Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

90 Minutes of Fame

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

90 Minutes of Fame

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Byline: ALEX MURPHY

Alan Taylor, West Ham United, 1975 Just five months before the Cup Final win over Fulham, Taylor was playing for Fourth Division Rochdale.West Ham snapped him up for [pound]40,000, and Taylor repaid them with two-goal displays in the quarterfinal, semi-final and Final.

"Sparrow", who also played for Norwich, Cambridge, Hull, Burnley and Bury, now runs a newsagents in Norwich.

Dickie Guy, Wimbledon, 1975 Guy's penalty save from Peter Lorimer transformed him from Southern League nonentity into a celebrity. The Dons had already beaten First Division Burnley in the third round, now Guy's spot-kick stop helped hold Leeds United to a 0-0 draw at Elland Road.Wimbledon lost the replay, but Guy's fame was assured.

Chris Kelly, Leatherhead, 1975 His big-headed persona saw the Press christen him The Leatherhead Lip. In round three, Kelly scored as the Isthmian League club won 1-0 at Brighton. But they lost 3-2 against First Division Leicester after being 2-0 up. …

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