Bob's 1970 -71 Diary
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Next Generation News
Andy Oakes nephew
of Alan Oakes (Manchester
City) has left
League One side Swansea City for League Two side,
Darlington. Andy played just 6 games at Swansea City last
season, the last being in February. Previous to that in
October he completed his 100th career League appearance.
Lions 40th Anniversary
marketing for the Lisbon Lions 40th Anniversary continues
unabashed, and if you like this site, I know like me you
will be a complete sucker for all they have to throw at
us.... Well, unless you're a fan of the Gers of course!
Click below where there is a list of some
of the books that are newly available, and if you go to www.interactive-marketing.net/Celtic_lisbonlions.html, there is an interactive
brochure available of all the official merchantise.
includes some great pictures of the side of '67, and as
long as you don't get irretrievably stuck on the bikini
page there is some decent memorabillia like cards, DVDs
and framed pictures, which if you can get you can
pursuade your children to buy would make it a Father's
Day gift actually worth having.
subscribed to Sky, will be able to watch the Celtic v
Inter Milan match several times over the next few weeks
on Channel 442, ESPN Classic. See www.espnclassic.co.uk
Bentley (Telford United) dies. See Obituary.
Next Generation News
Michael Owen, son of Terry Owen,
made his international comeback today for the England B
side. Though Michael has 80 caps to his name, he was
named in the B team to give him match practice prior to
full team games on 1 June v Brazil and Estonia (a Euro
2008 qualifier) on 6 June. Michael was injured in the
2006 World Cup Finals match v Sweden on 20 June 2006.
made his League comeback for Newcastle United on 1 May
2007 away to Reading, when he played the whole 90 minutes
but the side lost 1-0. Since then he has played in 2 more
Premiership matches, but still had not been on a winning
won the match v Albania B 3-1 at Turf Moor, Burnley.
Micheal, along with his long time England team-mate, David
Beckham are both likely to make their Full team
returns in the friendly match v Brazil, the first full
international in the new Wembley Stadium.
currently on 36 international goals the fourth highest
total of any England player, and he needs 8 more to match
3rd placed Jimmy Greaves and 13 more to match the
leader, Sir Bobby Charlton.
Next Generation News
Allen, son of Dennis Allen (Bournemouth) has been appointed manager of Leicester City
in the Championship following a successful season at
Milton Keynes Dons, in which he helped reverse the slide
through the divisions and reached the Play-offs in third
place - though the team failed to reach the promotion
player Martin played for QPR, West Ham United ,
Portsmouth and Southend United, and as a manager he has
been at Barnet, Brentford and Milton Keynes Dons. Without
a doubt this is his big managerial break-through and
spoke with real passion in his press conference saying no
pressure as a manager will match being unemployed as he
was between his playing and managgerial career.
his press conference Martin noted that if his Aunt had
balls, she would be his Uncle, in which case I have no
doubt she would be yet another of the famous football
playing Allen clan as well.!
English teams reached the semi-final this season,
(Chelsea Manchester United and Liverpool) but it was the
other team from Italy that won it.
beat Liverpool 2-1 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens,
Greece, to win the competition for the seventh time.
terrestial coverage in the UK was by the ITV team and in
Bob 70-71 Pages terms, included David
(Peterborough United) making the expert comments out in
the commentry box, and Kenny Dalglish (Celtic) making them from the studio.
Next Generation News
Maldini, son of Cesare Maldini (AC Milan), was in the
winning AC Milan side that beat Liverpool 2-1; thus he
won his 5th Champions' League winners' medal.
Paolo, who is only
a week short of his 39th birthday, played the whole
match, and by winning avenged the defeat in 2005 when his
openning goal was part of a 3-0 lead that Liverpool
turned around to 3-3 after 90 minutes and extra time,
then ultimately won on penalties.
AC Milan have now
won the competition 7 times. Cesare was the captain of
the victory in 1963, and Paolo was in the teams that won
in 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, and 2007.
Paolo along with Francisco
Gento (Real Madrid) has also appeared in a record 8
European Cup / Champions League finals.
This is the first
time Gento (Real Madrid) has been mentioned on the site. He was
a part of the European Cup Winners' Cup Final in 1970-71
which Chelsea beat Real Madrid.
2) Duncan Revie, son of Don Revie, is heading the consortium that is
hoping to buy Leeds United from Ken Bates
Revie, son of former Leeds United manager Don, has
provided the £10m proof of funds required to
authenticate a bid for the club.
there will be a meeting with the club's
administrators KPMG on Thursday to discuss the
figures before proceeding further.
currently in administration with debts of £35m.
Middle Eastern backer has upped the pace. Proof of
funds have been provided," Revie told BBC Radio
"And I would like the fans to know that it is my
intention to put Leeds United back where it
Leeds into administration before their final game of
the season, by which time the Yorkshire side had
virtually been relegated into the third tier of
English football for the first time in their history.
business was bought by a new company, Leeds United
Football Club Limited, of which Ken Bates is
chairman, immediately after going into
sale is subject to approval by the club's creditors
at a meeting later in May and also by the Football
League, while Revie or other consortia could ambush
Bates' plans to resume control of the club.
last week: "I've been staggered by the reaction
of Leeds fans to my interest in taking the club back
where we belong.
