Evo. Brilliant post.I've been reading John Shepherd's biography as written by his daughter. Whilst fascinating (particularly the stuff about his wife and rhe Spanish Civil War) his upbringing was neither unique or remarkable for the time, many young men, footballers etc would've grown up in similar circumstances. However, when you get that cunt Southgate banging on about the hardships that some of parasites that infest his squad have faced, it really boils my piss! Most of them have been in academies since they were 7/8 (think Mings might have come through non-league) they ain't had careers interrupted by fucking National Service, lived under Rationing or contracted polio! And they have the brassneck to lecture the fans. Wankers.