Friday 11 November 2022

New insights on 7-6 win

Charlton's 7-6 victory over Huddersfield Town is well travelled ground, but an article on the game in the latest Four Four Two contains some new insights.

Such was the lack of interest in the tie that BBC Sports Special decided at the last minute to cancel their coverage.  It was a wet, freezing day and many fans were engaged in last minute Christmas shopping - as we were in Woolwich.

After Derek Ufton dislocated his shoulder in the 21st minute Terriers manager Bill Shankly told his players to go for the throat and they were 2-0 up by half time.

Addicks manager Jimmy Trotter told Johnny Summers to change his boots - they were on the verge of falling apart - and switched him to centre forward.   By the 62nd minute Charlton were 5-1 behind so Trotter switched Summers to outside left.   He then hit four goals in 17 minutes with strike partner Johnny Ryan adding a brace.

The BBC made amends by sending a car to take Summers to their London studio for the evening show.

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