Alan Biggs: Blades pay fitting tribute to two real club legends

Sheffield United's bench during the minute's applause for Alan Hodgkinson and Martyn Harrison
Sheffield United's bench during the minute's applause for Alan Hodgkinson and Martyn Harrison
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How apt that Sheffield United photographer Martyn “Baldy” Harrison should share a Bramall Lane tribute with one of his heroes.

We prefer to focus on mourning individuals (and ideally none at all), but there was something deeply symbolic of the football family, and the affection for two guys in separate fields, about last Sunday’s moving pre-match ceremony.

Late club snapper Martyn Harrison

Late club snapper Martyn Harrison

You felt that “Baldy”, too, was right behind that goal bearing the “Hodgy” legend. Stopper and snapper together forever.

A giant green goalkeepers shirt at Bramall Lane, in memory of former player Alan Hodgkinson

A giant green goalkeepers shirt at Bramall Lane, in memory of former player Alan Hodgkinson