The beautiful Game
Tommy Charlton hopes for England call-up 48 years after brothers Sir Bobby and Jack. From the BBC website: Tommy Charlton plays for the Mature Millers walking football club in Rotherham. Two Charlton brothers are World Cup winners, now a third is looking to make his England debut at the age of 71.Tommy Charlton is the younger brother of Manchester United legend Sir Bobby, who turned 80 last October, and Leeds great Jack, who is 83 in May.Between them they earned 141 caps for England and now Tommy is attempting to break into the over-60s national walking football team after being invited for trials at Burnley's Turf Moor on Saturday.Pensioner Tommy, a grandfather of six, currently plays for the Mature Millers walking football club in Rotherham and retired from amateur football aged 24 because of injury. He said: "I am very excited about the trials and showing management some of my skills. Tonight Arsenal take on AC Milan. Could this be the end of the beautiful game for them and the end of Arsene Wenger's managerial spell with them. All is out of balance in theme which is 'more important than life itself.'
Art is also the beautiful game dealing, as the best do with adversity, intellectual humility and curiosity, self sufficient curiosity and autonomy, flexibility of mind, risk taking, collaboration and an obsessive work ethic. Nothing succeeds like success.Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful in the end. Tommy Charlton said: "Hopefully I will perform well but it is going to be very difficult to make it into the squad as there are so many experienced walking footballers plying their trade at the moment."