Nice one Cyril!

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This old tune came to mind in the middle of the night. You don’t hear it much (justifiably) but the first 15 seconds of the record make it the best football song there is (narrowly pipping “Three Lions on their shirt”). After that sublime start, it reverts to the normal football song formula of choruses by people who shouldn’t have been allowed within 15 miles of a microphone plus the inevitable key change which prolongs the misery for another 30 seconds. The song is about Spurs stalwart Cyril Knowles – “one of the best left backs ever to grace the game”. There is a video of some of his greatest moments below the record. Cyril Knowles tragically died of cancer aged 47 in 1991.

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