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  • #238538
    IronageIron Age
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    RIP Great favourite for the Iron.

    #238539
    PaulSanfran49
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    He was an excellent centre half. 226 games and 7 goals for us. Was a sad day when he moved on in 1966.

    Wore the shirt with pride. RIP ‘Noddy’.

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Yep agree with all that and although only a young lad at the time I remember him crunching into opponents with immense power. Proper tackler, probably wouldn’t get away with it much today, great player.

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    dandaherron@yahoo.co.ukJust Iron
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    A real favourite in my earliest days at the Old Showground. No messing with him. Oh for a Noddy Neale and a Derek Hemstead in the current set up. .

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    open hearth ironopen hearth iron
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    Didn’t we give him a spell up front.certInly a fans favorite

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    BarnardFoxtonBarker..BarnardFoxtonBarker..
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    Rip Noddy, probably one of my first favourite players as I had just started watching the Iron.

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    #238592
    barriethomasbarriethomas
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    He wore the following shirt numbers for The Iron. 2-4-5-6-8-9-10-11 and 12. Not all at once !! UTWI

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    Huckleberry HoundHuckleberry Hound
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    My first football hero. In my first match at the Old Show ground he seemed to win every ball in the air and dominated the opposition. I’ll never forget the determination he showed for the Iron.

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    forgottenforgotten
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    Yes, totally agree with all of the above tributes.
    Among many great players from our halcyon days, Barrie Thomas, Noddy and Ken Jones were at the top as far as I was concerned. You only had to see Noddy bearing down on some breakaway attacker to know that unless he passed it quickly, then the attack was over and Noddy was going to dump the attacking forward off the field of play.

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    barriethomasbarriethomas
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    A true Iron legend. I have passed the news to Barrie. UTWI

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    Deereyme66Deereyme66
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    Nice to read these tributes. Now wish I was old enough to have seen him play.

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    waltersleftfootwaltersleftfoot
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    Proper player 100 per cent effort one of my early hero’s along with Barrie Thomas and Brian Godfrey

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    lesgeolesgeo
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    I think when I started, we had Burrows and Burkinshaw so I only saw him in the reserves a time or two.
    Spoiled – weren’t we?

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    dandaherron@yahoo.co.ukJust Iron
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    Frank Burrows, Les!! Thanks for jogging my memory. Right up there with Crosby, Wallace and two or three more whose names might float into my consciousness at some point later on. Frank Burrows was never off his game. Nothing fancy, decent skill level without being spectacular … but game in, game out I reckon you’d find no opposition player who fancied it.

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