Rebuilding England

British players wane on Europe market

October 10, 2013
By John Brewin

Vinny Samways was a player apart in English football. "Vinny Sideways," they called him. With a languid style that never properly fitted into the hurly-burly game of the era, he regularly employed the square pass. He won an FA Cup with Spurs in 1991, but never prospered at Everton, especially once Joe Royle's "Dogs of War" made Goodison Park their kennel.

At the turn of the millennium, British TV audiences began to be offered Spanish football ...

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