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Bremner played for Hull City from 1976 to 1978, before being appointed player-manager at Doncaster Rovers in November 1978. He took enormous pleasure in playing his part in beating the world champions at Wembley the following year. After Rockpile split in 1981, Bremner released two solo singles on Stiff Records "Loud Music In Cars" / "The Price is Right" (BUY 125)[2] and "Laughter Turns to Tears" / "Tired and Emotional" (BUY 143). Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. [5] Bash! The following season he won an elusive championship medal. [113] New arrivals at the club were Glynn Snodin (150,000 from Sheffield Wednesday), winger Gary Williams (230,000 from Aston Villa) and Bobby Davison (350,000 from Derby County), as well as Jim Melrose and Ken DeMange. [104] The money raised allowed him to buy central defender Brendan Ormsby (65,000 from Aston Villa), and also sign David Rennie, Brian Caswell and Ronnie Robinson. Billy was the best player who ever played, they don't make players like him today.". [52] Bremner was named on the PFA Team of the Year and finished second in the FWA Footballer of the Year voting to Ian Callaghan. His most recent solo album, Rock Files, was issued in 2012. The powerhouse that drove Don Revie's team, Bremner was a great player and an inspirational captain. On 9 December 2006, which would have been Bremner's 64th birthday, at the Leeds United vs Derby County match his eternal popularity amongst Leeds' fans was heard as the Leeds fans sang "There's only one Billy Bremner" as a tribute to Bremner was displayed on the big screen at Elland Road. Leeds United reception after winning the FA Cup. complaining of chest pains. Next, he joined Rockpile, who only released one album under their own name, but also served as the band for most of Nick Lowe's and Dave Edmunds' albums in the 1970s. [58] Results improved with Bremner back in the side, and though they ended the season in ninth place, they were only eight points behind champions Derby. Remarkably, Giles was only booked for his moment of madness but worse was to come. [93] Investment by new director Peter Wetzel allowed Bremner to spend 120,000 on three players in March: 60,000 on Stirling Albion defender John Philliben, 25,000 on young Celtic midfielder Jim Dobbin, and 35,000 on Shrewsbury Town defender Alan Brown. [78], Bremner's last cap came against Denmark on 3 September 1975. The challenge prompted one of the most famous photographs in British football with Mackay grabbing Bremner by his shirt and the Leeds man looking more than a little terrified. [49] They were then beaten 10 by Italian side A.C. Milan at the Kaftanzoglio Stadium in the European Cup Winners' Cup Final, though Bremner missed the final due to suspension. [66] The season was a disaster, and though Collins was sacked and replaced by youth coach Ken Houghton in February, results did not improve and Hull were relegated in last place, ten points from safety. [11] Taylor resigned in March 1961, and player Don Revie was promoted to manager. [31], The 196970 season opened with victory in the 1969 FA Charity Shield, as Bremner captained Leeds to a 21 victory over Manchester City. Had that been an end to the matter it would not have been so bad but both petulantly threw away their shirts. Scottish soccer player and coach best known for playing for a number of Scottish teams and for coaching both Leeds United and the Doncaster Rovers. [48], The title was nowhere near as close in the 197273 season, which saw Leeds finish third, seven points behind Liverpool. [80], Bremner was appointed manager of struggling Fourth Division side Doncaster Rovers in November 1978. [59], With most of the Revie built team retiring or moving on to other clubs, Armfield had to rebuild the squad, though Bremner would still play 38 games in the 197576 campaign. He played for Leeds United from 1959 to 1976, serving as captain from 1965, in one of the most successful periods in the club's history. Described as '10 stone of barbed wire', the tenacious, tough-tackling Scot captained the Whites through their golden age, earning a reputation as one of the most fearless players of his generation. All images below are courtesy of Mirror Pix. Leeds United manger Don Revie with Billy Bremner and Syd Owens at Leeds station before leaving for London to play Chelsea in the FA Cup final. featured a rhythm section of Dave Kerr-Clemenson from Fast Buck on bass and Terry Williams from Rockpile on drums. He went on to captain the team in every minute of Scotlands undefeated campaign, although they still went out in the group stages. 