Our Sporting Memories group, held at The CNG Stadium, met again last week; third Friday in the month and time for a brew and a natter.Much football talk and then a stab at the best ever Great Britain Squad which walked the earth, kicked a ball and sank a beer.
After a while we all came up with the following team.
1 Gordon Banks Stoke City
2 Alf Ramsey (Captain) Tottenham Hotspurs
3 Alf Sherwood Cardiff City
4 Nobby Stiles Manchester United
5 John Charles Leeds United
6 Duncan Edwards Manchester United
7 Stanley Matthews Stoke City and Blackpool
8 Alan Clarke Leeds United
9 Nat Lofthouse Bolton Wanderers
10 Steve Gerrard Liverpool
11 Eddie Gray Leeds United
George Best Manchester United
Ron Staniforth Huddersfield Town
Paul Gascoigne Tottenham Hotspurs
We wondered how much that lot would be worth today, then took on a bit of a quiz on football team nick names.
The Black Cats, The Toffees, The Hatters, The Canaries, The Peacocks, The Hammers and the best of the day The Baggies who are WBA so nicknamed after the chap that used to collect the gate money in a cloth bag and then was escorted round the pitch to the manager's office to count it and the crowd used to sing her comes the Baggy Man.
Sporting Memories, come down, catch up with friends and talk about football and other sports stuff.