Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Sunday Empire News - Our Pin-Up (drawn by Mickey Durling)

Our Pin-Up (drawn by Mickey Durling)
Sunday Empire News
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Drawn by Mickey Durling, these caricatures run into the hundreds, many of them appear in the Sunday Evening News. This newspaper issued a set of cards of Durling's drawings called Famous Footballers of Today. Durling's work was also featured in Charles Buchan's Football Monthly in the early 1950s. A large collection of the drawings were reprinted as cards in the late 1980s printed in blue.

Ronnie Allen (West Bromwich Albion)
Ray Barlow (West Bromwich Albion)
Tommy Docherty (Preston North End)
Tommy Eglington (Everton)
Red Elvy (Blackburn Rovers)
Willie Fraser (Sunderland)
Billy Kiernan (Charlton Athletic)
Leon Leuty (Notts County)
Alex McRae (Middlesbrough)
Joe Marston (Preston North End)
Willie Moir (Bolton Wanderers and Scotland)
Terry Ryder (Portsmouth)


  1. To the list you can add

    Ray Daniel (Arsenal and Wales)
    Cliff Holton (Arsenal)
    Jimmy Logie (Arsenal)
    John Kelsey (Arsenal)
    Albert Nightingale (Blackburn Rovers)
    Tommy Briggs (Blackburn Rovers)
    Malcolm Barrass (Bolton Wanderers and England)
    Bobby Langton (Bolton Wanderers and England)
    Nat Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers and England)
    Dave Massart (Bury)
    Frank Lock (Charlton Ath)
    Bobby Smith (Chelsea)
    Peter Sillett (Chelsea)
    John McNichol (Chelsea)
    Jim Taylor (Fulham)
    Arthur Stevens (Fulham)
    Robin Lawler (Fulham and Eire)
    Bedford Jezzard (Fulham)
    Billy Bly (Hull City)
    Tom Berry (Hull City)
    Derek Hines (Leicester City)
    Jack Lee (Leicester City)
    Laurie Hughes (Liverpool and England)
    Jack Smith (Liverpool)
    Brian Hughes (Liverpool)
    Charlie Ashcroft (Liverpool)
    Stan Pearson (Manchester United and England)
    Roger Byrne (Manchester United)
    John Berry (Manchester United)
    Dennis Viollet (Manchester United)
    Bill Foulkes (Manchester United)
    John Gavin (Norwich City)
    Reg Foulkes (Norwich City)
    Horace Gager (Nottingham Forest)
    Jackie Sewell (Notts County)
    Jim Gooch (Preston North End)
    Ken Horton (Preston North End)
    Tom Finney (Preston North End)
    Don Gibson (Sheffield Wednesday)
    Albert Quixall (Sheffield Wednesday)
    Eddie Gannon (Sheffield Wednesday)
    Redfern Froggatt (Sheffield Wednesday)
    Tommy Reynolds (Sunderland)
    Ken Chisholm (Sunderland)
    Tommy Wright (Sunderland and Scotland)
    Ray Daniel (Sunderland and Wales)
    Ron Flower (Wolves)
    Jimmy Mullen (Wolverhampton Wanderers and England)
    Billy Wright (Wolves and England)
    Peter Broadbent (Wolves)
    Bill Shorthouse (Wolves)

    1. Hi Lee,

      Wow! Superb, thank you very much.



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