Here's a picture taken in 1977 at the New York Comos Stadium, prior to playing against New York Cosmos, they had Pele, Chinaglia etc etc.
It was a packed out stadium with 53,000 people all wanting to watch Pele v George Best.
In the picture was myself, George Best, Bobby McAlinden (Georges good friend) and kneeling was Charlie Cooke, who had played for Chelsea and Scotland.
As it was taken in 1977 and it now being 2017, it's a 40 year old picture that someone sent me.
On the day, NYC won 5-2 and Pele got a hat-trick.
“What a great ‘Sparks’ trip and much credit to you for all your hard work not only in getting us there but throughout the 3/4/5 days keeping us all in the right place at the right time during the daylight hours. It was all fantastic after the sun went down but I know you were both working behind the scenes in preparation for the next round of golf, etc. I admire your patience in dealing with so many aspects of the event and I sincerely hope you will there again next year. Our travel arrangements were seamless and a big 'Thank You' for always handling our requests calmly.”
“I just wanted to say, we all had a fantastic time at the Footballers Golf Classic and meet a lot of wonderful people. The event was ran and organised to the highest standards and having played in numerous such events over the past 25 years, I can honestly say yours is right there at the top of the list. I have asked my admin to forward a cheque for my deposit for next year and look forward to participating once again.”
Danny Hall Chairman