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11 Feb 2013 12:41:03

Two Toon Stars On Football Heroes Stamps

A set of Football Heroes stamps has been released to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the FA rules being established and two ex-Toon players have made the list.

Kevin Keegan and John Barnes have made the cut.

England's only World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore is there, along with Scotland goal machine Denis Law, Welshman John Charles and Northern Ireland's favourite son George Best.

 The line up: Kevin Keegan, Denis Law, Bobby Moore, Bryan Robson, Dave Mackay, Bobby Charlton, Jimmy Greaves, John Charles, Gordon Banks, George Best, John Barnes.

Obviously there is an outcry as to who are picked and who are not, as is always the case.

No Alan Shearer yet Barnes is there - obviously a move to show a coloured player ... because imagine the outcry is there was wasn't one!

No-one can tell me Barnes' contribution to England was better than Shearer, Hurst, Peters or Beckham.

Only eleven players so the doubters are already filling their boots: "Peter Shilton is not included despite playing for England on 125 occasions while fellow keepers Pat Jennings (119 Northern Ireland caps) and Neville Southhall (92 for Wales) don't make the cut.

"Kenny Dalglish represented Scotland 108 times and is joint top-scorer with Law on 30 goals - but it wasn't enough to make the grade.

"There's no room for Geoff Hurst - the man who scored a hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final - and Wales winger Ryan Giggs."

The stamps also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association and the 140th of the Scottish Football Association.

Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA's director of football development said: 'Everyone who loves football has their favourite players from the past.

'It might have been one of the greats they tried to emulate in the school playground or a superstar they would idolise while watching on from the terraces as a fan. It is fantastic – especially in the year of The Football Association’s 150th anniversary and the Scottish Football Association’s 140th – that Royal Mail has honoured a whole team of these heroes from across the United Kingdom.'

Source: Newcastle United Mad


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