Monthly Archives: September 2017

Notts County, Jackie Sewell

[caption id="attachment_2549" align="alignnone" width="604"] John Gurkin, Norwich City.[/caption]   John Gurkin Described as being of ‘strapping physique’ on signing for Exeter City in the summer of 1929, Gurkin was a man of many clubs. He played in County Durham for Dean Bank and then South Hetton Royal Rovers. An automatic choice in the defensive pivot’s…
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Wolves, Billy Wright

Anderlecht v Wolverhampton Wanderers, November 1957 The two captains shake hands before the game An England Icon One of English football's greatest defenders and the first footballer ever to make a century of appearances for his country. Wright, who made 541 official - and 122 regional WWII - appearances for Wolves, signed as a professional…
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Blackpool, Stanley Matthews

Stanley Matthews, Blackpool The Wizard Of Dribble In 1965 Matthews became football’s first knight. Two years earlier — and fifteen years after the first time — he again became Footballer of the Year and by when he was back playing for Stoke City at aged 48. Matthews - ‘The Wizard of Dribble’ is rightly regarded…
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Norwich City, John Gurkin

[caption id="attachment_2549" align="alignnone" width="604"] John Gurkin, Norwich City.[/caption]   John Gurkin Described as being of ‘strapping physique’ on signing for Exeter City in the summer of 1929, Gurkin was a man of many clubs. He played in County Durham for Dean Bank and then South Hetton Royal Rovers. An automatic choice in the defensive pivot’s…
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