Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Father and son managers

Lee and Gary Johnson will take up positions in the dugouts for only the second match-up in football history in which the opposing managers are father and son.

The sole precedent was Bill Dodgin (Bristol Rovers) and Bill Dodgin Jnr (Fulham), who clashed four times in 1969-70, though this encounter offers an intensity not even known to those two on their multitude of contests.

For 31-year-old Lee, the threat of Oldham’s relegation looms, and the experience of sitting across the kitchen from his father when that has happened tells him all he needs to know about defeat.

For 57-year-old Gary, there is the promise of a historic promotion to the Championship for Yeovil.

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