Mike Watkinson

Mike Watkinson was a valuable allrounder – a useful seamer who later turned to offspin, and an aggressive lower middle-order batsman – who was a key member of the Lancashire side which enjoyed success in the 1990s. International recognition came late – he was a week shy of … Read More

Neil Razor Ruddock

Larger than Life football character with a great sense of humour. Since retiring from professional fopotball Neil has been in demand for all sorts of media from `I`m a Celebrity` to a recent hilarious `Celebrity come dine with me` As a former `hardman` defender he is remembered for … Read More

Neville Southall MBE

Neville Southall was one of the greatest goalkeepers of his time. He was a mainstay of the Everton and Wales team for over a decade, before moving into management. He was born and grew up in Llandudno and originally played centre back for his school team and Llandudno Swifts, alongside Joey Jones. Neville … Read More

Norman Whiteside

Norman Whiteside was a classy, powerful player who first emerged on the scene as a precocious teenager. He had great aerial strength and was also good on the floor, making him a real handful for defenders. A Belfast boy, he was spotted by the same scout who discovered … Read More

Paul Fletcher MBE

In 1970 Paul Fletcher became one of the country’s most expensive transfers when he joined Burnley Football Clubfor a Club record fee. During the next ten years Paul Fletcher made over 400 appearances, mostly in the old First Division – now named The Premier League. After gaining four England u23 International caps he was selected … Read More

Paul Merson

Born in London, Paul Merson started his football career at Arsenal in 1984, joining the club as an apprentice. He made his 1st team debut for Arsenal on November 22, 1986 and by the 1988-89 season was a regular on the right wing making his debut for the … Read More

Peter Shilton OBE

Peter Shilton was born in Leicester, September 1949. He started training with his local clubLeicester City aged 13. Within four years, Shilton had forced the legendary Gordon Banks’ own departure from Leicester after the teenager gave the club an ultimatum over which goalkeeper should be first choice. In May 1966, aged 16, Peter Shilton made … Read More

Phil Bennett

Phil Bennett was a prince of fly-halves, baffling opponents and thrilling spectators with his sidestepping and swerving runs. He scored 166 points for Wales in 29 appearances, and another 44 for the British Lions in eight Tests. Felinfoel-born Phil was a magician, remembered and revered for the part … Read More

Phil Tufnell

Phil Tufnell is one of the funniest and most sought-after celebrities on the after-dinner speaking circuit. His amusing appearances as a team captain on A Question of Sport and as a contestant in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Strictly Come Dancing have elevated him … Read More

Robert Croft MBE

One of then most recognisable cricketers of the modern era, Robert Croft MBE played county cricket for 23 seasons, proving testament to his reputation as a hugely reliable and consistent performer for both club and country. Representing both England and Wales during his career, Croft has played in … Read More

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