Simon Stainrod: Last of the Bullfighters

This is Simon Stainrod, the kind of footballer we sometimes call mavericks - Simon uses the term 'bullfighters'. From George Best to Tony Currie; Le Tissier to Cantona. They are, as he says, the kind who takes the ball, stares into the defender's eyes and says 'come and get me'.

Simon talks about what makes that kind of player - himself included - special and whether he found a rare modern incarnation of that anarchic talent when he scouted Ousmane Dembélé before he had played a single game in France.


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