Sunday, 12 August 2007

The football season has started just as the political season has its annual holiday. Picture is of Stanley Mathews who had boot deal with the C.W.S. for which he received £20 a week. The commercialisation of football begins. But I don't think you can blame the co-op or the poorly paid football star for what has followed.

The in-store appearance in Ardwick, Manchester coincided with Blackpool's fixture with Manchester United that day. So he probably got away to do some dazzling dribbling at Old Trafford. United won 1-0.

The Stanley Mathews football boots were manufactured at a CWS factory in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire. He also made several promotional films for the C.W.S. advertising the "flexible boot".