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Kissing and Cuddling: Extract 1 From Jimmy Hill’s Striking For Soccer

by | 1st, March 2014

Jimmy Hill (2nd left, beard), Chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association, shakes hands with Joe Richards, President of the Football League, and John Hare (striped suit), at the Ministry of Labour in London. * ...after attending a successful four-and-a-half-hour meeting to discuss football players' conditions and pay. A strike was called off as agreement was reached between the football league and the PFA in the presence of John Hare, Minister of Labour. Date: 18/01/1961

 

HIGHLIGHTS from Striking For Soccer,  Jimmy Hill’s 1963 book on his part in the end of the maximum wage.  In 1961, Hill, the then Professional Football Association chairman, led footballers to victor in the abolition of the maximum wage with the threat of a players’ strike. The top wage a player could legally earn was…£20 a week. Hill’s Fulham teammate Johnny Haynes soon became the first £100-a-week player.

The book was published by The Sportmans Book Club, a

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