Dougie Brimson: 1982, Watford legend Luther Blisset

Most of my earliest memories involve doing things I really shouldn't have been doing. However, in purely footballing terms the one which stands head and shoulders above everything else took place at Wembley in Dec 1982 when Luther Blissett, already a legend at Watford, became the first black player to score a hat-trick for England during the 9-0 demolition of Luxembourg.

I'm not ashamed to say, I shed a tear that night. Luther was after all, one of us. And indeed, he still is.


Dougie is an author and screenwriter, click here to visit his website

Memory added on March 11, 2013

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