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Frank Brennan

Frank Brennan

Frank Brennan 1924 yil 23 aprelda Annathill shahrida tug'ilgan. U 1941 yil fevral oyida Airdrieoniansga qo'shilgan. Ikkinchi jahon urushi paytida u Xartli Main Colliery -da elektrotexnika bo'yicha muhandis bo'lib ishlagan.

"Nyukasl Yunayted" 1946 yil may oyida Brennan xizmatlari uchun 7500 funt to'lagan. Brennan markaziy yarim himoyachi sifatida 1946 yil 31 avgustda "Milluoll" ga qarshi o'yinda maydonga tushgan. U o'sha mavsumda 31 o'yinda maydonga tushgan. O'sha yili jamoaga Tommy Walker, Len Shackleton, Bobby Cowell, Jackie Milburn, Erni Teylor, Jo Harvey va Charli Wayman kirdi.

1947-48 yilgi mavsumda "Nyukasl Yunayted" birinchi divizionga yo'l oldi. O'sha mavsumda Brennan hozir bo'lgan. Pol Joannou ta'kidlaydi Qora oq n alifbo"U jasur, baquvvat va qattiqqo'l edi - bema'nilik himoyachisi, u o'n yil davomida Geordie tarafdorlari bilan ajoyib aloqani o'rnatdi." 6 fut 3in. baland bo'yli Brennan, og'irligi 13 yarim toshdan oshgan va "Tynesid qoyasi" nomi bilan tanilgan.

U belgilagan kishilardan biri Nat Lofxaus o'z tarjimai holida Brennan haqida shunday yozgan edi: "Katta Frank, xushchaqchaqlik va sport mahoratiga ega bo'lgan odam-bizning buyuk o'yinimizni juda yaxshi bajaradigan janob. Agar Frank sizni qo'yib yuborsa. yelka zaryadida u har doim birinchi bo'lib oyog'ingizga yordam qo'lini uzatadi, kuchini va vaznini nohaq ishlatmaydi, kurashda uning oyoqlari cho'ziladi va to'pni xavfsiz joyga siljitadi, deb o'ylaysiz. . "

"Nyukasl Yunayted" 1950-51 yilgi mavsumda 4-o'rinni egalladi. Shuningdek, klub Angliya kubogi musobaqasida "Bolton Uanderers" (3: 2), "Stok Siti" (4: 2), Bristol Rovers (3: 1) va "Vulverxempton" (2: 1) ni yutib, "Blekpul" ga qarshi finalga chiqdi.

Birinchi bo'limda himoyalanish nazorat ostida edi. O'yinning 50 -daqiqasida Jeki Milbern Jorj Robledodan to'p uzatish uchun to'pni uzatdi. Besh daqiqadan so'ng Erni Teylor to'pni mohirona orqaga tortdi va Milbern 25 metrlardan kuchli zarba bilan gol urdi. Brennan Angliya kubogi g'oliblarining birinchi medalini qo'lga kiritdi.

"Nyukasl Yunayted" 1951-52 yilgi mavsumda Angliya Kubogining yana bir yaxshi o'yinini o'tkazdi va "Aston Villa" (4: 2), "Tottenxem" (3: 0), "Suonsi Siti" (1: 0), "Portsmut" (4: 2), "Blekbern Rovers" ni mag'lub etdi. 2-1) "Arsenal" ga qarshi finalga chiqish. London klubi birinchi divizion chempionatida 3 -o'rinni egallagan bo'lsa, "Nyukasl" faqat 8 -o'rinni egalladi, bu 1948 yildan buyon eng past ko'rsatkich.

19 -daqiqada Uolli Barns Jeki Milbern bilan uchrashuvda jarohat oldi. U davom ettirishga harakat qildi, lekin 35 -daqiqada maydonni tark etishga majbur bo'ldi. "Arsenal" ning o'nta o'yinchisi "Nyukasl" hujumchilariga qarshi ajoyib kurash olib borishdi. Ular 85 -daqiqagacha ushlab turishdi, Jorj Robledo Milbern xochida boshi bilan darvozaga yo'l oldi. "Nyukasl" 1891 yilda "Blekbern Rovers" dan keyin Angliya kubogini saqlab qolgan birinchi jamoaga aylandi va Brennan ikkinchi kubok sohibi medalini qo'lga kiritdi.

Brennan 1955 yilda "Nyukasl Yunayted" rahbariyati bilan janjallashib qolgunga qadar klubning markaziy yarim himoyachisi bo'lib qoldi. Natijada 1956 yil mart oyida "Shimoliy Shilds" ga o'tdi. Futbolchilik faoliyatini tugatgandan so'ng u inglizlar uchun murabbiy bo'lib ishlagan. Kengash.

1967 yil aprel oyida Brennan "Shimoliy Shilds" bosh murabbiyi bo'ldi va 1969 yilgi Havaskorlar kubogida g'alaba qozonishiga yordam berdi. U 1971 yil avgustda Darlingtonga menejer etib tayinlangan, biroq bu lavozimda atigi uch oy qolib, Saut Shildsga bosh murabbiy sifatida qo'shilgan.

Frank Brennan 1997 yilda vafot etdi.

Nyukasl va Shotlandiyalik Frenk Brennan o'yinga xuddi shunday yondoshgan. Katta Frank, xushchaqchaqlik va sport mahoratiga ega bo'lgan odam-bizning buyuk o'yinimizni juda yaxshi bajaradigan janob. Yugurish paytida uning oyoqlari cho'zilib ketdi va siz uzilib ketdingiz deb o'ylayotganingizda to'pni xavfsiz tomon siljiting.

Frenk Brennan ingliz futbolining shunchalik ko'p qismi sifatida tan olinganki, uning qanday buyuk futbolchi ekanligini kam odam tushunadi. Butun mamlakat bo'ylab futbol maydonlarida uning raqibi sifatida, men unga futbolchi va janob sifatida o'rnak ko'rsatish uchun to'liq baho beraman.


Frank Brennan

Qoralama: Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, NJ) 1966 yilgi MLB iyun havaskorlik loyihasining 62-turida Nyu-York Yankees tomonidan yozilgan, Pittsburg qaroqchilari Fairleigh Dickinson universiteti 1967 yil yanvar oyining qoralama-ikkinchi bosqichining 3-bosqichida. , NJ) va Pittsburg qaroqchilari, 1967 yilgi MLB iyun oyi loyihasining ikkinchi bosqichida Fairleigh Dickinson universiteti (Teaneck, NJ).

To'liq ismi sharif: Frank A. Brennan

Qo'shimcha bio, forma, qoralama, maosh haqida ma'lumot

Beysbol ma'lumotnomasida ko'proq Frank Brennan sahifalari

Beysbol ma'lumotnomasida ko'proq Frank Brennan sahifalari


FRANK X. BRENNAN JR.