8th May 1972. [20], In October 1965, Leeds skipper Collins was injured in an Inter-Cities Fairs Cup game against Torino and Revie gave the captaincy to Bremner after initially handing the armband to Charlton for the remainder of the season; Charlton was keen to give up the captaincy as it prevented his superstitious ritual of coming out of the tunnel last on match days. William John Bremner (9 December 1942 7 December 1997) was a Scottish professional footballer and manager. [84] Another strong September, six wins seeing the club rise to second in the table, won Bremner the Third Division Manager of the Month award. [108] A 21 FA Cup Fifth Round victory over First Division side Queens Park Rangers then raised belief in the players, and they qualified for the play-offs by the end of the campaign. [22] Leeds finished second in the league in the 196566 campaign to Liverpool, who had finished six points clear at the top. A statue by sculptor Frances Segelman of Bremner in celebratory pose was erected outside Elland Road as a tribute to the club's greatest captain and, according to an official poll of supporters via the club website, the club's greatest ever player. [7] Manager Jack Taylor gave him his debut at outside-right in a 31 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, at the age of 17 years and 47 days; Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Brown noted that Bremner showed "enthusiasm, guts, intelligence, most accurate use of the ball and unselfishness" despite poor weather conditions. Leeds United football players Bobby Collins, Billy Bremner & Jack Charlton return home to Leeds Central station after their recent victory over Manchester United April 1965. By then Revie's team had the reputation for being cynical and over- professional. Born in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, to James and Bridget Bremner, he attended St Modan's High School and represented Scotland Schoolboys. [53] At the end of the season he was given a testimonial match against Sunderland which raised him 32,500; he had chosen the opponents in an attempt to avenge defeat in the previous year's FA Cup final. [92], To try and win immediate promotion during the 198384 season Bremner signed veteran forward Ernie Moss (who had won three promotions out of the division), Andy Kowalski, left-back John Breckin, experienced defender Bill Green, and young midfielder Mark Miller. Billy will be "sadly missed" - says his former Leeds team mate Eddie Gray November 1970, Billy Bremner with the Inter Cities Fair Cup in June 1971. 8th April 1972: Leeds United manager Don Revie presents Jack Charlton with a bottle of champagne and the Footballer of the Month trophy in the changing room after a match. With the death of his son, Willie shelved the project for a time. The footballer died on 7 December 1997, two days before his 55th birthday. Leeds United captain Billy Bremner getting into his car outside Elland Road. With Giles now behaving himself, Leeds skipper Bremner took the baton and began his own spat with Keegan, culminating in another fight in the goalmouth. One newspaper report even called him 10st of barbed wire such was his tenacity in the tackle. [86] A mounting injury crisis caused him to make a return to playing on 29 March for the visit of Bournemouth, a game in which 16-year-old Ian Snodin was named on the bench. No civil action was taken but both missed 11 matches through the ensuing suspension. [69] He also played in friendlies against Brazil and Portugal, and received a black eye from Pel's elbow in a clash during a high ball; despite this being an accident it still demonstrated to Bremner how he had failed to intimidate Pel as he had done to many other great players of the day. On the 21st anniversary of his death, aged just 54, we're celebrating the genius of the man who has been immortalised with a statue outside Elland Road. He introduced massages and changed the canteen and team kit for the 197980 campaign. He . [31] A still-unbroken club record is their 34 match unbeaten run that extended into the following season. Another song by him, "The Creature from the Black Lagoon", appeared on Edmunds' third solo album, Repeat When Necessary.[3]. He spent seven years as Doncaster manager, guiding the club to promotion out of the Fourth Division in 1980-81 and 1983-84, before he took on the manager's job at Leeds United in October 1985. "It is absolutely awful. The death has occurred much earlier.Erica Jong (b. [77] Yet a 11 draw with Yugoslavia sent Scotland out of the competition unbeaten due to Brazil and Yugoslavia finishing level on points but with superior goal difference. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. His son, Dean, died, aged 43, in his flat on 28 July 2011, attributed to a medical condition and natural causes. [43] They knocked out Bristol Rovers, Liverpool, Cardiff City, Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City to reach the 1972 FA Cup Final with Arsenal; they then won the trophy for the first time in the club's history with Allan Clarke scoring the final's only goal. [133], In late 2021 and early 2022, the University of Stirling began research into Billy Bremners life. A friend of a friend of mine drove him home and he was then taken to hospital. Bremner also captained Scotland in the 1974 World Cup Finals. [63], He missed the 197778 pre-season with a knee injury, but recovered well enough to make 36 appearances throughout the campaign. [103] He also moved on the young players signed by former manager and teammate Eddie Gray, choosing to sign experienced players in their place. [60], Bremner signed with Hull City for a 25,000 fee on 23 September 1976, manager John Kaye feeling that Bremner's experience would benefit his youthful Second Division side. [39] Success instead came in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, as Leeds knocked out Sarpsborg (Norway), Dynamo Dresden (East Germany), Sparta Prague (Czechoslovakia), Vitria (Portugal) and Liverpool to reach the final with Juventus (Italy). I couldve killed him