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  1. Blackpool: The People’s Club

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    March 13, 2012 by ironmenon

    Way back in 1961, when a small Liverpool based group called The Beatles were busy trying to build their reputation, Johnny Hayes (a Fulham legend and a man described as “the greatest passer I’ve ever seen” by Pele), shattered the pay record in England by becoming the first footballer to be paid £100 a week. Even as late as 1971,  a well-permed Kevin Keegan, who had already established himself as one of the best players in England, was earning a basic £80 while playing for Shankly’s Liverpool.


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