The England ‘squad’ that didn’t go to Spain in 1982…

Just for fun, here are the 18 England players who didn’t make it to Spain in 1982 when Ron Greenwood trimmed his squad from 40 to 22:

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Gary Bailey – (Manchester United).
Dave Watson – (Stoke City).
Alvin Martin – (West Ham).
Russell Osman – (Ipswich Town).
Steve Perryman – (Tottenham Hotspur).
Tommy Caton – (Manchester City).
Derek Statham – (West Brom).
Dennis Mortimer – (Aston Villa).
Alan Devonshire (West Ham).
Sammy Lee – (Liverpool).
Eric Gates – (Ipswich Town).
Cyrille Regis – (West Brom).
Tony Morley (Aston Villa).
Peter Barnes (Leeds United).
Garth Crooks (Tottenham Hotspur).
Paul Goddard – (West Ham).
Gary Shaw – (Aston Villa).
David Armstrong – (Southampton).

Not a bad line-up – from the days when the England manager had a few more to choose from.

Much, much more of this sort of stuff in ‘The Lost World of Football’ – available now in branches of WH Smiths and Waterstones or can be ordered online here…  

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