2001 yil USTA/Xalqaro tennis shon -shuhrati ta'lim xizmatlari mukofotini oldi
1986 yilda g'alabani nishonlash
Brennan NCAA yakkaliklarining 2 karra chempioni Pedi Fendik-Makkeynni boshqargan

Brennan (r) erkaklar tennis bo'yicha Stenford murabbiyi Dik Gould bilan
1999 yil NCAA chempionati, u erda Brennan NCAAning 10 -final milliy chempionligini qo'lga kiritdi

ITA tomonidan ikki marta tan olingan O'n yillik murabbiyi, Brennan mamlakatdagi eng yaxshi kollegial va bo'lajak professional futbolchilarni, shu jumladan to'qqizta NCAA yakkalik chempionlarini ishlab chiqdi. Uning Kardinal jamoalari ketma-ket oltita mamlakat chempioni-kemalari rekordini va jami 10 ta mamlakat chempionligini qo'lga kiritdi. O'zining qat'iy axloqiy me'yorlari bilan butun dunyoda hayratga tushgan Brennan butun mamlakat bo'ylab kollej murabbiylari uchun namuna bo'lib xizmat qildi. 2000 yilda nafaqaga chiqqanidan beri, uning merosi ko'plab sobiq futbolchilarining murabbiylik faoliyatida, shuningdek, otasining buyuk izidan borgan o'g'li Frank Brennan III bilan birga yashagan.


Nekroloq: Frank Brennan

Ular Frenk Brennanni "Tynesid qoyasi" deb atashdi va bunga asosli. "Nyukasl Yunayted" Ikkinchi Jahon Urushidan ko'p o'tmay, bu mamlakatda futbol kuchiga aylanganda, Brennan o'sha kunning buyuk markaziy hujumchilari bilan mag'izlar darvozasi o'rtasida, granitdan yasalgan tikuv kabi, ularning himoyachilarining markazida edi.

O'zini o'ziga jalb etuvchi, suyaklari suyakli skot, u asrab oluvchi Geordi va mahalliy diniy qahramonga aylandi, u o'zining mashhur jamoadoshlari, markaziy hujumchi Jeki Milbern va chap qanot himoyachisi Bobbi Mitchell bilan o'rtoqlashdi. Havoda ulug'vor, qo'rqinchli jangchi va yolg'onchi katta odam uchun Brennan to'pni yutib olish va uni kamdan -kam shov -shuv bilan ijodiy hamkasblariga topshirishga ixtisoslashgan.

O'smirlik davrida Shotlandiya yoshlar ligasida yaxshi natijalarga erishganidan so'ng, u 1941 yilda Glazgo sharqida joylashgan Airdrieonians klubiga havaskor sifatida qo'shilib, keyinchalik professionalga aylandi va urush vaqtidagi musobaqada Shotlandiya sharafini himoya qildi.

Brennan faoliyatidagi burilish nuqtasi 1946 yilda Shotlandiya terma jamoasida Angliyaga qarshi G'alaba terma jamoasida ajoyib o'ynab, yulduz nayzasi Tommy Lawtonning xavfini yo'q qilib, chegaraning janubidagi etakchi klublarning e'tiborini tortgan paytga to'g'ri keldi.

"Sanderlend" ham, "Preston North End" ham o'z kostyumini bosdi, lekin uning imzosi uchun poygada "Nyukasl" g'alaba qozondi, u 7500 funt to'lab, 22 yoshli yigitni Sent-Jeyms bog'iga olib ketdi.

Brennan ingliz o'yiniga darhol ta'sir o'tkazdi va tez orada Shotlandiya terma jamoasida o'zining rasmiy xalqaro debyutini o'tkazdi (albatta, u o'zining etti uchrashuvidan ko'pini yutgan bo'lardi, lekin Glasgow Reynjersning iqtidorli Villi Vudbern uchun), va u Amerika Qo'shma Shtatlarida doim bo'lgan. 1948 yilda birinchi divizionga ko'tarildi.

Keyingi bir necha mavsum davomida "Nyukasl" har doim Ligada g'oliblikni qo'ldan boy bergan, lekin Angliya Kubogi ketma -ket g'alabalari bilan katta o'zgarishlarni amalga oshirgan, 1951 yilda "Blekpul" ga qarshi o'yinda, keyin bir yil o'tib "Arsenal" ustidan aniq g'alaba qozongan. Brennan ikkalasida ham muhim rol o'ynadi, birinchisida ko'pikli Sten Mortensenni to'ldirdi va ikkinchisida jarohati tufayli 10 kishiga kamaygan jasur Gunnerlarga qarshi firma. Keyin u 1954/55 yillardagi klub bilan moliyaviy mojaro uning o'rnini yo'qotmaguncha jamoaning tayanchi bo'lishni davom ettirdi - u 1955 yilda besh yil ichida "Yunayted" ning Uemblidagi uchinchi g'alabasini o'tkazib yubordi va 1956 yil mart oyida uning munozarali ketishiga olib keldi. Maksimal ish haqining noaniq tizimi va muxlislar rejissyorlarni o'z sevganlariga nisbatan adolatsiz muomala sifatida qabul qilishdi. Ommaviy norozilik yig'inlari bo'lib o'tdi va ish Kasaba uyushmalari kongressida ko'tarildi, lekin hammasi ham foyda bermadi.

Endi Brennan "Shimoliy Shildlar" ligasiga qo'shilmagan futbolchi-murabbiy sifatida qo'shildi, ularga olti mavsum davomida tashabbuskorlik bilan xizmat qilib, besh yil globus-trotting bo'yicha murabbiy bo'lib, Singapur va Trinidad singari uzoq masofalarga futbol xushxabarini tarqatdi. 1967 yilda u Shimoliy Shildsga qaytib keldi va ularni 1969 yilda Havaskorlar kubogi shon -sharafiga ilhomlantirdi, so'ngra 1970 -yillarning boshlarida Darlingtonning to'rtinchi divizionini boshqardi. Brennan Nyukasldagi sport ustasining biznesiga e'tibor qaratishni tanlagunga qadar, Janubiy Shilds shtati yarim himoyachilarining murabbiy-murabbiyi bo'ldi. Oxir -oqibat u yaqin atrofdagi Uitli ko'rfaziga nafaqaga chiqdi.

Frank Brennan "Nyukasl Yunayted" ning oq-qora chizig'idagi eng yaxshi davri bilan yodda qoladi. Aqlli bahslardan tashqari, u klub tarixidagi eng yaxshi, eng ustun himoyachi bo'lib qolaveradi. Hozirgi "Magpies" ning taniqli mudofaa zaifligini hisobga olsak, ularning menejeri Kenni Dalglish "Tynesid qoyasi" ning zamonaviy ekvivalenti uchun nima to'lamaydi?

Frank Brennan, futbolchi, murabbiy va menejer: 1924 yil 23-aprelda Glazgo yaqinidagi Annathill shahrida tug'ilgan, 1941-46 yillarda Nyukasl Yunayted shtatining Airdrieonians jamoasida o'ynagan, 1946-1956 yillarda Shotlandiya menejeri Darlington 1971-72 yillarda etti marta o'ynagan (uch o'g'il, uch qiz ) 1997 yil 5 martda Nyukaslda Taynda vafot etdi.


