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Bearwood Owl1

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  1. I may have mentioned before that I have a book coming out...Here's a fancy new flyer for it.. The book is available to pre-order either from Vertical Editions, or directly from me at: https://ourlowestebb.bigcartel.com Either way, they'll be posted out next week. Amazon, Waterstones and other online bookshops will have it from the end of May. The megastore will have copies whenever the world returns to normal. Hopefully it'll be interesting/ educational/ nostalgic depending on your point of view! cheers and UTO John
  2. I saw us lose 1-7 away at Arsenal. It was odd as much as painful though. 1-1 until about 70 minutes I recall and then every shot they had sent in. We still finished third in the league as well.
  3. http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/923?fbclid=IwAR2yoAMVxP5VXu-0ScUcmLu5I15ol-pHKhFwDusiLgpZAy8hRf4WXX-yXCM Follow the link. Some great footage of a 3-1 Owls win
  4. Thank you :) I hope you enjoy looking back as much as I have researching and writing it.
  5. We 13 games, 6 sub, 4 goals between 1975 and 1976. He was then released by Len Ashurst in the big clear out at the end of 75/6. Scored 100s of goals afterwards in the non-league, most notably for Buxton.
  6. I've just been googling to try and confirm the date. No luck. It's in the Dickinson/Brodie but book of Owls players though.
  7. Here's a (mostly) 'up through the ranks' XI from different eras who all had plenty of talent, but for one reason or another, never quite made it with the Owls Wildsmith (yet) Ash Baker Ian Knight Jon Newsome Wayne Jacobs Owen Morrison Scott Oakes Gavin Oliver (as DM) Mark Platts David Herbert (RIP) Junior Agogo (RIP)
  8. Reyt. Corona has caused hassle and difficulties in all sorts of places. I have no idea if Owls in the Park will go ahead. So, we've managed to bring the publication of this forward. So if anyone is stuck at home, and needs something to read to lighten the mood - it'll be available in early May. Pre-orders will be sent first - which are available from me at: https://ourlowestebb.bigcartel.com/products Or on the publisher Vertical Editions site When life (hopefully) returns to normal, it will also be available from Amazon, Waterstones, WH Smith's, and the SWFC megastore. I really appreciate the support and info I've had from lots of people on here. Hopefully many of you will also enjoy the book. Cheers and UTO John
  9. I think this is my favourite thread yet :) Amazing what memories something like this can provoke.
  10. http://www.homeoffootball.net/ There are some great ideas from these guys - who seem to have the support of the council and the football clubs. I hope it comes to something.
  11. Just been flicking through his biography again. He was promised first team football at S6 by Big Jack. Picked up a hamstring injury and was replaced by Peter Shirtcliffe. Couldn't get in the team and after a move to Preston fell through - decided to retire to move into the pub trade A great story in the book of how, after a fall-out in training at Cov - Garry Thompson challenged him to a fight outside. GT who was not a small fella backing down when he realised what size 'Big' Jim was. :)
  12. Some of this material is just amazing. There really ought to be a museum of SWFC at Hillsborough or nearby. So much history.
  13. I can see where this thread is going :) Steve Adams
  14. There was an interesting biography published of him last year https://www.amazon.co.uk/Six-Foot-Two-Eyes-Blue/dp/1909360635 Starts with a description of his leg break in the 4-4 at Hillsborough between the Owls and Manchester United in 1974.
  15. Here's my 'Lowest Ebb' XI (73-76). I think that, fit and firing, this team would have given D2 a decent run for its money. At very least, it wouldn't have been scrabbling around trying to avoid D4! Springett Rodrigues Dowd Mullen Clements Potts Craig Knighton Henderson Joicey Prendergast Subs Fox Harvey Holsgrove Wylde Sunley Walden Nimmo (if I can't have McMordie) Manager Ashurst, Trainer Toms.
  16. Funny you should say that.... In the meantime, is there room for loan ranger Eric McMordie on the bench I wonder?
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