Fellows Park Beckoned England Youngsters
Footballers went to watch matches at other clubs a lot more in days gone by. There was next to no live coverage of games for a start, so you either went along in person or missed out altogether. Les Wilson recently told us how Albion’s Tony Brown had picked him up outside Molineux one afternoon in the late 1960s, so the two Mancunians and boyhood United fans could travel together for a big European Cup match at Old Trafford. We can now illustrate, though, how this general love of dropping in on other teams’ fixtures sometimes extended well beyond individuals to entire squads.