Siz muallifmisiz?

Ingliz tilini o'rganuvchilar uchun zamonaviy, o'ziga xos badiiy adabiyot. Dunyo mamlakatlarida kashfiyotning kuchi haqida beshta qiziqarli hikoya. G'ayrioddiy ingredientlardan tayyorlangan atir kutilganidan ko'ra samaraliroq bo'ladi. Ayol hayotidagi ajoyib o'zgarish uning oilasini qaror qabul qilishga majbur qiladi. Yuqori intellektning siri va xavfi universitet talabasiga ochiladi. O'qituvchi vaqtni to'xtatish usulini topadi. Va kitob yosh menejerga bilmoqchi bo'lganidan ko'ra ko'proq narsani aytib beradi.

Ingliz tilini o'rganuvchilar uchun zamonaviy, o'ziga xos badiiy adabiyot. Tuyg'ular haqida beshta hikoya: Arlo shovqinni yomon ko'radi va dunyoga sukunat o'rnatish rejasi bor. Gopal singlisining xotirasini himoya qilish uchun hiddan foydalanadi. Jurnalist Keti o'zining ko'rligidan foydalanib, odamlarning xarakterlari haqida aniq tasavvurga ega bo'ladi. Doniyorning tili bor, u tirikchilik qiladi, lekin uning qulashi ham bo'lishi mumkin. Va Jeymi sog'lik va baxtni izlashda tai chi afzalliklarini muvozanatlashni o'rganadi.

Ingliz tilini o'rganuvchilar uchun zamonaviy, o'ziga xos badiiy adabiyot. Biz tushuntira olmaydigan dunyo haqidagi oltita hikoya. Kino yulduzi notanish odam bilan raqs tushish xavfini kashf etadi. Odam otasining tarixi bilan yuzma-yuz uchrashadi. Irlandiyalik amerikalik oila o'tmishdagi odamdan qochib qutula olmaydi. Ayol keksa daraxt haqidagi ogohlantirishlarga quloq solmaydi. Ingliz yozuvchisi asta -sekin yapon bo'lib ketadi. Va qotil o'zini kasalxonada o'lishini kuzatadi.


‘Siz yaxshimisiz Miss? ’ taksi haydovchisidan so'radi. U o'z oynasida, orqa o'rindiqda o'tirgan amerikalik xonim qimmat tushliklarini ushlab turish qiyin kechayotganini ko'rdi.

‘Yo'q, men emasman! Bu dahshatli hid nima? ’ ayol so'radi.

Taksi haydovchisi o'ziga kulib qaradi. U tez -tez badavlat chet elliklarni mehmonxonasidan bir kilometr uzoqlikda haydab yuborganidan keyin hidi tushuntirishi kerak edi. Bu ularning sezgir shahar burunlariga odatlangan narsa emas edi.

‘Bu faqat kanalizatsiya, Miss. Dushxonadagi quvurlar eski va Hindistonda havo issiq. ’ u tushuntirdi. ‘Bombayda ko'p odamlar bor – quvurlar juda to'lib ketadi. ’

Taksi haydovchisi deyarli yo'lovchisiga achinib ketdi. U o'rta yoshda edi, lekin tishlari uning ta'mi uchun juda katta bo'lsa-da, yuzi chiroyli va yaltiroq qora sochli edi. U derazalarni yopib, konditsionerni yoqganida, ko'p erkaklar uni jozibali deb bilardi. Ammo u uzoq vaqtdan buyon o'z yo'lovchilarining zavqlanishlaridan uzoqlashishni o'rgandi. U o'zini xuddi shifokor kabi professional deb hisoblardi. U bunday narsalardan ustun edi.

‘Havotir olmang, Miss, biz ketayotgan qishloqda endi katta kanalizatsiya quvurlari yo'q, ’ u yordam bilan qo'shib qo'ydi.

‘Shuning uchun Xudoga shukur!

‘Yo'q, ular hamma narsani qo'yadigan erdagi katta teshiklardan foydalanadilar-‘

Rahmat, haydovchi, ’ ayol tez aytdi. Tafsilotlarga kirishga hojat yo'q. Men tasavvur qila olaman. ’

Desiree Malpen, aslida, o'z biznesidagi eng yaxshi tasavvurga ega edi. U "Milliy kundalik" jurnalining katta jurnalisti edi va Amerika haqiqat ixlosmandlari uchun bitta jurnal bo'lganidan faxrlanadigan nashr edi. Boshqa jiddiy gazetalar uchun yozgan boshqa jurnalistlar bu fikrga qo'shilmadilar. Ularning aytishicha, Milliy kundalik janjal va axloqsizlikni yaxshi ko'rar va o'z hikoyalarida haqiqatni qanchalik o'zgartirib yuborganiga ahamiyat bermas edi. Jurnalistlar haq edi. Muvaffaqiyat uchun Milliy kundalikning retsepti bo'lgan ko'plab rasmlar va ko'plab janjallar – va Desiree jurnalning eng yaxshi yozuvchilaridan biri edi.

Taksi shahar tashqarisida uzoq yo'lni bosib o'tdi va yo'l qattiqlashdi. Nihoyat, yo'l chetidagi kichik uylar yonida to'xtadi.

‘Bu joy, miss. Bu chap tarafdagi uy, ’ dedi haydovchi. U boshqalardan sal kattaroq va devorlarida hali oq bo'yoq bo'lgan uyni ko'rsatdi.

‘Ammo bu juda kichik! ’ Desiree ajablanib aytdi.

‘Qishloqdagi eng yaxshi uy, miss. Oila ko'p yillar davomida u erda bo'lgan, ’ haydovchi g'urur bilan aytdi, go'yo u o'sha erda yashagan mashhur yozuvchini bilar edi, lekin u bilan hech qachon uchrashmagan edi. hayot

Bu sobiq jamiyat go'zalligi va yozuvchisi, yuqori baholangan romanlari bir nechta filmlarda suratga olingan va Nobel mukofotiga sazovor bo'lgan, yoki Pulitser bo'lgan marhum Nayri Singxning uyi edi? Desiree aniq emas edi. U hech qachon o'z kitoblarini o'qimagan. U bilar edi, Nayri Singx ikki oy oldin Bombey yaqinidagi avtohalokatda o'ldirilgan edi. Ba'zi odamlar, u hind kino yulduzi va turmushga chiqqan kino yulduzining uyiga mashinada ketayotganini aytishdi. Desirining aytishicha, halokat tasodifiy bo'lmagan. Bu bunday ‘ ’ voqea sodir bo'lgan birinchi marta bo'lardi ’ Balki rashkchi xotini bor edi yoki#8230 yoki ehtimol janjalga yoki familiyasiga xijolatga dosh berolmagan g'azablangan qarindoshi? Uning hikoyasi bor edi va Desiri Malpen ertakni hidlaganida, hikoya bo'lardi.

