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Eric Potts

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  1. Ha! So it did. Must have been the bouncing down off the bar I’d remembered (give me a break it was 35 years ago). One thing I do clearly remember is having a pathological hatred of Steve Foster. This was re-kindled when I watched their quarterfinal with Norwich the other night.
  2. I still remember watching Jimmy Case lining up the free kick and thinking ‘this is going in the bottom corner’. Unfortunately Bob Bolder was not thinking the same.
  3. He should have cut out the middle man and handed it straight to Kev
  4. What’s the difference between an egg and a w@nk? You can beat an egg. Gets coat etc etc.
  5. Sat in the bar at the Pinegrove Country Club (now demolished). I was at Stannington College at the time (also now demolished) and was enjoying a post-squash drink of squash (eh?). Hodge was there with a couple of other players (possibly Gavin Oliver and someone else). Anyway, he was talking very loudly for all the bar to hear about how he was ‘going to have the shirt off John Barnes’s back’ when they played Watford at the weekend. If my memory serves me right; I think Wednesday got stuffed and John Barnes scored. Not the greatest anecdote I’ll grant you, but I’m quietly confident it’s not the worst.
  6. Indeed. It could have waited until I’d got out.
  7. Phil Henson - Taught me from a young age that watching Wednesday was often about making your own entertainment. Laughing at his ineptitude helped pass the time. Guy Branston - Proof if ever it were needed that you should never give up on your dreams. A psychotically poor footballer yet a professional one nonetheless. An inspiration to me to never give up on my dream to be an astronaut (even though I am 49 years of age). Reach for the stars Guy.
  8. Let's take the blue and white tinted glasses off. Ironically one of the only decisions the ref got right all day and he actually didn't see what happened. I just hope Madine doesn't end up picking up a suspension before the end of the season because he decided to act the wee pipe.
  9. Sadly not, although like you, he was my first favourite player. Having said that, I don't think I ever saw him play for Wednesday (was too young; honest) although I remember seeing him on telly playing for Brighton (I think?).
  10. There was a thread on here a few days ago with a picture of the 82/83 squad. One of the topics of conversation was the identity of one of the goalkeepers; Dave Redfearn. I work with Dave, so I told him he'd been relatively famous recently and asked him about his time playing for the Owls. Dave never actually made it to the first team, playing mainly for the reserves and in County Cup (remember that?) games (although he did later play at Old Trafford after his move to Rochdale). He said Big Jack was a true legend and an inspiration. Wasn't too keen on Wilkinson, especially the runs he made the whole squad (including goalkeepers) go on. A 10 mile run even on match days! Almost made the first team for the FA Cup Quarter Final with Burnley as Bob Bolder was ill, but he insisted on playing so Dave missed out. Also mentioned the semi-final against Brighton when the team coach set off from the hotel without Pat Heard and had to turn around to go back for him (from my memories of Pat Heard I think I'd have kept on going without him). It could only happen to Wednesday! Anyway, a nice bloke, but ..............................................................................he's a blade! Reckons he only chose Wednesday because the training ground was closer to his home. Oh, and he's got rid of the tache.
  11. Very lethargic and off the pace for most of the first half I thought. I think this was reflected in our wastefulness in front of goal. I'm afraid, if we're serious about automatic promotion we can't afford to only play half a game.
  12. I'm sure I saw Lowe running with the ball and crossing the half-way line. Can anyone else confirm this?
  13. 13. Wednesday get promoted and we all live happily ever after.
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