Alan Lee Joins Academy Staff Wednesday, 17th Jul 2013 00:58
Former striker Alan Lee has joined Town’s academy coaching staff, TWTD understands. The 34-year-old, released by Huddersfield at the end of last season, has already started taking coaching sessions at Playford Road.
Lee was with the Blues between January 2006 and August 2008, making 96 starts and 13 sub appearances, scoring 34 goals.
The Irish international, who is still based at Dedham, subsequently moved on to Crystal Palace for two years, during which time he spent time on loan at Norwich, before joining the Terriers in August 2010.
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Welcome back to the Town Alan and I hope you enjoy your time helping with the coaching side instead of playing as most Town fans know you were a handy striker for us scoring at a average of 1 in 3 games which is better than some of our forwards done last season and lets hope you can teach them how to score on a regular basis
I'm with Michael11, his remarks in the press about wanting to score against us in a scum shirt lost a lot of respect for the man seeing as Town fans were sad to see him go. Although on the flip side, his loan at Norwich was also the season they went down...
Welcome back. Despite his 'blip' playing for the enemy, still hold him in high regard. You could always count on him to score a goal and he was that 'hard working nuisance up front' that are always welcome in my team. My fondest memory was the one he smuggled over the line late in a game at Hillsborough, think it came off his arse but it was v important goal....we went mental. Alan Lee...GOAL... Get the boots and guitar out Alan and find us some gems in the academy.
Welcome back Alan and let us hope you pass on your work and scoring ethic. For you folk remembering his comments at Norwich, try a bit of empathy, perhaps he was trying to win some support because the Norwich fans would probably have been fairly anti.
Never doubted his hard work but I'm sure I remember him scoring a quality goal one match and then missing a sitter the next match (I'm not talking about a specific match, I'm pretty sure he did it quite often)!
Why the hell does it matter that he used to play for Norwich? Christ alive....I like beating Norwich as much as any Town fan, but it doesn't mean I have to display completely irrational hatred of anything which has ever had any association with them. It's weird.
Who can forget the goal he scored about 5 years ago that nearly got us away fans bashed up by marauding Leeds fans, as it confirmed their relegation. I'd taken my father in law for his first ever game, and whilst not expecting a convivial atmosphere with Leeds fans involved, i didn't think about packing a spare pair of smalls. Needless to say, the father in law hasn't been with me again!
ALAN LEE GOAL ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOUR SOUL YOU'VE GOT THE POWER TO KNOW, YOU'RE INDESTRUCTIBLE... ALWAYS BELIEVE IN ALAN LEE GOAAAAAAL LOVED THAT SONG USED TO DO PEOPLE'S HEAD IN WHO SAT NEAR US WITH it. !! Haha