The ball rolled past the gap between him and Gordon Banks and into the back of the net. The Germans were one goal up.
This week's castaway, Jackie Charlton, recalls the match which was to bring him to his knees in relief and joy as England went on to win the 1966 World Cup. Just one of the crowning moments of a career that could so easily have ended down the pit, except for his talent with the ball. Nicknamed "The Boss" because of his straight talking, Jackie describes his relationship with his brother "Our Kid" Bobby Charlton and his success as manager of Ireland.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: September Song by Frank Sinatra
Book: Encyclopaedia of How To Survive
Luxury: Fishing rod
|Interviewed Guest||Jack Charlton|