Charlton Testimonial

Charlton Testimonial

Former Manchester City forward Wyn Davies couldn’t have picked a bigger night to make his debut for local rivals United on Monday September 18th 1972. The Welsh international had transferred from the Blues for £60,000 just four days earlier and was keen to start his...
Played for Liverpool and Everton

Played for Liverpool and Everton

You could almost name a squad of footballers who’ve played for both Everton and Liverpool – but few were as ferocious as centre forward Dave Hickson. Coached by Everton legend Dixie Dean, Hickson gave no quarter, and was frequently in trouble with referees for his...
Football Wars of Roses

Football Wars of Roses

Not many football clubs can claim their rivalry stretches back to the 15th century – and the Wars of the Roses. But commentators believe the medieval conflict between Lancastrians and Yorkists may well have something to do with the ongoing enmity between Manchester...
Footballers at Christmas

Footballers at Christmas

From Denis Law playing keepie uppie round the Christmas tree to George Best festooning his Manchester boutique with tinsel, footballers have never been lacking in festive spirit. Some have donned Santa outfits for charity and brought pleasure to patients’ lives...
Tony Book

Tony Book

Not many professional footballers nowadays make their top-flight debut at the age of 31. In fact most players, apart from notable exceptions like Christiano Ronaldo, are planning their route into retirement at that age. But stepping down was the last thing on defender...
Hammers Manchester

Hammers Manchester

It was a red-letter day for café owner Phil Cassetari when seven of the biggest names in football arrived at his restaurant for a reunion in November 1971. Six of them – Noel Cantwell, Dave Sexton, Malcolm Allison, John Bond, Frank O’Farrell and Malcolm Musgrove...