Va agar hikoyaning orqasida hech qanday dalil bo'lmasa, u ba'zi narsalarni o'ylardi.

U uyning derazasiga qaradi. Bir raqam harakatlanardi. Nyree Singxning uyida hali ham kimdir yashar edi. Lekin kim?

Desiree uyning bir nechta yaqin rasmlarini oldi va u har doim o'z suratlarini olishni yoqtirardi. Ular uning hikoyalariga alohida e'tibor berishdi va unga qo'shimcha pul topishdi.

‘Bu yaxshi. Meni mehmonxonaga olib boring, haydovchi. Men qachondir qaytib kelib, yaxshilab qarayman. Va haydovchi … ’

‘Keyinroq, men sizdan toza havo uchun derazalarni ochishingizni so'rayman, - dedi Desiree qat'iyat bilan.

Desiree taksida o'z mehmonxonasiga qaytayotganida, Gopal Singx singlisi Nirining eski jigarrang fotosuratiga qaradi. U har kuni almashtiradigan xushbo'y gullar yonidagi stolga o'tirardi. U har doim uni eslab qolgandek tuyuldi, uning aql -idroki o'z mamlakatidan tashqarida porlab turgan go'zal yosh ayol. U atigi qirq besh yoshda edi, u avtohalokatda halok bo'lgan edi, u hali ham chiroyli va berishga hali ko'p narsasi bor edi. U butun dunyo rassomlari va siyosatchilari tomonidan hurmatga sazovor bo'lgan. Ha, u singlisi bilan faxrlanardi.

Ammo u juda g'azablanardi!

U kulib yubordi. Endi kulish osonroq edi. Oh, ular ba'zida u saqlagan kompaniya haqida bahslashishgan. Gopal har doim u aralashgan odamlarni yoqtirmagan. Shunga qaramay, ular har doim bir -birlari uchun bo'lgan. Ularning hech biri turmushga chiqmagan. U o'z ishiga uylangan edi. U har doim unga g'amxo'rlik qilar edi, garchi u buni ko'p jihatdan hali bolaligida o'zining mag'rur singlisiga tan bermagan bo'lardi. U juda idealist edi, faqat uning ideallarini baham ko'rganlar bilan qiziqardi. U o'z fikri bilan hech kim bilan bahslashmasdi, lekin uning go'zalligi ba'zida mutafakkirlar kabi sevuvchilarni ham o'ziga tortardi. Unga o'zini qarashiga ishonish mumkin emas edi va u erda yana kim bor edi? Ular oilasidan qolgan yagona odamlar edi. Faqat u Nayrini bilar edi: faqat u uning yo'llarini, ehtiyojlarini va o'zidan ko'ra ko'proq narsani tushungan.

Odamlar uni o'limidan keyin ham ko'proq xohlashganday tuyuldi. Ammo baribir Gopal uning xotirasi va ishiga qaradi. U singlisining bir qismini olib ketishni xohlagan barcha jurnalistlarni va boshqa odamlarni yashirdi. U ularga o'z ishini, ajoyib kitoblarini berdi. Nega ular unga qolgan qismini, singlisi bo'lishni xohlashlari kerak? U o'z hayotini o'z ishiga bag'ishlagan edi. Bu ular uchun etarli emasmidi?

Gopal har doim uning yonida bo'lgan. U Hindistonning eng mashhur odamlari bilan uchrashganida ham, u doimo sodiq akasiga va qishloqdagi tinch uyiga qaytgan. Har doim.

Endi qiziquvchan ko'zlar ko'payib borardi, mashinalar to'xtadi va qaradi, derazalarni taqillatdi, eshikdan yozuvlar. Ular nimani xohlashdi? Ular uning o'lganini bilishmaganmi?

Lekin u qoladi. U xotiralarini gullarning xushbo'y hidiga o'ralgan uyda o'tkazar edi.

Excelsior mehmonxonasi o'zining hashamati va sifati bilan mashhur edi. Agar siz umuman ahamiyatli bo'lsangiz yoki sizni muhim deb hisoblashni xohlasangiz, bu turar joy edi. U har doim chet ellik jurnalistlar bilan to'la edi. Qachonki ular Bombayda ishlasalar, chet ellik jurnalistlar doim Excelsiorni tanlagan. Uning jurnalistlarni o'ziga jalb etishi aniq edi: u qimmatli ma'lumotlar uchun ham, janjal uchun ham yaxshi joy edi. Kechki ovqatda sharobdan keyin taniqli mehmonlar nima deyishi mumkinligini kim biladi? Va har doim har bir ahmoq so'zni yoki beparvo pichirlashni tinglash uchun quloqlari baland edi. Bu keyinchalik "Milliy kundalik" kabi jurnallarda janjalning mazali taomi sifatida dunyoga taqdim etiladi. Mashhur odamlarning hayoti tafsilotlariga och qolgan o'quvchilar har doim ko'p edi, ayniqsa bu tafsilotlar qiziqarli va shaxsiy bo'lsa.

Shuning uchun Desiree Malpen u erda qoldi.

O'sha kuni kechqurun mehmonxonada Desirie zalda o'z stoliga o'tirdi va derazadan botayotgan quyoshga qaradi. U o'zidan mamnun edi. U yonida bir qadah oq sharob saqlagan, lekin juda oz ichgan. Bu u doim qilgan ishi edi. Bu shuni anglatadiki, u boshini ushlab turib, qiziqqan erkaklarning ichimlik takliflaridan bosh tortishi mumkin edi. U juda ko'p ichgan, keyin ko'p gapiradigan odamlarni tinglashni juda yaxshi bilardi. Suhbat zerikarli va hayajonli bo'lib o'tganida, u sumkasini ko'tarib, o'zining kichkina magnitafonini yoqishi mumkin edi.

Desiree u erda Hindistonning eng yaxshi rejissyorlaridan biri Raj Patel bilan suhbatlashdi. U "Hind yozi", Nyree Singx va#8217 ning oxirgi romani asosida film suratga olmoqchi edi. Hindiston kino sanoati, Bombayda joylashgan, G'arbda mashhur bo'la boshladi, u erda ba'zida "Bollivud" va "#8217" deb nomlanardi. Desirining hind filmlariga yoki ularning rejissyorlariga umuman qiziqishi yo'q edi, lekin xo'jayini unga Nyree Singx va uning kino yulduzi sevgilisi haqida ko'proq bilib olishi mumkinligini aytgan edi. Agar kimdir uni bilsa, Patel bilardi.

U Patelning unga yaqinlashayotganini tanidi. U ancha keksayib qolgan edi, oltmish yoshdan oshgan Desiree yosh yigitlarni afzal ko'rardi va qimmat oq kostyum kiygan edi. U jilmayib, jin va tonik ushlab turardi. Desirie keksa erkaklar uni o'ziga jalb qilishini bilardi. Bu juda foydali edi, lekin agar u uzoq vaqt tursa va ular juda qiziqib qolsa, bu xavfli bo'lishi mumkin edi. U allaqachon Patelning ko'ylagining past bo'yinbog'ining tepasida joylashgan marjonni o'ziga jalb qilganini ko'rdi. Ammo u o'zini yaxshi tuta olardi. Aytishi mumkinki, bu odamda muammo bo'lmaydi. Patel uning oldiga keldi va jilmayib qo'ydi.

