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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    A couple of thing I always particularly liked about Newell was that he always seemed to get his shots on target. Also he could get a powerful shot in with hardly any backlift, which regularly caught goalkeepers on the hop. Add to that he must be one of the most unselfish players to pull on the blue and white
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    Nobbers v Rovers, Tues 24 Nov 7.45pm

    Agreed! I suspect that statement was made as a result of the halves/quarters arguments sometime in the past.
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    Nobbers v Rovers, Tues 24 Nov 7.45pm

    No 😀 Because Bristol’s are plain blue on the back. But I’m with you Bazza all the old books/programmes describe ours as quarters
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    If John Carey hadn’t left for Everton, that team would (IMO) have gone on to be champions. Carey was never on a contract at Ewood and was only offered one when Everton became interested. That first season back was also when they won the FA Youth Cup, with England, Newton, Pickering, Ratcliffe and Bradshaw all in the pipeline, and Byrom a couple of years behind them. I believe another factor in that team never achieving its potential was the signing of Dougan. A very talented player on his day but a hugely disruptive figure in the dressing room.
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    Luton Town v Rovers Sat 21st Nov. 3pm

    I have just listened to the Faz podcast and it brought to mind the earlier discussion in this thread re Ayala’s fitness record. Fazackerley played 593 league games, + 3 subs, from Feb 1971 to Dec 1986. This averages just under 37games a season, when eleven of those seasons only had 42 league games. If FA and League Cup games were included, the average would be approaching 45
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    I remember that scenario in 1954, when only 2 teams were promoted. All the games had been completed except for relegated Oldham v Everton. We were in second place a point ahead of Everton. It was an early evening kick off (no floodlights) and, despite all our efforts to find out what was going on, we had to wait till the ten pm news on radio to put us out of our misery. Some three hours earlier Everton had scored four in the first twenty minutes and anyone not at the game had no idea
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    So very true Tony! Also, when you think that before local radio, if you missed the 5 o clock sports report, it was the only way of finding out the scores and tables before Sunday morning. And the papers were on all the area’s newsagents counters by just turned six every Saturday.
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    Match report inside
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    As far back as I can remember it was the Last Sports and only became the Sports Pink for a short time before it was discontinued. This is the final edition
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    Yeah and not much help when wet through
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    The Telegraph had announced that news footage would be shown at the Royal cinema an the night of the game, so a gang of us schoolboys caught the bus from Gt. Harwood just to see the newsreel. The third goal was incredible! Seeing it live at the game, it seemed to take Glover 10 minutes to bring it under control and hit the back of the net. None of us could believe how it was over in a flash on the big screen.
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    if this thread has highlighted one thing over and over again, it must be how underrated Atkins was by a lot of us fans.
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    And that record might have gone on longer, if he hadn’t been replaced by the Welsh colossus. Also before Woods there was Willie Kelly, no finesse, but who didn’t know the meaning of pain. He was once carried off with broken ribs and was back in action about four weeks later.
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    But he was spot on when he forecast how it would be generally detrimental to football, when the Premier League was being proposed.

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