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The life behind the ’66 legend from Barking

PUBLISHED: 12:02 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:03 26 May 2015

Bobby Moore holds aloft the World Cup as his teammates celebrate around him

Bobby Moore holds aloft the World Cup as his teammates celebrate around him

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Acclaimed Times football writer Matt Dickinson looks at the life of football hero Bobby Moore at the Barking Learning Centre tomorrow evening (Wed).

Matt brought out a book last year, which traces the journey of Moore, who was born in Barking, and went on to become a legend of English football.

The book, published in September, peels back the layers of the imperious defender’s life from every angle, not just his success and his status as a legend, but also his failures.

The Man in Full was well researched and shows the grit of the man everyone knows as the hero of 1966, as life on the pitch was very different for the legendary footballer.

Moore knew scandal, divorce and drink, failed businesses and links to the East End underworld.

Post-retirement, this great of the game largely drifted into obscurity and, famously, there was no knighthood.

The talk on Bobby Moore’s life starts at 7pm.

Free admission, booking required. For more information call 020 8724 8722.


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