Desiree uni kutib olgancha qo'lini uzatdi. U qo'l siqishni kutgan edi, lekin Patel uni oldi va o'pdi. Ho'l bo'lib tuyuldi.

Ular menga sizni juda chiroyli ekanligingizni aytmadilar, janob Patel! ’

‘You cholni qanday xursand qilishni bilasiz, Miss Malpen, - dedi Patel kulib. ‘Biroq, sizning jurnalingiz mening so'nggi filmlarimga qiziqish bildirganida hayron bo'ldim. Aslida, G'arb nihoyat hind kinolariga qiziqib qolganidan mamnunman. ’

Siz butun dunyo biladi, siz Gollivudni mag'lubiyatga uchratgansiz, Nyree Singx ’ ning oxirgi romani - "Hind yozi" ni suratga olish huquqini qo'lga kiritgansiz. Tabiiyki, hamma bu haqda bilishni xohlaydi, ayniqsa, Nayri Singx vafotidan beri, - dedi Desiri magnitafonni yoqayotganda.

‘Xo'sh, men doim Nyri romanlarini suratga olishni xohlardim. Menimcha, uning ishini Hindistondagi hindular tasvirga olishlari yaxshiroqdir. ’

Eshitishimcha, Nayri hind filmlari va#8230 film yulduzlariga juda qiziqardi. Bu to'g'rimi, janob Patel? ’

Shunday qilib, suhbat davom etdi. Raj Patel o'zining yangi filmi haqida gapirishni xohlardi, lekin Desiri Nyree Singx haqida gapirishni xohlardi va uni o'z yulduzlaridan biri bilan bo'lgan tafsilotlarini aytib berishga harakat qilardi. Bularning barchasida Patel shunchaki jilmayib, jin va tonikini ichdi va filmining mavzusiga qaytishga harakat qildi. Lekin Desiree qat'iyatli edi va mavzu har doim Nyree ’ ning shaxsiy hayotiga qaytgan. Nihoyat u o'rnidan turdi.

‘Meni bir necha lahza kechirasizmi, Miss Malpen? Men g'olib bo'lolmayman. ’ U qo'ng'iroq qildi, u buni bilishini xohlamadi. Va u ketdi.

Desiree kutdi va sharobini ichdi. U eski ahmoq unga zerikarli filmidan boshqa hech narsa aytmaganidan g'azablandi. U yarim soatdan keyin qaytib keldi. U biroz mast bo'lib tuyuldi. Desire g'azablanmagan ko'rinishga harakat qildi.

‘Ah, ha, Miss Malpen –, siz Nyree Singx bilan qiziqdingiz. ’ Patelning ovozi avvalgidan ko'ra balandroq va aniq emas edi. ‘Va kim sizni ayblay oladi? Aytgancha, bu siz kiygan eng chiroyli marjon, azizim. ’

‘Nyree Singh haqida aytayotgan edingiz … ’ Desiree unga eslatdi.

‘Ah ha, Nyree … U ajoyib ayol edi –, u dunyoga o'zi bilgan mashhur odamlar haqida ko'p narsalarni aytib bera olardi. Men uni yaxshi bilardim. ’

Desiree ning ko'zlari kengroq ochildi. Nayri Singxning oshkoralikdan maxfiyligi va nafratlanishi hammaga ma'lum edi. ‘Rostmi? Va u sizga o'z sirlari haqida gapirib berdimi? ’

Desire deyarli g'azablandi, lekin sukut saqlash eng yaxshi usul deb qaror qildi. U haq edi.

‘Biroq, ’ u davom etdi, Desiriga engashib o'tirdi, va u menga do'sti sifatida u kundalik saqlaganini aytdi. “Agar dunyo bu kundaligimda yozgan sirlarimni bilsagina ” u menga aytdi: “ ular hayron bo'lishadi. ” ‘

Patel xavotirli ifoda bilan unga qaradi. ‘Agar bu kundalik dunyoga ko'rsatilsa, sizga aytaman, janjal bo'lardi. Skandal! Ba'zi odamlar jiddiy muammolarga duch kelishlari mumkin, men sizga aytaman! Bu uning akasi xavfsizligini ta'minlaydigan yaxshi ish, aks holda ko'plab obro'li jamoat arboblari bo'lardi.

‘Oh, ha. Uning akasi Gopal va uning yagona munosabati.

U unga otadek edi. Ha, u hamma narsaga ega, shu jumladan kundalik. Bu uning qo'lida xavfsiz. U singlisi haqidagi xotiralari uchun yashaydigan yolg'iz chol. U, ehtimol, ertami -kechmi undan qutuladi. ’

‘Qutilsinmi? ’ deb o'yladim Desiree. ‘Agar men yordam bera olmasam! ’

Desiree Patel bilan chuqur suhbatlashayotganda, professor Siril Uitelav Excelsiordagi kichkina, ammo qulay xonasida bir stakan muzli limonli choydan bahramand bo'lardi. U Hindistondagi birinchi kunini Nyree Singxning oxirgi romani "Indian Summer" ni oltinchi marta o'qib nishonladi. Agar u bu maxfiy yozuvchining hayoti haqida ajoyib kitob yozsa, uning asarlarini batafsil bilishi kerak edi. Uning noshirlari hamma narsani to'lashdi va natijalarni kutishdi.

U umrining ko'p yillarini o'tkazgan uyni tez orada ko'rishga umid qilardi. U erda nimani topishi mumkinligini kim biladi? Balki – va bu uning yashirin umididir va u nashr etilmagan yozuvlarni topishi mumkin! Bu fikr uni hayajondan titrab ketdi.

Whitelaw Indian Summer va limonli choyini qo'ydi va stulidan o'rnidan turdi. Keyin u o'zining sevimli o'yinlaridan birini o'ynadi va oynaga qaradi va o'zining kelajakdagi muhim kitobining orqa muqovasida yuzini tasavvur qildi: Nyree Singx & Secret 821, Secret kitobi, nihoyat uning ismini jiddiy mutaxassis qilib qo'yadi. zamonaviy adabiyot. Orqaga qaragan ingichka yuzi oqargan, sochlari oq va ko'zoynakli, o'rta yoshdagi odam edi. Uning terisi issiqdan pushti bo'lib, quyosh yonishining birinchi alomatlarini allaqachon ko'rsatgan edi. Soch olish kerak edi.

U o'zini tozalab, kechki ovqat uchun kiyinishga qaror qildi. Shundan so'ng u mehmonxona zalida ichadi. ‘Sen hech qachon bilmaysan, ’ u o'yladi, ‘ u erda kimdir uni tanigan bo'lishi mumkin! ’

Yigirma daqiqadan so'ng u Excelsior zaliga kirdi, u erda professor Kiril Uaytlovni hech kim tanimadi.

