Film ID: NEFA 16681 Video of NEFA_16681 Newsview - Day in the Life of Sunderland AFC Manager George Hardwick NEWSVIEW YOUNG WORLD: DAY IN THE LIFE OF SUNDERLAND AFC MANAGER GEORGE HARDWICK 1964 Visitor TabsDescription This Tyne Tees Television Newsview feature for Young World, originally broadcast on 10 December 1964, documents the daily working life of the new Sunderland Association Football Club (AFC) manager, George Hardwick (a former Middlesbrough and England captain known as "Gentleman George") – from office work to the Saturday football league match at the team’s Roker Park home ground. Sunderland were in Division One for the 1964-1965 season. George Hardwick locks his car at the Sunderland Association Football Club ground. He signs a young football fan’s programme. In his office, Hardwick checks the mail and makes phone calls. He calls into the physiotherapy room at the club where an injured player (possibly Jimmy Montgomery, the Sunderland goalkeeper?) lies on a treatment couch. Hardwick chats to Johnnie Walker, the Sunderland physiotherapist. There are close-ups of the faces of the three as they talk. Out on the football pitch, the 1st and 2nd teams train with two senior trainers, including Brian Clough, who oversees the youngsters. Hardwick gets together with the 2nd team youngsters to discuss tactics and play for matches. The team then practice those moves on the pitch. Hardwick then leaves the pitch for another stint in the office. Exterior shot of Sunderland AFC offices. Back in the empty football arena stands, Hardwick walks down an aisle to meet with Sunderland’s chief scout, Charlie Ferguson. They discuss the trial applicants list. Hardwick then heads back to his own office. Hardwick works in his office in the afternoon. The next sequence features highlights of a Saturday league match at home at Roker Park (against either Burnley or Everton). Match footage is intercut with shots of George Hardwick, wearing a sheepskin coat, watching the first half of the match from the Director’s Box and reacting to play. Sunderland’s number 9 scores a goal, the crowd celebrating in the stands. The opposing team’s goalkeeper collects the ball from the back of the net. Context A day in the life of stylish “Gentleman George” Hardwick, the new manager of Sunderland Football Club. In 1964, at the start of a new season in the First Division, George Hardwick begins a brief stint as manager of Sunderland AFC, known affectionately today as the Black Cats. This news feature follows his working day at Roker Park, the football club’s home stadium. Also pictured, Brian Clough trains the youth team after an injury had cut short his promising playing career back in 1964. Born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Hardwick was a much admired defender with Middlesbrough FC and was the England football team’s first post-World War Two captain between 1946 and 1948. His time as Sunderland manager ended when he was sacked from his £6,000 a year job after 28 matches, despite guiding the club to their highest post-war position at the time. A contemporary of Hardwick’s, the Preston and England winger Tom Finney described him as “football's Errol Flynn”.