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By Clive Nicholson, ralph nicholson and mark metcalf,Ralph Nicholson,Mark Metcalf

absolutely illustrated. ‘Flying Over An Olive Grove’ is the 1st nice working-class soccer tale. Born at a special mo-ment within the heritage of the attractive online game, Fred Spiksley used to be among a brand new wave of children who from 1885 onwards may possibly aspire to be a qualified footballer and stay clear of the inevitability of business labour. He turned the 1st participant to attain a hat-trick opposed to Scotland and in 1896 he guided Sheffield Wednesday to FA Cup glory with four objectives and eight assists throughout the cup run. His first aim within the ultimate is taken into account by means of a few to be the quickest ever aim in FA Cup ultimate histo-ry. At his top he used to be the quickest winger in England and possessed overall ball keep watch over. He was once a participant with such skill that he was once capable of take his membership and kingdom to the top of soccer in the course of an period the place his narrow body didn't swimsuit the tough therapy that was once frequently meted out to him. With Fred Spiksley at the box no fit used to be ever misplaced. despite damaged ribs, he had the pluck and tenacity to stay at the box and ranking the profitable target in an epic FA Cup tie at Olive Grove, the floor the place he made his identify; 'the Olive Grove Flyer'. He scored over three hundred profession ambitions and gained each significant honour within the online game, and holds the checklist for the top goals-to-game ratio of any winger within the historical past of English soccer. His reputation prolonged all over the world as he grew to become the 1st specialist footballer to teach throughout 3 continents. In Europe he controlled the Swedish nationwide staff and guided 1FC Nuremberg to the German Championship in 1927.

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