Long serving English Football League Secretary Alan Hardaker was typical of a certain breed of official and club owner that permeated English football in the decades following the war. While an undoubted aficionado of the game and a generally competent administrator, Hardaker was a petty, insular and xenophobic man forever associated with his utter disdain for foreign football – “too many wogs and dagoes” he told a reporter at The Times.

Alan Hardaker

For a Yorkshireman from the ‘say what I like and like what I bloody well say’ school of straight talking, BTLM was unsurprised to discover a great example of Hardaker as a practitioner of…


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