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When Stuart Williams was confronted by the emerging genius of Pele in a quarter-final of the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, the classy and constructive Welsh full-back responded with the performance of his life. That day in Gothenburg, the teenager who would soon be hailed as the greatest footballer of all time, scored the only goal of the game to eliminate valiant opponents who had upset the odds by reaching the last eight. Though deprived of their own star, John Charles, through injury, the scarlet-shirted heroes held out for more than 70 minutes against a sumptuously talented Brazilian attack, in which the prodigy combined to compelling effect with the likes of Garrincha, Didi and Zagalo.

Wayne Harrison: Liverpool signing whose promising career was thwarted by serious injury at home and on the pitch

Wayne Harrison was not the most fortunate of footballers. Blessed with a sublime talent for sniffing out goal-scoring opportunities and converting them with consummate skill, he became the world's most expensive teenager when Liverpool – then the mightiest club in the land – paid Oldham Athletic £250,000 for his predatory services in the spring of 1985.

'On the Bench', the first show, will be a round-up of the Tuesday night news from Football Conference side Grimsby Town and other sports teams along the Humber

This is Grimsby calling! Another cultural breakthrough beside the Humber as Estuary TV goes live

Strange times beside the Humber. A week after Hull was named City of Culture, neighbouring Grimsby is making broadcasting history by becoming the first of the United Kingdom's new network of local television channels.

England full-back Sam Tomkins

Rugby League World Cup: England full-back Sam Tomkins picks out France's Morgan Escare as the dangerman ahead of quarter-final

The World Cup hosts meet France at the DW Stadium and home favourite Tomkins has identified hs opposite number as the man to watch

The former England and Tottenham manager has lamented the premature judgement passed by clubs on teenagers

Simon Hart: What can Glenn Hoddle bring to the FA Taskforce? Ask Sam Clucas

Life Beyond the Premier League: Glenn built up your confidence and worked on your weaknesses to get you back in the game

Adnan Januzaj is tackled by Sacha Reither

Adnan Januzaj 'stamp': Fulham defender Sascha Riether banned for three-matches

The player apologised to the Manchester United forward

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino at Old Trafford

Financial Fair Play policy unfair on smaller clubs claim chairmen of Chelsea and Southampton

The system implemented by Uefa simply maintains the status quo

Paul Pogba

Transfer news: Juventus president admits a 'massive offer' for Paul Pogba would be impossible to resist

The former Manchester United player has become a regular since switching to Turin

Greg Dyke has given the thumbs down to a summer World Cup in Qatar

Premier League will not sit on commission looking to improve the England team

Former Three Lions manager Glenn Hoddle will be involved however

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Chelsea's striker Fernando Torres (L) tussles with Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen (R) after a tackle. GETTY IMAGES

Greg Dyke admits FA rules are flawed after Fernando Torres escapes punishment for scratching face of Jan Vertonghen

The Chelsea striker escaped punishment because the incident had been seen during the game, albeit only partially

Rickie Lambert has scored in each of his two England games

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From zero to hero?

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Steven Gerrard praise 'great example' of match winner Rickie Lambert

The striker came off the bench to score on his debut and win the match for England 3-2

Rickie Lambert was called up to the England squad on the same day that his wife gave birth

Rickie Lambert’s long and winding road to England recognition

Southampton striker caught Hodgson's attention back in his Fulham days but even the England manager thought 'can he do it on the big stage'

Roy Hodgson names Wayne Rooney in squad to face Scotland despite shoulder injury

Wayne Rooney has been named in the England squad by Roy Hodgson today, in spite of the Manchester United striker having played just one behind-closed-doors game in pre-season, missing Tuesday’s game in Stockholm with a shoulder injury.

Mascot Roary the Lion leads the teams out ahead at Macclesfield - but the club has dropped plans for a fan to pay for a game

Silkmen scrap offer for fan to pay £20,000 to play for 10 minutes

Macclesfield have withdrawn their offer to allow a member of public to play for the club in a competitive fixture in return for payment.

Wayne Routledge, left

Swansea winger Wayne Routledge set to be handed senior England chance

28-year-old could be only un-capped played named in squad

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