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Outside the Box: Walwyn misses his chance to blow a few million pounds

Further to last week's story on Matt Walwyn's two late goals in AFC Fylde's 2-2 draw at Clitheroe that won pools punter Michael Elliott from Scotland over £3 million, our thanks to reader Simon Sandiford for pointing out that it was not the striker's first notable double. In the 2008 FA Vase final at Wembley, Walwyn, who was then a 17-year-old A-Level student, came on to score in the 84th minute, and again in injury time, turning a 1-0 deficit against Lowestoft into a 2-1 victory for Kirkham & Wesham. The club, based near Preston, then changed their name that summer to become AFC Fylde, having announced an ambitious 15-year plan which involves reaching the Conference by 2017 and the Football League by 2022. Walwyn, the son of former York and Blackpool striker Keith Walwyn, did admit missing a late chance at Clitheroe that would have given him a hat-trick, won the game and cost Elliott (who is a not a football fan and fills in the same numbers every week) £3,001,511.

Bobby Thomson: Cultured and intelligent left-back for England and

By common consent, Ray Wilson is England's most accomplished left-back of the last half-century. But there was a time, a couple of seasons before he cemented his lasting pre-eminence through his peerless displays for the 1966 World Cup-winning team, that Wilson looked to have a serious rival for his place in Alf Ramsey's yet-to-be-settled combination.

Jeffers transfer-listed over Vale 'headbutt'

Sheffield Wednesday have handed Francis Jeffers a maximum club fine and placed him on the transfer list following his dismissal in the Carling Cup second-round defeat to Port Vale. Jeffers was shown a straight red card in the 37th minute for appearing to headbutt and punch Vale captain Tommy Fraser.