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Name:       Cliff JonesCliff Jones Tottenham Hotspur Wales Time Vault Soccer Football Card 12.32

Born:        7 February 1935 –  Swansea, Wales

Position:   Left & Right Winger

Club Career:                                                                               Years             Team                            Apps                  Gls    1952-1958      Swansea Town             168                    47      1958-1968      Tottenham Hotspur    318                  135      1968-1970      Fulham                            25                      2

International Career:                                                                                                              1954-1969       Wales                            59                     16

Career Profile:

Considered by most football experts of the day as the best winger in Europe, Cliff Jones was vital to the Spurs 1960-61 double winning team that also went on to lift the FA Cup in 1962 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963.

Lightning fast, full of trickery and as brave as they come he became the embodiment of Bill Nicholson’s mantra that "Winning wasn't enough, it had to be done with a certain style”.

When Tottenham Hotspur first staged a European Cup match against Polish champions Gornik Zabrze in 1961, the Welshman scored a perfect hat-trick — left-foot, right-foot, header, all inside 12 minutes.

Playing 59 times for Wales Cliff appeared in the 1958 World Cup and was part of the Welsh team that beat England 2 – 1 at Ninian Park in 1955 and claims that the winner he scored was his best ever goal.

Time Vault Soccer doffs it’s cap to this Tottenham Hostpur legend with a representation of the double winning 1960 – 61 season.  A season that  saw Cliff contribute 19 goals in 37 appearances for his club and 3 goals in 4 for his country.

Card Profile:

Position:              Midfield/Attack (Left, Right)                                                                        Rating:                 2 Star                                                                                                              Skill Stats:           ATTACK    6           DEFEND    3                                                                   Special:

Raw pace (Speed Skill): When Cliff Jones attacks, your opponent must immediately separate the last card from a defending move consisting of two or more defenders.

 Season Stats:                                                                                                                             Year                 Team                             App          Gls            Hons                                     1960–1961      Tottenham Hotspur    37     (4)   19    (3)    Div1, FAC

Strategy Tip:  A true game changer. Cliff Jones is capable of spoiling your opponents defensive plans. When deployed as the shooting card he boosts your attack whilst simultaneously weakening your opponent’s defence at a critical moment. Equally useful for strategically moving your opponents defence around and hindering their card play. A true strategic thinker’s card.

Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's -  Card No: 12/32"

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.

Name:       John RadfordJohn Radford Arsenal England Time Vault Soccer Football Card V3.1

Born:        22 February 1947 –  Hemsworth, England

Position:   Center/Inside Forward, Right Winger

Club Career:                                                                              Years                   Team                        Apps                 Gls    1964-1976          Arsenal                       481                  149 1976-1977          West Ham Utd            28                       0 1977-1979          Blackburn Rovers      38                     10

International Career:                                                                                                              1969-1971          England                        2                        0

Career Profile:

Arsenal FC’s fourth all time highest goal scorer behind  Cliff Basten, Thierry Henri and Ian Wright and the clubs youngest ever hat-trick scorer (against Wolves in 1965). John Radford was a powerful, fearless and unselfish forward.

An instrumental part of Arsenal’s FA Cup and League double-winning side of 1970 – 71, a season that proved the most prolific for Radford who scored 21 goals and set up many more including both goals that secured Arsenal the  2-1 FA Cup win against Liverpool clinching the double.

Only capped twice for his country, Frank Mclintock tells a story that  Radford said of Sir Alf Ramsay, “Don’t like the booger”… a straight talking, true Highbury Legend.

Time Vault Soccer doffs it’s cap to this no fuss, highly effective forward with a representation of the double winning 1970 – 71 season.

Also see  “Gunnerstown” blog.

Card Profile:

Position:              Attack (Centre, Right)                                                                                  Rating:                 1 Star                                                                                                              Skill Stats:           ATTACK    5           DEFEND    2                                                                   SPECIAL:              N/A

 Season Stats:                                                                                                                            Year                      Team                     App          Gls            Hons                                              1970 – 1971        Arsenal                   62     (0)   21    (0)    Div1, FAC

Strategy Tip:  Maybe lacking the top end scoring power of some forwards Radford offers a defensive cushion. Well suited to a balanced strategy from the start or used as a substitute to replace a more defensive minded player when chasing the game. Particularly useful when playing along side players with the "Inspiration" Special Skill.

Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's -  Card No: 32/32"

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.

