Margaret “Paddy” McGroarty Born: c.1948, Scotland? Position: Midfield Debut: Scotland (A) 18 November 1972 Occupation: Booking clerk (1972) A small and skilful but tough attacking midfielder or playmaker in England’s first national team. Like Kim Little 40 years later, she was an archetypal “tanner ba’ player” in the classic Scottish traditions.
Linda Curl Born: c.1962, Norwich Position: Striker Debut: Switzerland (H) 28 April 1977 Occupation: Policewoman (1988) The Lioness of Arco: a long-serving striking legend with an insatiable appetite for goals. Norwich police officer who was a player for the big occasion—with the medals to prove it—and a loyal servant to the EnglishContinue reading “Players: Linda Curl”
Martin Reagan, manager of the England women’s football team between October 1979 and December 1990, is a World War Two hero. Tyneside-born Reagan turned 90 last month and has led a life straight from the pages of Boy’s Own. While today’s feckless teens spend their time sniffing “meow meow” or filming “happy slappings” on theirContinue reading “Martin Reagan: women’s football boss was D-Day hero”