FA Cup Final - Ferguson Double Attempt
United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson failed in his attempt to win a
fourth English League and FA Cup double. It was the new
Wembley's first FA Cup final since it opened. In what was
probably in the top three all time dullest finals (though
I stuggle to think of another two as boring as this
one...) Manchester United lost out 1-0 to Chelsea with a
goal scored after what felt like 724 minutes of football,
but was in fact only minutes before the final whistle of
for fans of football history, all the entertainment came
before the match with a walk past of heroes of the old
Wembley stadium. A star representing each final from 1957
was chosen to celebrate Wembley's connection with the
competition. http://news.bbc.co.uk/ reports the full guestlist as:
underlined names / teams to find the players place on
The full guest
list is: Peter McParland, scorer of both Aston
Villa's goals in 1957, Roy Hartle - right-back
for Bolton, 1958, Chic Thomson - keeper of
Nottingham Forest in 1959, Bill Slater, -
Wolves captain, 1960, Bobby Smith - Tottenham
scorer in 1961, Cliff Jones - Tottenham's
Welsh winger, 1962, Denis Law - opening goalscorer for Manchester
United, 1963, Sir Geoff Hurst - scored for West Ham 1964, Ian
St John (Liverpool)- Liverpool's winner in 1965, Derek
Temple - Everton's winner in 1966, Dave
Mackay - Spurs
captain in the first all-London final, 1967, Graham
Williams (West Bromwhich Albion)- West Brom captain 1968, Mike
Manchester City, 1969. Ron Harris - Chelsea captain, 1970, Frank
McLintock (Arsenal)- double-winning Arsenal captain
1971, Peter Lorimer, Leeds star 1972, Jim Montgomery
(Sunderland) - Sunderland's keeper, 1973, Ray
Clemence (Liverpool), Liverpool's keeper, 1974, Alan
Taylor - scored both goals for West Ham, 1975, Lawrie
McMenemy (Doncaster Rovers), managed Southampton, 1976, Lou
Macari (Celtic)- Manchester United and Scotland,
1977, Kevin Beattie (Ipswich
defender, 1978. Frank Stapleton - scored for
Arsenal, 1979, Sir Trevor Brooking - headed winning goal for West Ham,
1980, Ricky Villa - one of Tottenham's
Argentinian duo, 1981, Glenn Hoddle -
Tottenham's scorer in both games against QPR, 1982, Arthur
Albiston - defender from Manchester United, 1983,
Trevor Steven - Everton midfielder, 1984, Norman
Whiteside - Manchester United;a winner 1985, Ian
Rush - Liverpool's record goalscorer in FA Cup
Finals, 1986, Keith Houchen - header for
Coventry, 1987, Lawrie Sanchez - Wimbledon's
winner 1988, John Barnes - winner with
Liverpool, 1989, Lee Martin - Manchester
United's replay hero, 1990, Terry Venables (QPR) and Gary Mabbutt - manager
and captain of Tottenham, 1991, Michael Thomas,
scorer of opening goal for Liverpool, 1992, Ian
Wright - scored in both games for Arsenal, 1993, Mark
Hughes - only man to win FA Cup four times at
Wembley, 1994, Neville Southall - Everton's
keeper, 1995, Gary Pallister - three-time an
FA Cup winner with Manchester United, 1996, Dennis
Wise - Chelsea skipper, 1997, David Seaman
- four winners medals for Arsenal, 1998, Peter
Schmeichel - three FA Cup wins for Manchester
United, 1999, Marcel Desailly - France World
Cup winner who won the last Wembley final for Chelsea
The BBC 1
television covrage had no Bob 70-71 Pages' players, but
the Radio Five Live coverage did feature Graham
Taylor (Lincoln City)
Lampard - son of Frank
was in the victorious Chelsea team that beat Man U 1-0
late into extra time. This is Frank's first FA Cup win,
and adds to his two League Cup wins and 2 FA Premiership
title wins (all with Chelsea). It means that this season
he has won a double of the League Cup and FA Cup, and
that he has won at least one major domestic honour for
three seasons on the trot.
I see from
Wikepedia that with 90 goals, Frank is Chelsea's leading
goalscorer from midfield having surpassed Dennis
Wise on 17 December 2006. But Manchester
United's Christiano Ronaldo has beaten
Frank's record set last season of 16 Premiership goals
from midfield in one season, by scoring 17 times this
Warnock (Rotherham United) leaves Sheffield United after
7 years in charge. At the time he was sixth in the list
of the longest serving managers of the 92 Legaue clubs,
and he was Sheffiield United's 3rd longest serving
manager of all time. It comes after the side's shock
relegation from the Premiership, but was still unexpected
by most football followers.
to Wikepedia, Neil began management in 1981
with non-league Burton Albion, and since then has managed
Scarborough, Notts County, Huddersfield Town, Plymouth
Argyle, Oldham Athletic, and Bury, before taking on
Sheffiled United in 1999. When this site began Neil was
at Bury, but that seems a very long time ago now, and it
is hard to imagine Sheffield United without his outspoken
I have to say I
hate him passionately when his side is playing (my team)
Leeds United, and love him with equal passion when he was
having a go at the Premiership side he was playing that
week. Neil is a fairly regular studio guest on the
Yorkshire region Championship show, and it is breath of
fresh air to hear a manager actually give an opinion
which is not clouded by promoting himself and keeping
Neil cited wanting
to stay in the Premisership as his reason for moving on,
whereas Sheffield United's board are now saying they
should have replaced him when they knew they were
promoted (which is nonsense), and have not even give the
temporary role to his most recent side-kick, Stuart
Earlier in the
season, away to Arsenal, Neil became one of only 16 men
to be a manager for1,000 League games.
Next Generation News
Paul Hinshelwood, nephew of Martin
Hinshelwood (Crystal Palace) and son of ex-Palace player, Paul
Hinshellwood, has been release by Brighton and
Hove Albion without having played a first team game. No
news yet on who may sign him up. Thanks to Bob
Brown for alerting me to this.
Mark Cooper, son of Terry
has left Hinkley United for the Conference North side,
Kettering Town as player-manager. Mark began his football
career over 20 years ago with Bristol City, for whom he
did not make a first team appearance. Since then,
including loans Mark has turned out for 14 different
clubs (he was additionally at Exeter City twice) and if
he picks himself it will be club number 15.
Allardyce (Bolton Wanderers youth) who left Bolton
Wanderers on 29 April 2007 (see below) where he has been manager for
8 years, has joined Newcastle United as manager.
On 6 May,
2007, Newcastle United released Glenn Roeder
after just 73 games in charge. The team had recently set
a record of 8 hours without a goal, the worst since 1951
and finished 13th in the Premiership. Newcastle United
have still failed to win a major trophy since the now
defunct European Fairs' Cup in 1969- and this in spite of
attracting home crowds of over 52,000 on a frequent
to said that combining a big club with arguably the
biggest English manager presently in the game could lead
to some major trophy wins.
