Scott Minto: Holmes, Hurlock and jilting George’s Gunners

Last season, our Socios at patreon.com/grahamhunter got an exclusive interview with Scott Minto. For the first time, here’s the full episode.

I’m familiar with Scott’s analytical skills from working with him in television studios, but I had no idea how as a youngster he considered dumping football for becoming a real-life Sherlock Holmes.

Scott laments the obscene wealth offered to young players nowadays, and also the demise of the apprenticeship system which toughened him up for top-division football. However, he has no idea what possessed him to put in a crazy tackle on ultimate tough guy Terry Hurlock during his Charlton debut.

Scott also describes how close he came to signing for Arsenal, before jilting George Graham and the Gunners for city rivals Chelsea.

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