Terry Butcher is SJA World Cup lunch guest – Jun 8

The SJA is delighted to announce that Terry Butcher, the former England football captain, will be our guest for a special World Cup lunch in Fleet Street on Tuesday, June 8 – the week that the tournament begins in South Africa.

Terry is the last England captain to have led his side as far as the semi-finals of the World Cup, and he has since acquired 20 years’ experience on the inside of British and international football. He offers great insights into the prospects for the 2010 World Cup.

A genuine England football legend as a result of his brave leadership of the team at Italia ’90, where only a penalty shoot-out denied his side a place in the final, Butcher won a total of 77 caps with his country in a 10-year international career.

Since the end of his playing career, the former Ipswich and Rangers centre half has managed at two of his former clubs, Sunderland and Coventry. He has continued his coaching career in Scotland, at Motherwell and with the Scottish national side, before overseeing Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s immediate return to the Scottish Premier League in his first full season in charge.

He is also an in-demand and outspoken pundit on the game, working with BBC Radio 5Live and on Channel 5’s UEFA Cup coverage, as well as writing regular columns for the Sunday Mirror.

As is usual at SJA lunches, our guest of honour is prepared to answer questions from the floor, although we expect attendees to respect his wishes if he wishes to make any “off the record” remarks.

The SJA lunch will take place from 12.30pm at Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street. The venue is less than half a mile from Blackfriars, Temple and Chancery Lane Tube stations and City Thameslink rail. Click here for a map of the location.

Places are expected to be in great demand and will be allocated on a first-come, first-reserved basis, with preference given to SJA members.

The cost is £20 (plus VAT) for fully paid-up SJA members, and £27.50 (plus VAT) for non-members, to include a two-course meal and coffee. Guests are expected to buy their own drinks.

All attendees will be invoiced by the SJA Treasurer.

Contact Mary Fitzhenry by email to or by phone on 07946 545084 (please indicate whether a vegetarian meal is required).

All details are subject to change.

First posted May 21

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