Back in the day, as they say today - it was the late 1980s as I recall - a young lad of about 10 approached me in the street and asked for my autograph. I was somewhat taken aback, as I was hardly on the A-list.
In his book Football, The Golden Age, John Tennant collects "extraordinary images from 1900 to 1985". One of them, photographer unknown, shows Ipswich Town players in January 1939 relaxing in the team bath after losing 2-1 at home to Aston Villa in an FA Cup third round replay. Of the nine pictured, three have cigarettes hanging from their mouths.