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While Asa Hartford enjoyed a long and illustrious
career as a top quality international midfielder who appeared
in two World Cup final series, he will always be known as the
hole in the heart footballer after a tragic episode in November
1971 following a move into the transfer market by Leeds United.
At the time the Whites were going through something
of a crisis with player availability. They were badly handicapped
by injuries: Eddie Gray, Mick Jones and Allan Clarke were missing
for weeks, and there were other fitness issues in Don
Revie's threadbare squad: in September, when they faced Barcelona
in a Fairs Cup play off, Paul Madeley, Terry Yorath, Terry
Cooper and Mick Bates were also unavailable.
Hibbitt had moved to Newcastle at the start of the season
and it was apparent that Rod
Belfitt would be away as soon as he could find a suitable
club. The striker, like Greenhoff,
O'Grady and Johanneson
before him, had tired of being a perpetual reserve.
Phil Brown wrote in the Evening Post at the beginning
of October: "The patched up sides of this season have struggled
manfully … but the reserves have not performed any miracles, certainly
not of the kind that John
Charles used to produce at the same age in a much inferior
side. So with all respect to the reserves, the sooner now that
the international regulars they have replaced are back the better."
Stories that Revie would dip his toe in the transfer
market started surfacing on 25 October.
Don Warters in the Evening Post: "Is Tony Green,
Blackpool's Scottish international midfield star, the player to
boost Leeds United's first team squad in readiness for an all
out assault on the League championship and the FA Cup? That was
the £160,000 poser which United manager Don Revie had on his mind
today as he confessed only to having a 'slight interest' in the
"United regard reports today which suggest that
Green is all set to sign on the dotted line for Leeds as premature
at the very least. 'We have watched the player, but have made
no inquiries about him or bid for him,' Revie told me today. But
the Leeds boss will take his club's interest a stage further tomorrow,
for he intends to run the rule over Green himself when Blackpool
take on Aston Villa in a League Cup-tie at Bloomfield Road.
"United obviously regard Green highly, having taken
the trouble to have him watched three times recently, although
the club insist that this is all part of the normal routine of
keeping a finger on soccer's pulse."
Warters perpetuated the story the following day,
reporting that Don Revie had "contacted Elland Road early this
morning to say he would 'be away for the day,' but he did not
elaborate further. As the mystery deepened, his absence gave rise
to speculation that he may be on his way to Blackpool but this
could not be confirmed either at Elland Road or at Bloomfield
"Green, it is true, will be playing tonight … and
Revie has hinted that he intends to run the rule over the player
himself. The Leeds boss, however, has said it was not certain
whether he would be at Blackpool for tonight's match."
Green scored and pulled the strings in a 4-1 victory.
Revie attempted to quell the wave of rumours, telling
Evening Post on Thursday, 28 October, "I don't want our fans,
nor our players to get wrong ideas, so I will say that we have
made no offer at any time for Tony Green of Blackpool, Steve Kindon
of Burnley or Ian Moore of Nottingham Forest, and that we have
not been especially interested in any of them … All three have
been connected with us in the press, and we have in the ordinary
way had scouts watching games in which their side played, but
nothing more. Everybody seems to be linking Leeds United with
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The speculation about Green was put to bed that
same day when the schemer signed for Newcastle.
United did have a transfer target in mind and had
somehow managed to keep his identity firmly under wraps. The Evening
Post revealed the truth on Wednesday, 3 November, reporting that
Scottish midfielder Asa Hartford had been signed from West Bromwich
Albion. They quoted a fee of £155,000, though it was later confirmed
Revie: "We have long admired this player, and we
think he will be of tremendous use to our first team squad. He
is a very similar type of player to Billy Bremner, and we are
looking forward to having him at Elland Road."
The Times reported that the manager "completed the
transaction at a quiet meeting with the player in a café on the
East Lancashire Road".
21-year-old Hartford, born in Clydebank, joined
Albion from school and was one of several young Scots brought
south of the border by the Baggies. He went to the same school
as another Albion midfield player, Bobby Hope, and it was Hope's
father who recommended him to the club.
Hartford was not offered a deal after his initial
period at the Hawthorns and returned to Scotland, but was invited
back for a second trial. Bitter rivals Wolves also asked him to
try out for them, but he chose Albion because of the connections
he had already made with the club.
