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Firstly, Bryan Robson. I received a call from Tony Jimenez last night telling me that Bryan was coming on our podcast, what a wonderful surprise as I am one of his biggest, if not his biggest fans. This is like Parkinson luring Sinatra or Ali. Talking of Michael Parkinson I watched his show with Sean Connery and who was on there also but none other than Boris Johnson, yeah, Boris Johnson sitting next to the
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A friend Paul Shurvill sent me some photographs and programmes to sign and while doing so I took a look through the Wembley programme, which I wouldn’t have been able to do before 15 December 1997 and came across on centre-page THE LEADING SOCCER WRITERS…HAVE THE FINAL WORD.Brian James (Daily Mail): The single mindedness of CHELSEA’S play in the Cup makes me believe LEEDS will have to take this season’s trophies from elsewhere.Geoffrey Green (The
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11.30am: After writing this piece at 8.30am it struck me that at the beginning of the BT2 showing of this match they showed the first ever winning of a European trophy by our Chelsea team against a Real Madrid team who lacked a Pirri in midfield, even tough I am a massive fan of Modric, however as predicted Chelsea did a job on him in the first 45 minutes, but that’s not good enough as
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My friend Ian Hutchinson floored my once hero during a match at the Bridge on 13 April 1975, as Mike Doyle looks on. City eventually won the First Division encounter 1-0 with a goal from midfielder Asa Hartford. NEVER MEET YOUR HERO? THAT DOESN'T APPLY TO WISBEY It is quite a famous saying but one that has both come true and two bewildered many people throughout the years. I am fortunate that I have never
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Thursday 15 April 21Through watching Liverpool’s knock-out punch by Real Madrid last night I get up knowing that it’s 32 years ago today of that most shocking of days in Sheffield, at Hillsborough I place I enjoyed in my early days at Chelsea. It was famous stadiums then for holding the FA Cup semi-finals, as was where I was on the day this day when hearing over the tannoy just what had happened, although they
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It’s Grand National Day after two great days racing at this most fabulous of race courses which makes me wonder, as always, why only two or three meetings a year, if that? Congratulations to Peter Scudamore and his partner Lucinda Russell for a huge winner yesterday. I was a regular at Haydock Park in my early days at Stoke City, which was a little closer to me than Aintree, and by early I mean my
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As I was looking through my site for the latest excuses, something I could write a book about alone, I was interested in reading what probably, and definitely in my eyes, the country’s most improved performer Calvin-Lewin had to say about Jack Grealish: If I could watch any player, it would be Grealish’ – Calvert-Lewin says England team-mate is ‘operating on a different level’ The Everton striker was wowed by the Aston Villa star’s unique
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I am reading about one of the best footballers of our times Andrea Pirlo and I just share the opening written by the man himself: A pen. Beautiful, granted, but still a pen. A Cartier: shiny, a little bit heavier than a biro and emblazoned with the Milan crest. The ink cartridge was blue. Plain old blue. I looked at the pen, spun it round in my hand like an infant examining its first toy.
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Yesterday was a long painstaking day of very mixed Frank Worthington emotions, none more so hurtful than not being able to contact our friend over the past couple of years after that visit to see both he and Stan, although still smiling they were both slipping away from the world they were brought up to not only create and entertain but make such an impression on those around them. Frank in particular because he, after
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! And he was, our great friend Frank (Worthington) and I say “our” because he was everyone’s friend – unless you were Don Revie (always a downside) – and this young man, whom I first met in 1969 at Huddersfield was Elvis then and was Elvis until today or yesterday whenever the inevitable happened.Don (Shanks) and I saw him last in Rhyll, somewhere in Wales, me thinking I’m going to Crewe where Stan Bowles began
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