Podcast 131: Peter Ward’s Shadow
This week’s 200% podcast turns our attention to the concept of a “Holy Trinity.” Manchester United had one between 1963 and 1973, but could only turn the talents of three of the greatest players of their generation – Denis Law, Bobby Charlton and George Best – into two major trophies, a league title in 1967 and a European Cup a year later, and it’s arguable that half of their time together at the club saw the biggest decline in the fortunes of their team in living memory. Meanwhile, forty-odd miles away at Goodison Park, the altogether more workmanlike trio of Colin Harvey, Howard Kendall and Alan Ball propelled Everton to a league title that nobody expected in 1970. So, what makes a “holy trinity”? Is it just three really good players, or is there something more to it that is more difficult to define. All this (and a tiny bit more) is in this morning’s podcast.