Posts tagged: Nat Lofthouse. Footie

L is for Lion of Vienna

Soccer - FA Cup Final - Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United - Wembley Stadium

It may seem odd, but I never saw many of my sporting heroes play their game. Harold Larwood, for example. Perhaps the fastest of fast bowlers and yet he played his last game of cricket in 1938, long before I was born.

But for this ABC Wednesday post, my subject is Nat Lofthouse, also known as the Lion of Vienna and one of the great football centre forwards who last played when I was only six years old. Read more ›››