He signed for Albion as an amateur and was given
a professional contract with the club on 3 November 1967, making
his first team debut the following February against Sheffield
United. After a successful tour of East Africa in the summer of
1968, Hartford won a regular place in 1968/69. The following season
he won two Under-23 caps for Scotland and played in Albion's League
Cup final defeat to Manchester City in 1970.
His unusual first name was after the singer, Al
Jolson, whose real name was Asa Yolson. Hartford: "My dad was
a big fan of the singer who, I think, died the day before I was
Now the deal was done, Don Revie was happy to elaborate
on the details, saying, "I like the cloak and dagger atmosphere
that surrounds big signings but it is so important to keep things
quiet. First of all, if it is known a big club is going after
a player, others can get involved and the price can go up £40,000
to £50,000 just like that. Then you have your supporters to think
about. They can feel let down if they think you are going for
a player and do not get him.
"If you never buy you just drift away. We are fortunate
at Elland Road in that we have been able to bring seven or eight
players through from boys but you cannot bring 100% through. Nobody
has done it yet … At some stage you have to
go out and back your judgement.
"I was not really interested in others - the only
player I fancied was this boy … When he learned of the proposed
deal, he was prepared to sign even before discussing terms. That
proved to me that Hartford had the right attitude towards the
game, as well as the necessary skill, to make a big name for himself
at Elland Road.
"As far as Tony Green is concerned, our interest
in this player wasn't as intense as has been reported. We watched
him in action on numerous occasions, but then we run the rule
over countless footballers during the course of a season. Although
Leeds are regarded as one of the best teams in Europe, the club
is always on the look out for top footballers to strengthen the
first team squad. Even if a particular player does not impress
the first few times he is still kept under regular surveillance.
"A Leeds scout watched the League match between
Blackpool and Queens Park Rangers a fortnight ago, and his comments
about Green prompted me to have a look at him in Blackpool's League
Cup-tie against Aston Villa three days later. By this time newspaper
reporters were hot on the trail of what they thought was a positive
bid by Leeds to sign Green. So I watched the tie from a 60p seat
in the stands instead of the directors' box in an effort to escape
"Green had a good game that night, scoring one of
the goals in Blackpool's victory, but I felt the £150,000 price
was too high. Newcastle United didn't and it will be interesting
to see whether I will be proved wrong.
"Green tends to be inconsistent, partly because
he doesn't do a great deal of work off the ball. Certainly, in
the clash against Aston Villa it was noticeable he rarely picked
up an opponent upon losing possession or made any decoy runs so
as to create space for his fellow forwards.
"It could well be that playing for a famous club
like Newcastle in Division One will provide the stimulation his
game needs, but I wasn't prepared to take this gamble at Blackpool's
Revie had long been an admirer of Hartford, watching
him regularly for two years. He first asked West Brom about his
availability in 1969; at that time manager Alan Ashman had rejected
all Revie's overtures, but promised to give Leeds first refusal
if ever he was released. Revie had enquired again in May 1971,
but was rebuffed a second time. Ashman was replaced by former
Arsenal coach Don Howe shortly afterwards and the new man decided
to sell in order to raise funds for the replenishment of a struggling
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A West Bromwich representative rang Elland Road
on Monday, 1 November, to confirm they were ready to talk business.
Revie and chairman Percy Woodward travelled to Birmingham and
agreed terms that day. On the Wednesday Revie met Hartford to
finalise matters in the lounge of the Greyhound Motor Hotel on
the East Lancashire Road.
The conversation took ten minutes, so keen was the
Scot to join Leeds. He was due to play in a five a side competition
on Wednesday but at 1.30pm was told of Leeds' interest. "I just
could not believe it at first but by 3.30pm I was at
a hotel midway between Birmingham and Leeds and before 4pm I was
a Leeds player.
"I did not know anything about the deal until I
was asked to travel to meet Mr Revie at a motel halfway between
West Bromwich and Leeds. Mr Revie talked to me for about 10 or
15 minutes. I signed immediately.
"I would have thought twice if it had been any other
club, but not Leeds … The transfer came as a terrific shock, but
I have no worries about joining this fantastic United squad. You
get a chance like this only once in a lifetime. You grab it with
"It may take me some time to settle down, but it
is a terrific feeling to know that I have been considered good
enough for a club as successful as Leeds. I am going into great
company. I believe this will make me a better player. I feel the
move will help towards my ambition to get a full cap for Scotland.
