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Frederick (Fred) Pentland was born in Wolverhampton on 18th September 1883. He played local football for Avondale Juniors, Willenhall Swifts and Small Heath. A centre-forward he joined Blackpool in 1903.

Pentland scored five goals in eight games before Robert Middleton persuaded him to join Blackburn Rovers. Pentland scored seven goals in 18 league appearances, but his efforts could not stop Blackburn from being involved in another relegation struggle. The club eventually finished in 15th place in the league.

It was the same story the following season. Despite good individual performances from Fred Pentland, Bob Crompton, Adam Bowman, Bob Evans, Fred Blackburn and Arnie Whittaker, Blackburn could only finish in 13th place. Bowman was the top scorer with 13 goals. Pentland only scored two goals that season. In an article that appeared in the Blackburn Times a journalist wrote: "Like its two predecessors, the season of 1904-05 has been one of disgrace to the Rovers".

In 1905 Pentland joined Brentford in the Southern League. He also played for Queen's Park Rangers before signing for Middlesbrough in 1908. The following year he won his first international cap playing for England against Wales. It was the first of five games he played for his country in 1909. However, Pentland, who was now playing at outside right, failed to score for England in these matches.

Pentland stayed at Middlesbrough until 1911. He scored 11 goals in 92 games for the club. He later was player/manager of Halifax Town and Stoke.

After he retired from playing, Pentland worked as a coach in Europe and was manager for Barrow.

Fred Pentland died in 1962.

Mr Pentland

Born in Wolverhampton, England on 5th May 1883, Frederick Beaconsfield Pentland would become the most successful manager of the Spanish pre-civil war period and a “true” legend in Bilbao.

After working as an assistant in manufacturing guns, young Fred became a football player for Blackpool in summer 1903 as a right forward. Later that same year he would start playing for Blackburn Rovers where he played for 3 seasons.

After his spell at Blackburn he would also play for Brentford, Queen Park Rangers, and Middlesbrough. By 1908 the 25-year-old footballer was excelling and therefore he earned a call to play for the national team over the course of his career he would play 5 times for England.

By 1912 Fred finished his career as a player at Halifax Town and showed keen interest in continuing his professional career as a manager.

True grit. True Brit

It seems like the greatest managers don’t have a sense of international timing. He was left stranded in Germany as war broke out. He was interned in Ruhleben civilian concentration camp. With some 4000 inmates, football became a popular way to pass the time, imprisoned with other England players who wanted to think about and debate tactics. Pentland had found his spiritual home where he had time to think about strategy and style.

After the War, he started off on his managerial career at the helm of the French national team. The eccentricity of this typically short-lived post saw his ideas in action. Playing beautiful football was certainly a way to get noticed.

A History of Boro in 50 Objects: Fred Pentland's international cap (1909)

Fred Pentland was one of Boro’s first England internationals – and yet he is far more famous in Spain than he ever was on Teesside or anywhere else in his homeland.

Signed by Boro from QPR for a £350 fee a year earlier, 25-year-old Fred Pentland made a belated international debut in 1909 as England beat Wales 2-0 in a Home International at Nottingham to follow in the footsteps of three of Boro’s most famous names, Tim Williamson, Alf Common and Steve Bloomer.

A couple of weeks later he finished on the winning side against his Boro team-mate Jimmy Watson as England beat Scotland by the same scoreline at Crystal Palace. Further caps followed that summer, including superb eight-goal destructions of Hungary in Budapest and Austria in Vienna.

This cap, now displayed at the Riverside, is recognition for Pentland’s short international career.

The son of the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and formerly a gunmaker’s assistant, Pentland had earned a reputation as something of a journeyman footballer until signing for Boro in 1908.

Blessed with pace and the ability to cross with accuracy, Pentland supplied the ammo for Common, Bloomer and then a young George Elliott to fire the goals.

After finishing his playing career, he was unfortunate to be coaching in Germany at the outbreak of the First World War and was interned at Ruhleben in Berlin along with Bloomer and another former Boro forward, Jack Brearley.

Then came an astonishing period that saw him coach the France squad at the 1920 Olympics, lead Atletico Bilbao to two Spanish league and cup doubles and three further Copa del Rey successes, helped Spain become the first non-British team to beat England, and also coached Racing Santander, Real Oviedo and Athletic Madrid.