Click to http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport to hear an interview with Malcolm Macdonald amongst others. The page also reports:
19 Oct 1954 in Dudley
career: Bolton (twice), Sunderland, Millwall, Tampa
Bay Rowdies, Coventry City, Huddersfield Town,
Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion
career: Limerick City, Preston North End
(player-coach), Blackpool, Sunderland (academy youth
director), Notts County, Bolton Wanderers
honours: Second Division title in 1977-78 with
honours: Fourth division title 1997-98 with Notts
County, Carling Cup runner-up in 2003-04 with Bolton
Sheffield United Relgated
chances of it happening were so remote, that sometimes
you think that football reality is truly stranger than
final day of the Premiership three teams could still go
down. Wigan Athletic, who were in the relegation position
and away to Sheffield United; West Ham United, who only
needed to win their game, but that game was away to
Manchester United; and Sheffield United - managed by Bob
70-71 Pages star, Neil Warnock (Rotherham
essentially simply needed a home draw against Wigan
Athletic and were in the strongest position of the three
teams on the Sunday morning of the matches.
matters more involved much of the football world and its
self-righteous Auntie felt West Ham United should be
docked points for breaking rules related to the signing
of their Argentinian star, Carlos Tevez.
West Ham United had been fined over £5 million on the
issue, so were clearly adjudged to have broken the rules,
but according to some the fine was not the punishment to
fit the crime. Rather points docked or ties replayed /
reversed to a defeat is the usual punishment for playing
an unregistered player, and this would have sent West Ham
United down several weeks earlier and made both the other
teams safe on this day.
imagine that FA officials (well those not West Ham United
fans at least) were clearly hoping that Man U and Wigan
Athletic would do the business and send West Ham United
down thus avoiding potential challenges in the courts
over the issue.
was not to be.
it was Carlos Teves himself who scored the only goal in
the match against Manchester United securing West Ham's
safety; and Wigan pulled off a spectacular 2-1 victory at
Bramwell Lane, to send the Sheffield United side down on
a goal difference of just one solitary goal.
no doubt caused by referee error earlier in the season
and much disputed publicly by Neil Warnock at the time.
Bobby Moore Statue at Wembley
Wembley had a statue of Bobby Moore unveiled today.
course, was the England captain who lifted the World Cup
for England in the 1966 Final held in the old stadium.
There cannot be an England fan who disagrees with this as
Bobby sadly died before people began to truly appreciate
what an achievement this really was. As rewards where not
sufficiently forthcoming in life, how fitting that he
gets some recognition in such a way now - a way that will
hopefully span the generations.
sculpture of Moore, who died of cancer in 1993 at the
age of 51, has been created by artist Philip Jackson.
Minister Tony Blair, who was among those who attended
the unveiling, said Moore was an extremely important
person for people of his generation.
Moore, widow, said the sculptor Philip Jackson had
done "an incredible job of capturing
(6m) statue, weighing about two tons, has been
positioned to face down Olympic Way.
said: "If you want a role model in public life,
Bobby Moore is a pretty good one to take. He was a
added: "I am delighted that Bobby's career is
being recognised in such an appropriate way and in
such a perfect place as Wembley - he belongs to
football and to the fans."
108 caps for England, captaining the team 90 times.
He played for West Ham United from 1958 to 1974,
before finishing his league career with Fulham.
from Cocking, near Midhurst in West Sussex, has also
created statues of Sir Matt Busby outside Old
Trafford and the Queen in Windsor Great Park.
BBC Radio Five Live, Mr Jackson said he consulted a
small group of former players who had known Moore
"to get from them what it was about Bobby Moore
that makes him this iconic figure".
emerged was he was this extraordinary presence in the
team, which gave this enormous confidence and allowed
the team to sort of win through in '66 and so I
created the sculpture in this sort of old fashioned
best to Jimmy
On behalf of this
site and all its readers may I send send our 'Get well
Soon' wishes to Jimmy Armfield. I've just finished reading Jimmy's
autobiography, 'Right Back to the Beginning',
and it is essential reading to anyone who may enjoy this
site. Intelligent, interesting and entertaining in equal
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport reports the following
captain Jimmy Armfield has revealed he is receiving
treatment for throat cancer.
The 71-year-old BBC
Radio Five football pundit and former Blackpool
defender has undergone chemotherapy for non-Hodgkins
Armfield told BBC
Radio Lancashire: "The prognosis is good,
although I'm suffering from the side-affects of chemo
and I'm not able to work.
"Generally, I'm very positive about the
Armfield was awarded
the OBE for services to football in 2000 after
winning 43 England caps and making a club record 568
appearances for Blackpool.
He managed Bolton
before moving on to Leeds United, where he was in
charge for the 1975 European Cup Final defeat against
Bayern Munich in Paris.
Since then he has
become one of the most respected and recognised
voices in the BBC's football coverage on radio,
although he is currently not attending games after
being advised to rest by doctors.
Next Generation News
Moore, son of Ronnie Moore (Tranmere
informed that his contract will not be renewed by Leeds
Next Generation News
Allen - grandson of Les Allen (QPR
Ferguson Wins Again!
Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United have won
the Premiership for the ninth time, following Chelsea's
failure to beat Arsenal today at the Emirates Stadium.
fought back from being 1-0 and having had a player sent
off to equalise in the 70th minute. But it was too
little, too late. Manchester United's 1-0 win away to
Manchester City yesterday had opened up an 8 points lead
with only Chelsea - who had 3 games to play - able to
ended the challenge, and Chelsea had to surrender the
title they have held for the past two seasons.
It is four
seasons since Manchester United last won the League, but
it is their 16th top League title. Only Liverpool have
won the League more (18 times) but they have yet to win
the Premiership even once.
Sir Alex's 28th trophy as a manager, 18 as a Manchester
there are plenty of Bob 70-71 stars still actively
involved with football, see Current Posts 2006-2007, there are not actually that
many managers left. Two who were sacked during the season
Roy McFarland (Derby
County) and his old Derby County team mate, Colin
(Sunderland). Today the clubs they were
sacked from, League one sides Chesterfield and Bradford
City respectively, ended the season 21st and 22nd having
already been relegated the week before.
Cup Final Team 1982
70-71 Pages player who is still a manager of a
Premiership side is Martin O'Neill (Distillery FC) who was awarded the Premiership's Manager of
the Month for April 2007. He was given the award prior to
Aston Villa's 3-0 home win over Sheffield United.
the match, the Villa European Cup winning team of 1982
had a reunion on the pitch, which may well have helped
inspire such a terriffic performance by the present team.
