Dave Bassett is the man praised for Wimbledon’s meteoric rise through the Football League, a run that culminated in FA Cup final success in 1987 at Wembley as ‘The Crazy Gang’ defeated Liverpool 1-0.
After a playing career that largely revolved around the non-league game, Bassett took charge of Wimbledon in January 1981, and within four months was toasting the Plough Lane outfit’s promotion to the third tier.
Elevation to the old Second Division arrived in 1984, and two years later the modest south London club were upsetting the apple cart again in gaining promotion to top level, where they would remain for over
That FA Cup success proved to be the pinnacle for Bassett, although he went on to have successful managerial spells at Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and Barnsley.
Sessions by Dave Bassett
Use this session to improve understanding between your defenders and goalkeeper. It teaches them how to cope with long aerial deliveries, be they from the opposition keeper or outfield players and highlights the importance of cover when defending. MORE