‘Men aziz Miss Malpen … ’ Patelni boshladim.

‘Albatta … Desiree. Iltimos, men o'zimning eng yorqin yulduzimni, eng yaxshi aktyorim va etakchi odamimni Ravi Narayan bilan tanishtirsam. U mening yangi filmimda rol o'ynaydi – Indian Summer. Men har doim mening sevimli do'stim Nyree Singxning sevimli kitobidan film suratga olishni xohlardim, hozir esa men. ’

‘Siz yaramas odam, Radj! ‘Siz menga aytmadingizki, bizda mehmonxonada yana bir chiroyli odam bor edi! Nega, u ’lar deyarli siz kabi chiroyli! ’

Patel kulib yubordi. Hammasi qildilar. Bu Desiree katta yoshli erkaklar bilan o'ynashda yaxshi bo'lgan o'yin edi. Ammo bu boshqa odam qirqdan oshmagan edi, ha, u kelishgan edi. Ammo u ilgari uni qaerda ko'rgan?

Ravi Narayan oq yulduz tishlari bilan jilmayib, u bilan uchrashganidan qanchalik xursand ekanligini aytdi. Ovoz ham tanish edi. O'shanda Desiri uni esladi. Uning chiroyli yuzi Patelning zerikarli filmlarini tomosha qilish orqali uni uyg'otgan yagona narsa edi. Uning muharriri ularni suhbatga tayyorgarlik sifatida ko'rishni talab qilgan. U eng yaxshi atirini kiyishga qaror qilganidan xursand edi. Balki bunga arzigulik edi. Endi Nyree Singx bilan boshqa havola bor edi, ehtimol u uning kino yulduzi yigiti edi!

‘Gollivud o'sha kitobni, Rajni suratga olishdan manfaatdor deb o'yladim. Men qo'pol gapirishni xohlamayman, lekin nima uchun sen ularni emas, buni qilyapsan?

Hammasi Nyree akasi tufayli. U hozir uning barcha kitoblari uchun javobgardir. Va u mening filmlarimni yaxshi ko'radi. U Hindistonda hindlar tomonidan suratga olingan filmni xohlaydi. Bu hind tomonidan! ’ Patel o'ziga ishora qilib, baland kuldi. Hamma kulib yuborishdi.

Ularning suhbatini qizg'ish sochli va ko'zoynakli, qiziquvchan, quloq solgan, ko'zlari ko'zoynakli, daftarga yozib qo'ygan, unchalik sezilmaydigan barda o'tirgan. Bu professor Whitelaw edi.

‘ Ha, albatta. Men uni yillar davomida taniganman, va davom etdi Patel. ‘U umrini singlisiga qarash bilan o'tkazdi. U hali ham qishloqdagi eski uyida yashaydi. Yaxshilik bilaman, Nirining saroy sotib olish uchun puli bor edi, lekin u o'sha erda qolishni talab qildi. Uning so'zlariga ko'ra, u oyoqlarini erga qo'ymagan. Ammo mendan so'rasangiz, buni Gopal qilgan. U hozir qariyapti, sog'lig'i yomonlashmoqda, lekin u bu joydan ko'chib ketmadi, - dedi Patel.

‘Shunday qilib, u kitoblariga nima bo'lishini o'zi hal qiladi? ’ Desiridan so'radi.

‘ Ha. U erda nashr etilmagan narsalar ko'p bo'lishi kerak. Men aytgan kundalik shu jumladan. Men qarashni yaxshi ko'raman, lekin Gopal hech kimga hech qanday ahmoqqa yo'l qo'ymadi, - dedi Patel unga taniqli nigohini berarkan.

‘Hech qachon men emasman, - deb o'yladim Desire, ertasi kuni Gopalga tashrif buyurishni rejalashtirayotgan edi. U kundalikni u yoki bu tarzda olishga qat'iy qaror qildi.

‘Lekin u erda men bir keksa odam haqida gaplashaman, ’ Patelga bordi, ‘ qachon senga xushmuomala Ravi bor. Men uning keyingi filmimda rol o'ynashi kerakligini aytdimmi? ’

Xushbichim Ravi, Whitelaw yo'qolganidan ko'p o'tmay, o'zi haqida bir -ikki soat gapirdi. Tez orada Ravi Nyree Singx bilan hech qachon uchrashmaganligi ma'lum bo'ldi. Va u Desirining marjonini umuman payqamaganga o'xshaydi.

Ertasi kuni ertalab Gopal Singx yotoqxonasining derazasidan ko'tarilgan quyoshga qaradi. U o'zining eski do'sti Rajga "Hind yozi" filmini suratga olishga rozi bo'lganidan xursand edi. Nayri har doim chet elliklar uning kitoblarini filmga olishlari kerakligini aytgan, chunki ular faqat Hindistonni yangi ko'z bilan ko'rishlari mumkin edi. U har doim bu bema'nilik ekanligini aytgan. Ular bu borada bahslashishdi, lekin oxir -oqibat u nima deya olardi? Ular uning kitoblari emas edi va bu shunday edi. Ammo endi u javobgar edi. U eng yaxshisini qilardi. Nihoyat.

Kechasi Raj unga telefon orqali o'sha dahshatli "Milliy kundalik" jurnalining ahmoq jurnalisti ko'rmoqchi ekanligini aytgan edi. Raj, Gopal yaxshi bilganidek, har doim jozibali ayollarni yaxshi ko'rar edi va uning nikohi hech qachon o'zgarmas edi, lekin hatto u buni ko'rganida ham muammolarni bilardi. Va Desiree Malpen muammoga duch keldi. Bunga shubha yo'q. U hind filmlariga qiziqmasdi. Bu aniq edi. Shunday qilib, Raj Gopalning ruxsati bilan muhim odamlar haqida janjallarga to'la kundalik haqida hikoya tuzdi. Raj yoshligida yaxshi aktyor bo'lgan, shuning uchun u Desiriy bilan gaplashayotganda o'zini mast va o'zini juda ko'p gapirganday qilib ko'rsatgan – u bunday narsada yaxshi edi. Va u kutganidek, u har bir so'zga ishondi!

Albatta, Raj ham, Gopal ham Nirining hayotida hech qachon kundalik yuritmaganligini bilishardi. U bir paytlar Gopal unga Nyree sirlari qutisi haqida aytganini esladi, shuning uchun u tezda rejani o'ylab topdi. Ular "Hind yozi" filmining suratga olinishi Hindistondan tashqarida ham qiziqish uyg'otishini tushunishdi va hamma ham buni yoqtirmaydi. Desire Malpen bunga yaxshi misol bo'la oldi. Raj Gopalga yoki uni qo'yib yuborishi yoki hazilni bajarishi mumkinligini aytdi. Agar u filmlaridan ko'ra janjalga ko'proq qiziqsa, unga achinmaslik kerak. Gopal kulib yubordi va davom etishini aytdi.

