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Footage displayed magic and menace of a true blue hero Dave Hickson

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SAD to hear of the death this week of Dave Hickson, the Cannonball Kid, who played for all three Merseyside senior clubs during an impressive post-war career.

I met him several times but it was when researching for video documentaries on the histories of Everton and Liverpool I came across some great footage of the bustling centre-forward which gave a real sense of his magic and menace. He was a true blue hero, and I also found some wonderful mid-fifties pre-season training shots of the great man, with his eye-catching full head of hair.

He loved all things Everton – and they loved him. He was a genuine hero.

When he moved to Anfield in 1959 it was controversial, but a further 38 goals in 67 games for the Reds told its own story.

The Cannonball Kid then headed over to Prenton Park to complete the Merseyside set.

A wonderful player, a good man and his legend will live on.

Read more: Liverpool Daily Post Brian Barwick: Footage displayed magic and menace of a true blue hero Dave Hickson – Sport Opinion – Sport – Liverpool Daily Post http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/sport/sport-opinion/2013/07/11/brian-barwick-footage-displayed-magic-and-menace-of-a-true-blue-hero-dave-hickson-99623-33593435/#ixzz2Z7nqBjEF

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