Tuesday 3 January 2012

There'll Never Be Another

The other day I was seeking out some information about the splendidly named actor A. Bromley Davenport (as one does), when I came across this fine fellow, his brother William Bromley-Davenport (A. dropped the hyphen). As well as that impressive list of initials after his name, William boasts what might well be a unique career description - distinguished soldier, England footballer and prominent Tory politician. If not unique, it's certainly one that will never come around again, not with the 'beautiful game' being what it is these days. It's hard to reconcile that drooping, monocled figure with the centre forward who kicked two past the Welsh keeper...

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