Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Jim Gannon, Gary Megson, Dave Jones, Paul Simpson, Sammy McIlroy, Jimmy Melia, John Hollins, GaryMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Jim Gannon, Gary Megson, Dave Jones, Paul Simpson, Sammy McIlroy, Jimmy Melia, John Hollins, Gary Ablett, Carlton Palmer, Andy Beattie, Chris Turner, Danny Bergara, Walter Galbraith, Colin Murphy, Les Chapman, Roy Chapman, Mark Lillis, Dick Duckworth, Fred Stewart, Mike Summerbee, Jimmy McGuigan, David Ashworth, Sam Ormerod, Reg Flewin, Bob Kelly, Fred Westgarth, Fred Scotchbrook, Willie Moir, Andy Kilner, Jimmy Meadows, Andrew Wilson, Eddie Quigley, Brian Doyle.
Excerpt: James Paul Jim Gannon (born 7 September 1968 in Southwark, London) is a former footballer and football manager. He was manager of Port Vale until his departure on 21 March 2011. He started and finished his career as a player in Ireland, but made most of his professional appearances in the English Football League at Stockport County, where supporters elected him as a member of the Hall of Fame.
He later managed Motherwell and Peterborough United. Gannon began his playing career at Dundalk, but moved to English club Sheffield United in 1989. The next year he transferred to Stockport County, following a short loan spell with Halifax Town. He spent the next ten years at Stockport, becoming one of the clubs most loyal servants, and helped the club to second place finishes in both the Second Division and Fourth Division, as well as two Football League Trophy finals. After leaving the club in 2000, he spent a season with Crewe Alexandra, before returning to Ireland with Shelbourne, winning two League of Ireland titles in his three years there.
Starting a career in management, he took charge of his first club Dundalk in 2004. After a season in Ireland he returned to Stockport County as manager. There he led the club to promotion from League Two via the play-offs in 2008. Leading County to safety in League One despite a ten point deduction for entering a...