Martin Peters

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Martin Peters: technique and opportunism were supreme assets that took him to the World Cup finals. Photograph: Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Martin Peters Born: November 8th, 1943 Died: December 21st, 2019 Martin Peters, who has died aged 76, was a key figure in England’s 1966 World Cu(...)

Martin Peters celebrates after scoring   England’s  second goal during the 1966 World Cup final against West Germany at Wembley. Photograph: PA Wire

Former West Ham and Tottenham midfielder Martin Peters, who scored England’s second goal in the 1966 final against West Germany, has died aged 76 foll(...)

Graeme Souness: “You don’t get to 64 years old and not want to change something. I made a few mistakes.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Archie Gemmill called you “a chocolate soldier”. “He did.” As in, if you were chocolate, you’d eat yourself? “Yes.” Were you offended by that? “N(...)

 Frank Worthington in 1973 when he was with Leicester City. Photograph:  PA Wire

Frank Worthington’s daughter has questioned whether heading heavy leather footballs could have played a part in her father developing Alzheimer’s dise(...)

Diafra Sakho scored West Ham’s third goal in their 3-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield. Photograph: Getty

Liverpool 0 West Ham United 3 West Ham ended one of the longest winless runs in top-flight history with their first victory at Anfield in almost 52 ye(...)

Soon to be World Cup winning England manager Alf Ramsey issues instructions as internationals Ray Wilson and Alan Ball (centre) toy with the ball while captain Bobby Moore listens attentively; The Irish Times eulogises the famous victory. photograph: pa

Before his untimely death in 1993, Ronnie Whelan snr was apt to recall that growing up in Cabra on Dublin’s north side, he was never regarded as the b(...)