RIP The Preston Plumber. This week the boys pay tribute to Sir Tom Finney, following his sad death at the age of 91. Finney was widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the Football League, where he spent his entire career, playing for just one club – his beloved Preston North End.
Finney also played 76 times for England, scoring 30 goals, featuring at the 1950, 1954 and 1958 World Cups. Ian Rigby, Preston’s club historian, joins us to reflect on Sir Tom’s incredible life and career – plus explain a bit more about what made him so deeply loved by football fans around the world. Ian is also the chairman of the Preston North End Former Players Association.
Elsewhere, we look back on a busy few days of FA Cup and Football League action. Sheffield United have made it through to the last eight of the Cup after seeing off Nottingham Forest at Bramall Lane. Blades blogger Ian Parkes (from wearegoingup.co.uk and TEAMtalk’s Fanzone) tells us all about the prospect of a Steel City derby in the quarter final, plus whether or not Nigel Clough can help the side survive relegation to the fourth tier.
There’s also QPR’s recent wobble to discuss, away kits, Flappy Bird celebrations, dogs on the pitch, Alan Judge, more postponements and voicemails from Sven-Göran Eriksson. All that plus Mike Delap tells us more about his club Blackburn Rovers…
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