Am I right in saying that he was only ever leaving temporarily for some job training (firefighter?), or have I just made that up?!
Work related training to do with railways if I remember correctly. His match winning goal at City of Liverpool was a textbook example of modern day fullback play. He must have run 60 yards in total and scored with a confident finish. I was increasingly impressed with his energy and ability, he clearly improved with playing and the coaching received.