How it feels when you score two goals against Brazil on your England debut

19 March 2020 11:17
Colin Grainger was trembling with nerves on his way to Wembley. By the time he left the pitch, he felt like he belongedBy Colin Grainger for The BlizzardI joined up with the England squad at Lancaster Gate on Monday 4 May 1956, five days before the match, and I felt as small and as insignificant as I had when I turned up for my first day as a professional with Sheffield United. I was only just over the injury that had ruled me out of the match against Wolverhampton Wanderers the Saturday before, but the burden of my new surroundings rendered my legs jelly-like.When I presented myself to the receptionist at the FA headquarters, she said: “Ah, yes, Mr Grainger – you’ll be sharing a room with Mr Matthews.” Related: The psychology of football rivalries Continue readingreadfullarticle

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