Athletic’s 12-1 demolition of Barcelona during Pentland’s reign remains the heaviest defeat in the famous Catalan club’s history.

Famed in Bilbao for always wearing a bowler hat and smoking a large cigar, Pentland was known by players and fans alike as ‘El Mister’, a term stll used for any La Liga coach today.

More importantly, he went down in Spanish football history as a revolutionary who put his own stamp on the game, introducing a patient passing style that influenced the nation’s game.

So next time you wax lyrical about Barcelona or Real Madrid’s imperious game, remember to give to credit to the Boro player who became a Spanish legend.

This article is part of the Gazette&aposs series A History of Boro in 50 Objects.

Middlesbrough FC gave the Gazette exclusive access to its extensive archive of mementoes and souvenirs from landmark moments in the club&aposs history - many of which have never been on public display.

Click HERE for more objects which we picked out of the Boro&aposs club archives.

Group history

The Liverpool Shoe Company is founded, selling fashion shoes to UK retailers.

We start to manufacture shoes and continue to grow the business.

We are one of the first European companies to source shoes in Asia, opening an office in Hong Kong, which allows us to accelerate growth.

In 1964, the Liverpool Shoe Company is floated on the London Stock Exchange.

The company name is changed to Pentland Industries Ltd and sells skateboards, shoes, handbags, luggage and sportswear.

We acquire a 55.5% stake in Reebok USA Ltd Inc for $77,500. The combined Reebok businesses are floated on the US Stock Exchange in 1985.

Pentland is appointed as the UK Distributor for Ellesse & Kickers.

Pentland Industries Ltd changes its name to Pentland Group.

We acquire an 80% share of Speedo (Europe) Ltd.

The Speedo International and Speedo Australia businesses are bought, and Pentland becomes the worldwide licensee for Lacoste footwear.

We sell our Reebok shares back to Reebok for $416 million, reducing the Group’s shareholding to 13%. By the end of the year we sell our remaining Reebok stake for $315 million.

We acquire the outdoor brand, Berghaus, a 75% stake of Brasher Boot and a 90% share of the Ellesse International business.

We acquire the remaining Ellesse International shares and we acquire Mitre Sports International.

We acquire a 75% stake in Red or Dead.

We re-purchases all publicly held Pentland Group shares and the business returns to being 100% privately owned.

We acquire the additional 20% share of Red or Dead, giving us a 95% stake in the business.

We sign a deal with Groupe Zannier’s Kickers International BV to form a new company (50% owned) Kickers Worldwide.

We sign an agreement to develop and market Ted Baker branded footwear. We also acquire the remaining 25% stake in the Brasher Boot Company Ltd.

Pentland Brands opens its new state-of-the-art head office in London, England.

We acquire a majority share of JD Sports Fashion plc, which operates the JD Sports, Size, Bank and Scotts retail chains in the UK.

We acquire Boxfresh and a share of Hunter Boot Ltd.

We acquire the ‘original’ rugby brand, Canterbury.

We acquire the Californian casual lifestyle sneaker brand, SeaVees.

We establish a 50/50 joint venture footwear business with The Lacoste Group to design and manufacture Lacoste footwear.

We also sell our Ted Baker footwear business (No Ordinary Shoes Limited) to Ted Baker.

We acquire the cycling apparel brand Endura.

We announce the acquisition of Speedo North America, uniting the global Speedo brand.

Frederick Beaconsfield Pentland (Fred Pentland) @

Born: September 18, 1883: Wolverhampton, England.
Passed away: March 16, 1962: Lytchett Matravers, England.

Height: 175 cm. (5ft. 9in.)
Weight: 76 kilos (12st.).

