Wednesday 24 April 2013

Early bath

 Beats sharing a bath with Terry Venables

The best football stories generally happen away from the field of play: the stolen '66 World Cup, Bobby Moore and the missing bracelet in Bogota and Cloughie's burning of Don Revie's desk, to name but three.

And so in 1976 when lothario and part-time football manager Malcolm Allison invited glamour model Fiona Richmond to Crystal Palace's training ground for a photo shoot, the resulting News of The World snap had a certain inevitability about it.


  1. Ah, I remember this. Allison was a case. Surprisingly went on to manage Bristol Rovers for a brief spell and inspired them to a 4-0 hammering of rivals, City. He did some good.

  2. Good for him, a beautiful glam naked model. She was stunning at the Windmill.