15 October 2006

Managers - Danny Blanchflower

Dave Clements
1976-1979

After his glorious playing career ended, Danny Blanchflower spent over a decade writing about how he'd like to see football played. In 1976 the Irish FA let him loose on the Northern Ireland team with varying degrees of success...

Name: Robert Dennis Blanchflower

See playing career

Coaching Career:
Northern Ireland (manager) Oct/76-Nov/79
Chelsea (manager) Dec/78-Sep/79

Biography:
Blanchchflower's assistant manager while in charge of Northern Ireland was Manchester United coach, Tommy Cavanagh.

More to follow

Northern Ireland Record:

13/10/1976 Netherlands.... A D 2-2 WCQ
10/11/1976 Belgium........ A L 0-2 WCQ
27/04/1977 West Germany... A L 0-5 FR
28/05/1977 England........ H L 1-2 BC
01/06/1977 Scotland....... A L 0-3 BC
03/06/1977 Wales.......... H D 1-1 BC
11/06/1977 Iceland........ A L 0-1 WCQ
21/09/1977 Iceland........ H W 2-0 WCQ
12/10/1977 Netherlands.... H L 0-1 WCQ
16/11/1977 Belgium........ H W 3-0 WCQ
13/05/1978 Scotland....... H D 1-1 BC
16/05/1978 England........ A L 0-1 BC
19/05/1978 Wales.......... A L 0-1 BC
20/09/1978 Rep. of Ireland A D 0-0 ECQ
25/10/1978 Denmark........ H W 2-1 ECQ
29/11/1978 Bulgaria....... A W 2-0 ECQ
07/02/1979 England........ A L 0-4 ECQ
02/05/1979 Bulgaria....... H W 2-0 ECQ
19/05/1979 England........ H L 0-2 BC
22/05/1979 Scotland....... A L 0-1 BC
25/05/1979 Wales.......... H D 1-1 BC
06/06/1979 Denmark........ A L 0-4 ECQ
17/10/1979 England........ H L 1-5 ECQ
21/11/1979 Rep. of Ireland H W 1-0 ECQ

Summary:
Comp..Pl...W...D...L....F:A....Success
WCQ... 6.. 2.. 1.. 3... 7: 6....38.9%
ECQ... 8.. 4.. 1.. 3... 8:14....54.2%
FR.... 1.. 0.. 0.. 1... 0: 5.... 0.0%
BIC... 9.. 0.. 3.. 6... 4:13....11.1%
Tot...24.. 6.. 5..13...19:38....31.9%

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