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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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cooper4england added 01:01 - Jul 17
TWTD stories are like buses...... expecting a busy few days.
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CanadianBlue added 01:04 - Jul 17
Which age group is AL coaching?
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Michael11 added 01:19 - Jul 17
I liked him until he signed for Norwich. He'll have to create a goal machine with one of the young lads and redeem himself.
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BobbyBlueLamb123 added 01:28 - Jul 17
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
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callis added 02:27 - Jul 17
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...
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ShropshireBluenago09 added 05:53 - Jul 17
he'd still do a job last 10 mins of a game!
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yun added 06:01 - Jul 17
Hope he can give Mr. Nouble a few tips on finding the back of the net...
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xJoe_King added 06:17 - Jul 17
best get him on the heading !
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gazzmac4 added 07:14 - Jul 17
I'm all for forgiving and forgetting! Taking on ex players as staff is good for the club in my opinion! They already know the club and what it's about.

As for Alan, he was such a hard working forward. If he can get some of our strikers to work as hard as he did up top then that would be grand!

Welcome back Big Al. COYB's!
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TR11BLU added 08:31 - Jul 17
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.
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alanmason added 09:10 - Jul 17
A big welcome back from me too ! Always gave 100%, and as TR11BLU says a hard working nuisance up front.
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ThatMuhrenCross added 09:14 - Jul 17
As a youngster I used to worship Alan Lee, he was my absolute hero. Now I just see him as a mercenary. He's got a lot of redeeming to do.
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BillBlue added 09:22 - Jul 17
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.
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TractorCam added 09:28 - Jul 17
Alan Lee was my favourite player, then joined Norwich, quoted to the press about how he would love to score against us then cried at the Valley when they got relegated.

He was still a very good player and can hopefully help produce some more players like him, welcome back Alan
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LankHenners added 09:39 - Jul 17
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)!
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JewellintheTown added 10:01 - Jul 17
2009 - Lee told BBC Radio Norfolk: "If I score against Ipswich, I would have no problem celebrating the goal."

Read that how you will but doesn't sound like he would "love to score against us" to me. He'd be run through with a pitch fork by our northern bumpkin neighbours if he said anything else.

Forgive and forget I say.
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Gilesy added 11:29 - Jul 17
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.
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Lanky added 11:37 - Jul 17
YOU'VE GOT THE POWER TO KNOW, YOU'RE INDESTRUCTIBLE... ALWAYS BELIEVE IN ALAN LEE GOAAAAAAL
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essextractorboy93 added 13:00 - Jul 17
Great signing by Joe Royle at the time. Lee had a good few seasons with us. Welcome back to the club Alan!
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jabberjackson added 13:18 - Jul 17
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!
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superblues9 added 13:30 - Jul 17
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
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Michael11 added 21:08 - Jul 17
@TR11BLU

I know exactly what goal off his back side at Hillsborough you mean. He'd come on as a substitute about a minute before it. Went absolutely nuts when it went in!!
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salforduniblue added 22:43 - Jul 17
I've been a Town fan for 13 years. And in that time I can honestly say that Alan Lee gave me favourite live moment as a fan. Welcome back, big man!

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salforduniblue added 22:44 - Jul 17
Well ... that didn't exactly work

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