1974 WORLD CUP RODNEY MARSH
Marsh was drafted in to help England get to the ‘74 World Cup but sadly they didn’t qualify. Rodney had plenty of fun with cars instead!
It isn’t surprising that Rodney joined George Best in Europa ownership given that they were such close friends. The car pictured here is a Series 2, which had an upgraded glassfibre body that was no longer bonded to the chassis; the two were now simply bolted together.
Inside, the car had electric windows and adjustable seats. Mechanically, however, all was as before. But the new upgrades would make it much more appealing to the Manchester City and England hero.
Take note of Rodney’s personalised registration number ‘EGO’, which should tell you much about his character and gave him the unfortunate reputation of not being a team player. It was believed that Marsh fatally unbalanced the Manchester City team when he arrived as a confident Londoner in 1972.
FUN FOOTBALL FACT Alf Ramsey didn’t have quite the same opinion of Marsh as he had of Moore and was quoted: ‘If you don’t work harder I’ll pull you off at half time.’ Marsh replied, ‘Crikey, Alf, at Manchester City all we get is an orange and a cup of...