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Geoff Twentyman, Jr.

Personal information
Full nameGeoffrey Twentyman
Date of birth10 March 1959(age 57)
Place of birthLiverpool, England
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionDefender

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Geoff Twentyman (born 10 March 1959 in Liverpool) is the sports editor of BBC Radio Bristol, and a former professional footballer.

The son of former Liverpool player Geoff Twentyman, Geoff Jr. began his career as a trainee at his father's club, but after failing to make the grade there he moved on to Chorley, and from there to Preston North End. After making 98 league appearances for Preston, scoring four goals, he was released by the Lancashire club, and was signed by Bristol Rovers. He was taken to Rovers by Bobby Gould, and was later managed by Gerry Francis, playing a total of 252 league games, scoring six goals, and made a Wembley appearance in the final of the Leyland Daf Cup in 1990. Twentyman began coaching youth football with Brimsham Green F.C. in Yate shortly after moving to Bristol, and is now the club's honorary president. When Francis left Rovers in 1991, Twentyman applied for the vacant manager's job, but was not appointed.

After the end of his playing career he studied at Bristol Polytechnic and then joined Radio Bristol as a sports journalist. In 1993 he became the sports editor of Radio Bristol.

When Ian Holloway became the manager of Bristol Rovers in 1996, Twentyman joined him as assistant manager. The job wasn't to his liking and he returned to his previous job in 1997.

On 22 June 2008 he played for Bristol Rovers in the inaugural Western Masters, where the team finished third of the four teams competing.

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