When Everton and Liverpool turned out to honour Dixie

Testimonials have been a part of football for a long time, they are customarily a day of celebrating the career of a footballer who has spent at least ten years at one club. Today, testimonials are mainly used as fundraisers for a charity supported by the star of the day. Yet, in the era before astronomical wages, their focus was to raise some much-needed money for the player to help him through ‘life after retirement from the pitch’. Crowds still turn out in big numbers to say thank you to their favourite multi-millionaire footballer before he retires to a...

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