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Monday, February 1, 1999 Published at 19:10 GMT


Sport: Football

Hoddle's 15-man jury

Doug Ellis: Aston Villa chairman and member of the international committee

Glenn Hoddle's fate as England coach was in the hands of the 15 men who make up the Football Association's international committee.

The Hoddle File
With an average age of 66, these were the individuals who judged Hoddle.

  • Geoff Thompson (age 53)

    As acting FA chairman, he sits on every committee in an ex-officio role. A vice-president of the FA and previously the FA Council representative for Sheffield and Hallamshire, he took over last month following the departure of Keith Wiseman.

  • Ray Berridge (66)

    An FA vice-president, he used to be the Council representative for Bedfordshire and has no link with any Premier League or Football League club.

  • John Davey (74)

    Formerly representative for Sussex, he too is unconnected with any professional football club.

  • David Dein (55)

    One of the most high-profile figures on the committee. The vice-chairman of Arsenal, he represents the Premier League on the committee.

  • Doug Ellis (75)

    The Aston Villa chairman, renowned for his high turnover of managers, is another representative of the Premier League.

  • Frank Hannah (74)

    An FA vice-president, he previously represented the Manchester County FA on the Council, but is not linked to any club.

  • Ray Kiddell (62)

    Another member with no links with a club, he is the former Council representative for Norfolk.

  • Sir Bert Millichip (84)
    [ image: Sir Bert Millichip: Long-time chairman of the FA]
    Sir Bert Millichip: Long-time chairman of the FA

    The oldest committee member, Sir Bert was well known as the FA chairman, a post he held from 1981-1996 and is another life vice-president. He is still the president of West Bromwich Albion.

  • David Richards (55)

    The Sheffield Wednesday chairman and another Premier League representative on the committee.

  • David Sheepshanks (46)

    The baby of the bunch, the relatively youthful Sheepshanks is now deputy chairman of the Football League after a spell as chairman. He is also chairman of Ipswich and has been tipped as a future chief executive of the FA.

  • Ian Stott (65)

    The former Oldham chairman is on the committee by virtue of his role as one of the FA's divisional representatives.

  • Barry Taylor (57)

    He is a director at Barnsley and is another of the FA's divisional representatives.

  • Charlie Thomas (age not known)

    He is a vice-president of the FA and was formerly the Council representative for Durham. He is not affiliated to any club.

  • Noel White (69)

    He is another of the FA's vice-presidents and is a director of Liverpool.

  • Chris Wilcox (75)

    He is an FA vice-president, having previously been a vice-chairman of the FA. He was previously Gloucestershire's Council representative.

  • Jack Wiseman (81)

    He is another FA vice-president and is Birmingham's vice-chairman.



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