After World War Two, he returned to RAF Yatesbury in Wiltshire in July 1947 and was appointed head of football. There he had a chance to shape a team around a system of his own design that he called 'Loose Balls in the Goalmouth'. In essence, players were drilled to capitalise on various scenarios where wingers could pick up 'easy' tap-ins when the ball came across from the opposite flank. Yatesbury had great success - and several players signed with league clubs.
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