It would appear that he led the life of Riley for twenty odd years.
Here, Mick sums it all up.
THE VILLAGE GREEN CLUB 1984
Mick speaks to Jim Rosanthal about his swansong at Norwich and the importance of it's close proximity to Newmarket.
GOAL OF THE SEASON - 1982
The 223rd and final goal for Southampton was a bit special coming against the Champions Liverpool at the end of a 16 pass move.
SAINTS VE STOKE CITY - FEBRUARY '82
Bally knocks it in and it hits MRC on the head. He'll say different.
SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB - THE 80's
Channon, Keegan & Ball lined up alongside each other for Saints in the 1980's. Ivan Golac, Steve Moran, Steve Williams and David Armstrong made it a team of entertainers
POMPEY & BRIGHTON
A dose of South Coast supremacy as Pompey and Brighton suffer at The Dell
SPURS & LIVERPOOL, 1979
A far post header at White Hart Lane and a cracker against the European Champions at Maine Road.
CITY V BOLTON, 1978
A scuffed left footed effort against Allardyce et al.
MOVING TO MANCHESTER
Eventually it was time to move on in a £300,000 deal to Manchester City. Here Mick frets over leaving his horses in Hampshire despite ordering his brother Phil to do all the work in his absence.
SCOTLAND V ENGLAND, 1977
The 120,000 at Hampden insisted in unison that "Channon's a b******" but after just five minutes they fell silent. They did however have the last laugh.
UNITED CUP TIE 1977
Ten months after beating United in the Cup Final, they were drawn at home as Tommy Docherty's side looked for revenge. They'd get it as well, but only after a replay at Old Trafford. This was quit a feisty affair.
ENGLAND V ITALY 1976
Mick Captains England at Shea Stadium, New York in the Bicentennial Tournament of 1976.
ENGLAND V FINLAND, 1976
Brought down to earth - a slotted penalty and a healthy scoreline.
FA CUP WINNER 1976 - BOBBY STOKES
The Matchwinner - "A super little lad".
FINAL CHANCES 1976
It was hailed as a massive upset, although there were chances aplenty in the build up to the 83rd minute.
KICK OFF 1976
The build up seemed to take forever in the old days.
PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW 1976
Bobby Stokes ahead of his date with destiny and MRC in a dodgy suit.
SEMI FINAL CELEBRATIONS 1976
You'd have thought Mick and Ossie would have been keen to get into town after winning the semi-final at Stamford Bridge. Instead they are quite happy to share a bath together and talk about the National before deciding they had to go and "win the bloody thing".
THE ROAD TO WEMBLEY, 1976
The 1975 documentary "Man on the Run" featured Mick agonising over whether to stay with the Saints or move on in order to keep his place in the England side. Surprisingly he stuck at it and was rewarded with an unforgettable cup run in 1976
ENGLAND V CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1975
A comfortable win despite Channon being, "as guilty as anybody".
"MAN ON THE RUN" (DOCUMENTARY, 1975) - PART 9
"MAN ON THE RUN" (DOCUMENTARY, 1975) - PART 8
"MAN ON THE RUN" (DOCUMENTARY, 1975) - PART 7
"MAN ON THE RUN" (DOCUMENTARY, 1975) - PART 6
"MAN ON THE RUN" (DOCUMENTARY, 1975) - PART 5
"MAN ON THE RUN" (DOCUMENTARY, 1975) - PART 4
"MAN ON THE RUN" (DOCUMENTARY, 1975) - PART 3
"MAN ON THE RUN" (DOCUMENTARY, 1975) - PART 2
"MAN ON THE RUN" (DOCUMENTARY, 1975) - PART 1
SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB - THE 70's
Nicknamed "The Alehouse Brawlers" by Bill Shankly, the 1070's were a time of great prosperity for Southampton. A team of utter rascals that got on then and still do to this very day. Buddha, Stokesy, Terry Paine, Steeley, Ossie - They are all on here, sporting dodgy barnets.
SAINTS V UNITED
A really grainy film of a 1-1 draw in 1974. The cameraman either filmed this by accident or suffered from vertigo throughout.
ENGLAND V WALES 1974
Bally's quick ball forward - always a good combination.
SAINTS V BRISTOL ROVERS
A quality pitch this one. The groundsman at The Dell seemed to take the first half of the season off back in the early 70's, returning only to cover the mud that had been churned up in his absence with about 300 tons of sand.
SCOTLAND V ENGLAND 1973
Mick's first ever International goal at a freezing Hampden Park.
WOLVES DOUBLE, 1972
This is so old that The Windmill celebration was yet to be invented. Instead, a fresh faced MRC chose to wave his arms in a rather camp style with a shocked look on his face.