I haven't seen a close up of the players present, but I
know that captain Dennis Mortimer (Coventry City), Des Bremner (Deveronvale or
Hibernian youth tbc), Jimmy Rimmer (Manchester
United), and Peter
Withe (Southport), were all promised for the
Mortimer is interviewed about this by the Birmingham
Mail, see icBirmingham - Mortimer
will never tire of Rimmer questions
Alan Ball's funeral took place today. His
close footballing friends Nobby Stiles and Frank McLintock
(Arsenal) both spoke at the service held
at Winchester Cathrdral, along with his son, Jimmy
Ball. (Sons and Daughters) Jimmy's rendition of William
Blake's If left me with a stone in my throat as
I'm sure it will have done many others.
the service were broadcast live on BBC Radio Five Live -
I'm uncertain about any TV coverage beyond extended
reports in news summaries on all channels. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport for some excellent coverage by
the BBC including some tribute montages that include
scenes of the funeral.
received Soccer History Spring 2007 edition 15,
(price in UK £4-50 via cheque made payable to 'Soccer
History Ltd' at 26 Saxon Street, Lincoln LN1 3HN). As can
be the case when I get such excellent magazines, they are
tinged with sadness as there is an extensive obituary
following is a list of players who have sadly died that
has not previously been reported on this site and the
date that they died:
Kiernan (Northampton Town) 1 August 2006
Lawton (Brighton and Hove Albion) 22 April 2006
NcNab (Preston North End) 29 June 2006
O'Neil (Manchester United) May 2006
Slater (Watford). 21
July 2006. See Obituary
Football Yearbook 2006-7 has some further
obituaries not yet reported on the site.
5 February 2006
Setterington (Falkirk) 13 December 2005
29 June 2005
the first time that the names of Nobby Lawton (Brighton
and Hove Albion),
Colin Taylor (Walsall) have appeared on the site.
Allardyce (Bolton Wanderers youth) has left Bolton
Wanderers where he has been manager for 8 years turning
them from Division One (now Championship) to being
Premiership mainstays that now challenge regularly for a
UEFA Cup spot. The press speculation is that Sam is
preparing to become the next manager of Manchester City
or Newcastle United.
the 6th longest serving manager at all 92 clubs in the
top Leagues prior to his resignation, and Bolton were 5th
in the League, with two games to play in the Premiership.
this site's Top Bob Award in 2005 for his achievements at
Bolton (see Summer 2005).
Leeds Legends Present
regular visitors to the site will know that I am a Leeds
United fan, and today following a 1-1 'defeat' at home to
Ipswich Town they are all but mathematically relegated to
the third division (League One) for the first time in the
that but a pitch invasion means that the club is bound to
start next season with some Football League punishment to
But on the
bright side... After the match Paul Reaney
(Leeds United) accompanied by Allan Clarke, Frank Workington and Mick Jones gave an award to long-serving
and departing player, Gary Kelly. Not
only that but I got to shake hands with Norman
and saw Eddie Gray, after the match outside in the
heigh-ho not such a grim day after all!
Lisbon Lions Celebration
McNeill (Celtic) helped launch Celtic's new kit
for next season. The kit celebrates 40 years since the
club became the first British club to win the European
Cup. http://www.celticfc.net/news/stories/news_270407154333.aspx reports
new nike home kit celebrates lisbon triumph
CELTIC today launched their new Nike home kit for
season 2007/08. And the traditional Hoops shirt
honours the 40th anniversary of the clubs
European Cup triumph.
To mark todays special event, Shunsuke
Nakamura, Darren ODea, Stephen McManus and Lee
Naylor took part in a special photo-shoot, as did
Lisbon Lions captain Billy McNeill and current
manager Gordon Strachan.
Nikes designers drew inspiration from the the
famous 1967 victory over Inter Milan to create a kit
that is a fitting tribute to Scottish footballs
greatest ever team, while utilising the latest
sportswear performance technology to help the current
team perform to its maximum level.
A new ad campaign for the new kit will illustrate the
way in which Jock Steins Lisbon Lions team
continues to infuse the spirit of Celtic teams of
today, with interlinked images of players from the
two eras, together with the strapline Still as
The visual design of the new kit reflects the
uncomplicated hoops design of that era, with a simple
round-neck in white trim on the shirt, white shorts
with green trim and plain white socks. However, it is
the detailing on the kit which evokes memories of the
The club crest on both the shirt and shorts has a
gold star unique to European Cup winners above it,
with the words 25 MAIO 1967 LEĠES DE
LISBOA 40° ANIVERSARIO around it in
On the bottom hem of the shirt, a small patch
commemorates the famous moment in the tunnel before
the game, where, as the teams lined up ready to come
out, the Celtic team began to sing the clubs
anthem (to the consternation and confusion of their
The patch reads For its a grand old team
to play for The Tunnel. Estádio Nacional. 25th
On the back neck of the shirt, above the
players name and number area is a design with
CELTIC 1967 and the word LISBON under a gold star. A
similar motif is also found on the calf area of the
On the inside of the shirt the neckline, a tape
carries the words: --1967--The Lisbon Lions 40th
The kit uses Nike Sphere Dry fabric technology, first
used by Nike in national team kits worn by
Nike-sponsored teams in the 2006 World Cup. This
technology is designed to enhance player performance
by wicking sweat through the material and away from
The fabric has a three-dimensional design with raised
nodes on the underside that lift it away from the
players bodies to reduce cling and
allow air to circulate, assisting the bodys own
natural evaporation process. Mesh inserts on the side
of the shirt also aid ventilation.
We wanted to create a kit that reflects the
pride that every Celtic fan has in the Lisbon Lions,
and that both players and fans would want to wear to
honour that team, said Nike UK Sports Marketing
Manager for Football Brian Marwood.
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said:
Celtic has enjoyed an excellent relationship
with Nike over the last two years and we look forward
to continuing working together in the future.
The new kit which has been developed by Nike is
a fitting tribute to the magnificent achievements of
the Lisbon Lions in lifting the European Cup 40 years
"I am sure the kit will prove very popular with
supporters and will be worn with pride by the team as
they take to the field as Scottish Champions next
Lennox and Lions Books
And talking of Lisbon
Lions, Bobby Lennox (Celtic) has got a new book out on 3
May 2007 called, Thirty
Miles from Paradise: My Story. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thirty-Miles-Paradise-My-Story offers the following synopsis:
'If I'd had Lennox
in my team, I could have played forever. He was one
of the best strikers I have ever seen.' Bobby
Charlton One of Britain's greatest ever footballers,
Bobby Lennox epitomises an era in which Celtic were
the best and most successful football club in the UK.
