Stoke-on-Trent Honours Taylor & Matthews

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has today honoured two of our city’s sporting greats.

15 time world champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor and Sir Stanley Matthews become the first city sporting icons to be inducted into the Stoke-on-Trent Sporting Hall of Fame.

Mrs Jean Gough was there to accept the award in memory of her father, the man described as ‘the wizard of the dribble’, Sir Stanley Matthews.

PDC World Champion was there with his wife Yvonne and his mum.

Both spoke of the honour of receiving the award and how proud they are to be from our City of Stoke-on-Trent.

Watch the video of them entering the civic reception held in their honour today.

Listen to the two audio interviews, the first is with Mrs Jean Gough, daughter of Sir Stan.

The second is with the king of darts Phil Taylor. Both tell how much the city means to them.

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I was Abbey Hulton born and bred, now live in Meir Hay. I'm married to Nita, we have 2 kids Tom 19 & Amy 17. I'm the Managing Director of a local aluminium stockist. I'm also a radio presenter and presented sport on radio for a number of years, more recently for Focal Radio. It was on Focal that I got the chance to present a programme of my favourite music genre which is Soul & Smooth Jazz. The programme was really popular and attracted overseas listeners online. Look out for our new venture www.6towns.co.uk - Community Radio for the good folk of the 6 Towns! I was the original creator of the blog Pits'n'Pots which gained some credibility when Mike Rawlins joined the site and has now blossomed into this site. I love sport particularly Golf & Tennis. I packed up playing football some years ago when I started picking up lot's of fines for bookings from late tackles! I play golf at Leek Golf Club and Tennis at Draycott Sports Centre.

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