Jan Tomaszewski

First Edition Preview 5/5 – Jan Tomaszewski

Jan Tomaszewski interview – An extract from the first edition of Just Look At His Face: The World Cup – available now. “The best was Beckenbauer, but so was Cruyff. He was their magician. He was their leader and a brilliant technical player. He was so much better than the rest of his side but he dictated their play. But we had Kazimierz Deyna who was our great – the difference is that he was unknown. He was our conductor, we played to his tune.”

Ray Wilson England 1962

First Edition Preview 4/5 – Ray Wilson

Ray Wilson interview – An extract from the first edition of Just Look At His Face: The World Cup – available now. “To go there and not play in 1962 must have been terrible because the place was awful, there was nothing to do. The highlight was to go the cinema at night to watch a French film with Spanish subtitles! So if you were just training and not looking forward to playing it must have been terrible. And there was nothing financial about it. If you were a reserve – there were only two reserves – you got £30 but if you didn’t play, you got nothing! The only financial thing they got was £2 a day expenses. They must have had an awful month, because even if you were playing it was agony!”

Cliff Jones Wales

First Edition Preview 3/5 – Cliff Jones

Just Look At His Face – Edition 01 Preview – The World Cup: 1958 – Cliff Jones interview. An extract from the first edition of Just Look At His Face. “… I got carried off shoulder high by hundreds of Welsh supporters who invaded the pitch afterwards because we hadn’t beaten England for years before that. So Ninian Park was always special to me and it created such an atmosphere when it was full and the Welsh supporters were making so much noise, it was a great place to play.”

Marca - The End

The Abdication of Spain

Bill Thomas on the departure of Spain from the World Cup … “Very, very few are given the privilege of going out at the top. Most of the greats go for one fight too many and Spain did just that. For the next few days and weeks, the inquests will go on, particularly in Spain itself but ultimately what will remain are the memories of a glorious football team that, for the better part of a decade, did something that perhaps only Hungary, Brazil and the Netherlands have done since the war – given us a new conception of what football is and what it can be.”

Clive Thomas Referee

First Edition Preview 2/5 – Clive Thomas

Just Look At His Face – Edition 01 Preview – The World Cup: Clive Thomas interview. An extract from the first edition of Just Look At His Face. “…I did the Poland versus Argentina game. It was the first time a British official had been in charge of Argentina since Alf Ramsey called the Argentinians “animals.” So why is Clive Thomas, a young referee in his first World Cup game, doing Argentina? That’s what they all asked!”

Craig Brown

First Edition Preview 1/5 – Craig Brown

Just Look At His Face – Edition 01 Preview – The World Cup: 1998 – Craig Brown interview. An extract from the first edition of Just Look At His Face. “… From all of the reports that we heard, the Tartan Army loved going to Tallinn because there were plenty of attractions there shall we say! Drink was only one of them!”