Name:       Aristide GuarneriAristide Guarneri Internazionale Time Vault Soccer Football Card V3.1

Born:         7 March 1938 – Cremona, Italy

Position:   Center Back, Right Full-back

Club Career:                                                                             Years              Team                  Apps                      Gls  1957-1958     Como                       32                           0          1958-1967     Internazionale      268                           3        1967-1968     Bologna                   28                           1          1978-1969     Napoli                      22                           0                                                            1969-1970     Internazionale          3                           0                                                            1970-1973     Cremonese               8                           0

International Career:                                                                                                              1963-1968            Italy                   21                           1

Career Profile:

Nicknamed “Lo Stopper Gentiluomo”  (The Gentleman Stopper) Guarneri is famed as being a tenacious defender who never received a red-card during his career. Originally a right sided full-back he was paired with Armando Picchi at Inter Milan and converted into an elegant, yet powerful, center-back where he built a reputation for tackling, marking and possessing an exceptional positional sense.

A crucial pillar of the Internazionale Team known as La Grande Inter  (The Great Inter) between 1958 and 1967 he helped them secure, back to back, European Cup wins in 1964 and 1965,  three Serie A divisional titles in 1962-63, 1964-65, 1965-66 and two Intercontinental Cups in 1964 and 1965.

Capped 21 times by Italy, debuting against Pele’s Brazil in 1963, Guarneri became a European Champion with the national team, on home soil, in 1968.

Time Vault Soccer doff’s it’s cap to this “elegant bulwark” of a defender with  a representation of the 1964-65 season. The season that saw Guarneri complete a League, European and Intercontinental  Cup treble with The Great Inter.

Card Profile:

Position:              Defend (Centre, Right)                                                                                Rating:                 1 Star                                                                                                              Skill Stats:           ATTACK    1           DEFEND    6                                                                   SPECIAL:              N/A

Season Stats:                                                                                                                               Year                Team                   App             Gls             Hons                                                 1964–1965      Internazionale     31    (2)        0    (0)   SerA, EC, IC

Strategy Tip:  An out and out defender providing heavy fortification at the back. Although offering little in attack, when combined with a Goalkeeper and/or deployed alongside players with the “Inspiration” Special Skill Guarneri can be a match saver.

Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's -  Card No: 6/32"

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.

Name:       Ian CallaghanIan Callaghan Liverpool FC Time Vault Soccer Football Card V3.1

Born:         10 April 1942 – Toxteth, Liverpool, England

Position:   Center, Right,  Midfield

Club Career:                                                                         Years                 Team                            App                  Gls  1959-1978          Liverpool                      857                     68 1978                    Lauderdale (loan)         20                        0 1978-1981          Swansea City                 76                        1 1979                    Canberra (loan)              9                         0                                                  1981                    Cork United                    2                         0                                              1981                    Crewe Alexandra         15                         0

International Career:                                                                                                              1966 -1977          England                         4                         0

Career Profile:

Ian Callaghan is a Liverpool legend. Holding the record for most appearances (857) over his 19 seasons with the club where he helped his team win promotion to the top division in 1962 and subsequently win the league title in 1964, 1966, 1973, 1976 and 1977, FA Cup in 1965 and 1974, UEFA Cup in 1973 and 1976 and the European Cup in 1977.

Arguably overlooked by England with 4 caps, Ian was part of the England World Cup winning squad of 1966, making one appearance in the Finals in the 2 – 0 group win over France. A game that saw Ian set up the second goal for Hunt with a deft cross to the far post.

After the arrival of Messers Souncess and Dalglish he decided to leave Liverpool (in 1978) to help Swansea into the then second division in 1979. Loaned out to Lauderdale Strikers and Canberra City and after a brief spell in Ireland Ian closed his illustrious playing career at Crewe Alexandra making his final appearance at the age of 40.

Only ever booked once and voted Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year in 1974, Time Vault Soccer “doff’s it’s cap” to this, proper, footballing legend with a representation of the 1976 – 77 season. The Season that saw Ian usher Liverpool to both League and European Cup glory.

Card Profile:

Position:              Midfield (Right)                                                                                          Rating:                 1 Star                                                                                                          Skill Stats:           ATTACK    4           DEFEND    4                                                      SPECIAL:              N/A

Season Stats:                                                                                                                               Year                      Team                        App                   Gls              Hons                      1976 – 1977         Liverpool                    48    (0)              2    (0)        Div 1, EC, USC

Strategy Tip:  A well balanced midfielder, equally adept at helping out at the back as going forward in support of his attackers. Callaghan may not be your star player but his contribution to allowing you to evolve a flexible in game strategy should not be underestimated. A strategist’s player.

Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's -  Card No: 27/32"

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.

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Name:       Alberto Cesar TarantiniAlberto Tarantini Argentina Time Vault Soccer Football Card V3.1

Born:         3 December 1955 – Ezeiza, Argentina

Position:   Left Back, Wing Back, Centre Back

Club Career:                                                                            Years                Team                                App           Gls    1973 – 1977       Boca Juniors                   179              0        1978 – 1979       Birmingham City             23               1        1979                    Talleres de Cordoba      13                1      1980 – 1983       River Plate                          0               0                                                        1983 – 1984       SC Bastia                           29               1                                                        1984 – 1988       Toulouse                         130               8                                                        1988 – 1989       FC St. Gallen                       0

International Career:                                                                                                              1974 - 1982        Argentina                          61              1

Career Profile:

A tough tackling, fiery tempered, nightlife loving player of undoubted talent, notable for winning the World Cup with Argentina in 1978 without having a club.

Time Vault Soccer “doff’s it’s cap” to this trailblazing Argentinian with a representation of the 1977 – 78 season when Tarantini helped lift the World Cup for the hosting nation.

… Just prior to his signing for Birmingham City where we proceeded to knock out Manchester Utd’s Brian Greenhoff before wading into the crowd to punch one of his own clubs fans.

Card Profile:

Position:              Defend (Left)                                                                                              Rating:                 2 Stars                                                                                                          Skill Stats:           ATTACK    3           DEFEND    5                                                         Special:                                                                                                                       

Ferocious tackle. Play in defence in response to a <3* card played in attack by your opponent, both cards are immediately discarded. Cancels opponents skill.

Season Stats:                                                                                                                      Year                      Team                          App          Gls         Hons                                         1977 – 1978         N/A                              0    (7)       0    (1)    (World Cup)

Strategy Tip:  A solid defender with a physical edge, Tarantini is best suited to man marking an opponent’s low ranking special skill player to nullify their strategic impact or to prevent your opponent getting a shot off. He remains no slouch when it comes to general defensive duties and can be pressed into attack if required.

Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's -  Card No: 19/32"

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.

Name:       Albert Louis Johanneson

Born:         13, March 1940 – Germiston, South Africa

Position:   Left Winger

Club Career                                                                           Years                   Team                      Apps      Gls          1960 – 1970         Leeds Utd                172         48                1970 – 1972         York City                    26            3

International Career:      N/A

Career Profile:

One of the first, super talented, black men to grace the (old) English First Division and the first player from African descent to appear in the English FA Cup Final.

Integral in getting Leeds Utd promoted to top flight football in 1963-64 with 13 league goals, Johanneson built a reputation as a powerful and fast marauding forward player. Naturally skillful he is remembered by Leeds Utd fans as the creative, entertaining force in an otherwise dour team.

A man of outstanding courage, he endured racist abuse from spectators and other players with staggering good grace. George Best later reflected: “Albert was quite a brave man to actually go on the pitch in the first place”.

Time Vault Soccer "doff's it's cap" to this quiet and inspirational man with a representation of the 1964-65 season when Johanneson helped Leeds to 2nd place in the old First Division and a F. A Cup Final. A game that saw him make history as the first black man to grace the final but ultimately a game Leeds lost 2 – 1 to a Liverpool side featuring Ian Callaghan and Ian St John.

Card Profile:

Position:              Midfield/Attack (Left, Center)                                                                    Rating:                 1 Star                                                                                                            Skill Stats:           ATTACK    5           DEFEND                                                        Special:               N/A

Season Stats:                                                                                                                              Year                      Team                      App          Gls         Hons                                            1964 – 1965         Leeds Utd               36    (0)    12    (0)  -

Strategy Tip: Maybe lacking the out and out goal scoring power of some attackers Johanneson offers a little more in the defensive department. Well suited to a balanced strategy from the start or used as a substitute to replace a more defensive minded player when chasing the game. Enhanced when playing along side players with the "Inspiration" Special Skill.

Features in: "Debut 60's v 70's -  Card No: 13/32"

Figures in (Italics) = stats for their National side.