Originally Posted by ross7310
Strange that my memory of charlie was seeing him getting knocked out in the roker end by a shot from geoff hurst.Late sixties and the footballs were much heavier than now and hurst blasted the ball into charlies head from point blank range.
I was only a lad and I thought he might be dead as he just lay flat out on the pitch,the trainer came on and woke him up with smelling salts / the sponge .
Charlie just got up ,shook his head and ran up the pitch to take his position.
If it had been nowadays the player would have gone off on a stretcher and been subed.
You want to read his tale about the 6th round F A cup match at old trafford
when we were winning 3-1 with about 10 minutes to go, conversation went something
like this : we were winning 3-1 with 8 minutes to go, he (denis law) blasted a shot
straight at jimmys (montgomery) face, he went down, he was out for the count,
the ref came across and said, "are you okay jimmy ? can you get up ? no,
charlie's standing on my arm !!!!!" l could have killed him charlie said, if only
he had of stopped down for a couple of more minutes we would have won that,
and anyone that was there that day would have to agree, we did murder them
only for Law to swoop late on when jimmy didnt know where he was.