Nice Guys Comes First – 1st Cap 1st Goal 1st Touch & A Win

Rejected by Liverpool as a schoolboy, 31 year old Rickie Lambert played professional football across all leagues in England and amateur football (while he had to work in a beetroot factory). Then, at the age of 31, and in the space of a week he celebrated the arrival of his third child, his first cap, … Read more

Portuguese Players Shake Englishman’s Hand After He Scores

A BBC Radio interviewer asked the late Cissy Charlton (mother of Bobby and Jack) about the 1966 England v Portugal World Cup semi final (which England won 2-1), she said: “22 good sports men. They played football as you like to see it played. And the crowd was good. They were a really good crowd. The English … Read more