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  1. A little glimpse of Wee Willie 6 mins 30 seconds into this in the lead up to a Roy Coyle goal vs Chelsea in the Cup.
  2. I spoke to him today - he has agreed to an interview for my upcoming book on the Owls 73-76. A thoroughly good man. Inspirational what he has achieved in memory of his daughter. I'm going to donate a few quid as a thank you as well. He said his spell at Hillsborough was a 'special time' and loved how the fans took to him.
  3. https://www.swfc.co.uk/news/2019/november/hendersons-relish/
  4. The official supporters club died a bit of a death when the club took merchandising and travel 'in house' in the late 70s/early 80s. It was still going strong in the mid 70s though. Here's their 'Personality Girl' of the year (1974 I think) as announced at the annual SC dinner dance. Lots more in my upcoming book on the dark days :)
  5. Imre Varadi in a 1-1 draw against Shrewsbury in 1983. Faintly disappointing game, but season got a lot better!
  6. Draft of this is all finished now. A couple more interviews to follow up and then editing and proofreading. Should mean that it's out in late spring/early summer next year. It's already listed on Amazon though - which I must admit got me a little excited :) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Our-Lowest-Ebb-2020-Wednesdays/dp/1908847174/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=john+dyson+our+lowest+ebb&qid=1573682918&sr=8-1
  7. I went to a play off final a while ago where they announced Southend's striker as 'Big Bad' Barry Corr. I don't remember him being either of those things for the Owls.
  8. Bernard Shaw certainly wasn't happy.
  9. Made him captain, offered him a new contract - and then released him at the end of the 75/76 season. This extra-ordinary article might explain why.
  10. Here's Allan/Alan (take your pick - the club programme calls him by both names in the 1970s). He's with a goal-scoring superstar here. Someone who's name would strike fear into the heart of defenders far and wide. Someone who's goalscoring feats are legendary..... And some Brazilian fella as well :)
  11. I just loved the picture. She may well have been playing at the Fiesta Club and calling in on a friend :) Picture from early 1974.
  12. Fair play. I agree then. Get him in the England squad :)
  13. I think that article is stunning by today's standards. He lays into the players by name (Fox and Shaw) and indirectly - accusing others of not giving 100% and others of stinking of booze. Incredible really. Not sure if the Star would run a 2019 equivalent?!
  14. You probably know that he's Welsh. He could well be called up soon on recent form though.
  15. My brother works with Aaron Jameson. Had a couple of offers from teams at L2/conference level. Didn't want to spend more time as a reserve though, so decided to get a job and play part time.
  16. I've got a book coming out next spring about the dark years of 1973-76. It's already listed on Amazon :) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Our-Lowest-Ebb-2020-Wednesdays/dp/1908847174/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=john+dyson+our+lowest+ebb&qid=1572216905&sr=8-1 To whet everyone's appetite for what will inevitably be a Harry Potter style best seller, here are a selection of images of the period. (The bus one's slightly earlier - I just liked it!)
  17. Not the clearest picture - but here's something I found showing Hillsborough in its early 70s finery. And EWT on the phone :)
  18. Hahaha - it's currently a succint 90,000 words. Funnily enough there are plenty of fans who remember the time with some fondness :)
  19. My book on the Owls darkest times ofor 1973-76 will be out in the spring. Eric Taylor is mentioned in there - generally positively though with mention that there were 'Taylor Out' chants and protests. The stadium remained a world class one into the 70s - with plenty of FA Cup semi-finals and even a Northern Ireland international held there. I can understand the frustration of fans who remember the early/mid 70s as they witnessed a decline from the fantastic 60/61 team to near relegation to D4. I do think that Eric Taylor was/is the wrong target for that frustration though.
  20. I know the fella who owns that. Not sure if he's on here. Real good bloke though. And great plate :)
  21. I wonder if that quote's available somewhere? Interesting if so.
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