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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Manager who took FA Cup home by Tube

You'd never see this on the London Underground today!

On Friday, the back page of
The Times caught my eye with this picture of a man carrying a bulky parcel on the Tube and a woman who looked liked she's stepped out of Coronation Street circa 1950's/1960's scowling at him. Probably, no thoughts of bombs with this suspicious looking package though:

Manager who took FA Cup home by Tube

As The Times said: "Regular passengers on the London Underground are hard to shock, but Ron Greenwood turned heads in May 1964 when he took the FA Cup home on the Tube"....

"Legend has it that Greenwood wrapped the trophy in a cloth to avoid attracting too much attention. Asked by a fellow passenger what he was hiding, the West Ham manager had the perfect answer. 'Sweet FA,' he said."

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