No. 132 – Football Crazy

Bottom row, left to right: Sir Elton John (image ©BBC), Don Revie (image ©Evening Telegraph), Jimmy Hill (image ©BBC), Brian Clough (image ©Daily Mirror)

Presenter and panel of three commentating Brians from prog 288’s (1982) Robo-Hunter story Football Crazy drawn by Ian Gibson vs. Sir Elton John CBE*, Don Revie OBE* (1927–1989), Jimmy Hill OBE (1928–2015) and Brian Clough OBE (1935–2004)

To those who know Elton John primarily as a singer/songwriter, he may seem out-of-place in this line-up, but he did in fact own Watford Football Club from 1976–1987 and 1997–2002, and is an honorary Life President of the club.

The footballers Kev, [Bev,] Trev and Trev mentioned by the presenter refer to Kevin Keegan OBE, Trevor Francis and Sir Trevor Brooking CBE. We have no idea to whom “Bev” refers – drop us a line if you know.

*British chivalric order: Most Excellent Order of the British Empire


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