The Mavericks

Len Shackleton: The great entertainer

April 19, 2012
By Robin Hackett
Perhaps more than any other player of genuine class in football history, Len Shackleton devoted his career to the cause of entertainment. He was, as he suggested with the publication of his hugely controversial autobiography while still active in 1955, the clown prince of soccer - a player with enough natural ability to produce endless on-field tricks for the amusement of the supporters and bemusement of his own team-mates.

His repertoire was extensive. He would regularly play one-twos ...

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