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For Adrian Henri (1932-2000) The worn flagstones of Mount Street opposite the Liverpool Institute — the head’s office, I remember his cabinet full of silver trophies as he turned me down as a new pupil; 23 years later, I sat on your settee at 21 Mount Street, a cabinet with a dead magpie in it, […]
He was a footballing hero before I knew of other football heroes, a Northern Irishman before I knew there were Northern Irish, a Double Champion when Tottenham Hotspur won both Cup & League. Spurs? Incredible you say. . . ! Indeed! Fabulous deeds achieved when Blanchflower strode the pitch! Dannah! Danny. . . Blanchflower!
The characteristic run of your favorite player, the characteristic boos from the opposition fans.
Man City will win it, no, Man U, Man City! It couldn’t have been a more exciting finale — everything any neutral might hope for — thrills and spills and handbags too! Christopher T. George
“Couldn’t find his bum with his own two hands!” “Missed a busload of sitters!” “Me owld grandma coulda put that in!” But one moment of magic, a flick of his pony-tailed head, and the ball’s in the back of the net. After Andy warmed the bench all those matches, is the partnership of Carroll and […]