Why? Because one day in late 1977, the English First Division match featuring Everton versus Coventry was beamed to his childhood home. Everton won 6-0, Latchford scored a hat-trick, and a seven-year-old boy chanced upon a hero. Sporting Intelligence picks up their story 38 years later.
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1 Posted 29/04/2016 at 12:43:55
2 Posted 29/04/2016 at 12:57:33
So as we know, Bob needs two goals for the 30 and one of our goals is scored after a player (possibly Neil Robinson) had been tripped.
So it was into the box, trip, but he finishes - goal.
Next thing, everyone is surrounding the ref claiming the goal shouldn't stand because...the pen should be given.
Sort of 'Tut! We don't want him to score the goal, we want HIM to score.'
3 Posted 29/04/2016 at 13:04:37
I was at the Coventry game, missed the Chelsea game unfortunately.
Your recollection is spot on and is nicely covered in Brian Viner's book; Looking for the Toffees.
Good read if you haven't done so.
5 Posted 29/04/2016 at 19:04:12
6 Posted 01/05/2016 at 15:26:43
PS in early 2000's I worked at Ladbrokes' call centre in Aintree and was told Bob was part of the team that set football odds. Anyone know what he's doing now? A true Legend.
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