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What would past football legends think of Cristiano Ronaldo pocketing a reputed half a million every week?
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Doug Marr: Time to return football to its rightful owners
The 2005 Sports Book of the Year was Gary Imlach’s My Father and Other Working-Class Heroes. The footballing father was Stewart, born in Lossiemouth, played for Scotland, and won the FA Cup with Nottingham Forest in 1959. The book is a touching portrayal of the far from glamourous life of professional footballers in the 1950s and 60s. As Gary Imlach observed, “My father and his teammates came from the same stock as those who packed the terraces every week to watch them.”

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