... I’d like to heartily recommend “The Keeper” currently on iPlayer. A wonderful and often very funny, somewhat fictionalised, Anglo-German film about Bert Trautmann’s love life. It covers his journey through lower-league Lancashire football (at St Helens) while a PoW to eventually play for Manchester City.
Sample line from the excellent John Henshaw as St Helens manager Jack Friar, trying to get his players out of the pub (from memory): "Come on lads, we've got Burscough tomorrow..."
Eddy Brown, who played for Birmingham City in the 1956 FA Cup final where Trautmann had his neck broken taught PE and French at Preston Catholic College (Mark Lawrenson's alma mater). PCC legend had it that Brown was responsible, but he always claimed he was "a distance" away from the incident. He was - about four yards (as the video shows... )
Brown was quite a character. He told us about having three pints of Guinness before scoring a hat trick and used to order us to tuck our shirts in before a game with: "Gentlemen, when we can play like Georgie Best, we will be allowed to dress like him."