Last Full English

Last Full English – Bernard Kelly Print



Product Description

Picking Sides is a series of paintings featuring some of the teams, players and managers who’ve left their mark on the history of the English game.

The last side to win the title with an English starting 11 in 1968. After only 3 full seasons in charge Joe Mercer, alongside Malcolm Allison, had led Manchester City from the old second division to the pinnacle of English football. The  arrival of Francis Lee, from Bolton Wanderers, galvanised the team and a late unbeaten run saw City at the top of the league by the time of season’s final games. City were playing Newcastle away whilst nearest rivals, defending champions and neighbours, Manchester United hosted lowly Sunderland. After a 3 – 4 victory and a shock 1 – 2 defeat for United, City became Champions. However, even if United had beaten Sunderland and finished level on points, the title would still have gone to Maine Road due to goal difference, (then called Goal Average), something that would actually happen on the last day of the season 44 years later.

Artist Bernard Kelly’s work has featured on numerous Football club websites, TV stations as well as having exhibitions sponsorship by The PFA

Sizes and styles: A4, 21 x 30 cm, printed on card | A4, 22 x 31 cm, framed | Full size, 42 x 59.4 cm, framed |

1. Tony Book
2. Ken Mulhearn
3. Glyn Pardoe
4. Mike Doyle
5. George Heslop
6. Alan Oakes
7. Colin Bell
8. Francis Lee
9. Mike Sumerbee
10. Neil Young
11. Tony Coleman
12. Joe Mercer OBE