Focus On; Sir Stanley Matthews

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Sir Stanley Matthews CBE (1 February 1915 – 23 February 2000) was an English footballer who played as an outside right. Often regarded as one of the greatest players of the British game and one of the greatest players of all time, he is the only player to have been knighted while still playing football, as well as being the first winner of both the European Footballer of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year awards.

Matthews kept fit enough to play at the top level until he was 50 years old. He was also the oldest player ever to play in England’s top football division (50 years and 5 days) and the oldest player ever to represent the country (42 years and 104 days).

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Focus On; Len Glover

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Leonard Glover is a retired footballer who played as a winger for Charlton Athletic and Leicester City. Considered one of the greatest players to don a Leicester City shirt and once described as the “best uncapped winger in the world”.

The acerbic and quick-witted Cockney is often referred to in Frank Worthington’s seminal “One Hump or Two”: for example, when locally born defender Alan Woollett’s dog died manager Jimmy Bloomfield tried to get his players to show respectful sympathy towards the defender — a feat Glover was singularly unable to do.[6] While at Leicester he helped them win the 1971 FA Charity Shield. Later, he had a spell at Kettering Town, and a spell as joint manager of Harlow Town with Bobby Kellard.

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