The last of the 'old time greats' has now gone. Tom Finney was even better than Sir Stan Matthews according to my old Dad. Finney was moved from Englands right wing to the left wing. Why? Well because Tom Finney was just as deadly with his left foot. He could also play centre forward. Stan Matthews was purely a right foot player.
That's not to say my old Dad didn't rate Stan Matthews. It's just that in those days we had Stan Matthews on one wing and Tom Finney on the other. Probably the two most devastating wingers ever to lace up football boots. They used to rip apart ANY defence. They were the 'wizards of dribble'. Players today cannot beat a player. Finney and Matthews certainly could.
When England's 'Lion of Vienna' Nat Lofthouse first played for England, he was told "just get into the middle. Those two will find you". And they did.
They could cross the old leather ball from the touchlines into the 6 yard box, and make sure the lace was facing the other way for the center forwards header, so they didn't hurt their foreheads with the laces of the leather balls.
This writer never saw Tom Finney play. He did see Stan Matthews, but when Matthews was in his 'twilight years'.
These players played when England was a great country, and before all the foreign influx had started. When England was a great team. And kids used to play football non-stop in the street. Now they waste their time on computer games and get 'brainwashed' by the multi=culti mass media.
Players like Finney used to entertain our people and provide excellent role models. Todays footballers are mostly foreign, who behave appallingly.