Avondale Juniors, 1896.
Small Heath, 1898.
* 1901-02: 0-0 (FL 1).
Blackpool, 1903.
* 1903-04: 8-5 (FL 2).
Blackburn Rovers, Signed: October, 1903.
* 1903-04: 18-7 (FL 1)
* 1904-05: 27-1 (FL 1)
* 1905-06: 6-1 (FL 1).
Brentford, 1906.
* 1906-07: 36-12 (SL 1).
Queens Park Rangers, 1907.
* 1907-08: 37-14 (SL 1).
Middlesbrough, 1908.
* 1908-09: 28-2 (FL 1)
* 1909-10: 33-2 (FL 1)
* 1910-11: 30-7 (FL 1)
* 1911-12: 1-0 (FL 1).
Halifax Town, 1912.
Stoke, 1912.
Halifax Town, 1913.
Coach: Germany Olympic Team, 1914.
Coach: France, National Team, 1920.
Coach: Racing Santander, appointed, 1920.
Coach: Athletic Bilbao, appointed, 1922.
Coach: Atletico Madrid, appointed, 1925.
Coach: Real Oviedo, appointed, 1926.
Coach: Atletico Madrid, appointed, 1927.
Coach: Athletic Bilbao, appointed, 1929.
Coach: Atletico Madrid, appointed, 1934.
Manager: Barrow, appointed, 1938.

Lancashire Evening Post: October 31, 1903.

Athletic News: December 28, 1903.


Als Spieler Bearbeiten

Bevor Pentland vom FC Blackpool verpflichtet wurde, arbeitete er als Assistent eines Büchsenmachers und spielte für mehrere Juniorenvereine in Birmingham. Nach nur acht Spielen für Blackpool zog es Pentland anschließend zu den Blackburn Rovers, bei welchen er auf Samuel Wolstenholme traf und in drei Jahren 51 Ligaspiele bestritt. Über den FC Brentford landete Pentland 1907 bei den Queens Park Rangers und verhalf dem Verein 1908 mit 14 Toren in 37 Spielen zum Gewinn der Southern Football League. Daraufhin nahm er am Spiel um den FA Charity Shield 1908 gegen den englischen Meister Manchester United teil. Noch im selben Jahr wechselte er in die Football League First Division zum FC Middlesbrough, bei dem er mit Teamkollegen wie Alf Common und Steve Bloomer zusammenspielte. Während dieser Zeit absolvierte Pentland an der Seite von Vivian Woodward fünf Länderspiele für die englische Nationalmannschaft und gewann mit dieser im Jahr 1909 die British Home Championship. Ab 1912 spielte Pentland noch für Halifax Town und Stoke City, ehe er seine aktive Karriere aufgrund einer Knieverletzung im April 1914 beenden musste.

Als Trainer Bearbeiten

Kurz nach seinem Karriereende als Fußballspieler ging Pentland 1914 nach Berlin und sollte dort Athleten auf die Olympischen Sommerspiele 1916 vorbereiten. [1] Als wenige Monate später der Erste Weltkrieg ausbrach, wurde er in das Internierungslager Ruhleben im Berliner Bezirk Spandau gebracht. Dort organisierte er schon bald Liga- und Pokalspiele und trug regelmäßig zu Artikeln im Lagermagazin bei. Pentland war jedoch nur einer von mehreren ehemaligen professionellen Fußballern im Lager. Beispielsweise befanden sich auch seine ehemaligen Teamkollegen Samuel Wolstenholme und Steve Bloomer, aber auch Fred Spiksley, Edwin Dutton und John Brearley unter den Häftlingen. Pentland war bis zum Ende des Krieges im Lager inhaftiert und kehrte anschließend nach England zurück. [2]

Im Jahr 1920 trainierte Pentland die französische Nationalmannschaft während der Olympischen Spiele. Nach einem Freilos im Achtelfinale zogen die Franzosen durch einen 3:1-Sieg gegen Italien ins Halbfinale ein. Dort unterlag die Mannschaft jedoch mit 1:4 gegen die Tschechoslowakei.

