6 6 2. Bob Paisley won six major trophies in his first five seasons as Liverpool manager – – to find out which manager has won the most trophies in his five seasons, click the yellow arrow above, right! – When the charismatic, hugely successful Bill Shankly retired in 1974, Bob Paisley seemed to have an impossible job as his successor as Liverpool manager. In his first season at the helm, Liverpool finished potless for the first time in three years. The trophy cabinet wouldn’t be empty for long, though. In his first five seasons as manager, Paisley delivered three league titles, two European Cups and the (then very prestigious) UEFA Cup. Although there is a man who is about to eclipse Paisley’s major trophy haul in his first five seasons as Chelsea boss, no one has delivered as much significant silverware than Paisley, in such a short space of time in their first half a decade with an English football club. 6 5. Arsene Wenger won four major trophies in his first five full seasons as Arsenal manager – – to find out which managers were even more successful in their first five seasons, click the yellow arrow above, right! – In fifth place it’s Arsene Wenger, who joined the Gunners after the 1996/97 season had started, so we’re counting his first five full seasons from 1997/98 to 2001/02. In that period, Wenger won two Premier League and FA Cup doubles, in 1998 and 2002, with the prestige of those achievements putting him ahead of compatriot Houllier. Wenger’s tally also eclipses Bertie Mee’s three trophies (1970 Fairs Cup and 1971 League and Cup double) won after taking the Arsenal job in 1966, and George Graham’s two titles (1989 and 1991) and 1987 League Cup after taking over at Highbury in 1986. The problem Wenger subsequently faced is that, after such a fantastic start to life as Arsenal manager, he’s been judged and not always lived up to his own high standards ever since. 6 6 getty 6 1. When Chelsea win the 2015 Premier League, Jose Mourinho will have won seven major trophies in his first five seasons as Chelsea manager – When Chelsea wrap up the 2014/15 Premier League title, Mourinho will join Paisley and Dalglish as the only men to win the title three times in their first five seasons with an English club. The Portuguese has also won three League Cups and the 2007 FA Cup final win over Manchester United completed his domestic clean sweep. Now, it’s time for Mourinho to win the Champions League for Chelsea! As Jose Mourinho sees out his fifth season as Chelsea manager, the Portuguese is on course to claim his third Premier League title for the Blues.But how does his record compare to the most successful managers in English football history, looking at their first five years in charge of a club?ARSENE WENGER V JOSE MOURINHO: ‘SHOW SOME RESPECT’ DEMANDS ARSENAL BOSS All is revealed above, as we count down the six managers with the most silverware over that first five year period.And Sir Alex Ferguson is certainly conspicuous by his absence! 4. Kenny Dalglish won five major trophies in his first five seasons as Liverpool manager – – to find out which managers were even more successful in their first five seasons, click the yellow arrow above, right! – Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish is fourth on the list, with an impressive five major trophies claimed for the club after taking over from Joe Fagan in 1985. Dalglish won the double in his first season as Liverpool player/manager, then added another two titles in 1988 and 1990, with the 1989 FA Cup to boot. During this five season spell, he was unable to manage Liverpool in European competition due to the ban on English clubs after the 1985 Heysel disaster, leading to some speculation about how the Reds’ magnificent 1988 champions would have fared in the European Cup against Arrigo Sacchi’s legendary AC Milan team. 6. Gerard Houllier won four major trophies in his first five seasons as Liverpool manager – to find out which managers were even more successful in their first five seasons, click the yellow arrow above, right! – Jose Mourinho is on course to collect his third Premier League title in just five seasons as Chelsea manager (spread across two spells), but how does the Portuguese’s record stack up against the most successful starts to managing a club in English football? The sixth most successful manager of any English club (counting major trophies won in his first five seasons at the helm) is Frenchman Gerard Houllier, who collected four major cups after arriving at Anfield in 1998. Three of those trophies came in the 2000/01 season, when Houllier guided Liverpool to a unique cup treble of UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup, and he added another League Cup in 2003. But Houllier couldn’t end Liverpool’s title drought, with his best league finish being second in 2002. Houllier did win more silverware in his first five seasons with the Reds than Alex Ferguson did in his first five full seasons at Old Trafford, in which the Scotsman picked up three trophies (FA Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup and League Cup). 3. Brian Clough won five major trophies in his first five seasons as Nottingham Forest manager – – to find out which managers were even more successful in their first five seasons, click the yellow arrow above, right! – Along with Dalglish at Liverpool, Clough won five major trophies in his first five years as manager of Nottingham Forest, but we’ve put him ahead of the Scot considering the circumstances in which he collected his honours. When Clough took over Forest in 1975, the club was languishing in 13th place in the Second Division, but he took them up via a third place finish in 1977. The feats that followed are unlikely to ever be repeated, as Forest won the top flight title in 1978, then followed it up with back-to-back European Cups. They also beat then league and European champions Liverpool to win the 1978 League Cup, and added another in 1979. Utterly remarkable.
