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  1. 14 hours ago, heard that pardon said:

    Remember the Burnley game they got put out by non league Wimbledon in the 3rd round, was Morton a night match.

     

    Morton was a night match. The week before Brian Joicey scored a late one against Oxford for our first goal in ages.

     

    Brian Joicey had a testimonial also. He was at Barnsley though.

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  2. 3 minutes ago, Bearwood Owl1 said:

    The Morton one one was played on FA Cup 4th round day. We were out. Provided Owls fans with a rare chance of seeing some goals in that long barren period of early 1975.

     

    I learned recently that it was quite common to play friendlies that weekend. Our porcine neighbours played West Brom and others in the 70s.

    Just checked. We played Burnley on 4th round day 1975 (lost 1-3). Morton was in April. Won 2-0. Still rare chances to see goals. 

  3. 30 minutes ago, Utah Owl said:

    He'd had to retire injured due to back problems which was why he got one. About the same time didn't we play a testimonial game (or maybe it was a pre-season friendly) against Morton? I was at the game but can't remember who or what it was for.

     

    Was at the Alan Woodward one at BDTBL which IIRC ended up a 3-3 draw. Also went to the Eric Taylor one at Hillsborough where an England 11 took us apart 5-0!

    The Morton one one was played on FA Cup 4th round day. We were out. Provided Owls fans with a rare chance of seeing some goals in that long barren period of early 1975.

     

    I learned recently that it was quite common to play friendlies that weekend. Our porcine neighbours played West Brom and others in the 70s.

  4. Im on with researching and writing a sequel of sorts to my first book 'Our Lowest Ebb?' at the minute. Going to focus on 84/5 and 85/6 as the team returned to D1.

     

    The comments here echo absolutely why I'm doing it, and the themes of the book. 

     

    To illustrate it nicely here's Mike Lyons smacking one home Vs Chelsea in 1985. Just look at the Kop though 🙂ESImeTiX0AEL2ZC.thumb.jpeg.03efefb76975991c0b9f19759c774232.jpeg

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  5. Blimey. I wonder why I thought of the two Steves in starting this thread nine years ago!

     

    Recently, I have been reminded of their efforts in the excellent '91 book. They are both worth their footnote in Owls history I think 

  6. 3 minutes ago, eightbelow said:

    Hey pal, is your book available on Amazon, I am in Western Canada, how would I get a copy over here?

    Thanks

     

     

    4 minutes ago, eightbelow said:

    Hey pal, is your book available on Amazon, I am in Western Canada, how would I get a copy over here?

    Thanks

     


    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

  7. 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. 

  8. 2 minutes ago, Manwë said:

    Actually you can undercut them, unless it was a 5 year season ticket for the Championship and/or above.

     

    People who bought a season ticket for the championship will be not getting what they bought.

     

    Disclaimer, we are not down yet.

     

    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. 

  9. 7 minutes ago, sternlad said:

    Who is Holsgrove with? Is it Jeff Johnson? Reyt lapels on him whoever he is. I note with interest how the little lad in the picture has totally ignored the two “soccer superstars” Speaks volumes ! And what shiny shoes they’ve all got! Hard to believe we all used to walk around dressed like these two in our Sunday best.😉


    Not my picture that one, but I think it's Colin Harvey?

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