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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.

Two held in probe for missing Manchester teen Adam Pickup

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Former Liverpool and Oldham Athletic forward Wayne Harrison has died aged 46

Liverpool pay tribute to former forward Wayne Harrison after his death on Christmas Day, aged 46

Harrison also featured for Oldham Athletic during his career and the club say they are 'deeply saddened' by his passing due to suffering from pancreatic problems

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Rickie Lambert has scored in each of his two England games

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From zero to hero?

Rickie Lambert scored his second winning goal this week to clinch victory for Southampton at West Brom

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert remains on 'cloud nine' after capping week with winning goal

Striker scored late penalty against West Brom

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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 put through his paces in training as he looks for his first England cap

From Rags to riches: How Rickie Lambert went from factory worker to England international

The Southampton striker was working in a beetroot factory not so long ago but his inclusion in Roy Hodgson's squad to face Scotland will cap a remarkable turnaround

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.

Ins and outs: Wayne Rooney may be 'angry and confused' but Kevin MacDonald is jobless

The Last Word: Bleak and ruthless reality of life beyond Wayne Rooney’s world

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Bert Trautmann in the 1956 FA Cup Final against Birmingham City; he broke his neck making this save

Former Germany international and Manchester City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann dies

He played more than 500 times for the Citizens between 1949 and 1964

The Brazilian midfielder in action at the Confederations Cup

Paulinho set to join influx of foreign players to Premier League

Tottenham are closing in on the Brazil midfielder

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Andy Carroll's loan move was key to West Ham move according to Sam Allardyce

Hammer's boss believes that signing of England striker Carroll was swayed by his time with the club while on loan from Liverpool

Paul Flattley, who earned around £8,000 selling information about famous people

Former Met police officer Paul Flattley jailed for selling information about Kate Middleton and John Terry to The Sun

Flattley earned around £8,000 for information and investigating tip-offs

Palace’s Jamie Smith celebrates survival in 2001, ending an anxious time for Eagles fans

The Championship: Heaven and hell on the final day

Steve Kember and James Scowcroft share their memories

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