Desire ham o'sha kuni erta turdi. Ravi Narayan o'zini tinglovchidek yaxshi gapiruvchi sifatida ko'rsatdi. Balki yaxshiroq. Keksa Patel o'z yulduziga gapirishga, gaplashishga va gaplashishga ruxsat berib, jilmayib qo'ydi. Tez orada uning kasetasi tugadi va u boshqasini olmadi. U Nyree Singx va uning kundaligi haqida batafsil ma'lumot olishni umid qilgandi. Ha, Ravi nafas olib, Patelga bir muncha vaqt gaplashishga ruxsat berganida, hamma joyda mashhur ismlar, hamma joydan muhim ismlar aytilgan edi. Bu tez -tez uni xursand qilish uchun etarli emas edi, lekin o'sha paytda uning qiziqishi uyg'ongan edi. She was sure there was a story – and a big one, too. And as for Nyree’s death in that so-called car accident! Had it really been an accident? There was the smell of scandal there, she just knew it!

She had phoned Nyree’s brother and told him she wanted to get out quickly to see him. She was sure that old Gopal, or whatever his name was, would be as helpful as Patel had been, especially if he was a lonely old man. How could he refuse an attractive woman like her?

The diary would be hers. She was sure of it. Even if she had to steal it.

She decided she would wear a yellow trouser suit that would allow her to move freely around the place – she wanted to have a good look around when she got there. She looked great in the trouser suit and her appearance usually helped her get what she wanted. That and lots of nice perfume, of course. One had to smell nice.

Five minutes later she was on her way in a taxi. She had all the windows closed.

Later that morning Gopal Singh went out to change the flowers for fresh ones from the garden. The house needed the sweet smell. It had not been joined to the sewage system – it was an old house and still had no modern pipes. Waste was collected every month from a cesspit some distance away in the large garden. The cesspit was about two meters wide and over one meter deep and by the end of the month – as it was now – it smelled awful. But he was used to it.

As he walked down the garden he saw a man approaching, a middle-aged European man with glasses and pale red hair.

‘Mr Singh?’ said the man. ‘May I have a word with you? It’s about your sister.’

Gopal was always polite to visitors – if he liked the look of them. This man didn’t look as if he meant any harm. He decided to speak with him.

Professor Whitelaw introduced himself and they were soon sitting in the house, drinking tea next to the new flowers. Whitelaw explained about his plans for a book about Nyree.

‘It will be mostly about her work, you understand,’ he said, rather nervously.

‘Not about my sister’s private life, I hope? Nyree was a very private person and I want that to be respected, even now,’ Gopal said firmly.

‘I would never mention anything without your permission, sir,’ the professor said. ‘This will be the kind of book students of serious literature will read, I assure you.’

Gopal felt happier when he heard this. Nyree had always attracted both students and teachers of literature. And there had to be a book sooner or later – it was bound to happen. When he heard Whitelaw tell him about his plans to write a book that would celebrate her work rather than the details of her private life, he knew that it would probably be the first of many.

Gopal also knew that he was getting older and might not be able to control the things that were written about Nyree. If he insisted on having a considerable degree of control over the finished book, he could make sure that what was written was the truth and not the rubbish that some would like to publish about her. Besides, Whitelaw seemed to be honest.

‘And what kind of information about my sister are you looking for, Professor Whitelaw?’ Gopal asked.

‘I’m particularly interested in any unpublished work you might have – any notes, unfinished novels, letters… diaries, perhaps?’

Diaries! Gopal wondered if this was another of Raj’s jokes. But Raj had made no mention of this man.

Then there was a knock at the door. Gopal opened it.

There was an attractive woman in a yellow trouser suit standing there. She was smiling and carried a handbag. He could smell her perfume. This must be the woman from the National Diary. Gopal smiled and let her in.

Desiree thought the old man was smiling for a different reason. ‘He’s attracted to me,’ she thought to herself. ‘I knew he would be!’

Gopal introduced Whitelaw and Desiree’s heart sank when she saw him. She was not glad to hear of his plans for a book – he would be as interested in scandal as she was. Maybe she could take his mind off the diary. She put on her sweetest voice, but Whitelaw did not react as she had hoped. He didn’t look once as she leaned over while reaching for some tea. She might just as well have been his mother. No luck there. At least the old man seemed to be giving her his attention.

She explained, still in her sweetest voice, why she was there. She said that she wanted to describe the human side of Nyree Singh in her magazine, the side that would show the world what a wonderful person they had lost. Was there anything that he could show her readers? Letters? A diary, perhaps?

‘Come, let us all walk together in the garden. Then we can talk,’ he said.

Gopal picked up an old metal box from a table, the kind with a lid and a lock, and carried it with him. He led them past the flowers by his sister’s photograph and out to the garden path. There was an unpleasant smell.

At first the smell was not too bad. Then, as they went on, it got stronger.

‘My sister was a secretive woman,’ said Gopal. ‘She knew many important people, many famous people. But she never said anything about her private conversations with them to me or to anyone. She respected her friends – even her enemies – and would never repeat to anyone what they said to her.’

As they walked the smell became almost too much. Desiree’s face was turning pale and Professor Whitelaw, too, was looking very uncomfortable. Gopal went on.

‘This box contains the only real secrets my sister ever kept from me. I once promised her I would never open it and I never have, even though I have the key.’ He stopped and looked at his two guests, who were both trying their best not to be sick.

‘This cesspit, which you see in the ground in front of us, is to be emptied tomorrow. It contains the sewage from the past month…’

They could see it in front of them. It was almost full, and the smell rose from it like an evil ghost.

Then Gopal did an extraordinary thing: he threw the box into the cesspit. It went through the air and landed in the middle. Desiree and Whitelaw looked on helplessly while the box sank slowly to the bottom, leaving only a few bubbles in the brown liquid.

‘If you really wish to know the secrets in that box, they are yours. I will be at the Excelsior this afternoon. In fact, my good friend Mr Raj Patel will be arriving to take me there at any moment. The “person who brings me the box may collect the key from me in the lounge of the hotel at four o’clock this afternoon – just in time for tea. Goodbye for now, my friends. It was a delight meeting you both. Perhaps we shall meet again…’

And Gopal walked down the garden path and left them there. Their eyes went from him to the cesspit and then to each other. Both of them wanted the box and what was in it, and there it lay, separated from them by deep, bubbling brown sewage.

Raj Patel and Gopal sat drinking tea in the Excelsior lounge at three forty-five that afternoon. Music from a string quartet was playing. As they laughed together a third person came to join them.

It was Professor Whitelaw.

‘I’m sorry, Mr Singh, but I just couldn’t do it. Not for anything. I’m afraid I have rather a weak stomach. Still, I don’t suppose anything in that box would have made much difference to a book about Miss Singh as a writer…’

Gopal smiled. ‘Quite right. Think nothing of it, Professor Whitelaw. I hope you did not mind my little test of your… er… intentions! I can see you are a man with high standards. Now do sit down and join us for tea. Let me introduce you to my good friend, Mr Raj Patel he is a very fine maker of Indian films.’

