If you want to catch up on previous Cult Heroes, find them here!
Every German football fan can recite Herbert Zimmerman’s commentary of Germany’s winning goal in the 1954 World Cup final in Berne:
“… Kopfball (header) – abgewehrt (defended) – aus dem Hintergrund müsste Rahn schießen (from the back Rahn’s got to shoot) – Rahn schießt! (Rahn shoots)– Tooooor! Tooooor! Tooooor! Tooooor! …(Goal!)“ Continue reading Cult Heroes: Helmut Rahn
When former QPR and Millwall goalkeeper Tony Roberts was forced to retire from League football, due to a finger injury in 1998, he could never have envisaged that only 7 months later he would be back in the game and about to embark on the most successful period of his footballing career. Continue reading Cult Heroes: Tony Roberts
In the second of our Cult Heroes features, we take a trip to the North East, where James Cartwright tells us of his own legendary hero, current Middlesbrough star George Friend… Continue reading Cult Heroes: George Friend
Barney The Red
Many great footballers have graced the turf at Anfield, players such as Billy Liddell, Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness and Steven Gerrard just to name a select few.
Fans not only warm to great footballers but a person who has touched them for whatever reason, the personality of the individual, or a player who reminds them of themselves or a local lad, one of their own, are a few examples of this. For me, my hero growing up as a massive Liverpool fan was Alan Kennedy or as he is still fondly known as, “Barney”. Continue reading Cult Heroes: Alan Kennedy