In May 1967, he and his fellow Lisbon Lions achieved
footballing immortality when they lifted the European
Cup - the first British side to do so.
Lennox's 300 goals
for Celtic and Scotland make him the second-highest
goal scorer in Celtic's history and the highest since
the Second World War. With the Scottish national
side, Lennox famously scored the second goal in
Scotland's stunning 3-2 victory over England at
Wembley in 1967, when the Scots became the first
country to defeat the then world champions.
In this definitive
autobiography, Lennox recounts with his famous dry
wit and openness his part in these extraordinary
achievements and reveals aspects of his career which
until now he has never previously made public.
At the same time there is a 40th
Anniversary celebration book written by the surviving
players called The Lisbon Lions: The Real Inside
Story of Celtic's European Cup Triumph and written
by Billy McNeill (Celtic), Tommy Gemmell (Celtic), Jim Craig (Celtic), John Clark (Celtic), Willie Wallace (Celtic), Steve Chalmers, Bertie Auld
(Celtic), Bobby Lennox (Celtic), , with Alex
New Jimmy Johnstone Biography
Then a little later in
the month (17 May, 2007), a third Lisbon Lion book, Jinky:
The Biography of Jimmy Johnstone by Jim Black is
released. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jinky-Biography-Johnstone offers the following synopsis:
The son of a coal
miner, Jimmy Johnstone was born in 1944 in
Lanarkshire. Signed by Celtic in 1963, his dazzling
dribbling skills earned him the nickname Jinky. He
made 515 appearances for Celtic, scoring 129 goals in
the process, won 23 caps for Scotland
They didn't go overboard with
that sales pitch, but I'm sure the book will sell itself!
Daily Mirror Praise
to the Daily Mirror, who as far as I could see
was the only national paper who devoted the entire front
page to Alan Ball, with the headline 'Ball the
best mate'.Naturally every paper gave Ball fine coverage,
and the Sun, Daily Express and Daily
Mail, did give the news story a highlighted feature,
but only the Mirror gets full marks for giving Ball the
Next Generation News
Shipperley, son of Dave Shipperley
(Charlton Athletic), currently at League One strugglers,
Brentford, has announced his retirement due to injury. He
joined Brentford in January 07 and has played 11 games
for them, all in the League.
Neil played for 14
seasons and has played 447 League games scoring 119 goals
for Chelsea, Watford (loan), Southampton, Crystal Palace,
Nottingham Forest, Barnsley, MK Dons, Crystal Palace
(again) and Sheffield United, before ending his career at
Alan Ball dies, see Obituary
the recent death of Len Hill (Swansea
City) I have
given Swansea City their own page.
helped to bring to light brothers Ivor
and Len Allchurch, who have been added
to the Sons and Daughters page, and Ivor
Allchurch's own page has been developed to include League
appearances. Ivor apparantly has a statue at Swansea
City's Liberty Stadium, which has been added to the Statues page.
dynasty added to the Sons and Daughters page has been Alan (Ex-
Swansea Town), Colin (???) and Barry
Hole (Swansea City). Their nephew Carl
Slee (Swansea City) was playing alongside Uncle
Barry at Swansea City in the 70-71 season. And not only
that, but Carl's grandad / Alan, Colin and Barry' s dad, Billy
Hole, was a Welsh international, who played
League football at Swannsea City also.
new on the Next Generation front, is Brentford's Neil
Shipperly thanks to Bob Brown at sixties and seventies soccer who highlighted that Neil is Dave
Shipperley (Charlton Atletic)'s son.
Nigel Mercer's supreme site of 60s -80s
football collectables continues to add individual tribute
pages. The most recent addition is John Ritchie (Stoke
City) which has been
added sadly due to the news of John's death. See John Ritchie
Nigel charts the
careers of players through football cards (etc), and
previous tributes have been (in the site's own order): George Best, John McGrath, Peter Osgood, Martin Peters, John Hollins, Brian Labone, Alan Ball, Terry Hennessey, Terry Cooper, Ron Davies, and Roy McFarland.
were added today for:
Len Hill (Swansea
City) see Obituary
and John Ritchie (Stoke City) see Obituary
some of the new life stories of Bob's 70-71 Pages
players, which if I didn't have my own life to see to I
would be busy reading right now:
Fallen Idle by Peter Marinello. Released 22 March
2007 Headline Books
Click to see at Amazon.co.uk, which offers the following synopsis
Marinello was the footballing sensation of 1970. His
record GBP100,000 transfer from Hibernian to Arsenal
made front page headlines and he was instantly hailed
as the new George Best. Within weeks of his move, he
had appeared on 'Top of the Pops', secured a
modelling contract and had his own football column in
the "Daily Express". But drinking and
reckless behaviour -- he was kidnapped in Nigeria
while on tour with Hibs and lost his virginity in
front of six team mates -- were already a part of his
three years at Arsenal, Marinello played only 51
games and was eventually transferred to Portsmouth.
More drinking, involvement with gangsters, his wife
running off with a DJ, swindled out of all his money,
bankruptcy, threats to shoot someone, being arrested
for attempted murder, having to buy heroin for his
addicted son! From the highs, Peter Marinello's life
plummeted to terrible lows until he pulled his life
back round. He now spends his time nursing his
chronically ill wife and is still involved at youth
level with the game he loves. It is an extraordinary
Charlie Cooke (Chelsea) The Bonnie Prince: Charlie Cooke -
My Football Life by Charlie Cooke with Martin
Knight. Released 5 October 2006 by Mainstream Publishing.
Click to see Amazon.co.uk, which offers the following synopsis
Before Joe Cole, Dennis
Wise and Frank Leboeuf were 'Here, There and Every
Where', there was Charlie Cooke. He arrived at
Chelsea in 1966 as a replacement for club favourite
Terry Venables and promptly delighted the fans with
his superb ball skills, searing runs and perceptive
crosses. Most spectacular of all was his magical body
swerve that triggered a collective mega-decibel sigh
from the Shed. They called him 'the Magician', 'the
Maestro' and 'the Wizard', or just 'Charlie, Charlie,
Cooke became a pivotal
member of the mercurial Chelsea side of the late
1960s and '70s, playing alongside the likes of Peter
Bonetti, Alan Hudson and Peter Osgood. The epic
two-match 1970 FA Cup final against arch-enemies
Leeds remains to this day one of the most-watched
television events ever in the United Kingdom. Like
many of the era, Cooke finished his career in
America, where he played with and against the likes
of George Best and Pele. But unlike most of the other
British players, Cooke stayed on in the USA, helping
the country to develop as a footballing nation.
