Coin tribute to Cobblers’ WW1 hero
MATT TUBBS’ four league goals in the opening five games of the season earned him the first Sky Bet League Two player of the month award for the campaign.
Jim Bentley led Morecambe to a superb start, gaining 12 points from their first five games, and has been picked as League Two manager of the month.
In the Championship, Igor Vetekele banged in five goals for Charlton to be named August’s best player. Wolves boss Kenny Jackett took the accolades as manager.
Barnsley’s Conor Hourihane took home the Sky Bet League One player of the month, with Peterborough chief Darren Ferguson earning the award in the manager category.
AS A footballer, Northampton Town legend Walter Tull would have been worth a few quid in his heyday – and almost a century after his death, he still is!
As part of the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War, the Royal Mint has launched a new £5 coin to honour Tull, who was one of Britain’s first black footballers and the first black officer in the British army.
Tull played professionally for the Cobblers and Tottenham Hotspur before joining up to fight for his country.
Despite a ban on black officers, he was promoted to offi- cer rank and led his company of 26 men to safety in the Battle of the Somme before being killed in action in northern France in March 1918.
A memorial to Tull has stood outside the Sixfields Stadium since 1999 – and later this year the League Two club’s fans will be able to pay to get in to matches with a new coin bearing his image.
It also shows troops going over the top and features the poppy.
MINTED: Walter Tull