This is a Daily Express article published on 9th May 1973, a serialisation from Tommy Lawton’s book When The Cheering Stopped following his retirement from the game.
Lawton played for Arsenal in the latter stages of his career, signing in November 1953 until his retirement in 1955. His only goal in 1953-54 was the winner in the Charity Shield whilst his record in his final eight appearances of six goals bears testimony to his ability. His England record remains impressive; including wartime internationals, he played 46 times scoring 46 goals.
Perhaps some players of today ought to read this and stop complaining about their wages or better still act with some decorum, remembering the debt they owe their predecessors.