The Black-And-White Years: Terry Venables Limbers Up For England, 1964

Ollie Irish

1st, October 2010


By Ollie Irish

October 1964: England’s Terry Venables, 21 at the time, warms up in preparation for an international friendly against Belgium at Wembley (the match finished 2-2). Flexible, was El Tel.

Photo: Barratts/S&G and Empics Sport (Click image to see the full-size version)

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  1. chimpo says:

    weird- he hasnt changed in 45 years

  2. Anonymous says:

    Eh, that’s clearly not Wembley. No track, no twin towers. White Hart Lane perhaps?

    Great picture though.

  3. Jake says:

    thats wembley? looks like it holds 25k

  4. Ollie Irish says:

    I didn’t say he was warming up AT Wembley folks. He’s warming up FOR the match at Wembley, at another ground clearly. Any ideas?

  5. Patrick says:

    That looks to me like stamford bridge, and that makes sense as he was playing for chelsea at the time.

  6. steve james says:

    Definitely Stamford Bridge — note the weather vane featuring George Hillsdon, legendary Chelsea and England forward c1908. He scored 8 times for England in 14 games, got mustard-gassed in Flanders and when he died in 1941, only four people came to the funeral. But he lives on, keeping an eye on the pitch at Stamford Bridge.

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