"The Bonnie Prince" is an insightful,
exciting and entertaining account of a special
footballer, once seen never forgotten.
Tommy Docherty (FC Porto)
The Doc: My Story - Hallowed Be Thy Game by Tommy
Docherty. Released 9 October 2006 by Headline Books.
Click to see Amazon.co.uk who offer the following synopsis:
Doc' is one of the most colourful characters in
football. Always outspoken and honest, headlines have
followed him throughout his career. He achieved
success on the pitch with Preston and Scotland but it
is as a manager that he secured his place in football
history. The remark that he has had more clubs than
Jack Nicklaus cannot be disputed: fourteen teams in
four different countries. He resigned from Chelsea;
he was sacked by Manchester United within two weeks
of winning the 1977 FA Cup and at Derby he became
embroiled in a bitter legal dispute. Now, for the
first time, the Doc tells all about his life in
football and those he has shared it with - Shankly,
Busby, Clough, Ramsey, Stein. This is a story like no
other, from one of the biggest personalities of the
Alan Mullery Alan Mullery The Autobiography
by Alan Mullery. Released 25 September 2006 by Headline
Click to see Amazon.co.uk which offers the following synopsis:
Mullery's passion for football is matched by a stream
of anecdotes about the players that have filled his
professional life, including Bobby Moore, Pele,
Johnny Haynes, Jimmy Greaves and George Best. Here,
for the first time, Mullery lets the reader into the
secrets he has previously kept hidden: the shame of
being sent off for England; the true story behind
England's 1970 World Cup quarter-final defeat; how he
sold one thousand Cup final tickets on the black
market; and the bitterness behind the cheers of
Spurs' 1972 UEFA Cup victory.
addition, he tells of how he squared up to a national
hero, about the naked blonde in the hotel and the
truth behind football's most feared man and why he
hated playing against him. From the war-torn streets
of London, to the great soccer arenas of the world,
the Alan Mullery story is packed with non-stop
action, famous characters and every human emotion.
Violence. Frustration. Laughter. Triumph. They all
play a part in Mullers' on- and off-pitch adventures.
Kevin Beattie (Ipswich Town) The Greatest Footballer England
Never Had. Kevin Beattie.
This book was
featured In FourFourTwo March 2007, No. 151
edition. It seems all books come signed by Kevin and are
exclusively available from www.cultfigurepublishing.com, which offers the following synopsis:
frank, funny, yet harrowingly poignant story of Kevin
Beattie, the inaugural PFA young footballer of the
year and a man tipped by Sir Alf Ramsey to win over
100 caps for his country. A man who Sir Bobby Robson
says is the best footballer that he has ever worked
with. A footballer who was courted by legendary
managers like Bill Shankly and Don Revie and who
seemed destined for football greatness until injury
wrecked his career.
the age of thirty, had become so down on his luck
that he was picking up cigarette butts off the street
and contemplating suicide, although he retained a
dark sense of humour saying: 'I would have tied a
hose to my exhaust pipe but my car had been
How did this happen
? Where did it all go wrong ? How has he coped since
Thirty Years Ago
March 1977, April 1977 and May
are all now available
Hill (Swansea City) dies. See obituary.
Radford (Newport County) scored
the best FA Cup goal in the Seventies, it's official!
to this site voted 103 times to give his goal for
Hereford v Newcastle United a clear 5 per cent lead
over nearest contender, Allan Clarke's diving header in the 1972
goal was an early winner of Match of the Day's Goal
of the Season, and helped launch John Motson's
See Poll Results.
Ronnie Radford's goal at http://www.youtube.com and Allan Clarke's goal at http://www.youtube.com
month the Poll aims to find out the best Football
Manager during the five year period 1965-1970. Future
polls for 70-75 and 75-80 will follow.
in the new Poll
Next Generation News
2007 update of the Next Generation page was completed today. These
days I do tend to add any news I find about the palyers
retrospectively at the date it happened so the various
news pages will have become slightly longer.
ITV 1 the UK
terrestial television channel had a Game
Show Marathon hosted by Vernon Kaye. Peter
was there amongst the celebrities in the
Next Generation News
Anyone interested in boxing may have seen a 3 page
article 'Long road for the quiet man' by Ian
McNeilly in the April 2007 edition of Boxing
Monthly. It concerns Carl Johanneson,
nephew of Albert Johanneson (Leeds United).
boxer, Carl, is the current British super featherweight
champion, and on 17 March 2007 was ranked number two in
Britain behind Alex Arthur, though
neither boxer is ranked in the World top ten.
fights Carl has won 20 and lost 2. Carl was the holder of
the WBF title but lost it to Russian, Leva
Kirakosyan in just 101 seconds in his third
defence. There was a reason, though, as sadly Carl's
girlfriend of three years had just died from cancer.
be back and as he says at the end of the article ,
"Let me at 'em. It's just a matter of time."
Gabby Logan, daughter of Terry
Yorath (Leeds United) became the first female
presenter of BBC 1's Match of the Day! Gabby
transfered to the BBC from ITV in December 2006. According to Wikepedia, Logan started
presenting on BBC Sport on 27 January 2007, presenting
the FA Cup fourth round tie between Luton Town and
Ellis (Sheffield Wednesday) has rejoined Kevin
Blackwell as his first team coach at
Championship side, Luton Town. Sam's coaching partnership
with Kevin at fellow side Championship, Leeds United,
ended when Sam's contract came to an end at the end of
last season. Kevin himself was then sacked by Leeds
earlier this season.
recently became manager of Luton Town replacing Mike
Newell. Luton were bottom placed below Kevin's
old Leeds United side, prompting Kevin to light heartedly
comment that he could be the manager of two sides
relegated in the same division in the same season!
has gathered together his old coaching partnership trio
of himself, Sam and John Carver, Kevin's
caretaker-manager replacement at Leeds United.
his role coaching at Championship side, Stoke City.
Birthday Bob and 1970-71 Footballers !!! It is 8 today.
as my team Leeds United slip close to relegation to
League One, at least my trusty site is still there for me
to get some alternative enjoyment out of the football
thanks to you - yes you in particular - and, well, to all
the gazillions of visitors this site gets for showing an
interest; and rest assured that even if no-one ever came
ever again, I'd still be here doing my regular updates!
