“Thanks for this award. Really to individualise and to say ‘well, what a great era we played in’ is something special. Most importantly, I’d Like to thank the guys I played with. We had some wonderful players. We had a wonderful manager in Joe Mercer. A great coach in Malcolm. We had wonderful men like Ken Barnes, Johnny Hart and the rest of the team. That’s the great thing about this period – we were all part of the team and its great to see so many of them here tonight because we were a team. That’s the most important thing, It’s not the individual that counts, it’s the team.” Francis Lee collecting the Hall of Fame award in January 2004
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