But at the moment it has to be Leeds United first for me."
As the news of the Leeds deal broke, Scots' manager
Tommy Docherty called Hartford into the full squad for the first
time as a replacement for Derby County's Archie Gemmill.
The next point of interest concerned how Revie would
use the new man; it was widely concluded that he had been bought
as a long term replacement for 31-year-old Johnny Giles, but in
the meantime it was unclear how the manager would work him into
"I'm not saying where I will play him," said Revie
when asked, "but I can say that he will be playing for us against
Leicester City at Elland Road on Saturday.
"He is a very similar type of player to Billy Bremner,
whom he knows well. We are happy to have him in our first team
pool … I just hope our supporters give him time to settle in and
don't expect miracles, remember he has to adjust to a new system,
new team mates, new training regimes."
Don Warters in the Evening Post: "Most popular forecast
today was that it will be a defender who will have to make way
for Hartford, who could line up in midfield along with Billy Bremner
and Johnny Giles - a long and trusted partnership working extremely
well and productively this season. If this turns out to be the
case then Paul Madeley is the obvious choice to move, say, to
full-back to the possible exclusion of England international Paul
"The precise role Asa Hartford, Leeds United's new
5ft 5in, 10 stone bundle of energy will fill for his new club
in the home League match against Leicester City tomorrow remained
a closely guarded secret today.
"But although United manager Don Revie refused to
part with any information, I believe Hartford will be allowed
reasonable licence to roam around midfield and will have the full
backing to come through strongly for goal whenever the situation
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"I believe that Revie will not demand too much of
his £177,000 recruit. 'Go out and do your best. Enjoy your football,'
could well be the manager's last minute advice to the 21-year-old.
Hartford is generally regarded as a midfield player, but he has
played the role of striker and that of anchor man in front of
the defence so he is well equipped for a freelance assignment."
Barry Foster profiled the new man for the Yorkshire
Post on the eve of his United debut against Leicester.
"Asa Hartford, Leeds United's dearest six-figure
recruit, has a date with the hairdresser soon after his first
training session at Elland Road today - a date he readily agreed
to before he signed for his new club.
"He arrived at Leeds last night and immediately
impressed as a level headed young man who has a mind of his own.
'I do not think hair has got anything to do with what makes a
Leeds player. I think they all work for each other, they are ready
to die for each other, there are no star players. It is a team.'
"This morning he meets his new colleagues at Elland
Road and prepares for his debut tomorrow, when he will be seen
by Leeds supporters with hair much shorter than in his West Bromwich
Albion days. 'We do not like it too long nor too short
here,' said Mr Don Revie, the Leeds team manager. 'We like our
players to look like professional footballers so I asked Asa to
have a trim.' Hartford said: 'It will have to be a little more
than a trim, I think.' But the prospect does not worry him, his
main aim now is to do well for Leeds.
"Hartford, 5ft 5in tall, 10st 12lb, 'and with eyes
of blue', hopes that one day he will win a full cap for Scotland.
At Elland Road he joins three players who have already passed
that soccer milestone. He knows two of them well: Billy Bremner
and Peter Lorimer. He has only played in the same side as one
Leeds player so far however - Lorimer in the Scottish Under-23s.
"His interests have extended to golf recently, he
likes tennis in the summer and prefers pop music. He is engaged
to be married and plans to bring forward the big day now from
next November to next summer because of his move to Leeds and
the travelling he now faces. His fiancée, a West Bromwich girl,
was upset at the thought of the move to Leeds. He remarked last
night: 'I told her to dry her eyes on the cheque and it was all
"He said he would try not to think about the fee
Leeds have paid for him. 'When I settle down I'll be okay,' said
Hartford, who must still be a little dazed by the sudden change
in his life which came about quite unexpectedly.
"For a man who was 21 only a week ago, however,
he has taken it all in his stride. On Monday he has another important
date, back in Birmingham. He goes before a disciplinary commission
because the two bookings he has received this season bring his
total to three since last November. Albion officials will accompany
him to the hearing."
