Two days ago, the media were linking Tom Whittaker with the coaching of the Azzurri, explained by the Arsenal manager as a “chat“. Jimmy Logie was more forthright; he wanted a move, the feelings were reciprocated in Italy whilst from the looks of this report, Arsenal were not set against it either. Torino were the team in question, still rebuilding their club a year on from the Superga air disaster.
Logie was one the more fortunate players. Twenty years old when war broke out, he survived and was twenty-six when the professional game recommenced in 1946. With a league champion and FA Cup winners medals under his belt, he was open to the notion of exploring the footballing world. Who knows how the deal might have worked out for him. It didn’t and he remained at Arsenal until 1955, which is another story in itself.