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Geoff Twentyman
Nationality:Eng
Rovers apps (gls)1:252 (6)
Date of birth:
Place of birth:Liverpool
Height:
Position:Defender
Date joined:July 1986
Joined from:Preston North End
Date left:May 1993
1 League appearances and goals only.


Geoff Twentyman is the sports editor of BBC Radio Bristol, and a former professional footballer.

The son of former Liverpool player Geoff Twentyman, Geoff Jr. began his career as a trainee at his father's club, but after failing to make the grade there he moved on to Chorley,[1] and from there to Preston North End.[2] After making 98 league appearances for Preston, scoring four goals, he was released by the Lancashire club,[1] and was signed by Bristol Rovers. He was taken to Rovers by Bobby Gould, and was later managed by Gerry Francis, playing a total of 252 league games, scoring six goals, and made a Wembley appearance in the final of the Leyland DAF Cup in 1990. Twentyman began coaching youth football with Brimsham Green F.C. in Yate shortly after moving to Bristol, and is now the club's honorary president.[1]

After the end of his playing career he studied at Bristol Polytechnic and then joined Radio Bristol as a sports journalist. In 1993 he became the sports editor of Radio Bristol.[2]

When Ian Holloway became the manager of Bristol Rovers in 1996, Twentyman joined him as assistant manager. The job wasn't to his liking and he returned to his previous job in 1997.[2] Holloway had appointed him because of his media credentials as he didn't feel comfortable dealing with the press himself, which seems ironic now since Holloway became something of a media darling in later years.

On 22 June 2008 he played for Bristol Rovers Masters in the inaugural Western Masters, where the team finished third of the four teams competing.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Committee members. Brimsham Green FC. Retrieved on 2008-09-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Geoff Twentyman. BBC Radio Bristol. Retrieved on 2007-08-12.
  3. Screwfix Western Masters 2008. mastersfootball.com (2008-06-23). Retrieved on 2008-06-23.

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