that day.. Former Leeds striker Peter Lorimer says Bremner always "played from the heart" Captain of Leeds, skipper of Scotland and a player to engender loyalty from all of his teammates, Bremner was the lynchpin of the all-conquering Leeds United side of his era. 8th May 1972. (Edward Morgan), For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts.Thomas Mann (18751955), There is a rhythm to the ending of a marriage just like the rhythm of a courtshiponly backward. [62] Despite the good start results dipped midway through the 197677 season and the "Tigers" ended the season in 14th place. In his book Adventures in the Golden Age; Scotland at the World Cup, legendary Scottish commentator Archie McPherson even claims that it was a boozy session at a friendly against Norway in Oslo that cost Bremners drinking buddy Jimmy Johnstone his place in Scotlands 1974 World Cup squad. Scotland's former captain wonwon two First Division titles, the FA Cup, the League Cup and two Inter Cities Fairs Cups at Elland Road. Although he mellowed with age, Bremner will be remembered as a firebrand. [115] The inconsistent results returned however, and Leeds finished the 198788 season in seventh place, eight points outside the play-offs. He was only 17 when he made the first of his 585 appearances over 16 years for Leeds. If you want to see just how good this great partnership was, look no further than a game that took place on March 4, 1972. "I thought there was not a great deal of a problem but I phoned this morning [95], Building for the 198485 campaign, Bremner signed former Leeds striker Aiden Butterworth and winger John Buckley (25,000 from Partick Thistle). At the beginning of December 1997, he was rushed to hospital after suffering from pneumonia, but suffered a suspected heart attack at his Doncaster home in the small village of Clifton, South Yorkshire and died two days before his 55th birthday. A native of Scotland, Bremner was already a prominent session guitarist and pub rock scenester when he joined Rockpile in 1976. Sarah has guessed that Mack is the father of Chloe's baby, but Chloe lied to her face. 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However more runners-up medals came from the FA Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup. [82] With no money available for transfers he was forced to turn to the youth team for new players, though he could afford to take on Ian Nimmo, Hugh Dowd, John Dowie and Billy Russell on free transfers. He captained his country at the 1974 FIFA World Cup, where Scotland failed to advance from the group stage despite being unbeaten in the competition. After stints in Los Angeles, California, (where he played in the bands of Pat McLaughlin and Rosie Flores) and Nashville, Tennessee Bremner moved to Sweden in the 1990s where he met The Refreshments,[1] producing and playing on their album It's Gotta Be Both Rock 'n' Roll. In the early '90s, famous country singer Willie Nelson's son, Billy Nelson, passed away from unforeseen circumstances. Billy Bremner holds the trophy up for fans to see. [84] The season started poorly, but the squad bonded following Cocker's death on 4 October and went on a run of six straight wins, for which Bremner was credited with the Fourth Division Manager of the Month award. It was good to be in his company," said Law. 9th April 1970. Paul Madeley, Norman , DavidHunter, Billy Bremner Harvey and Paul Reaney enjoy a joke as they leave the station to board the coach to Ringway. Players parade the trophy through the streets and Elland Road. Bremner first appeared for Leeds when he was only 17. You try to start again but get into blaming over and over. Leeds United player Terry Cooper on his wedding day with his bride Rosemary Boulton. He was only 5ft 5in tall yet his stature, at a time when football was more physical than it is today, allowed him to become not only the inspiration and captain of the championship, Fairs' Cup, FA Cup and League Cup winning Leeds side that Don Revie produced, but also the driving force in the 1974 Scottish World Cup side that was among the best that country has raised. [32] With new arrival Allan Clarke played upfront alongside Mick Jones and Peter Lorimer Revie had to instruct Bremner and Giles to resist the temptation to get forward and attack. [42], Leeds finished second in the league for the third successive season in the 197172 campaign, despite playing some of the best football in the club's history. Once he was able to focus again on that particular dream, Willie completed and released the album, titled "Peace in the Valley," in 1994. He was a passionate player whose tireless energy was the motor that drove Leeds during its most successful years under the management of Don Revie. 