In 2013, Alan Hodgkinson marks 60 years spent playing and coaching at clubs including Sheffield United, Manchester United and England. This is the story of his life – and the life of the game – in that time.
In 2013, Alan Hodgkinson marks 60 years spent playing and coaching at clubs including Sheffield United, Manchester United and England.
In ‘Between the Sticks’, Alan tells the story of a life in football: from his days as a trainee at Worksopp Town in the 50s, to his big-money move to Sheffield United (where his signing-on fee was a new suit for ‘courting’), to England duty, as well as a glittering coaching career at Man United, Rangers, Villa among others.
It is a story that features legends of the game such as Matthews, Charlton, Best, and Pele, all of whom Alan has played with or against. ‘Between the Sticks’ will transport the reader back to a golden age of football, when pig skins were hoofed around with hobnail boots, to the modern day where as a coach at Oxford United Alan sees the realities of 21st century football first-hand.
It is a story that no football fan will want to miss.