The Welshman had just captured the number one jersey at first division Wolves in the 1938/39 season when his professional career was stopped in its tracks by the outbreak of World War II. After appearing for Wolves during the war he was deemed surplus to requirements as the League resumed due to the emergence of future England 'keeper, Bert Williams. The thirty-year-old jumped straight into George Kay's team and before the final League game of the season he was in a curious situation. Manchester United, Stoke and Wolves had the…
"Kenny’s transition to manager was so smooth. He was amazing because he combined being your mate and being your boss at the same time. Not many more managers could pull that off and it was tricky sometimes because you didn’t know of he was talking to you as a mate or a boss. Having said that, he used to always have a go at me more anyway. I was his whipping boy."
Anfield | Sunday 10 Nov 2019
Signed by Bill Shankly’s Liverpool as the most expensive teenager in British football history for £100,000 two weeks before his nineteenth birthday. At 26 he was at Walsall in the third division.
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