John Angus Lyall (born 24 February 1940 in Ilford, Essex, died 18 April 2006) was an English footballer and manager of Scottish descent. Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ilford is a district of the London Borough of Redbridge. It is a suburban development situated east north-east of Charing Cross and one the major metropolitan centres Essex is a county in the East of England. The County town is Chelmsford, and the highest point of the county is Chrishall Common Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday 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 Coach (baseball|Coach (basketball|Coach (ice hockeyIn Sports a coach or manager is an individual involved in the direction instruction and training of the operations
Lyall was a useful defender for West Ham United until he suffered a knee injury at the age of 23 and never played again. } West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in Upton Park, London Borough of Newham, East London, who have played He rose through the coaching ranks at Upton Park to succeed Ron Greenwood as team manager, managing West Ham for 15 years (1974-1989). Upton Park is an area in the London Borough of Newham. Upton Park is centred upon Green Street a High street that runs north-south between the Ronald 'Ron' Greenwood CBE ( 11 November 1921 — 9 February 2006) was an English football player and manager Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) In 1975, at the end of his first season as manager, West Ham won the FA Cup but they slipped down to the Second Division in 1978 and did not return to the First Division until 1981. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after From 1892 until 1992 the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) 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 Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981
During their exile from the top flight, (in 1980), West Ham beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final, the last lower league side to do so. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Lyall also took West Ham to their highest ever league finish in the 1985-1986 First Division campaign when they finished third behind champions Liverpool and runners-up Everton. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Unfortunately they were unable to compete in the UEFA Cup because of the ban on English teams from European competition arising from the previous year's Heysel Disaster. The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA. The Heysel Stadium disaster occurred owing to Football hooliganism in which a retaining wall of the Heysel Stadium in Brussels collapsed on May 29
John Lyall was sacked in June 1989 after West Ham United were again relegated to the Second Division, but he made his return to football management on 11 May 1990 with Ipswich Town. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Events 330 - Byzantium is renamed ''Nova Roma'' during a dedication ceremony but is more popularly referred to as Constantinople Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) PLEASE NOTE This section is the introduction Please do not add too much detail here During the 1989-90 season, he acted as Technical advisor to Terry Venables. Terence Frederick 'Terry' Venables (born 6 January 1943 in Dagenham, London often referred to as ' El Tel', is an English football manager
At the end of 1991-1992, John Lyall guided Ipswich Town to the Second Division championship and promotion to the newly-formed Premier League. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) In January 1993, Ipswich were fourth in the Premiership and fans were hoping for at least a UEFA Cup place, maybe even the Premiership title. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) But a dip in form during the final weeks of the season saw Ipswich finish 16th and 1993-94 brought a similar pattern, a good start following by a slump - Ipswich finished 19th in the final table and were only saved from relegation by Sheffield United's last gasp 3-2 defeat at Chelsea. Sheffield United Football Club is a professional English football club based in the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. John then 'moved upstairs' and took on the role of Director of Football with Mick McGiven taking control of 1st team management at Portman Road. Mick McGiven (b 7 February, 1951 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a former professional footballer and football manager
John Lyall resigned as Ipswich Town manager in December 1994, with the club bottom of the Premiership, and never returned to football management. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar)
Lyall died suddenly on 18 April 2006, at the age of 66, after suffering from a heart attack. Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply His wife and family still live in Suffolk. Suffolk (ˈsʌfək is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in East Anglia, England.
When West Ham played Middlesbrough F.C. in the FA Cup Semi Final on 23 April 2006, a one minute silence was held in Lyall's honour, although after only a few seconds the West Ham fans started a chant of "Johnny Lyall's claret and blue army" in tribute to their most successful ever manager. Middlesbrough Football Club, also known as The Boro are an English football club based in Middlesbrough, who play in the Premier League. The FA Cup Semi-finals are played to determine which teams will contest the FA Cup Final. Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Perhaps fittingly, West Ham won the match 1-0 to reach their first FA Cup Final since 1980.
On 5 December 2007 it was announced that the Heritage Foundation charity would be erecting a blue plaque in Lyall's memory at West Ham's Upton Park ground on 20 January 2008. Events 63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. English Heritage is a Non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government ( Department for Culture Media and Sport) with a broad remit of In the United Kingdom, a blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event For the football team see Upton Park FC The Boleyn Ground is the official name of Upton Park, the football Stadium Events 250 - Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common