In a state of high excitement, Leeds followers flocked
into Elland Road on Saturday, 6 November, to witness Hartford's
debut against Leicester City. Then came some shocking news…
Three hours before kick off, United secretary Keith
Archer announced, "The transfer of Asa Hartford from WBA to Leeds
United has been called off owing to a medical condition. Any further
statements must come from WBA."
Archer said the money for the transfer had not yet
gone through because it was contingent on the outcome of a medical
examination. He said there was a 14-day period in which the club
could withdraw if the medical examination proved unsatisfactory.
Percy Woodward, the United chairman: "This man was
going to help us win the League championship, and that's why we
signed him. We are all bitterly disappointed at the news. We
shall have to start thinking again but nobody will know whom we
are after until he has signed on the dotted line."
Asked if there was a clause in the transfer which
enabled Leeds to call the deal off on certain events, Woodward
said: "Well, what do you think? We paid, never mind what the papers
say, £177,000 for Hartford and when you are parting with that
kind of money you must have these safeguards."
Hartford was clearly numb with shock at the disastrous
news, and would not talk to the press at the time. Years later,
he said this about the matter: "A move to Leeds was like a dream,
the best team in the country. I trained with Albion on the Friday
morning and then had a medical and that's where the problem came
up, they discovered I had a hole in my heart. So they had me back
on the Saturday morning just to confirm it, though I didn't know
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"We were in the Queen's Hotel in Leeds and Revie
told me I would have played that weekend, but everything was on
hold. He asked me if I wanted a driver to get me back home but
I drove myself. There were no mobiles then so I stopped on the
M62 at the services to try and phone my girlfriend, but couldn't
get through. I tried my mom and dad, couldn't get through."
West Bromwich Albion chairman Jim Gaunt: "Don Revie
rang me last night and said that Hartford had failed his first
medical. He planned to send Hartford to a top specialist in this
particular field today. I believe it was in the North. This morning
he rang me again to say that he had now spoke to the specialist
after Hartford's second examination and, as a result of this,
the transfer was off.
"Leeds have told us that a copy of the specialist's
report is on the way to us. As far as I am concerned the boy's
welfare is everything. I am only concerned about him. The transfer
fee is of no importance."
Don Howe, the West Bromwich Albion manager, said:
"This is a great shock to me. I cannot understand it. I always
regarded Hartford as among the fittest players on my staff. Obviously
I cannot make any further comment until I have a lot more detailed
information about this development."
West Bromwich secretary Mr Alan Everiss said Hartford
had passed the club's customary medical examination at the start
of the season.
"We shall now have to wait until he arrives back
and check up ourselves," he added. "Hartford played for us last
Saturday and he trained during the week. I am informed that Don
Revie is very upset about this, as we are. I can imagine how Hartford
must feel about all this, as he was looking forward to playing
for Leeds. His world has turned completely over in 24 hours."
Don Revie: "After seeing Asa Hartford to his car,
I stood between two cars outside Leeds City station and cried
like a child. Hartford had begun his journey back to Birmingham
and it was then that the agony of telling him his transfer to
Leeds was off really hit me. It was the worst experience I have
encountered, because I also had to tell this brilliant young footballer
his career was threatened according to the specialists who had
"I like to think I have become hardened over the
years, but it would be inhuman not to be moved by the kind of
disaster that befell Hartford and Leeds last week.
"In view of that medical report on Hartford by three
leading Northern specialists, there is clearly a
considerably larger question mark looming over his future in football.
"Leeds were prepared to pay Albion £177,000 for
Hartford - our biggest transfer fee - because we were convinced
this 21-year-old Scot could play a big part in helping maintain
the club's ascendancy of the last eight years. Further proof of
the tremendous character of this boy came late on Saturday evening
when Hartford, despite his anguish at the day's shattering events,
telephoned to say: 'Thank you for all you've done for me.'
"What is our next step? To answer that question,
I would first point out that Leeds are not looking specifically
for a midfield player. The club is interested in any top class
player who becomes available no matter what position he plays.
"Unfortunately there are few players in the game
today who possess the ability to improve our first team squad.
Those who do are unlikely to be put up for sale by their clubs
in the foreseeable future. Certainly, we have no particular player
in mind at the moment."
