61 England Caps apparently. I think it was Ron Greenwood who had a policy of alternating between Clemence and Shilton for each England game. Clemence would have probably got double that if he got to play regularly.Very sad great keeper better than Stilton imo
The really odd and perhaps sad thing about Des O'Connor for me is that he had a son in his early 70s and this lad is now mid teens, and fatherless. I really hope the young lad has had someone in his life who has acted as male role model and mentor other than an 80 year plus old man. In my view, and perhaps controversially, you have kids in your early middle age at the latest when you still have the energy to give them the attention they deserve, and not at a time when most folks of that age are grandparents or even great grandparents and whilst pleased to see their grandkids/greatgrandkids, after they have worn you out glad to have a rest from them. You cant do that with your own son or daughter.Strange how sometimes you read obituaries and you thought the person had died years ago, i thought Des had long gone.
As you say good innings.
Searching for a wine recipe for some newly acquired fruit, one of my go to sites was
Jack Keller, great formulations, don’t think I’ve ever had a bad one. Sadly, just
found out that he died in September. RIP