Milan v Leeds United Rematch
United and AC Milan are to replay the 1973 European Cup
Winners' Cup, following an appeal to Uefa. Leeds lost 1-0
on the night to AC Milan, but the referee that night has
often been accused of having been corupt, and there have
been many calls for the game to be replayed.
Platini, the new President of UEFA ordered a
review following an appeal by former Leeds MP Lord
Denis Healy. Platini said, 'Normally UEFA is
known for it's refusal to change decisions, for its
conservatism, and for being awkward over and beyond the
call of duty, and I want to change all that. As it is
within my power to do so now, I uphold the claim that the
referee that day in 1973 was dodgy, and order the match
went on to say that his good friend Eric Cantona
had 'bagged on' about it for years. Platini joked, 'Now I
have done this for Eric and Leeds United, perhaps he'll
do something for me - and not act in any more films'.
crucial turning point in Platini's decision making
appears to have been the 9 goals David Healy
has now scored in the Euro qualifiers. 'David Healy is a
football genius for Northern Ireland,' Platini said, 'And
Denis, who I believe is David's grandfather, approached
me to say that if I could do this for Leeds and mention
David's name, he would become more popular at Leeds, too!
How could I refuse!?' Platini then looked up and added,
'I'm not a silly billy!' to howls of laughter from the
European Cup Winners' Cup ceased to be competed for
beyond 1999, but should Leeds United win the re-played
tie, the old trophy will be have AC Milan's name
scratched off, and Leeds United's' name inserted instead.
still unclear if Leeds United and AC Milan will be
allowed to play their current 2006-7 squad players, or if
UEFA will insist that the clubs play players from the
1973 match itself. Leeds' captain Billy
died in 1997, but was unusually not a member of the team
rumours are that Leeds United will play the 1973 players
regardless of the team AC Milan put out. One of the Leeds
United directors, who wanted to remain anonymous, said
'We (the 1973 players) may all be over 50, and in some
cases over 60, but we can still run faster, pass a ball
better, and play as a team better than the 2006-7 squad,
so I think we would stand a better chance of bringing the
trophy back for Leeds.'
Bates' estranged son, Mick (Leeds
United), had a
rare start in the match in 1973, and it is believed that
seeing his son play for Leeds now that he is the club's
chairman is another reason that Leeds are likely to call
upon the Class of '73.
Harvey (Leeds United) is quoted as saying, 'I'm up
for it as long as I can get someone to cover my post
round that day. This will be my second return to the
club, but I would never let the side down if they asked
me to come back. Thank goodness 'Careless Hands' wasn't
in goal, eh?!'
McQueen (St Mirren) added, 'I'm not sure the Leeds
fans will want me back after playing for Manchester
United, but given that my current employers (Sky) will
have the rights for the game, I don't think they'll have
much of a choice!'.
Eddie Gray, who's brother Frank was in the 1973 team spoke on
BBC Radio Leeds saying 'It's an unusual situation, but I
believe Leeds deserve a second chance, I only wish I was
playing myself'. A sentiment agreed with by most Leeds
fans most Match Days.
Norman Hunter merely added, 'Bring 'em on,
it's payback time!'
Next Generation News
Rovers, whose first team coach is Paul Trollope -
son of John Trollope (Swindon
defeated 3-2 in extra-time by Doncaster Rovers in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Doncaster at the
Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Next Generation News
Cooper - son of Terry
joined Hinckley United of Nationwide
Conference North in January following his departure as
player manager of Tamworth. Hinkley are proving to be a
Next Generation home from home, as he joins Sam
Shilton - son of Peter Shilton, and Neil Cartwright -
son of Les
Cartwright (Coventry City). I see Chris
Cooper is making his way into the team from the
apprentices, is this a new grandson for the site???!
Whilst visiting the
site I saw this news...
Gadsby Memorial Match
final event of the fundraising calendar for the Matt
Gadsby Memorial Fund will take place on Sunday April
1st at the Marston's Stadium when a host of former
internationals will lace up their boots for a charity
A legends team, featuring several former
internationals, will be managed by Barry Fry (Bedford
and captained by Matt Le Tissier. The team will take
on Hinckley United for one half of football and then
in the second half a side made up of team mates of
Matt Gadsby at Kidderminster Harriers, Mansfield
Town, Walsall and Forest Green Rovers.
Players lined up to take part along with Le Tissier
include Peter Shilton, Paul Parker, Steve Hodge,
Matt Elliott, Jan Molby, Nigel Clough - son of Brian
Clough (Derby County manager), Paul Walsh and
Gary Mills while a number of other players including
Warren Barton, Rob Lee, John Beresford, Chris Waddle
and David Speedie are also hoping to lace up their
boots along with other players with top flight
England manager Steve McClaren is also hoping to be
at the ground on the day after a pledge by his agent
Colin Gordon - who acted for Matt Gadbsy throughout
his professional career. Championship referee Bryan
Curzon will be the man in the middle on the day.
After the game, fans will get the chance to mix with
the players and a question and answer session will
take place featuring a number of the players on the
Gate prices will be £5 Adults and £3 concessions,
of course all going towards the Matt Gadsby Memorial
Fund. Kick off will be at 2pm, but the bar will be
open from 12 noon.
Next Generation News
The problem of
whether or not to keep playing Steven Gerrard
and Frank Lampard - son of Frank
in the same England team solved itself when Frank broke
his wrist in training two days before the next European
Championships qualifier away to Andorra played in
Barcelona, Spain. It meant Frank missed his first game
since March 2006 a run of 16 matches.
won 3-0, but when it was 0-0 at half time England fans
booed the players off the pitch. In the second half,
Steven had a blinder scoring twice for his first time for
Iversen, son of Odd Iversen (Racing
misses Norway's European Championships qualifier away to
Turkey, which finished 2-2.
Linderoth, son of Anders Linderoth
(Helsingborgs IF) completes the set by missing
Sweden's European Championships qualifier 2-1 away defeat
to Northern Ireland.
thanks to Bob Chance for the update that
David Irving (Workington
Town) is now at
United States Soccer League Second Division side
Willmington Hammerheads! See Where are they now? Spring
Next Generation News
Lampard - son of Frank
plays for England in a European Championships qualifier
away to Israel in Tel Aviv. England had to settle for a
dismal 0-0 draw. This is Frank's 53rd game for his
country in which he has scored 12 goals.
have now gone 5 games without winning, and Frank has
played in them all. It was England's first defeat at home
under Steve McLaren.