John Kirkham, Albion's consultant surgeon, was asked
to comment on Hartford's condition. He said it would not necessarily
mean the end of a footballer's career. It depended on the nature
of the condition. Hartford, he said, had been playing hard for
four years, had never complained, and certainly appeared to be
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Albion chairman Gaunt: "We are arranging for him
to see a leading heart specialist within the next day or so. We
have now accepted that he has a heart condition but we shall know
more about it when we get the Leeds report in the morning and
see our own man's report."
It was revealed later that Hartford did experience
some problems with his heart as a youngster but that they had
cleared up. West Bromwich Albion sent him for further medical
checks when he returned to Birmingham, as the Scot later recalled:
"I saw a specialist on the Monday and he confirmed there was a
hole in my heart but that it would be okay. I was in hospital
the next day for the procedure, in and out, trained again on Thursday.
It was devastating, but I didn't have much time to dwell on it
because I was playing again the next Saturday at Forest. I missed
"It was literally a pinhole, blood seeps through
it, but I ended up playing 800 games so it wasn't that bad! Nowadays
you're kind of relaxed about pretty well any kind of illness or
disease or whatever because medical science is so advanced. But
back then, if somebody said there was a heart problem, everybody
thought you were going to drop dead. Somebody had been on to my
parents saying they'd heard it was cancer, so that was pretty
"To be honest, I just couldn't believe it because
we used to train hard under Don Howe, we'd do a cross country
run regularly on Sandwell golf course and I would never be any
lower than third or fourth, so I was a fit lad. It didn't sink
in really. Revie told me that according to their people, they
thought I'd need an op, that I would be okay and live a normal
life span, but the insurance wouldn't cover me. It just didn't
make sense they were saying this about me with the way I could
Dr Paul Davison, a Midlands heart specialist, told
him that he had a very small hole between two sections of his
heart. But the specialist also told him that there was no chance
that the hole could harm his soccer career or prevent the heart
muscle from functioning properly.
Hartford was born with a slight heart murmur and
when aged nine or 10 a Glasgow doctor told his mother that he
shouldn't entertain the thought of becoming a soccer player because
his heart wasn't strong enough. He ignored that advice, and had
never previously had a problem.
The Yorkshire Post spoke to a heart expert at the
time to get an authoritative view. He told them that the ability
of a world class sportsman suffering from a hole in the heart
condition would, in time, very likely be jeopardised. "It would
depend on the size of the defect," he said. "The hole in the heart
could not suddenly appear. You are born with it … If a hole is
sufficiently large to need closing by an operation an ordinary
person can lead an active life after it has been repaired. But
a world class sportsman, such as a professional footballer, is
an exceptional case. There is no guarantee after such an operation
that his exceptional ability would be fully maintained. We are
talking here of someone with great physical fitness and ability."
If a player carries on without treatment, he continued,
it was likely he would become disabled in time. His general advice
in such a case was that if a hole was sufficiently large to need
closing, then this should be done. "While there is no guarantee
he would maintain the high standard there would be a good chance,"
Astonishingly, within a week, Hartford was back
in training with Albion.
Don Howe: "Hartford has some slight abnormality,
but it is something which has never affected his form and need
never affect him in the future … We have seen him training this
morning and seen how fit he is, as always."
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Hartford: "I am on top of the world and just happy
to be back in training again. It was really great to be out there
with the lads this morning."
Jim Gaunt: "As a result of the publicity and the
worry the lad was suffering, the heart specialist thought it best
to make the news public as quickly as possible. He telephoned
our club surgeon, Mr John Kirkham, who has passed the verbal report
on to me. It is to the effect that Harford was given every possible
test and as thorough an examination as he can give him and he
can find nothing whatsoever wrong with him in any way.
"Stripped of any medical jargon, the position is
that Hartford is perfectly fit. He was training today and he can
play in the first team just as soon as he feels ready for it.
It is wonderful news, not only for the club and for football but,
more important for the lad himself, who has had to undergo such
a great deal of strain.
"Of course, we all hoped that this might be the
outcome. But we could not commit ourselves because we did not
know enough about it. One can find that if you consult three doctors
one can disagree with the other two.
"As far as we are concerned, the story has had a
happy ending, and Asa can resume his career with West Bromwich
There was speculation that Leeds United might seek
to reactivate the transfer, but that was quickly quashed.
