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  1. owlerfan1

    What is the furthest out..

    the mind plays tricks over the years, but in 1968 we were playing Swindon at home in the fa cup. in the second half we were 1 - 0 down, and wilf smith had the ball around the half way line near the north stand. he tried to put a long cross up to the lep end penalty box, but it was blocked, and the ball dropped over his shoulder. he seemed to hook it back over his shoulder, and the ball sailed right back up the pitch, and their goalie just seemed to watch it go right in the top corner. Ritchie then scored a winner near the end. anybody else remember this?
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    strikers

    i know it has been an awful season, but our strikers have scored 40 goals between them..........hooper 11....joao 9...huhiu 10...rhodes 6...fletcher 3...winnall 1. maybe this just makes things feel a little better, as i would not have thought the total was so high..........thoughts?
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    24 points

    24 points dropped this season so far from winning positions. holding onto leads would have left us with 62 points now......thoughts
  4. i'll kick this off with............WALLACE and GRUMMITT.......over to you
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    Memorable (Or not!) Away Days

    one of the bad 'uns i remember, was in april '67, fa cup quarters against chelsea. we'd smashed 6 past them earlier in season, so thought we would win. coach got stuck in traffic on kings road b4 match, and the actor, lance percival, jumped on the coach and told us that we had no chance of winning. match going to plan at 0 - 0, then bobby tambling got injured near the end, and it took ages to get him off the pitch. in added time tommy balwin mishit a shot which springett could only push into the corner of the net. if he had hit it properly, springett would probably have pushed it out. after that, a cross went across their 6 yard line, behind both ritchie and fantham, who had their backs to the goal. had either stuck out a heel, they would have scored.............when i returned home, my girlfriend at the time, told me that the goal had come so late, that the final score on tv was 0 - 0, and she didn't know that we'd lost till she saw me. what a gutting day that was.
  6. playing rookie Ellis instead of Hickton in '66 final......probably cost us the FA cup.
  7. owlerfan1

    Tom Lees Interview

    i had a brummie mate who was well into 1970's fashion. i asked him if he wanted a kipper tie. he said that a kipper tie would be lovely............no milk and 2 sugars. ha! ha!
  8. owlerfan1

    Lee chapman v mark bright

    chapman for me. his ground skills improved greatly in his last season with us, but seem to remember that when he didn't get the pay rise he wanted, he went on the cheap to Niort in france, then on a quick transfer to Forest, cos they wouldn't pay us what he was worth.....lost us a lot in transfer fees, and very underhand imo.
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    Mike Havenaar

    the only Mikes that we'll be signing are Mike Hunt or Mike Oxlong.
  10. owlerfan1

    Last couple of goals conceded

    can remember when some good balls have been put in the box from out wide, and not an owls player in sight. also, if our players are in the box, they just stand there waiting for the ball to come to them. nobody seems to make good runs into the box to anticipate a cross coming in. imho there is more needed than just a couple of wingers.
  11. owlerfan1

    1966 Fa Cup Final...

    reply to mickjj....yeah mate, teams did come out behind the goals. i probably meant opposite the royal box. think it was princess margaret who did the honours that day. not that i stayed to see the cup presentation. i left b4 the end, totally gutted, and the last action that i saw was when jimmy gabriel was taking the mickey near the corner flag, and we couldn't get the ball off him.
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    1966 Fa Cup Final...

    yep, i was there. i was13 and my first match outside hillsborough. my dad got my ticket from a local businessman late friday night. sat on a wooden bench right opposite where the teams came out, level with the halfway line. must have been a decent ticket thinking back. but all i wanted to do was go with my mates into the standing area, but they wouldn't let me in. remember talking to a guy next to me, and wednesday 2-0 up. i asked him how long was left, cos i suddenly had this churning feeling in my gut. he replied that there was half an hour left, but not to worry cos nothing bad was going to happen. we all know now that the worst did happen. i still get this feeling sometimes, even now, and always know that the other team will score. got it at replay in 93, and same thing occurred. also remember in 66 that an everton fan in front of me, threw down his programme and left the stadium as soon as we had scored our second. also saw muhammad ali jogging in hyde park, surrounded by everton fans, when he was training for his second fight with henry cooper.........oh the memories of that day. heard afterwards that the owls ribbons were put on the cup when we went 2 goals in front, and this is the only time this has ever happened cos they had to change them.
  13. that old german guy got 3 against us. can't remember his name. gerry summat......oh yea.....gerry attrick.
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    Gary Madine

    agree entirely on getting him back. he's the only forward we have who has not been given an extended run in the team to see what he can do.
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    It's a results business

    totally agree with poster, if we went all out attack, especially at home, against most teams in the division, we would get spanked. we are playing a system of closing down opponents, home and away, and hitting them on the break, and for the most part, it is working. until, if ever, we can compete with others on budget etc, this is how it is, and 10th after half a season proves that, as things are, we are doing things right.
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