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  • #231018
    inspectorinspector
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    Ubique was the name of the coach with Sid and Nellie to whom I was related. It means “everywhere” in Latin.
    Cottingham’s may well have been the bakery opposite the Britannia.
    I well recall the letters for the half-time scores visible from the Main Stand.
    They were happy days when footballers were footballers. Indeed, the team pretty well picked itself week in, week out.
    I well recall the Cup match v. Boston – 9-0!
    Happy days!

    #231026
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Sid & Nellie Millard?

    I remember them well. Collecting the bread order from Cottingham’s was my Saturday morning chore. I think is now a Wetherspoons!!!

    My Sunday morning job was to get the papers from the newsstand outside the Britannia, then go round the corner to my Gran’s on Clarke Street for a full-English breakfast.

    Happy days indeed.

    #231027
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    Never seen the Stretford end so full Ironawe, the only time I saw a genuine sway in there. The programme from that game is quite valuable, has programmes go.

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    #231033
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    Never seen the Stretford end so full Ironawe, the only time I saw a genuine sway in there. The programme from that game is quite valuable, has programmes go.

    Proper cup final, both games. Osgood’s equaliser was pure class in the replay and Dave Webb was never going to miss that winning header, hard as nails. Both Leeds and Chelsea had some proper physical guys playing back then but both also had some very skillful ball players. I always thought the Chelsea team from that era were great to watch and it’s a shame they never won the league with that side, they were classy and very entertaining.

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    #231080
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    The replay would have been down to 2 per side if it was played with the rules and refs today. Leeds were a strong rough team with a very dodge keeper Sprake. They would have won the game with a decent goalie.

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    As I recall in the replay he never stood a chance with either goal but he made a mess of Peter Housemans equaliser at Wembley, squirmed under his body from a shot from distance. Do you remember Sprakes ” careless hands ” blunder at Anfield Heathy? Typical Scouse humour playing the Des O Connor song of the same name at half time over the PA.

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    Certainly do, he threw the ball into his own net in front of the kop. They said he was a very good keeper apart from when their matches were on the telly. He did knock Bobby Gould spark out, so he wasn’t all bad!!

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    #231118
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    When you look at all the teams line ups in div 1 in 60/70s most teams had a lot of class players, best era IMO.

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    Think your right Awaywego, the only thing they lacked from today was extra fitness and pace which certainty has improved tremendously with modern training methods and diet etc. Some say that the players of yesteryear would not last the full game against modern opposition today and would be burnt out after seventy minutes, that could well be true but nobody mentions that only five or six of the modern day players would be left standing after seventy minutes. Mind you modern refereeing would protect them now.

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    Of course players from before would still have the ability to play at the top level and would respond to modern training methods. Cut out the 6 pints the night before the match and the fags at half time and they would cope.

    Many of these players got their skills from street football rather than coaching from the age of six. They were blessed with natural ability.

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    And let’s not forget the “one hump or two?” culture, courtesy of the late Frank Worthington’s biography.

    The only thing left for present day players to do in their spare time is get another tattoo.

    And the Chinese equivalent of the FA are banning that!

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Aye Frank wasn’t referring to sugar cubes was he, he certainly liked his honey.

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    Worthington was some footballer.

    Would have had 50 plus international caps if he had limited his extra curricular activities.

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