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Jackie Sewell

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  1. Need to see them with Brown and Luongo in the side, in fact, those two missing is a disaster altogether.
  2. In 67, the year after the Cup Final, when Don Megson had promised, " We'll be back," we had another good cup run and played Chelsea away in the quarter final. Me and my dad went ant they scored in the last minute. We drove back all miserable, and later that night i went to the Penny Farthing, still down in the dumps. A few Wednesday players were there already, drinking and laughing. Jimmy Mac was one of them, so I went up to him and said what a sickener it was. He just shrugged and said in his slow Scottish drawl, " thats the way it goes", and carried on enjoying himself. I thought, well I see
  3. A little strange that we are calling Brentford a top side, so we can be excused, but we'd won more points than them before the game.
  4. I remember the original Jackie Marriot very well. It was at the time I'd discovered football and Wednesday, and it takes over your life. I've told this story before, but, Jackie Sewell was our star player ( along with golden boy Quixall), Sewell being the record British signing when we'd just bought him. In our kick abouts at school, as there was only me going to matches yet, I'd got the pick so became Sewell. A new kid joined the school ( Fox Hill), and they had a lodger, the self same Jackie Sewell, a current England international btw. They lived on Wordsworth or Chaucer. In the first kick a
  5. He was on fire two seasons ago when he had Mount, Wilson, Lawrence slipping him through to use his pace. And he was deadly in the box. Looked like the best striker in the Champioship. Hopefully Brown, and Bannan can set him up.
  6. I would suggest we will see far fewer injury time goals against us with Flint in the team. And we will have the 'Star Jumps Goal' tactic at the other end.
  7. The second Jack Marriot to play for Wednesday. When kids used to play footie in the street , I was Jackie Sewell, until a new kid arrived and the real JS was their lodger on Chaucer Rd. So it was only right he became him. I therefore became Jackie Marriot,. Anyway, if this kid can recapture his form of a couple of years ago, it'll be good. He had lightning pace to get in behind, and was deadly in front of goal.
  8. Went wrong when we lost 4 centre backs, When Lees got injured the first time, that added a couple of minutes on, the biggest blow was when he went into that tackle at the end and had to limp off. If that didnt happen the game was over. but we then had to defend another added minute, the cross came in where Lees would have been. Van Aken fully at fault.
  9. Yes, but two things. 1. They show replays for ages while the game has started again. 2. The commentators obviously aren't watching a screen because they get a lot of things wrong which are obvious to us.
  10. There was that one early on where Harris cut in from the right then blazed over. with Rhodes at the far post for a tap in. You could see how frustrated he was.
  11. I seem to remember him starting as what was called in those days, a utility player, no fixed position. I remember him breaking into the team as a centre forward, and can definitely remember him scoring a hat trick when i was stood at the bottom of the Kop. But it wasn't till he was switched into defence that he found his true berth, and quickly became a hard but cultured wing half, alongside Peter Swan, Vic Mobley, and Sam Ellis at various times. RIP Mr, Young. Thanks for the memories,
  12. i remember it so well. I went to my first match in nov 52, and Dooley was the big hero. Lived near my grandparents at Firth Park. Broke his leg in feb 53. Collided with Preston goalie George Thompson from Laughton, near Dinnington. They'd made arrangements to bring Dooley back to Sheffield by ambulamce, on the monday, when a nurse noticed on sunday night, he couldnt feel his toes. Had to amputate the entire leg to save his life. I followed the whole story in The Star, horrified. I'd just had my tonsils out at the Infirmary too, and i'd still got the smell of that gas they used to give you, in
  13. I know his family have a restaurant in Downham Market, but reading posts from Norwich fans the majority are saying he's not the type of lightweight player they need right now, they've got enough, main requirement is for defenders and strong midfield players.
  14. Strongly linked with a return to Norwich, Colin at Boro keen, plus a host of other clubs apparently.
  15. Have the EFL been awaiting the verdict on Man City, or if not, will this have a bearing on our case ? As some experts are now saying, that decision has left FFP in tatters.
  16. Ralph O'Donnell with Dave McIntosh behind him.
  17. 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.
  18. Universally known as goal average.
  19. 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. .
  20. 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, un
  21. 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 !
  22. 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 s
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