Was Bobby offside?


That’s what a lot of people thought. That Bobby’s goal in the 1976 FA Cup Final should have been disallowed. It’s what former Manchester United skipper Martin Buchan thinks. Their manager at the time Tommy Docherty thinks the same. But the linesman had the best view. His name was Brian Marchant. And although he’s sadly since passed away, his son Neil gives some great insight in the book over the furore at Wembley after the final whistle. To put it simply, Brian had the best view in the house. And Bobby was onside!


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