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International football - who needs it?
« on: August 28, 2020, 01:05:18 PM »

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Re: International football - who needs it?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2020, 01:21:36 PM »
Stacy Murphy on the week's hot topic.

https://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?topic=61209.0

An interesting read. Although I think he failed to mention Nigel Spink's one single England appearance in Australia in 1983.

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Re: International football - who needs it?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2020, 12:10:26 AM »
That was the tour where Gary Shaw would have been picked, too, if he hadn't got injured in training.

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Re: International football - who needs it?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 06:35:45 AM »
Brian Little having just a 20 minute England career was a disgrace.

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For Villa , the centenary season of 1974 - 75 heralded a long overdue promotion back to division one, with a first ever European campaign as a bonus courtesy of winning the League Cup. For Little it was recognition that he was one of the brightest young stars in football. Ten goals in six matches, a hat - trick on his twenty first birthday and highest second division goalscorer earned him a call up into the England squad for the Home Internationals. It is part of Villa Park folklore that he came on as substitute against Wales, set up an equaliser for David Johnston and for twenty minutes looked like the answer to Don Revie's prayers., then was never picked again. Kevin Keegan, who had run away from the squad sulking after being dropped, was brought back to play against Scotland while Brian was never again to appear in an England shirt at any level. Perhaps if he had thrown a tantrum he might have received the awards his talents deserved; anyone who witnessed Keeganís creation of a holier - than - thou image in years to come were entitled to do so with a degree of cynicism.

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Re: International football - who needs it?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2020, 09:16:10 AM »
Brian Little having just a 20 minute England career was a disgrace.

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For Villa , the centenary season of 1974 - 75 heralded a long overdue promotion back to division one, with a first ever European campaign as a bonus courtesy of winning the League Cup. For Little it was recognition that he was one of the brightest young stars in football. Ten goals in six matches, a hat - trick on his twenty first birthday and highest second division goalscorer earned him a call up into the England squad for the Home Internationals. It is part of Villa Park folklore that he came on as substitute against Wales, set up an equaliser for David Johnston and for twenty minutes looked like the answer to Don Revie's prayers., then was never picked again. Kevin Keegan, who had run away from the squad sulking after being dropped, was brought back to play against Scotland while Brian was never again to appear in an England shirt at any level. Perhaps if he had thrown a tantrum he might have received the awards his talents deserved; anyone who witnessed Keeganís creation of a holier - than - thou image in years to come were entitled to do so with a degree of cynicism.

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That barnet & the untucked shirt could only ever be one player.

 


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