In 2013, Alan Hodgkinson marks 60 years spent playing and coaching at clubs including Sheffield United, Manchester United and England. This is the story of his life - and the life of the game - in that time.
In 2013, Alan Hodgkinson marks 60 years spent playing and coaching at clubs including Sheffield United, Manchester United and England.
In `Between the Sticks', Alan tells the story of a life in football: from his days as a trainee at Worksopp Town in the 50s, to his big-money move to Sheffield United (where his signing-on fee was a new suit for `courting'), to England duty, as well as a glittering coaching career at Man United, Rangers, Villa among others.
It is a story that features legends of the game such as Matthews, Charlton, Best, and Pele, all of whom Alan has played with or against. `Between the Sticks' will transport the reader back to a golden age of football, when pig skins were hoofed around with hobnail boots, to the modern day where as a coach at Oxford United Alan sees the realities of 21st century football first-hand.
It is a story that no football fan will want to miss. (2x8pp colour plates)