Watch new film showcasing legendary goalscorer who worked in Milton Keynes

Celebrated former footballer is featured in a short film available on YouTube now.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 11:11 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 11:14 am

Frank Large has remained close to Milton Keynes ever since his goalscoring exploits down the road at Northampton Town.

After a fruitful football career, that saw him bag goals wherever he went ending his career having notched 218 times, he worked in the city.

Following his retirement in 1974 he became a regular on building sites in Milton Keynes in London.

The 22-minute film acts as a companion piece to a book previously written about the famous nomadic striker. Frank's son, Paul, wrote Have Boots Will Travel: The Story of Frank Large: Football's Happy Wanderer, detailing his father's life.

Paul is also the creator behind the new film.

The book contains interviews from footballing royalty, including the thoughts of legendary figures like Ron Atkinson and Sir Bobby Robson.

Paul shines a light on a popular working-class goalscorer, who's footballing journey saw him represent nine different clubs in 16 years.

Frank Large

Football was a different beast back then, the 60s and 70s' version of the sport didn't have to contend with VAR, social media teams and minute-on-minute acrobatic diving.

The archive footage from the film needs to be seen to be believed. Football really was a different sport back then, the leather balls look like anvils and the pitches ressemble swamps. Frank did exceptionally well to thrive for 16 years in such unforgiving conditions.

Frank passed away in 2003, Paul's book written in tribute to him was described as "beautiful" in The Daily Telegraph and 'Fascinating' in a review in the Northampton Chronicle.

Frank joined Fulham under boss Bobby Robson in 1968, before his third spell with Cobblers. Photo: Getty Images