Originally Posted by wpdavid
True. But did you ever read any of Hugh Mcilvanney's writing on football? It really was a class apart. And I'm aware I'm using the past tense when I genuinely have no idea whether he's still writing or even alive.
And is this the right place to add how must I detest James Lawton's pieces in The Indy?
Still writes a weekly column for The Sunday Times
; sadly Murdoch being what he is one would have to pay to see it.
But yeah, great writer. Made a three part documentary called something like The Football Men
, with an episode on Matt Busby, Bill Shankly & Jock Stein. One of the very best I've seen.
I'm not quite so anti Lawton as you, but I do feel slightly queasy sometimes when he ramps up the sanctimony, as is his increasing wont.