side Weymouth. He was joined just days later by Alan Lewer who filled the role of Hollins' assistant for the second time as they were together at Crawley Town. Crawley Town Football Club is an English football team from Crawley, West Sussex.
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