Iversen, son of Odd Iversen (Racing
for Norway in a European Championships qualifier at home
to Bosnia-Herzegovina in Oslo. The final score was a
2-1defeat. It is Steffen's 66th cap for Norway, he has
scored 13 times for his country in total.
tonight's programme there was the odd picture in the
background as usual, one was clearly George
but the others were just too quick to spot (roll on the
DVD release and the pause button). But did anyone else
notice that three main characters unique to the episode,
the murdered victim - Charlie, and the main suspects -
George and Graham, make up the names of Arsenal's
goalscorers in the 1970-71 season? Charlie
/ George Graham.
Who knows, after all 'God is in the Detail'... A phrase
often repeated in the programme, and a phrase once
famously used to describe this very site. Cue Twilight
Zone Theme. See www.wsc.co.uk
sure there was a Mr (Arthur) Mann (Manchester City) and a Mr (Jack)
Whitham (Liverpool), too, but even I'm prepared to believe I'm
reading too much into all this.
neighbour is a big Kilmarnock fan and I knew they'd
reached the Scottish CIS (League) Cup final and that
their manager is Bob 70-71 Pages star, Jim
Jefferies (Hearts), so I naturally asked him how
they got on.
this doesn't work written down, but you can get the
point. As a Leeds fan, at least, I too know what it is
like for your team to reach a final and after the
performance on the day begun to rather wish they hadn't.
Bradford City Players
To give Terry a proper home, I've given Bradford
their own page ... and whilst I was at it, I've given Cec
and David Bairstow their own pages. David was a
junior player in the 1970-71 season, but is known to us
as a one Yorkshire and England's most famous
wicketkeepers of the 1970s and 1980s.
Bradford City players also saw a couple of additions to
the Sons and Daughters page. David Bairstow is the
father of cricketer, Andrew Bairstow,
who briefly played at first class level for Derbyshire as
well as several Second XI County sides. And Peter
Middleton (Bradford City) had a brother, John Middleton,
who also played for Bradford City.
Next Generation News
Darren Currie - nephew of Tony
is on the move again. Darren has already played for two
side in the Championship this season, Ipswich Town and
Coventry City (on loan). Still on Ipswich's books, Darren
has moved on loan to Derby County, who are in a good
position to win the League.Darren played 8 games for
Coventry City without scoring. Derby County is now his
11th different club!
Mar 07: Darren makes his debut for Derby County in a 3-1
home win v Cardiff City. Darren came on in the 75th
minute, after all the goals had been scored.
2007: Darren scores his debut (and only) goal for Derby
county against his Uncle's old club. Leeds United in a
2-0 home win. Darren's goal came within a minute of
coming on as substitute when the score was 0-0. About 11
mins into injury time at the end of the first half if
Paul Dalglish, son of Kenny Dalglish
(Celtic squad), was a part of the
Houston Dynamo team that beat New York Red Bulls 2-1 to
win the Carloina Cup, a pre-season tornament. This is the
third year in a row that the club has won the Cup, and in
the past the winners always go on to win a major trophy
later in the season. Paul came left the game in the 68th
minute when it was still 1-0 to the Red Bulls!
Terry Owen, whose name appears on the site
more than most Bob 1970-71 players, usually in the phrase
'Michael Owen - son of Terry Owen', finally
has his own page on the site.
Next Generation News
Webb, son of David Webb (Chelsea), has gone out on loan from
League One side, Yeovil Town to the Conference National
League for the second time this season. Daniel had only
just returned form Rushden and Diamonds and played for
Yeovil for one game when he was off again to Woking. He
makes his debut for Woking in the League in a 2-2 away
draw scoring the opening goal after just 8 minutes!
McFarland (Derby County) leaves Chesterfield in League
Two after just short of 4 years in charge. Chesterfield
of League One are just one point above relegation and
have lost their last four games. Lee Richardson
will take over as caretaker manager. At the time of
leaving, Roy was the 12th longest serving manager in the
exactly one month after his old Derby County team-mate, Colin
Todd (Sunderland) left Bradford City.
saw ITV 1's The Championship this morning would
have enjoyed a five minute feature of Oliver
Allen with his father Clive Allen,
son of Les Allen (QPR
talking from their kitchen. It preceded the highlights of
the League Two Barnet v Stockport County game, which
Barnet won 3-1, and in which Oliver scored. It is already
his 4th goal for the club, having scored in each of his
last four matches!
Next Generation News
Louise Redknapp, daughter-in-law of Harry
Redknapp, was the subject of a documentry about what it
takes to be a size zero on Wednesday 7 March 2007. In the
build up to showing the programme Louise featured in
interviews in The Sun, Grazia, First
Magazine, and Closer in early February; and
was on This Morning and the news, 6 March 2007.
Louise's own website, www.louiseredknappofficial.co.uk reports:
'this programme should be watched by every teenage
girl in the country The Times
Almost 6 million viewers (5.9 Million) tuned into
ITV1 on Wednesday night to witness Louise enduring a
punishing experiment in an attempt to fit into a size
zero dress. The 30 day ordeal followed Louise to LA
and back and closely monitored her journey as she
shrunk from a healthy size eight to a dangerously
thin size four (US 0). The 90 minute documentary
served to expose the dangers of extreme dieting and
highlighted the pressures on young women today.
With almost one third (29%) of the TV audience share
The Truth About Size Zero had an
unprecedented impact on British viewers. The
demographic make-up comprised a massive proportion of
ABC1s and is being regarded within broadcasting
as one of the hits of the year. The Times
commented this programme should be watched by
every teenage girl in the country and being
that it far exceeded the average viewing figures for
the time slot it looks like it probably was!
Louise has since regained her curves but her personal
journey has certainly left its mark.
addition to all this, Louise is on the front cover of Red
magazine, April 2007 edition, and back in January
launched Orbit's Complete Detox.
Life On Mars
on Mars tonight. (BBC1 9pm) continued with its 70s
football references so loved by this site. Tonight the
show described one of the characters as a 'hero' - like Colin
!. I finally caught up with the first episode, which had
a clear picture of George Best on a locker
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