Nobby & Bobby

Nobby & Bobby
38 x 31cm.
Mixed media on card.

When the World Cup came to London, the Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen while on exhibition. It was found seven days later by a mongrel dog named 'Pickles'. England historically went on to defeat Germany 4-2 in the final, captained by Bobby Moore, who played alongside England stalwart, Nobby Stiles - who played every minute of England's victorious 1966 FIFA World Cup campaign. Stiles famously celebrated the victory by dancing on the Wembley pitch, holding the Jules Rimet Trophy in one hand and his false teeth in the other.

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