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Mick Harford

Luton Town AFC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 1: A 0
*(actual F 1: A 0)
75% successful

1986-88

disciplined: none
captain:
none
minutes played:
92

Profile

Full name Michael Gordon Harford (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 12 February 1959 in Sunderland, county Durham [registered in Sunderland, March 1959].
Height/Weight 6' 2", 12st. 9lbs [1988].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s)
League Honours
P 162 P 46 D 50 L 65.
After hanging up his boots in 1997, Harford moved into a coaching capacity at Wimbledon FC under Joe Kinnear, before they both moved on to a similar capacity at Luton Town FC in 2001, being sacked on 24 May 2003 following a takeover. He returned as first-team coach and Director of Football on 14 July. Moved onto Nottingham Forest FC in November 2004 as assistant to Kinnear. Kinnear was sacked within weeks, and Harford took over as a caretaker, until January 2005. A month later, Harford joined Swindon Town FC until the end of the season however, in the April, he was appointed manager at Rotherham United FC, but was sacked in the December. He then finished the 2005-06 season coaching the Millwall FC strikers. In July 2006, Harford became the Colchester United FC assistant manager, and then a similar job at Queen's Park Rangers FC in June 2007, becoming caretaker on 1 October following John Gregory's sacking. Harford left the club on 29 October. In January 2008, he was appointed as the new manager back at Luton Town FC, he left on 1 October 2009 as a Conference club. On 17 December, Harford returned to Queen's Park Rangers FC as assistant to Paul Hart, and again, became the caretaker following his sacking in February 2010. When new management took over and Harford left Rangers on 1 March. Harford returned to football as assistant manager to Karl Robinson at MK Dons on 17 May 2012 until 11 June 2013, when he became assistant at Millwall FC, later becoming Head of Scouting, leaving in July 2015. In January 2016, Harford returned to Luton Town FC as recruitment officer, and stepped us as caretaker on 10 January 2019 until the end of the season. He briefly returned to the role in April 2020. After a time away fro the game to fight prostate cancer, he was caretaker again from 10 November 2022

England Career

Player number 1002nd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 630, 17 February 1988, Israel 0 England 0, an Israeli FA 60th anniversary celebration match at the National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, substitute (68), aged 29 years 5 days.
Last match No. 639, 14 September 1988, England 1 Denmark 0, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substituted (69), aged 29 years 215 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Mick Harford - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
- 2 0 1 1 1 92 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.

 

Mick Harford - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All - White - Friendly 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 1 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1

 

Mick Harford - Match History
 Club: Luton Town A.F.C. - 2 full appearances

manager: Bobby Robson - 2 full capsx

Age 27
Bobby Robson announced his 22-man World Cup squad on 28 April 1986, he also named six standby players, and included in that list was Mick Harford.
Age 29
1 630 17 February 1988 - Israel 0 England 0, National Stadium, Ramat Gan Fr AD sub 68 ?
- 633 21 May 1988 - England 1 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HW squad/unused
- 634 24 May 1988 - England 1 Colombia 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD
- 635 28 May 1988 - Switzerland 0 England 1, Stade Olympique, Lausanne Fr HW
Bobby Robson summoned a preliminary European Championship squad of 24. On May 28, he announced his final squad of 20. The four players that missed the cut included Mick Harford.
2 639 14 September 1988 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off 70 9

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