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Scunthorpe United legend
Archie Gibson made our top 5 greatest captains of The Football
League so he's straight into our Men United Hall of Fame joining
Billy Bremner, Mick Mills, Paul Robinson, and Nat Lofthouse (as
well as a number of other famous faces).
Footballer turned journalist Adrian Clarke backed Gibson for the
Men United captaincy with his artcile on the top 5 reasons why
Archie should be our captain. Here's one of them and you can read
more about Archie Gibson in the
full feature by Adrain Clarke.
Going above and beyond
Modern-day players don't know they're born. Back in the early
60s, the world was in the midst of the Cold War, and this led to
unease over public safety in some areas of Britain. Seizing the
initiative, Gibson volunteered to be part of Scunthorpe's Civil
Defence Division in 1962. His plan was to train the Iron squad into
a rescue team, should they be needed in an emergency. He'd also be
on permanent standby just in case a local disaster occurred. How's
that for dedication? No wonder he's such a popular figure in the
north Lincolnshire town.
To read why Archie's grandson, and author of Any Old Iron, felt
his grandad was the great captain in Iron's history click here.
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