Eric Harrison

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Dixieslaces

Player Valuation: £8m
IIRC Eric was with Everton for a part of Gordon Lee/ Howard Kendalll era? I remember him around Goodison and was at school with his daughter Vicky, they lived in Haig Ave in Southport at the time.

Can't recall much more or circumstances on why he went to Utd.

I may have got this completely wrong but either way, RIP Mr Harrison.
 

COYBL25

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IIRC Eric was with Everton for a part of Gordon Lee/ Howard Kendalll era? I remember him around Goodison and was at school with his daughter Vicky, they lived in Haig Ave in Southport at the time.

Can't recall much more or circumstances on why he went to Utd.

I may have got this completely wrong but either way, RIP Mr Harrison.

Was a youth team coach at Everton and went to Utd in 1981 c/o Ron Atkinson as Man U Youth Team Manager.

Hope this helps x
 

degsy

Life's been good to me so far...
IIRC Eric was with Everton for a part of Gordon Lee/ Howard Kendalll era? I remember him around Goodison and was at school with his daughter Vicky, they lived in Haig Ave in Southport at the time.

Can't recall much more or circumstances on why he went to Utd.

I may have got this completely wrong but either way, RIP Mr Harrison.
Brought on the class of 92 for Und...did the same for us earlier on a slightly smaller scale
Knew his stuff alright.
As a player took no prisoners for Southport
 

Stanley Parker

Player Valuation: £10m
From the Independent today;

Harrison described himself as having been a “hard” player and strong tackler, adding: “I wasn’t frightened of putting my head in where it hurt.” His devotion to his trade and his team was exemplified by events on one Saturday in October 1962, when he got married in the morning and helped Halifax draw with Shrewsbury in the afternoon.

At his next club, Hartlepool United, he experienced an epiphany. In his 2001 autobiography, The View from the Dugout, he recalled that a new manager arrived. A brash character, who used his Monday team-talks to “slaughter” anyone who had performed poorly on Saturday, yet “made you feel 10 feet tall if you’d played well”. Harrison decided that if he ever had a team he would “make players feel 10 feet tall most of the time”. The newcomer was Brian Clough.

In 1972, after two spells with Barrow and stints at Southport and non-league Scarborough, Harrison moved into youth coaching with Everton. During his nine years at the club the team reached the FA Youth Cup final in 1977, after which he became assistant to manager Gordon Lee for three seasons.

After Lee’s sacking in 1981, Harrison was invited by the new Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson – a former teammate for the RAF football team during their national service – to take over their youth-development programme.
 
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