Mudcat Café message #917380 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58059   Message #917380
Posted By: ard mhacha
24-Mar-03 - 04:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: He Played for England (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Harvey Andrews - He played for England
This song could refer to a large number of pre-1960 soccer stars, who were treated like slaves.
In those days the wages were a pittance 12.00 a week, rising to 20.00 in the mid 60s.
Tommy Lawton, Wilf Mannion, Raich Carter and many others finished their days scraping a living as watchmen or on security duty, unlike the pampered prima-donnas playing to-day, they were true sportsmen. Ard Mhacha.