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Where Have All the Rodney Marsh's Gone?

manchester city rodney marsh 76 Where Have All the Rodney Marsh's Gone?Premiership Countdown: 17 Days to Go.

One of my complaints about the modern game, and the Premiership, is the lack of characters in the sport. Now that Roy Keane and Alan Shearer have retired, what other Premiership stars can you name that are English and are unique characters? Seriously, I’m hard pressed to name a single one.

Unfortunately I wasn’t old enough to see him play, but Rodney Marsh was a quintessential character in the same mould as George Best and Ray Hudson. Whether you’re a fan of Marsh or not, you have to read this fantastic article in the Times newspaper that gives a glimpse into what it used to be like being a footballer in England and America during the 1970s.

The former Fulham, QPR and Tampa Bay Rowdies player now works with Talk Sport Radio, which can be heard live on the Internet at http://www.talksport.net (it’s also a fantastic site to follow the Premiership during the season).

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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2 Responses to Where Have All the Rodney Marsh's Gone?

  1. Anonymous says:

    The United States a suitably artificial epitaph indeed! Revealing that he still doesn’t regret the Toon Army joke, so Tawkspout go and employ him to come out with them ‘priceless’ insights. Effing idiot!

  2. riocharlie says:

    Well rooney is cetainly auditioning, add bellamy, and who was it who wore a polive bracelet around his ankle duiring matches? defoe? i cant remember. beckhams been quite the character over the past decade. a bit different but still a character.

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