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Beans on toast, he says. He was famous for being a Soccer Player. [67], Bremner was well established in the Scotland set-up, playing in a trial match against the Scottish Football League XI[4] and winning four under-23 caps,[3] before he made his senior debut for Scotland in May 1965, in a 00 draw with Spain at Hampden Park. [88] He signed Celtic's Colin Douglas for the challenge of Third Division football, but otherwise remained loyal to his promotion squad for the approaching 198182 season. [99], Bremner was appointed as Leeds United manager in October 1985, having impressed the boardroom with his work at Doncaster, particularly his negotiation skills during the sale of Ian Snodin; Leeds paid Doncaster 45,000 in compensation. [27] The second soon followed, despite a disappointment of exiting the FA Cup at the semi-final stage with defeat by Everton, as they reached the final of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup by beating CA Spora (Luxembourg), FK Partizan (Yugoslavia), Hibernian (Scotland), Rangers (Scotland), and Dundee (Scotland). Billy Bremner - Death Death At the beginning of December 1997, he was rushed to hospital after suffering from pneumonia, but suffered a suspected heart attack at his Doncaster home in the small village of Clifton, South Yorkshire and died two days before his 55th birthday. [108] This sale though allowed Bremner money for further signings and he took left-back Bobby McDonald from Oxford United, full-back Micky Adams from Coventry City for 110,000, and striker John Pearson and defender Mark Aizlewood from Charlton Athletic for 72,000 and 200,000 respectively. [121] Rovers started the 199192 season badly and Bremner tendered his resignation on 2 November, with the club sitting bottom of the Football League. William Murray Bremner (born 4 August 1946, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) is a Scottish guitarist, best known for his work in the band Rockpile and on many of Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds ' albums. Regarded as one of the game's great midfielders, he combined precision passing skills with tenacious tackling and physical stamina. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. [85] However a run of just one win in 15 games followed, for which Bremner blamed his small squad and lack of training facilities. [24] In Europe they beat DWS (Netherlands), Valencia (Spain), Bologna (Italy) and Kilmarnock (Scotland) to reach the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final against Dinamo Zagreb (Yugoslavia); Zagreb won 20 at the Stadion Maksimir and held Leeds to a 00 draw at Elland Road to leave Leeds with another second-place finish. [3] On 26 December 1902, Bremner married Alice Genevieve McLachlan, [4] and they had two . [65] After being turned down for the job he announced his intention to retire as a player at the end of his contract in June 1978. Billy Bremner was one of Britain's most fiery, skilful and industrious footballers of the post-war years. [32] It took the team some time to gel, as only two wins came from the opening eight league games, and Leeds eventually finished a distant second to champions Everton. [117], In July 1989 Bremner went back as manager to Doncaster, who had fallen back into the Fourth Division during his absence. But he only succeeded in winning the trophy once and saw them win the European Fairs Cup in 1967-8 and 1971-72. Twenty five years after his death, Scottish football legend Billy Bremner still looms large on the streets where he grew up. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? [123] His funeral, attended by many of Bremner's former team-mates and other football players and coaches, was held four days later in the Yorkshire village of New Edlington. He failed to gain promotion to the top flight and left the club in September 1988. He would later manage Leeds but sadly, died at the age of just 55. [55] Revie's departure was tough for Bremner, who had a strong bond with his manager. 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Memorials. [89] Results again picked up with only two defeats in the last 14 games, and they ended the campaign in 19th spot, three points above the relegation zone. As "Bill Murray" he released two singles produced by Kris Ife: "Downtown Hoedown" / "Rhyme And Reason" (Polydor 2058 881, 1977) and "Heart and the Stone" / "I Don't Wanna Be No Hero" (State Records STAT 72, 1978). Don Revie the successful Leeds United team Manager pictured with skipper Billy Bremner and members of the staff, Bremner relaxing before a European Cup match, Leeds United news as Ajax urged to 'cut 20m losses' and offer struggling star to Jesse Marsch. 1st May 1969. Rockpile members Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe also utilized his talents as a guitarist on many of their early solo projects. and they said that he had gone." Bremner applied for the vacant Leeds job after Johnny Giles had been named by Revie as his successor, but instead the board surprised everyone by appointing Brian Clough, who went on to a disastrous 44-day spell in charge of Leeds at the start of the 197475 season. Advertisement. Billy Bremner and Terry Cooper with the trophy. He returned to Leeds as manager in 1985, staying for three years, and went back to Doncaster in 1989. Then lawyers are called in to pick clean the corpses. [70] Many teammates said that Bremner held this match as one of the proudest moments of his career. A disappointing opening sequence of the 198081 season was followed by six wins in six games in September, and Bremner won his second Manager of the Month award. He never used to get up with me and go down for breakfast.. and they said that he had gone.". Bremner also captained Scotland in the 1974 World Cup Finals. 8th May 1972. An essential cog in the pragmatic, often over-robust yet frequently wonderfully. 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