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Bearwood Owl1

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  1. I was lucky enough to interview him recently for my upcoming book on the Owls in the mid-80s. Great guy. Lots of interesting stories from that period. He was gutted not to play in the semi-final in 86 though.
  2. Sat near Pete McKee in the Grandstand a couple of times If Roy Hattersley is famous, I saw him at Notts County in 1991. Not a huge amount of famous people in nearly 40 years of watching!
  3. I've said it before, and I'll say it again... There's a ? in the title for a number of reasons
  4. Yes, you are right my mistake (as the original Tweeter). He returned on loan and then signed full time soon afterwards.
  5. Great stuff - thank you. It is certainly on Amazon's UK site - so I guess for Canada also. I'd happily send you one from here also - signed/dedicated if you like. Downside is it's a few quid in postage Cheers and UTO - John
  6. Steve Burtenshaw was involved in the linking of Middlewood Rovers to SWFC. This of course came to fruition later in the 70s/early 80s with Mel Sterland, Mark Smith and all. He was fined as a result of the investigations into the so-called 'bungs' scandal in the 90s. I spoke to lots of people in regards to my book 'Our Lowest Ebb?' (available at all good bookshops now!) - Steve Burtenshaw intitially agreed to meet, but pulled out. The reason being that he found it a bit upsetting and too depressing to think about. I didn't push it - as the guy's in his 80s now.
  7. There are definitely ways and means that wouldn't necessarily mean the club needed to refund people. How about: Free tickets for Cup Games One game a season in the executive area/restaurants Free/discounted merchandise Bring a friend for free once or twice each season? Just needs some thought putting into it.
  8. Not my picture that one, but I think it's Colin Harvey?
  9. I'm assuming there are flares here, given the size of the collars and ties.
  10. Maybe there should be another thread for 70s Owls in flares with musicians? Here's John Holsgrove with the Barron Knights.
  11. The fantastic club open day at Easter 2018 (I think). All free, we saw everywhere and my lad got to play on the pitch. It was brilliant.
  12. Great picture. One reason I put a ? in the title of my book about the period 'Our Lowest Ebb?' is that although the club hit the lowest league position (to date) - there was behind the scenes by that stage a plan. Bert McGee as chairman was beginning to sort the finances. Len Ashurst and Tony Toms were beginning to make the team more of a fighting unit. It did of course take Big Jack and another year or two for it all to come good afterwards. There's also a good amount of nostalgia/fondness for the time from (some) of the fans who stuck it out.
  13. I believe this to be Colin West's goal. I think I was there, certainly have the programme. I can't remember a thing about it though. Looks a cracking header
  14. Picture from 1973 featured in a 1985 programme.
  15. . I've been reading through interviews and programmes from the time recently. Another thing also stood out - what an impressive figure Howard Wilkinson was. Would love someone even now with his clarity of thought, modern ideas and desire to succeed.
  16. Yes, a spot of double vision there. As for the other point about the SAG and the stadium - it's a good point I think, but we don't know the answer until the question has been asked.
  17. Someone needs to have a word with Father Christmas if he didn't sort you out with a copy of Our Lowest Ebb! Hope you enjoy it if and when you do get hold of a copy. Plan currently for this one is to have it out for Spring 2022. Fair bit to do first, but it is a great era. We had a top, top team for a while then
  18. Hello everyone, As you may know or remember - I was fortunate enough last year to have my first book published "Our Lowest Ebb?" - focusing on the Owls in the mid-70s. I got plenty of help from people on here - for which I am grateful. I am also very appreciative of the support from OwlsTalk when the book was released. I think that I've caught the writing and researching bug - as I've agreed to write and publish a follow up. This time looking at happier times on the field as the Owls go 'Back in the Big Time, 1984-86'. So, looking at the team's assault on Division One
  19. I remember being really pleased when Jonk signed. He'd had an excellent World Cup in 98. Top player it seemed.
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