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  1. but he couldn't and wouldn't tackle, no goals, no assists, took most free kicks without any success, a busy bee that passed back and sideways mostly but that's it. Entirely agree. With LJ, Sproule and Mcindoe we had three quarters of an excellent hurdle relay team. His free kicks were pitiful, that little run up, stutter and then chip fooled no team. As for his passing he seems to want to appear to be the player that moved the ball about. Problem was when he received it he immeadiately passed to the nearest player he was facing regardless of how far away they were or what pressure it
  2. Bivouac; bivouac shelter is any of a variety of improvised camp site, or shelter that is usually of a temporary nature..................... Seems an apt description.
  3. Came across this photo on Steve Sutor's Facebook page " Old Football Photographs". Think it must be 1955/56 season after promotion the season before from the old 3rd Division South. We only had to wait another 20 years! How many players from this squad did you see play. Here's my list ; Cyril Williams, Ernie Peacock,. Jackie Bailey, Alec Eisenstrager,. Mike Thresher, Jackie White, Jimmy Rogers, Arnold Rodgers, Johnny Watkins, Ivor Guy, Bob Anderson, John Atyeo, Tony Cook and Terry Compton.
  4. Do you think the picking of your most ever favourite player is influenced by the position you played in for your team at whatever level that was. Always being in defence, wing half ( one for the old uns ), or back four my favourites are Moore, Beckenbauer, Maldini etc.
  5. Back 3/4/5 will not have to play so narrow as they may catch something. No overloading either I expect. AW should be OK running into space constantly and being ignored.
  6. Paterson sub today at Derby. Got on for 45 minutes. Only found one comment re; performance and he was given a 6 and " buzzed around d slot but rarely touched the ball". Oh and they're complaing of paying £4.50. for a pint of piss called Carling.
  7. Somehow I managed to pass the 11 plus exam at Connaught Rd Juniors and missed out on my first choice of Merrywood Grammar School ( first choice because they played football only ) and went to Hengrove and was in the same year as Trevor and played in the same football and rugby teams. He was also a bloody good rugby centre as well.
  8. Glanced through the pictures, and there are a lot of them, and saw one team photo with Bobby "Shadow" Williams in it. Had forgotten he went to the gas after leaving us and going to Rotherham.
  9. Evening round 10/-, that's 50p in new money. Huge increase when I went mornings to 12/6d, that's 75p with double the number of papers and starting at 6.00. am. Sunday's with the big thick editions was 5/- that's 25 p.
  10. Bloody collecting boys on Saturday mornings must have pocketed most of the Christmas tips money that was intended for the delivery boys and by the time Wotton took his share and it was split between the rest we probably got about 10% .
  11. Yep, Pink Un was the Evening World's sports paper. Must have went when the EW closed in 1962.
  12. 1959 joined the rank of paper boy for old man Wotton from a house on Creswicke Rd near to the corner of Throgmorton Rd. Had an evening round and after Saturday's delivery of Post and World came back for the Green Uns that Wotton picked up from the delivery van on St Johns Lane. It was a right scramble as the papers came out of the van to be sorted in the house into rounds as a bundle was given to one of the boys to sell to the eagerly waiting punters who couldn't wait for a delivery to their door. Finished the evening round when I started playing at 14 years old on Saturday afternoons and
  13. Also called there for a day whilst on a cruise to Iceland and Greenland. Picturesque as you say, can remember from the coach trip querky houses, 1000 year old church, salmon steps on the river and a great view of the football stadium near to Torshavn harbour as we drove back in. Neat little stadium that would be the envy of that 'other' lot.
  14. Don't think it was Jack as wiki informs he was playing for Leeds throughout the war. Must have been in a reserved occupation. Back in the early 1960s Jack took us for football coaching at Broad Plain House as well as other teams and he kept is eye out for useful talent as a scout for City. Regardless to say I never made it. Jack's claim to fame at that time was that he had played at the ground of every team in the four leagues. Not much change to the league make up in them far off days.
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