Manchester City’s Colin the King was the antithesis of the modern gated player. But he was the complete midfielder

The King is dead. RIP Colin Bell. He was nicknamed Nijinsky after the great racehorse because he’d run and run and never tire. But it could just as easily have been after the ballet dancer. To the rest of us he was simply Colin the King.

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