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Nat Lofthouse 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 Archie Gibson
(as well as a number of other famous faces).
The Guardian's Scott Murray backed Lofthouse for the Men United
captaincy with his artcile on the top 5 reasons why Nat should be
our captain. Here's one of them and you can read more about Nat
Lofthouse in the
full feature by Scott.
A local hero who kept it real
Lofthouse lost the early part of his career to the war, and,
having retired in 1960, missed out on the abolition of the maximum
wage by a year. Yet he always considered himself a lucky man:
fortunate that his £10 per-week wage was quadruple that of his dad,
who bagged coal for the Co-op, and fortunate that he was able to
escape a life down the mines, where he worked for four years as a
Bevin Boy. Never arrogant or flashy, he could still be seen on the
bus when he was winning England caps and FA Cups, a genuine modesty
that endeared him to the fans.
You can also read about what our Football League bloggers Geoff
Moss and Chris Parr from The Men in White thought about their hero too
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