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7 hours ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Fascinating reading. Jim Arnold's stats make interesting reading. We concede more goals by Xmas than he did in a whole season.

I remember thinking during his first season that here was the heir to Sir Roger. Imagine now signing a player from Stafford Rangers and putting him straight in the team!

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I remember Aarie Haan scoring a similar free kick for Holland against Italy in the World Cup Finals.. He was just inside the Italy half out on the wing  but he hit a lovely flat free kick right into the far top corner.

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I can confirm that we have received the next batch from Harry & once the weather takes a turn for the worst we’ll get some more entries on here... 😉

@OnePhilT needs to train me as well mind, so structure your expectations accordingly...🤨

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4 hours ago, Herbie6590 said:

I can confirm that we have received the next batch from Harry & once the weather takes a turn for the worst we’ll get some more entries on here... 😉

@OnePhilT needs to train me as well mind, so structure your expectations accordingly...🤨

It was 37 here yesterday, so you might have to wait a few months. 😄

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On 21/06/2019 at 12:08, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Fascinating reading. Jim Arnold's stats make interesting reading. We concede more goals by Xmas than he did in a whole season.

Arnold was a fantastic keeper.

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Just now, Exiled in Toronto said:

John Barton - 5’10” and 13st 4lbs - our own version of William “Fatty” Foulke! Except not as good.

Yeah, he was very average. Didn't he come after Adam Blacklaw ? Another one who looked like he lived out of the chip pan.

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2 hours ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Yeah, he was very average. Didn't he come after Adam Blacklaw ? Another one who looked like he lived out of the chip pan.

I remember Barton being in the reserves while Blacklaw was in the team, with Sir Roger then taking over and showing us what a proper keeper looked like (aside from his forays dribbling to the halfway line, which I have never seen since.)

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Just now, Herbie6590 said:

Barton & Blacklaw in this photo; fine figures of men...tremendous athletes...😳

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What a fantastic kit by the way. Nice and simple and a real authenticity about it. No ridiculous sponsor or manufacturers logo emblazoned all over it neither.

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12 hours ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Yeah, he was very average. Didn't he come after Adam Blacklaw ? Another one who looked like he lived out of the chip pan.

From memory, Barton came after Fred Else (Think Preston had a monopoly by selling us goalkeepers) and just before Blacklaw.

Barton could be described as very average at best.

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I agree, that's a great kit, proper blue as well.

Alan Hunter, just what we need today, a real centre half who could play a bit as well. Even Dick Mulvaney would be handy today. I'm not so sure about Coddington, especially if it came to a penalty shoot out. 

One or two of those are just what we are short of today. Billy Wilson, a better left back than Bell, Williams and Hart all rolled into one. Eamon Rogers, a Travis with better ball skills  and more of an eye for goal. Stuart Metcalfe, what a winger should be like. The incomparable Sir Keith, a Rolls Royce of a full back. How that squad didn't really look like getting promoted I'll never know.

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36 minutes ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

I agree, that's a great kit, proper blue as well.

Alan Hunter, just what we need today, a real centre half who could play a bit as well. Even Dick Mulvaney would be handy today. I'm not so sure about Coddington, especially if it came to a penalty shoot out. 

One or two of those are just what we are short of today. Billy Wilson, a better left back than Bell, Williams and Hart all rolled into one. Eamon Rogers, a Travis with better ball skills  and more of an eye for goal. Stuart Metcalfe, what a winger should be like. The incomparable Sir Keith, a Rolls Royce of a full back. How that squad didn't really look like getting promoted I'll never know.

What a good job we can't see into the future.

None of us watching that team could have predicted the rollercoaster ride that the next half-century would be for us, eh?

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1 hour ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

I agree, that's a great kit, proper blue as well.

Alan Hunter, just what we need today, a real centre half who could play a bit as well. Even Dick Mulvaney would be handy today. I'm not so sure about Coddington, especially if it came to a penalty shoot out. 

One or two of those are just what we are short of today. Billy Wilson, a better left back than Bell, Williams and Hart all rolled into one. Eamon Rogers, a Travis with better ball skills  and more of an eye for goal. Stuart Metcalfe, what a winger should be like. The incomparable Sir Keith, a Rolls Royce of a full back. How that squad didn't really look like getting promoted I'll never know.

But it did look like getting promoted-big time-until Boxing Day at Hull. Then the slide started that took us all the way down to Div 3..

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9 hours ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

I agree, that's a great kit, proper blue as well.

Alan Hunter, just what we need today, a real centre half who could play a bit as well. Even Dick Mulvaney would be handy today. I'm not so sure about Coddington, especially if it came to a penalty shoot out. 

One or two of those are just what we are short of today. Billy Wilson, a better left back than Bell, Williams and Hart all rolled into one. Eamon Rogers, a Travis with better ball skills  and more of an eye for goal. Stuart Metcalfe, what a winger should be like. The incomparable Sir Keith, a Rolls Royce of a full back. How that squad didn't really look like getting promoted I'll never know.

Blacklaw/Barton, Fryatt, Coddington, Kopel, Darling, Hill. We had half a promotion team and half a relegation team, then we sold Sir Keith followed by Knighton (what a captain he was!)

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Made some good progress with over the last week.  We now have 103 players uploaded.  While I am uploading each players I am also learning about some of the fantastic characters we have had at our club and a bit of their backstory.  

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On 13/07/2019 at 02:51, arbitro said:

What a fantastic kit by the way. Nice and simple and a real authenticity about it. No ridiculous sponsor or manufacturers logo emblazoned all over it neither

It's also a proper blue.

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