Don Revie refused to elaborate on United's statement
that the deal had been called off on medical grounds. "I have
nothing to add. I cannot say anything further. I am a football
club manager, not a medical man. All I can say is that we acted
in accordance with what we were told by the medical people. There
is no likelihood of our re-signing the player."
Chairman Percy Woodward: "My reaction is the same
as Mr Revie's. So far as the board
is concerned we have no intention of signing Hartford. The club
has no further interest in the matter."
Richard Ulyatt in the Yorkshire Post: "It looks
to me that the unfortunate Asa Hartford case, which has proved
to be more than a nine day wonder, has confirmed that soccer chiefs
are much more sensitive than is generally imagined. They are accused
by critics like myself who are in fairly close contact with them
of being devious and selfish, with little interest in the truth
and no great regard for spectators or employees.
"Without withdrawing any of that criticism, it is
possible to hold the view that both West Bromwich Albion and Leeds
United have shown great concern for the player's future and interest
in his immediate well being. They avoided what might have become
an acrimonious wrangle, they protected Hartford as carefully as
they could and most of their officials acted with great dignity.
"Knowing him, I imagine that Don Revie spent a sleepless
night before he broke the news to Hartford on the Saturday morning
that the transfer from West Bromwich to Leeds United had to be
cancelled. Revie has always been what is called a 'player's manager'
and his mental anguish would be caused more because he could put
himself in Hartford's place than by the knowledge that he had
lost a player of great potential merit.
"He could not invest such a large sum of money as
£177,000 in a player whose footballing future was uncertain, but
he could also feel deep personal sympathy for the player because
there was a time when he thought his own career would come to
an untimely end."
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It took a while for Hartford to get over the mental
anguish of those few days, but he was soon back playing regularly
for Albion and went on to have a distinguished career. "I was
so glad to be playing again. I played at Forest and was awful
which was probably understandable after the previous fortnight,
but I just needed to get back out there and do what I did. There
was a lot of fuss ... and I just wanted to get away from it and
for things to be normal again. Then by the end of the season I
was playing for Scotland. Tommy Docherty said he'd have picked
me in the November if the Leeds thing hadn't happened, I think
Kenny Dalglish made his debut in that game against Belgium at
Pittodrie. But the Doc's
such a liar anyway! He was great to play for, he was ideally suited
to being an international manager. He'd make you feel at ease,
have a laugh and a joke, he was good."
Hartford returned to action for West Bromwich on
November 13, when they lost 4-1 at Nottingham Forest. Geoffrey
Green in the Times: "For the anxious media massed at the City
Ground, Nottingham, on Saturday, here, mercifully, was a non event.
Asa Hartford, in a West Bromwich Albion shirt again only a week
after his future had looked to be in shreds, emerged from his
mental and physical ordeal with no apparent untoward effects.
"This was Albion's heaviest defeat of the season
and, to put the record straight, was none of Hartford's doing.
After an anonymous opening half in which, understandably, he shrank
like a violet from every gimlet eye, he grew stronger in his play
as he busied himself in midfield, providing many a creative touch
which fell on barren ground while others around him relapsed slowly
"Hartford, in fact, was going better than any of
his colleagues at the finish, suggesting that he was anything
but a prospective invalid. As Mr Don Howe, his manager, said later:
'The only thing that will stop Asa playing is old age.' At that
we may leave the centre of an eight-day wonder and allow him unharried
to follow the thread of his future."
Hartford remained with Albion until 1974, when he
moved to Manchester City for £210,000. He later played for Nottingham
Forest, Everton, City again and Norwich before winding down his
career with Bolton, Stockport, Oldham and Shrewsbury.
He won 50 caps for his country, playing in the World
Cup finals in 1978 and 1982 and made more than 700 first team
appearances in club football over a 24-year career. He also spent
twenty years in various management and coaching roles.
Not bad going for a man for whom the future was
a deep black hole in November 1971.
Hartford's later achievements in the game caused
many with perfect hindsight to question Revie's caution. At the
time, however, it was clear that if United did complete the deal
they would be doing so with no insurance and strictly against
the recommendations of their medical advisors.
For Don Revie, it was just too great a gamble. One
could only speculate what United might have achieved with Hartford
in their ranks. The same question applies to the abortive attempts
to sign Alan Ball in 1965 and 1966 when his directors denied Revie
the necessary funds to secure the England international's signature.
Oh, for what might have been ...
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