Clubs played for: Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers (1952-1966)
Biography: Winger. Born in Rainhill, Lancashire on 30th September 1934. Was in demand as a youngster but chose to join Liverpool rather than Bolton or Everton. Went on to make over 350 appearances in red and win 5 England caps. Later coached both at home and in Zambia and New Zealand,. In later life he ran a tobacconists shop in Birkenhead. Died on 14th December 2009, he had been suffering from cancer.
The year is 1958, Alan had just won his first cap for England on a Wednesday evening against Russia. The following Saturday he is in the bus queue in Prescott heading to Anfield for a league game. The No.10 bus arrives and the stampede begins as the fans push forward. As Alan attempts to board, the bus conductor informs him the vehicle is now full and he must wait for the next one. Suddenly a voice from the top deck shouts down that he must board the bus because he is playing in the game that afternoon. Priceless !!
I used to hang around north staffs polytechic around 1985-88 and alan was the manager of the centre , He used to deny playing for liverpool
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