REAPER HUNTS ANOTHER
World Cup winning footballer Roger Hunt has died aged 83 to continue the cull in recent times of the 1966 England team. Hunt scored 285 goals for Liverpool in a period where they won two league titles and the FA Cup under Bill Shankly. However, he was better known as the first pick forward in the English team at the World Cup in 1966. Roger Hunt scored three times in the tournament, as England won the World Cup for the only time in their history. He was crucial in the final, when Geoff Hurst scored his famous goal in the first half of extra time, it was Roger Hunt who wheeled off in celebration, perhaps convincing the linesman it was a goal. Although Franz Beckenbauer later said it didn’t matter if that goal counted or not, the superior side on the day won. In 2000, Hunt got an MBE from the Palace, and was known by Liverpool fans as Sir Roger. He was picked by 4 DDP teams: Sudden Death, Much Ado About Snuffing, End of the Ballgame, and Black Penguins of Doom, who secure their second hit in a few days.
20 July 1938 – 27 September 2021