This week’s roundup also features Magnus Carlsen’s memory and some disc golf brilliance
1) Colin Bell, who died this week at the age of 74, was almost certainly the best Manchester City player of the 20th century. Hard running and highly skilful, he danced across the heavy pitches of the 1960s and 1970s. Here, he scores a 1972 Manchester derby hat-trick. Bell won every domestic honour for City, including the 1969 FA Cup. He also played 48 times for England, scoring nine goals. His career was cruelly cut short by a knee injury sustained in this November 1975 derby, after a tackle by United’s Martin Buchan. Bell would return two years later but was never the same player despite his vigorous rehab. His nickname was Nijinsky, not after the Russian ballet dancer, but instead the last racehorse to win the English Triple Crown.
Legends on a legend
A tribute to Colin Bell featuring words from Joe Mercer, Malcolm Allison, Francis Lee, Mike Summerbee and Geoff Hurst.