'You should have seen me on the box'
I was two years above Hines at the same school. He was a good footballer and knew Billy Buck as an excellent coach of boys who were good at sport.
In contrast, I knew him as a gifted and patient teacher of gym skills to boys like me who had no natural ability at all. He taught me, over very few sessions - in a large class, remember - how to take a running springboard-assisted dive on to the box and do a headspring off the far end.
Even now I hardly believe it - and my family certainly don't.