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Bearwood Owl1

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  1. I'm normally large, but needed XL for mine.
  2. Good memory that. Crouch is certainly the tallest player I've ever seen at Hillsborough as I was reminded in his little cameo for Stoke last season.
  3. I liked this season's one. Even bought myself one in the half price sale. First home shirt I've had since the 2011-12 promotion one. So maybe they are the best two :)
  4. I went to Wembley a few years back 2014?? So me and the lad could see a game there - 2nd division play off Southend v Wycombe. Anyhow, Wycombe were winning in extra time and as I wasn't really bothered who won, we left five minutes early to get the tube back. So did lots of Southend fans. Then of course Saathend equalise - and I have never seen such a mass of dejected looking people who couldn't get back to see the equaliser and the penalty shootout. Thought then, I'm never doing that at S6!
  5. There is a picture of that - but given the guy's apparent mental health issues, it would seem a bit mean to put it up.
  6. This West Mids based Owls, loves the fact that he turned town Aston Villa to sign for us.
  7. Eric McMordie's goal is here. One of only a handfulof games I can find on YouTube. This goal is a cracker :)
  8. I'm going to head up to Sheffield Archives over the next few weeks and have a look through what they've got for the Star at the time. It was that York game. Going into the looong period without a goal. So, I can understand the cold sweat! Heard a story or two of good times in York with lots of Owls though.
  9. Got some good stuff back about the chicken in a basket, steak and chips, chicken and chips menu in the restaurant. Height if sophistication in the mid 70s mind.
  10. More negatively... I'd love to hear any memories, or see any memorabilia that people might have on the Save Our Owls campaign in the Star. Picture below is the only one I have :(
  11. Cheers @REDOWL I've put a note out on Twitter and will on Facebook as well asking what people remember. In a way, it's these stories I'm after - it's what you remember as much as the team/games/players etc. So thank you :)
  12. Seems like Ozzie had a proper empire going on at the time :)
  13. I've got my arm round the big man. Make of that what you will. :)
  14. I'm also hugely impressed by the stories and knowledge that people have. I'll have enough material for a book - and will try my best to do it all justice. Aim will be to reclaim the era - yes the team struggled, but that doesn't mean that there aren't goodoing things to remember about it all
  15. It seemed logical to stop in 1976 after the Southend game - literally the 'lowest ebb' - clubs lowest ever league position from which the only way was up. Reading some of this, it might be worth me moving on a year or so. Some more great stories, and as you show above - we were srill crap!
  16. I'm loving these stories! Currently neatly 30,000 words into writing up the project. I'm doing the easy stuff first - games, management, key players etc. Over the summer I'm going to write up the fans' experiences and I think away days will have a chapter all to themselves :)
  17. I love the stories :) Great times, awful team. I'd also not done the maths on the results. That truly is abysmal. Yet, despite how awful it all was - your user name is Fred McIver's Love Child - it that because you are (his love child) or some other reason related to the time?!
  18. Bell Derek Brown Bobby Cameron Danny Clements Dave Coyle Roy Craig Jim Craig Tommy Cusack Dave Dowd Hugh Eustace Peter Feely Peter Ferguson Bobby Ferguson Ronnie Fox Peter Harvey Colin Henderson Willie Henson Phil Herbert David Holsgrove John Hull Gary Joicey Brian Kent Michael Knighton Ken McIver Fred McMordie Eric Mullen Jimmy Nimmo Ian O'Donnell Neil Potts Eric Prendergast Mick (R.I.P) Proudlove Andy Prudham Eddie Quinn Jimmy Ramsbottom Neil Rodrigues Peter Shaw Bernard Sissons John Springett Peter Sunley Dave Thompson Allan Walden Richard Watling Barry Wylde Rodger
  19. Hello everyone. As I've commented on here a couple of times previously. I'm researching and writing about the Owls in the mid-1970s - 1973-76 to be precise. A time of pretty abject football, but one that seems to be remembered fondly by the fans. I've had a really good response to an online survey I set up (70+ responses from fans). I've collected every Owls book I can get my hands on, and have most of the programmes from the era. The club have also been helpful and pointed me in the direction of material relating to the accounts at the time (there was no money!) I have had a little bit of interest from publishers in getting it published, And more concrete interest in getting an article or two out there. I would really like to be able to add in the opinion of a player or two from the time. I have a couple of leads there, but no success so far. I wondered therefore if anyone had any contacts for players of the period? I'd greatly appreciate it - and would communicate with them in whatever way suited best (phone, in person, by email etc). I'll put a list on the next comment of all the players who played at this time. Hope someone can help! Thanks and UTO
  20. 60+ replies to the survey now. Got an offer to publish a short article on it, and the potential to turn it into a full account/book. Going to keep working at it. Thanks for all the responses. Happy still to take more. I'm particularly interested in memories of Derek Dooley's sacking and what memorabilia people have kept :)
  21. I think away games are going to need a section all to themselves. :)
  22. Thanks everyone. Slow but sure wins the race! I've got plenty of interesting material to use now. Will keep all informed how I'm getting on.
  23. 50+ surveys completed. Really pleased with the response. Should make for a good read when I've completed it all.
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