Who was the footballer holding a cigarette in a sticker album? | The Knowledge

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“I’m sure I remember a Panini (or such-like) sticker, back in the early 70s, with a Division One player crouched down over the ball with a cigarette clearly in his hand. Any Panini obsessives out there, ready to pan through their archives?” asks Graeme Westwood.

Kudos to John Chubb and David Poza, who both provided pictorial evidence that the player in question was Crystal Palace centre-back Phil Hoadley. “It was in 1971-72, and the collection was from FKS Wonderful World of Soccer,” writes David. “Hoadley, who was on Palace’s books from 1967 to 1972, appeared with cigarette in hand in the previous edition too.”

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Plus: symmetrical league records and unlikely gigs (the encore). Send questions and answers to knowledge@theguardian.com or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU“I’m sure I remember a Panini (or such-like) sticker, back in the early 70s, with a Division One player crouched down over the ball with a cigarette clearly in his hand. Any Panini obsessives out there, ready to pan through their archives?” asks Graeme Westwood.Kudos to John Chubb and David Poza, who both provided pictorial evidence that the player in question was Crystal Palace centre-back Phil Hoadley. “It was in 1971-72, and the collection was from FKS Wonderful World of Soccer,” writes David. “Hoadley, who was on Palace’s books from 1967 to 1972, appeared with cigarette in hand in the previous edition too.” Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/04/who-was-the-footballer-holding-a-cigarette-in-a-sticker-album

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