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No other English professional footballer in the 21st century has made quite the rise from non-league to top-flight stardom like Jamie Vardy. The 31-year-old’s leap to stardom has been likened to a real-life version of the comic book classic, Roy of the Rovers, who used to defy the odds as Rovers’ leading marksman.
Last spring, Blackburn Rovers gained the unwanted distinction of being the first Premier League championship-winning club to drop into the third tier of English football. Inevitably, Blackburn’s relegation to League 1 at the end of 2016/17 precipitated a slew of stark comparisons, between the current Venky’s regime and the ownership of steel magnate Jack Walker in the 1990s.
Jimmy Greaves is the greatest finisher that England's ever seen,
He was presician personified inside the penalty area, a goalscoring machine. Greavsie was born on 20th February 1940 in the Capital's East End, And years later shockwaves and tremors through our lands defences Jimmy Greaves would send.
At four minutes past three on 6th February 1958 we lost our greatest English team,
Some of the finest young players that our Countries ever seen.
Sir Matt Busby had a vision to give the babes a chance,
And boy did they take it conquering Europe's elite from Russia through to France.

The term legend is probably bandied about too frequently nowadays, but in the Premier League, a smattering of players certainly deserve the tag. The likes Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Roy Keane, Patrick Vieira, Gary Neville, Ashley Cole , Dennis Bergkamp, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Paul Scholes

Power and pace a footballing ace,
Frightened defenders all over the place.
Strong in the air a duel if you dare,
Aggressive and tough honest and fair
Stare down in the tunnel, crunching the tackle midway through the first half, square up to the ref in the second, red card. The life of a football hard man was a simple one, but it’s a life no more. Football’s true hard men are a dying…no, an extinct breed and it’s a crying shame.
In 1913, Glenbuck Ayrshire the year before the first world war begun, Bill Shankly entered the world not knowing that one day he'd be Liverpool's most famous adopted Son.
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