The myth and legend of Charlie George

We’ve all seen the TV footage. The Messiah of North London, on his back and awaiting adulation from his team-mates who raise him from the dead to celebrate what proved to be the winning goal in the 1971 FA Cup final. Arrogant, triumphant, expectant. Charlie George, the idol of the Highbury North Bank revelling in the finest moment of his career. All too soon. George, along with pop singer Marc Bolan, was the face of 1971. He should have gone on from that season to have a stellar football career, but he didn’t. It was an unfulfilled talent, a career … Continue reading The myth and legend of Charlie George