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Club web site: Wally Hinshelwood

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The club have posted a short piece about his recent death with a photo of Wally.

Except that is not a photo of Wally Hinshelwood.

I'm trying to remember who it is a photo of. Two names come to mind. John McCann and Derek Virgin but not sure.

Any other City oldies help me out?

@Matt Parsons BCFCSLO

Who in the club should I contact?

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Shame it took club so long to put a piece on the website, and when they do they get the wrong picture! 

If you are on twitter the authors contact details are at the top of the report, if not pm me your contact details and I can pass it on to the author for you 

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2 minutes ago, Drew Peacock said:

Looks like they are building a photo gallery of mis-named players after their Newman gaffe and now this.  A bit like LJ, they don't learn from their mistakes.

Absolutely, shoddy and embarrassing. If you are going to do such a feature you need to double check everything before going public.

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42 minutes ago, FForbes said:

To me it looks more like John McCann or even Johnny Watkins !

Could be John Watkins.

Another name George Walker.

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1 hour ago, FForbes said:

To me it looks more like John McCann or even Johnny Watkins !

Couple of photos Johnnie McCann is my guess as I believe Watkins left before the short sleeve shirts came in. Un(cann)y resemblance though.See the source image

See the source image

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59 minutes ago, Frenchay Red said:

Link didn't work, but there's a pic of Watkins on Pinterest in short sleeves in 1954. 

Did you mean link to my two photos didn't work?

One had Watkins in 1956 team with long sleeves rolled up and shirts had collars. The other had McCann in 1960-61 team with short sleeves and v neck shirts.

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Just now, redysteadygo said:

Did you mean link to my two photos didn't work?

One had Watkins in 1956 team with long sleeves rolled up and shirts had collars. The other had McCann in 1960-61 team with short sleeves and v neck shirts.

No, your team photos downloaded just fine. It was my own incompetence I was referring to. Phantom demonstrated that it was not that difficult, as shown in post 16 above.

Wally H is of course on the lower far left as you view it, in your top pic.

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4 hours ago, cidered abroad said:

The club have posted a short piece about his recent death with a photo of Wally.

Except that is not a photo of Wally Hinshelwood.

I'm trying to remember who it is a photo of. Two names come to mind. John McCann and Derek Virgin but not sure.

Any other City oldies help me out?

@Matt Parsons BCFCSLO

Who in the club should I contact?

Thanks for this... I’ve passed it onto the media team. 

Matt

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3 minutes ago, Matt Parsons BCFCSLO said:

Thanks for this... I’ve passed it onto the media team. 

Matt

Won’t they be in bed by now Matt ?

 

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2 minutes ago, BobBobSuperBob said:

Won’t they be in bed by now Matt ?

 

Unfortunately not, they’ve got their second jobs in order to pay the bills.  Wayne’s up a chimney in Portishead and Darren’s rolling woodbines.

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Regret the incorrect photo is my responsibility not the Club's.

We are sorting it as I type this.

Humble apologies, especially to the Hinshelwood family.

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39 minutes ago, Blagdon Mike said:

Regret the incorrect photo is my responsibility not the Club's.

We are sorting it as I type this.

Humble apologies, especially to the Hinshelwood family.

That said, BM, it shows we have no-one able to properly connect with our more distant past (ie over the age of about 19). Bit embarrassing, really. Mistakes are always made but it's not hard to double check things, even when it comes from an experienced fan like BM. Afraid to say it but the current regime have no truck with our past from before their engagement. That's not my opinion, but one from in the club. Shame. Players, men like Wally deserve the greatest of respect. 

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4 hours ago, redysteadygo said:

See the source image

Digressing slightly from the original post, but it is interesting to see the squad photo including a certain Theodore Michael Thresher.

Regrettably, I never got to see him play, although I recall hearing from my family that he was an extremely hard defender: doesn't he look it? 

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10 hours ago, Blagdon Mike said:

Regret the incorrect photo is my responsibility not the Club's.

We are sorting it as I type this.

Humble apologies, especially to the Hinshelwood family.

Three hail Mary's needed as atonement.

Thanks Mike.

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9 hours ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

Digressing slightly from the original post, but it is interesting to see the squad photo including a certain Theodore Michael Thresher.

Regrettably, I never got to see him play, although I recall hearing from my family that he was an extremely hard defender: doesn't he look it? 

That team photo has several top City legends.

John Atyeo, Tommy Burden, Mike Thresher, Jantzen Derrick, Jimmy Rogers and Tony Cook. And Jack Connor joined three months after this photo taken.

Oh, for those to be around now.

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12 hours ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

Digressing slightly from the original post, but it is interesting to see the squad photo including a certain Theodore Michael Thresher.

Regrettably, I never got to see him play, although I recall hearing from my family that he was an extremely hard defender: doesn't he look it? 

From my recollection Thresher was very quick and generally took both ball and player in a lot of his challenges! Can't recall him ever losing his rag though, but I was only a lad, so memory of back then may not be that accurate.

I can though remember that he loved playing against Georgie Petherbridgde, Rover's right winger, who was terrified of him. So much so that he often would just give up possession when Thresher was tearing in to make a challenge. Literally running out of the way. Great memories.

We could certainly do with some of Thresher's attitude and application in the team today!

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16 hours ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

Digressing slightly from the original post, but it is interesting to see the squad photo including a certain Theodore Michael Thresher.

Regrettably, I never got to see him play, although I recall hearing from my family that he was an extremely hard defender: doesn't he look it? 

Quick too, very quick.

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6 hours ago, Frenchay Red said:

From my recollection Thresher was very quick and generally took both ball and player in a lot of his challenges! Can't recall him ever losing his rag though, but I was only a lad, so memory of back then may not be that accurate.

I can though remember that he loved playing against Georgie Petherbridgde, Rover's right winger, who was terrified of him. So much so that he often would just give up possession when Thresher was tearing in to make a challenge. Literally running out of the way. Great memories.

We could certainly do with some of Thresher's attitude and application in the team today!

He got a mention in Mike Summerbee's autobiography for the games they had when MS was a youngster starting on his career at Swindon.

The best defending left back at City in my lifetime.

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3 hours ago, cidered abroad said:

He got a mention in Mike Summerbee's autobiography for the games they had when MS was a youngster starting on his career at Swindon.

The best defending left back at City in my lifetime.

Remember the Morgan twins, Roger and Ian, 18 year olds playing on the wings for QPR in 1964 facing full backs Thresher on one side and our other tough tackling full back Alec Briggs on the other. I really felt for them facing these two in what I believe was their debut season. As far as I can remember during the floodlit game at AG they didn't get much of a look in but survived.

Briggs took over Thresher's left back spot when he left and Tony Ford came in at right back.

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