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Roger Hunt: Sir Geoff Hurst and Kevin Keegan pay tribute to Liverpool legend at funeral

Sir Geoff Hurst and Kevin Keegan led the tributes to Roger Hunt at the funeral of Liverpool’s record league goalscorer.Former team-mates and senior executives from the club, including CEO Billy Hogan joined Hunt’s family for the hour-long service of celebration at Liverpool Cathedral.Hurst was not present but his eulogy to his fellow 1966 World Cup winner, who died last month aged 83, was read by Liverpool’s club chaplain Bill Bygroves, in which he said: “What a player he was; up there with Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush Kevin Keegan and Mo Salah.“We always had great banter between us. I...
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Sir Geoff Hurst and Kevin Keegan pay tribute to Roger Hunt at funeral

Sir Geoff Hurst and Kevin Keegan led the tributes to Roger Hunt at the funeral of Liverpool’s record league goalscorer. Former team-mates and senior executives from the club, including CEO Billy Hogan, joined Hunt’s family for the hour-long service of celebration at Liverpool Cathedral. Hurst was not present but his...
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West Ham unveil statue paying tribute to legends Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters

West Ham have unveiled a statue paying tribute to Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and the club’s 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup success at the London Stadium. Hurst, Moore's daughter Roberta and Peters' wife Kathy were in attendance to see the bronze sculpture's reveal on Wednesday, along with club captain Mark Noble, Declan Rice and manager David Moyes.
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Geoff Hurst likens Gareth Southgate’s leadership to World Cup-winner Alf Ramsey

Gareth Southgate speaks of 'special' Euro 2020 semi-final win. England’s 1966 hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst has compared Gareth Southgate to World Cup-winning manager Sir Alf Ramsey. Current boss Southgate has a chance emulate Ramsey and lead the nation to a major trophy triumph on Sunday as they take on...
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England World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst fully behind Gareth Southgate's side

Sir Geoff Hurst is fully behind Gareth Southgate's England side claiming a first major title since 1966, saying anything other than his 100 per cent backing would be "nonsense". The Three Lions will face Italy at Wembley on Sunday in their first major final in 55 years after beating Denmark...
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Sir Geoff Hurst names surprising key player for England this summer

Sir Geoff Hurst, scorer of the hat-trick that won England the World Cup in 1966, has identified Declan Rice as a key player this summer at Euro 2020. Speaking as an ambassador for the FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards, Hurst told FourFourTwo that he thinks England have a good chance at the tournament. Like Rice, Hurst came through the ranks at West Ham United, changing his role to devastating effect; while Declan Rice was originally a defensive midfielder who's become more of a box-to-box presence under David Moyes, Hurst was a midfielder who adapted his game to become a striker.
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Sir Geoff Hurst understands reluctance to volunteer for dementia studies

Sir Geoff Hurst understands why former players are reluctant to participate in studies to further examine the link between playing the game and an increased risk of dementia. Hurst has seen first hand the impact the disease can have, with four of his 1966 World Cup final team-mates having died with it and Sir Bobby Charlton living with the condition.
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Sir Geoff Hurst stresses the importance of grassroots volunteers in football

Sir Geoff Hurst has emphasised the importance of football’s grassroots volunteers – including the history teacher who helped him make World Cup history. He recalls it was “more concrete than grassroots” when he grew up playing on the streets of Chelmsford, but said a man whose selflessness helped shape events in 1966 was more at home teaching about 1066.
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Geoff Hurst, Roy Hodgson and other sporting legends target hard-to-reach over-70s with vaccine message

Ministers have recruited a host of British sporting legends to help launch their second vaccine drive in less than a week as they battle to vaccinate huge numbers of those most at risk from coronavirus. England’s 1966 World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst is among those urging older people to “get it done”. The government says it is due to meet its target to offer a jab to everyone in the first four priority groups by Monday. Now, however, the push is on to ensure as many people as possible take the chance to be inoculated. The move...
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