Podcast 198: An Echo of Glory, Part 8 – Telstar

by | Feb 23, 2020

As the 1950s wore on, it was becoming increasingly clear that the Football League’s maximum wage could not continue, but it took the threat of strike action to finally move professional footballers towards the executive class. Meanwhile, the smell of reform was also in the air at Lancaster Gate, where a further two World Cup failures for the England team struck a chime of discord with their having been awarded the 1966 World Cup finals. As late of the 1962 World Cup, the England team was still picked by committee. Technological change meant that the next tournament would be seen live around the world. Would four years be enough time for England to modernise, though? Meanwhile, regular televised football finally arrived. This is the story of football in England and Wales, between 1958 and 1964.

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Podcast 198: An Echo of Glory, Part 8 - Telstar