Somewhere in my garden shed there's a pair of old football boots. Leather studs, leather strap across the toes, solid toe cap and high ankle supports. Sure they might have helped the lad. On second thoughts, don't tell anybody because they might be worth a few bob.
Was gonna say they same thing Alan....dig em out clean em up, bit of polish and dubbin on the leather, varnish on the wooden bits.......would make a lovely centre piece in a cabinet or on a shelf! The boots that is.....not Woodgate!