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Wayne Allison

Wayne Allison

Clubs played for: Halifax Town, Watford, Bristol City, Swindon Town, Huddersfield Town, Tranmere Rovers, Sheffield United, Chesterfield, Chester City (player-assistant manager) (1987-2008)

Born: 1968

Birthplace: Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire

Position: Forward

Biography: Allison was a Huddersfield lad who signed for Town from Swindon Town in 1997, going on to play a huge part in the 1997-98 Great Escape season. He fell out of favour after Peter Jackson was sacked in favour of Steve Bruce in 1999 and left for Tranmere Rovers during the 1999-2000 season. 'The Chief' later played for Sheffield United and Chesterfield before he became player-assistant manager at Chester City, later taking caretaker charge for a short time in 2008. Spells at Bury and Tranmere Rovers followed before he retired from the game and became a lecturer in sport at Kirklees College. He also had a short spell at Bradford City as development coach before becoming Coaching Research Manager at the FA, later progressing to Coach Inclusion and Diversity Manager. Allison also had a short time as manager of Cardiff Metropolitan University FC in 2017 but he left later on in the same year due to work commitments and is now working as Technical Director at the League Managers Association. In 2010, Dr. Allison completed a PhD in the effects of high-intensity exercise on decision-making in soccer.

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Allison, Wayne He was a "dog" of a striker at Bristol City where he earnt the nickname "Tanglefoot" for his lack of ability to control the ball from the simplest 5 yard pass. Give him a bone to chase - different matter!
21-04-23 dave curwen

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