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By Clive Nicholson, ralph nicholson and mark metcalf,Ralph Nicholson,Mark Metcalf

absolutely illustrated. ‘Flying Over An Olive Grove’ is the 1st nice working-class soccer tale. Born at a special mo-ment within the background of the attractive online game, Fred Spiksley used to be among a brand new wave of young ones who from 1885 onwards might aspire to be a qualified footballer and ward off the inevitability of commercial labour. He turned the 1st participant to attain a hat-trick opposed to Scotland and in 1896 he guided Sheffield Wednesday to FA Cup glory with four ambitions and eight assists through the cup run. His first aim within the ultimate is taken into account via a few to be the quickest ever objective in FA Cup ultimate histo-ry. At his height he was once the quickest winger in England and possessed overall ball keep an eye on. He was once a participant with such skill that he used to be capable of take his membership and nation to the head of soccer in the course of an period the place his slim body didn't go well with the tough therapy that was once usually meted out to him. With Fred Spiksley at the box no fit used to be ever misplaced. despite damaged ribs, he had the pluck and tenacity to stay at the box and rating the successful target in an epic FA Cup tie at Olive Grove, the floor the place he made his identify; 'the Olive Grove Flyer'. He scored over three hundred profession targets and received each significant honour within the online game, and holds the list for the top goals-to-game ratio of any winger within the heritage of English soccer. His repute prolonged world wide as he grew to become the 1st specialist footballer to educate throughout 3 continents. In Europe he controlled the Swedish nationwide crew and guided 1FC Nuremberg to the German Championship in 1927.

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