The Godlike Genius of Tony Currie

The Godlike Genius of Tony Currie

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Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 40cm

This is Leeds-era Tony Currie, though some might argue that his classic period was his time at Sheffield United – however, there’s no denying that this late 70s Leeds kit goes with his hair. You’d like to think that a footballer like Currie playing today would have earned at least 70 caps, but then, as now, a perceived (failed) pragmatism was at work in English football, which overstated the risks involved in including flair players. How this worked out on the international scene was that England were routinely bettered at a technical level by so-called inferior opponents (but at least they all tracked back).