Monday, August 29, 2016

Here Are The Football Results : Questions 4, Answers 2


There is such a story behind this photograph, bought for a few pence in a second hand shop. There is such a story behind this odd collection of individuals that together make up a football team. Thanks to a stray pen we know a couple of answers: that is Ray, second from the left of the back row, and that is Bert, the tall one in the middle of that row. 

But the questions have a clear lead. When? Where? Who are the rest of them? Why are they all smoking cigarettes? This wonderful collection of sporting individuals is a million miles from the carbon-fibre professionals of the modern game, but they seem to have enjoyed the game they have just played. And that makes them winners.

3 comments:

  1. Apparently Socrates, the Brazilian player, was heavy smoker, along with a number of star names. This bunch look as though they've been on the wrong end of some heavy tackles!

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  2. Totally off-topic here, but I like the beard!

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  3. Teeth extracted painlessly for 1/-. Good grief, I paid £135 about five years ago.

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