For the next ten minutes they all chatted about Whitelaw’s ideas for his book, and Raj Patel’s plans for Indian Summer starring Ravi Narayan.

It was almost four o’clock when Desiree Malpen arrived with an old metal box-in her hands. She was wearing a loose blue dress and smelled of strong perfume. But there was another smell mixed in with it, a bitter unpleasant smell which defeated all the efforts of the perfume to hide it. Her hair was still wet as though she had just come out of the shower. She smiled but it was an angry smile. She placed the box in the middle of the table, almost knocking over the vase of roses.

‘Well, Mr Singh, here it is. I got it out. None of those taxi drivers would do it so I did it myself – ruined my clothes and had to pay for the damned taxi to be cleaned. God knows what they thought when I finally got back here! But here it is. Now are you going to open it?’

‘Of course, my dear. At once,’ said Gopal. He took a key from his pocket and didn’t seem to mind that the box was not entirely clean. He turned the lock with a quick motion of his wrist and held the box out to her.

Desiree took the box and, looking very pleased with herself, opened it. She took out some old pieces of newspaper, which had gone brown and hard with age. She looked at them and stared at Gopal angrily.

Gopal Singh looked at the old papers.

‘Cricket reports! We both loved cricket, but I hate reading results of matches I haven’t seen – and Nyree loved collecting them. She was a sweet old thing, don’t think?’


Frank Brennan: Newcastle United's giant 1950s centre-half died on this day

Of all the central defenders to have pulled on the black and white of Newcastle United, the name of Frank Brennan looms largest.

For modern-day fans, he is a figure from United’s long-gone 1950s glory days, but for our grandfathers and great-grandfathers, he was a giant on Tyneside.

Many of us will remember Bobby Moncur, Steve Howey and, fleetingly, Jonathan Woodgate excelling in the heart of defence.

But, nearly 60 years on from Brennan’s final appearance as the Toon’s centre-half, he is regarded as the greatest to have played in that position for the club.

Frank Brennan died in Newcastle on this day in 1997, aged 72.

Born in Lanarkshire, in 1924, the imposing Scottish international arrived at Gallowgate in 1946.

Authoritative, tough and cool-headed, he quickly became a terrace favourite at St James’ Park, earning the nickname “Rock of Tyneside”.

At 6’3” and 13 stone, Brennan was speedy for a big man, and often came out on top in his battles with big-name centre-forwards of the era.

Frank, along with Jackie Milburn, was one of the key figures in a team that saw United gain promotion in 1948, then spectacularly win the FA Cup in 1950 and 1951.

It’s often forgotten, of course, that these were years when the Magpies also battled at the top of the league, finishing 4th, 5th and 4th in the seasons between 1949 and 1951.

By the time United reached the 1955 FA Cup final, manager Duggie Livingstone was in search of new blood, while Frank had become embroiled in an unfortunate dispute with Newcastle’s hierarchy.

The affair saw his wages cut, protest meetings, and speeches at the TUC.

Looking back, of course, this was not the first or the last time a fine club servant would be treated shabbily by the powers-that-be at St James’ Park.

Brennan, sadly, left United under a cloud after ten magnificent years and 351 appearances.

He concentrated on running his Newcastle city centre sports shop, (long before Mike Ashley was a twinkle in his father’s eye.)

The fact it was in direct competition to United supremo Stan Seymour’s own sports retailers was sometimes thought to be behind Brennan’s later problems at Gallowgate.

Meanwhile, Frank - as manager of non-league North Shields - led the Robins to a Wembley final then, in the early 70s, he briefly managed Darlington.

As the years pass and times change, it remains important to remember and appreciate big names from Newcastle United’s past.

Frank Brennan is one of those big names.

Indeed, today, a well-appointed street in Newcastle is named after him - Brennan Close.


No one-liners

The Australian Constitution is a fairly prosaic, legalistic document. It does not contain any great one-liners that could be readily learned by schoolchildren or repeated on talkback radio programs. Though democratically supported by the Australian people at Federation on January 1 1901, the Constitution is simply an attachment to an act of the British Parliament.

It sets out the basic structure of the Australian federation, bringing six former British colonies together as a Commonwealth. It sets down the relationships between the states and territories and the Commonwealth. It provides for a Commonwealth Parliament (House of Representatives and Senate), a Commonwealth Executive (the governor-general as the Queen’s representative and the Queen’s ministers of state), and a Commonwealth judiciary (the High Court and such other federal courts as the parliament establishes).

The Constitution specifies that the Commonwealth Parliament has the exclusive power to make laws with respect to customs and excise, which are the taxes placed on goods, especially when they cross a border from one jurisdiction to another. It specifies that most of the other law-making powers of the Commonwealth Parliament cover fields that can also be legislated by the states.

These concurrent areas of legislative power are set down in section 51. Prior to 1967, section 51(26) provided that the parliament had power to make laws for the peace, order and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to “the people of any race, other than the aboriginal race in any State, for whom it is deemed necessary to make special laws”.

In 1967, the Australian people voted to amend that provision, taking out the words of exclusion “other than the aboriginal race in any State”, thereby granting the Commonwealth as well as the states power to legislate with respect to Aborigines within their jurisdictions.


Authors

Frank Brennan comes from the North West of England and is a graduate of the University of Wales. He has worked as an actor and writer in a theatre group for schools before going on to teach English and Drama in secondary schools both in the UK and in Singapore.

He has edited books of short stories and plays written literature guide books for secondary students written short stories for Cambridge and other publishers and is currently working on a new work of fiction. His interests include music, history and cinema

Cambridge University Press publications Circle Games (Cambridge English Readers) Tales of the Supernatural (Cambridge English Readers) The Fruitcake Special and Other Stories (Cambridge English Readers) Three Tomorrows (Cambridge English Readers) Windows of the Mind (Cambridge English Readers) Tasty Tales (Cambridge Discovery Readers)


Final Death [ edit | manbani tahrirlash]

In 1998, Brennan appeared in Paris. He killed one of Myers' men, and shot at Myers himself. It looked as if someone was targeting the starlet, Debra Dow, who Myers had contracted to protect. Brennan met Amanda and Nick Wolfe.

Shortly thereafter, he spoke to his former partner and lover, Rachael, who had thought him dead. He told her that Myers and Wolfe had lured him into a trap. Later on, he met Amanda on Holy Ground. She tried to threaten him, but he didn't care. When Myers entered the church, Amanda beat Brennan down, and hid her meeting from Myers.

Rachael then took Brennan to Nick Wolfe, which led to a chase over the rooftops of Paris. When Brennan jumped off the roof, a jump that should have killed him, he got up and ran away. Rachael saw this, and didn't want to help him anymore. Believing if she weren't for him, she was against him, he killed her.

The next day, he lured Amanda into an old factory building. They fought, and Brennan was defeated. He pulled a gun and shot Amanda, but before he could beheaded her, he was shot in turn by Nick Wolfe, after which, Amanda took his head.

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