Claytons Left Boot Posted February 15, 2010 Share Posted February 15, 2010 Don't usually buy footy mags but just got issue 10 of the aforementioned and, for the older fans like me, it's a great read. This issue covers mainly the 70s and 80s but there are also features on the 50s and 60s. No foreign sounding names here apart from Carlo Sartori, who was a bit player for United in season 1970-71 and possibly beyond. The Season in focus is 1986-87 when we, of course, won the Full Members Cup at Wembley. There are match reports of the key games during that season and also final tables. We finished 12th in the old Second Division with 55 points from the 42 games played. Not much Rovers news, as you would probably expect, but there are a couple of pages on David Wagstaffe. Whilst we get a brief mention, it concentrates mainly on his exploits for Wolves. There is an Obituary on Don Martin who died on 15 November 2009. Also a Giantkillers feature on Rochdale and Norwich who fought out the 1961-62 League Cup Final, Rochdale having beaten Rovers in the two legged semi final. That was probably our biggest ever embarrassment to date at that time, soon to be equalled a few years later at Oxford in the FA Cup. For any Burnley fans on here, there is a feature on Hetton le Hole, the small town in County Durham, that has produced countless players over the years. Much of the report centres on Ralph Coates, who was a product of the Burnley north east scouting system of the late 50s and early 60s (see, I can be nice to Burnley supporters at times). Coates moved on to a bigger and better club, Spurs, in 1971 (normal service resumed ). Loads of other interesting articles from years gone by - a great read. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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