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Jackie Sewell

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  1. Ralph O'Donnell with Dave McIntosh behind him.
  2. Perhaps Monk just wants players to be at the training ground every day, maybe from a tactical or moral point of view, rather than being at home half the time. Perhaps it means that physical training can be tailored to the individual, and they dont all have to push as hard as Fletch apparently does.
  3. Universally known as goal average.
  4. I remember being at Leppings Lane end v Chelsea way back, and Greaves in his young prime was sent through from half way line, only Springett to beat. He put it wide and Swanny, an England mate, who had been chasing him to no avail, put his arm round Greaves, and Greaves put his head on Swanny's shoulder. We all thought, well he can miss sometimes then. Greaves was the deadliest finisher ever. .
  5. No wonder Wednesdayites who saw that Huddersfield game were clamouring for us to sign Rhodes for the next few seasons. I've rarely seen a better centre forward display in all my years. Another glimpse of it away at Forest this season too. My cousin is a lifelong Norwich fan, and they love Rhodes there, the fans love him, the staff from Farke down love him. They want him there. ( Don't just say, they can have him then ). I suspect its another case of us not getting the best out of a player, there are plenty of other examples aren't there. It's not going to change though is it in Rhodes case, unless that fleeting partnership with Fletcher can be resumed perhaps.
  6. I was playing County Senior football for Thurcroft that day, but I spent most of the game stood near my dad on the touchline as he fed me updates from his radio !
  7. Funny thing is, I've been reading the Norwich City story of the last few seasons, from being in a similar position to us, albeit with parachute payments, having overpaid, ageing, disinterested players, and how they turned it around. They made a fresh start, and we all know the result. What i'm getting at is they brought in players who bought into the ethos, and wanted to play for the club, and in the promotion season, manager and fans alike all single out Jordan Rhodes as a key figure to have at the club, not to mention some vital goals he scored.This is why they wanted him back. I know the subject is Semedo but it shows the value of having players like that, and begs the question, why hasn't Rhodes been the same with us , on and off the field. Or is it just us thats the problem ?
  8. I would be 8 when the lights were installed,and just used for friendlies at first. I was deemed too young to go, but a lad in our class at Fox Hill had a lodger, on Chaucer Road, none other than Jackie Sewell, who was a current England international. Bit different to today eh ? This lad was allowed to go to the first night match and I remember quizzing him on what it was like, cos I couldn't imagine playing football at night. He said its just like daylight. I lived at the top of Lyminster Rd and I used to sit at my bedroom window gazing, trance like, down the valley, at the ground, lit up by these magical lights. ( At that time they were still testing the searchlights over the city area, from WW2 as well, not to mention the air raid sirens, both of which scared me to death). I was eventually taken to night matches, I think San Lorenzo was the first, and these were among the most thrilling of my life, looking up at the towering pylons, lights on half power, before being switched onto full. They seemed a lot brighter than they are now.
  9. March 1960. We'd come out of a period of doldrums in Nov. 59. We'd assembled one of the best sides in my lifetime, Springett,- Johnson, Megson,- McAnearney, Swan, Kay,- Wilkinson, Craig, Ellis,Fantham, Finney. We played West Ham, who were top of the league, at home, in November, and beat them 7-0. We then went unbeaten, in league and cup, right through to March. We were due to play Man City away, so a few of us decided on the friday, at school, to go to the game. So we went by train, saw Stuart Hall outside !!, paid at the turnstyle, which you could do then, and watched a dismal Wednesday lose 4-1.
  10. Not replaced any of those lads on the picture have we? Apart from Madine at the back !
  11. Johnny Quinn. Another smashing lad. Like all players he'd done his two years National Service at 18, which seemed to knock all traces of Prima Donna out of aspiring pros.One of the rare breed of Owls players to play in an FA Cup Final.
  12. This is going back a bit, Keith Ellis. He worked for my grandad as a draughtsman , at Edgar Allens on Shepcote Lane. He seemed a lovely lad and was impressed that I'd just passed to go to High Storrs. He was still part time then but soon went full and became centre forward in one of the best Wednesday sides in my lifetime. He took my new autograph book and later returned it full of the signatures of the Owls squad plus several teams they'd played against. Naturally, as a draughtsman, his was the neatest signature.
  13. Thinking back, we had a few lads who were proud to wear the shirt back then. Llera, Rob Jones, Batth, Reda, O'Grady, Buxton etc.
  14. One of the reasons Norwich wanted Rhodes back, was because of his contribution behind the scenes. As my Norwich cousin tells me, they love him there.
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