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Dixie Dean – ‘Never Passed, Never Bought a Round’

Neil  Adamson

Many years later, approaching his dotage, my grandfather could not be drawn on his footballing days. Dixie Dean, with whom he played alongside at Everton, is one of English football’s true legends. My grandfather summed him up in a single, biting appraisal: “He never passed to anyone and he never bought a round.”

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