|'World Cup Willie' (Peter Roderick William Hoffmann)|
I was momentarily surprised because it was the only time before or since that he ever came to our door. Andy was three years older than me and a tall lad. He handed me sixpence-a tanner-five minutes earlier England had won the World Cup-it was the first I'd heard the news-I'd forgotten the game was on, or chosen not to watch, preferring to play football instead; the appearance of Celtic and Rangers in two European finals a year later made a much bigger impact. Andy had however watched the World Cup final.
|Bobby Moore holds World Cup 1966|
I'd made a bet with him-it was typical of Andy to be pay up and so very quickly.
|Free with The Hornet-still got a copy!|