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Brian Hall (RIP)

Nicknamed "Little Bamber" (to Steve Heighway's "Big Bamber"), on account of his University degree, Brian Hall was a terrier-like midfielder for Liverpool FC from 1968-1976. In a hugely successful 8 year spell with the club he won the First Division Championship, the FA Cup as well as the UEFA Cup. He went on to play for Plymouth Argyle and Burnley before retiring from the game in 1980.   

Brian Hall, far right, presenting the MOTM award in 2009

(Brian Hall, above far right, is pictured in 2009 with fellow Anfield legends Jim Beglin, Howard Gayle and David Fairclough, presenting the Liverpool Game 2 MOTM award to Football Aid regular Bob Thorpe)

 

Since his playing career ended Hall has spent time as a schoolmaster, before returning to Anfield, where he holds the highly prominent role of Public Relations Manager. He's also become an established figure in the Football Aid events at Anfield, shouting encouragement from the sidelines, motivating sides to victory through rousing half-time team talks and organising a host of Anfield legends to take part in our matches year after year. 

Speaking in season 2007 Brian described the importance of Football Aid's support - "There is a huge demand for Liverpool Football Club to engage with the regional community, involving coaching in schools, educational projects and social message campaigns. It is impossible to satisfy all of this demand but with the support of organisations like Football Aid, we can begin to meet more of these needs and enhance the opportunities and experiences of more children in the Merseyside area." Football Aid Ball

Read about Brian Hall's career on Wikipedia.