Nach der Olympiade übernahm Pentland 1920 den spanischen Verein Racing Santander und ein Jahr später schließlich Athletic Bilbao. Dort revolutionierte der Engländer die Spielweise der Basken durch die Einführung des Kurzpassspiels [3] und gewann 1923 die Copa del Rey. 1925 verließ er jedoch Bilbao und wurde Trainer des Hauptstadtklubs Athletic Madrid, den er 1926 ins Pokalfinale führte. Nach einem Jahr beim neu gegründeten Klub Real Oviedo kehrte er nach Madrid zurück und gewann mit Athletic 1928 das Campeonato Centro. Er betreute den Verein zudem während der ersten Austragung der neu eingeführten Primera División und führte Athletic zum sechsten Platz in der damaligen Zehnerliga. Im Mai 1929 half er dem spanischen Nationaltrainer José María Mateos aus, als Spanien im Estadio Metropolitano mit 4:3 gegen England gewann und zum ersten nicht-britischen Team wurde, das die Engländer besiegte. Im selben Jahr übernahm Pentland erneut Athletic Bilbao und gewann mit dem Verein 1930 und 1931 das Double. In den Jahren 1932 und 1933 wurde Bilbao jeweils Vizemeister und gewann zudem zwei weitere Male und somit insgesamt vier Mal in Folge den spanischen Pokal. 1933 wurde er zum dritten Mal von Athletic Madrid, das 1930 abgestiegen war, unter Vertrag genommen. Er führte den Zweitligisten zurück in die Primera División. Nach dem Ausbruch des Spanischen Bürgerkrieges kehrte er nach England zurück.

Fred Pentland - History

In 1952 Mrs Betty Myers established the Shetland Pony Stud &lsquoPentland&rsquo and joined the &lsquoAustralian Pony Stud Book&rsquo APSB society. The studs first Shetlands were two pregnant mares from Fenwick stud.

The following year the first Pentland foals registered with the APSB were two fillies:

10th Sep 1953 - Pentland Toppin (by Harviestoun Pat (imp) out of Fenwick Moonmist)

11th Nov 1953 - Pentland Nutty (by Shetland Heights Gingernut out of White Petal)

Each year a number of foals were kept and the stud grew and grew. Starting with 52 acres on Hillview Road in Ballarat Victoria. Pentland&rsquos original catch phrase was &rsquo52 acres of Shetlands&rsquo. Over the life of the stud adjoining land was purchased in Brown Hill as well as another 2 properties a few km&rsquos up the road and soon the catch phrase changed to &lsquo200 Acres of Shetlands&rsquo and &ldquoI only sell what I breed&rdquo which were both very true.

From the beginning Betty had an interest in coloured Shetlands. Starting out with blacks and grey&rsquos, then moving onto chestnuts, followed by broken coloured ponies and palominos. Now the more rare colours of true roans, true duns and taffy&rsquos have also joined the stud.

After breeding for 30 years Pentland stud had grown to such a size that it was becoming a large task to sell the foals each year. In 1983 the first auction was held on the first weekend in May. The sale offered a combination of foals, yearlings and mature stock. Each year the auction grew in size and so did the stud, some how Betty managed to get the numbers up over 100 mares, I think the Auction was her reason to keep so many of her beloved ponies as she needed to &lsquoensure&rsquo she had enough foals to sell the following year!

Betty spent many years studying the Shetland breed and bloodlines this enabled her to produce a high standard of Shetland pony that are useful and of good temperament. Because of this the auctions where a great success and the Pentland name was well know for producing excellent ponies Which has been proven over and over again with many wonderful stories and updates about Pentland ponies after they left the stud.

Pentland ponies were also exported to New Zealand, the Philippines and were sold to every state and territory in Australia!

Betty was a firm believer in the importance and accuracy of pedigrees and both supported and practiced a genetically correct breeding program to produce &lsquotrue type&rsquo Shetlands at Pentland stud. Betty visited the homeland of the Shetland pony &lsquoThe Shetland Isles&rsquo twice and was a member of SPSB (Shetland Pony Stud Book).

In 1992 Betty attended the SPSB conference in Scotland to be part of the 100th Anniversary of the society

Was made a life member of the SPSB (Nominated by Maurice Cox)

In 1996 travelled to the UK to attend the celebrations of Dougal Dick and his family as they commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Transy stud in Scotland.

Where possible, Betty always supported official functions etc. of the APSB and hardly ever missed an AGM (Victorian Branch). In the 70&rsquos she was a member of the committee for approximately 3 years. During that time she was the initiator of Maurice and Betty Cox coming out from Scotland to judge at the Royal Melbourne Show. This set a precedence (and opportunity) for other judges to come to our country to judge (i.e. Dougal Dick).

Betty held the title of hostess of the Victorian APSB stud show for approximately 12 years and continually visited studs around Australia &ndash supporting the studbook, supporting and encouraging members in their own breeding efforts and always attended to questions of new breeders and guided them towards the APSB.

