Tom Finney died yesterday, aged 91. In 2005, I was lucky enough to meet one of the nicest professional footballers you could ever wish to shake hands with. It was at a reunion of the Chelsea 1955 Football League Championship winning side and Tom Finney, who only ever played for his local club, Preston North End, was a special guest. The thing is, not many people realised that “The Preston Plumber” – a reference to his trade – was at the event, because there was no fanfare, no grand announcement and certainly no hubris. I was keen to get the signatures of all the 1955 team present on this unique occasion. I reached the table on which Finney was sitting, quietly enjoying a glass…