LAGUNA BEACH – Another headless bird was found on an Orange County beach, adding to a string of similar discoveries since last Thursday, authorities said today. The beheaded bird, believed to be a dove or pigeon, was found around noon yesterday on the north side of Main Beach, said Sgt. Jason Kravetz of the Laguna Beach Police Department. “We are looking at all kinds of things — Halloween prank stuff, kids or cold, ritualistic-type activities,” Kravetz said. Seven beheaded animals have been found on local beaches — two goats, three chickens, one rooster and one dove or pigeon. Investigators have been trying to determine who is killing these animals, Kravetz said. Anyone with information on these crimes was urged to call the Laguna Beach Police Department at (949) 497-0701. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The first animal was discovered on Nov. 8 around 2 p.m. when an Animal Services officer was sent to Picnic Beach because a beheaded goat inside a purple woven bag had washed onto the shoreline. The officer also found a beheaded chicken close by, Kravetz said. Two hours later that same day, the same officer was sent to Sleepy Hollow Beach because a second headless goat washed up onto the shore. It was again inside a purple sack that appeared to have been used for carrying onions according to its markings. Two more beheaded chickens were also found nearby that same afternoon, Kravetz said. On Tuesday morning a beheaded rooster was found on Picnic Beach, he said. Laguna Beach police were unsure if the animals washed up on the shore or if they were placed there. “They are wet. That means they are close to the surf line or they are washing up,” Kravetz said. “It’s very unusual. It’s something I haven’t seen in my 18 years on the job.”
Donegal has come out on top as Ireland’s leading county for business networking.More than 1,200 Irish businesses who are members of the world’s largest business networking group, Business Networking International (BNI) are celebrating the generation of €43.6 million worth of business in 2012, marking an increase of more than 9% on business generated in 2011. And the Donegal chapter of the Irish group is celebrating after it was named the top business networking group in both Ireland and the UK.Members of BNI in Ireland benefit from a unique referral system which is similar to having dozens of sales people working as part of a their team. It is this “word of mouth marketing” that has enabled Irish members to generate almost €150 million worth of new business since 2009.Donegal’s Stronghold Chapter came out on top with the most referrals among its 47 members on a weekly basis. This puts the Donegal Chapter who meet each week in Lough Eske Castle ahead of over 600 groups and 15,000 members in both countries.Speaking of the group’s success, Aidan McHugh, Stronghold Chapter Director said, “We are thrilled to be announced as the top performing Chapter in the UK and Ireland. This is a huge achievement for us given the fact that there are over 600 groups in Ireland and the UK. However, each of our members work extremely hard to identify business opportunities for one another and it is this dedication which has brought us to this point.” BNI Ireland South and West which incorporates chapters predominantly along the western seaboard support over 3,000 jobs among its members and expect numbers to grow this year.Speaking of Ireland’s success, Sandra Hart, Executive Director of BNI Ireland South & West said, “Ireland has always been a nation of networkers and these figures prove this. Our members span a range of sectors from health to finance, trades and corporate services, proving that networking works for every business regardless of where you are based. There is still business to be won and done in Ireland and our members are testament to this. I believe the more companies which network effectively together, the stronger our local and national economy will become.”She continued, “The Stronghold Chapter is testament that you do not need to live in a big city to generate lots of business. By having dedicated support around you anything is achievable. BNI is about building relationships and trust with like minded business people to grow your business and we look forward in aiding this drive in 2013.” DONEGAL IS BEST BUSINESS NETWORKING COUNTY IN IRELAND was last modified: February 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)