In the 80&rsquos Pentland stud became a member of the Australian Miniature Pony (AMPS) Society, this added another dimension to the stud where the Shetland ponies where not just kept for their temperament, conformation, movement and colour but also their size.

The variety in Pentland ponies offered people many different options within the Shetland breed Ponies for breeding and showing programs, or a versatile Shetland gelding &ndash led in and riding classes or in harness for pleasure driving &ndash one day events and marathons. A gelding may also compete in the sport of harness racing, or as a mount for children who ride just for fun.

In 2005 Betty suffered a stroke and after 22 auctions the last auction was held in 2006. In 2009 sadly Mrs Myers passed on, even in her last few years though very sick Betty&rsquos daughter Annette Currie continued to join mares and produce Pentland foals for Betty to visit.

2009 &ndash 2012 Pentland was reduced from its once great numbers of 100+ ponies to a smaller number of 40 of the youngest mares and stallions, which still carry the bloodlines developed by Mrs Myers. Initially Betty's daughter Annette Currie and Granddaughter Leora Gardiner took on the responsibility of running the stud as well as running their own studs. Until Betty&rsquos other granddaughter Michelle Sutherland returned from 3 years travelling the world ready to take over the stud and endeavour to continue to breed Shetland ponies true to the breed with amazing temperaments.

Fred Pentland, ¡qué tipo!

/>Portada del libro &#039El prisionero de Ruhleben&#039.

Cuenta la sabiduría de las gradas de fútbol que, cuando nos referimos a un entrenador como “míster”, lo hacemos en memoria de Frederick Pentland, quien, además de futbolista internacional con Inglaterra y seleccionador de Franciaonsable, entrenó en España al Racing de Santander, Athletic de Bilbao —con el que ganó dos Ligas y cinco Copas—, Real Oviedo, Atlético de Madrid y Arenas de Getxo.

Pentland, que solía vestir traje, abrigo tres cuartos, corbata y bombín, es una de las imágenes icónicas de los inicios del balompié en España. Tiene, además, una historia que va más allá de la trayectoria deportiva, pero que enlaza con ella: estuvo prisionero en el campo de concentración de Ruhleben durante la Primera Guerra Mundial. Allí organizó una Liga de fútbol en la que participaron más de 400 compañeros de cautiverio.

En El prisionero de Ruhleben (Siníndice), el periodista Jon Rivas reconstruye la trayectoria del técnico inglés, con una especial atención a la evolución que supuso su llegada para el Athletic de Bilbao. Un tipo carismático y educado. También un innovador, que aportó una nueva forma de lanzar un penalti: el jugador se situaba entre el portero y el balón, corría en sentido contrario a la portería, se giraba y chutaba. Eso sí, los goles eran tan comunes como los fallos.

The Covert COINTELPRO Program Behind the Killings

View of protestors, many with signs reading &aposAvenge Fred Hampton,&apos a reference to the Black Panther member assassinated five days earlier by members of the Chicago Police Force, at an anti-Nixon demonstration in New York City, December 9, 1969. 

When Haas and his legal partner Flint Taylor at the People’s Law Office first took on Hampton and Clark’s case, it quickly became clear that the state’s attorney’s version of the story was bunk. Ballistics experts found that all but one of the bullets fired in the apartment came from police weapons in contradiction to a false report from the Chicago Police’s own crime lab.

It was obvious that Hanrahan, the state’s attorney, was hiding the real reason for the violent raid, but no one at the time could have imagined how high up the conspiracy went to target Hampton and cover up his murder.

Then, in 1971, a group of antiwar activists broke into an FBI office in the suburbs of Philadelphia looking for evidence that the FBI was spying on leaders of the antiwar movement. What they accidentally uncovered was documented proof of the existence of a secret FBI scheme called COINTELPRO (Counterintelligence Program) with orders to 𠇍isrupt, misdirect and otherwise neutralize” Black power movements.

It was under the auspices of COINTELPRO that the FBI spied on and harassed civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcom X. It was all part of Hoover’s efforts to prevent, in his words, the “rise of a messiah that would unify and electrify the militant nationalist movement.”

To the FBI, Hampton was another potential “messiah” rising up through the ranks of the Black Panther Party and being groomed for national leadership.

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