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bigian

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About bigian

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  • Birthday 30/08/1943

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  1. I think it's free but take it with you just in case. See you there.
  2. I regularly used to go to matches on Xmas day and it was normal for all the males in the family to go together. Games kicked off at 11am and then you would walk home for Xmas dinner. I know it's hard to imagine but you could smell the aroma of roast turkey and Yorkshire puddings all the way home. The last time we played on this day was in 1958 v Preston and we drew 4-4 and what was unique in those days was that you played the reverse fixtures the next day ( boxing day ) and Preston won 3-0. Christmas day wasn't a particularly good day for the Owls because we took some beatings on this day especially Manchester United and Nottingham Forest. I don't think it would be a good idea to bring them back mainly because of transport problems. Something else unique in those days to play the same opponents at Easter and a few weeks ago someone published a photo of the club mascot, a young blond haired lad whose name escapes me. I was only in my early teens then and sometimes I would travel with the mascots parents to away games. They lived in Wakefield and one Easter we were due to play Fulham on Good Friday with an 11am kick off. We had to catch the 3am mail train to get there. We lost 5-2 and Jimmy Hill scored 4 of them and after the game we had a full day in London because the train back wasn't till midnight. The following day if I remember,EFootballaster Saturday we were at home to Brighton and then on Easter Monday we played Fulham again at home. Oh happy days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Wonder if Babushka counts Chesterfield under 21' in a friendly but if he did ,he was right. Wednesday under 21s 4 Chesterfield 1
  4. I would be interested in one of the tickets but I don't know how to PM. Anybody help?
  5. I agree,never go back,but I went to a social night at Crookes W.M.C. a few years back with Hirsty, Carlton Palmer, Zico,and Shez and at the end of the night Shez made a promise that one day he would return to manage Wednesday. Make what you like of that.
  6. All my family are,or were, blades, parents, two brothers and two sisters and it was murder every weekend. My mother used to hate family gatherings and would warn me not to upset them but it never stopped me. My two brothers were the worst but they,along with my parents, are now dead so I only have my two sisters to bother about and they don't take much interest nowadays.
  7. Also went to the game and agree with above summary. Thought the young lad from U.S.A.did well and looked comfortable on the ball. It was also disappointing to see Lavery running across the defence waiting for a through ball which never comes and inevitably he gets caught offside. We don't seem to possess anyone, young or old, who can spot a chance to split a defensive wall. Yes I do know we have a Young playing full back. Just one complaint, how much would it cost to print a couple of team sheets to let the few supporters know who is playing.
  8. I'm not certain but I think the second one (cheapest) is the spare one in case anyone had to change their shirt during the match.
  9. Was at this game,absolutely fabulous to watch. No segregation in those days, I was on the Lepping's lane end with some of the Spurs fans. No problems at all. Does anyone know the teams from that day,all my history books are packed away. Cheers
  10. I don't know if it applies to Hillsborough but most clubs agree on how many tickets are available on a sale or return basis but if the away club want a further allocation they must be sure they are going to sell them because they cannot return them.
  11. ExcuseI me but both Hodge and Turner were at the club at the same time as Kevin, in fact he was dropped after the quarter final in the league cup and replaced by Turner. Francis then bought Woods and played him leaving Kevin in the reserves for a couple of seasons. I then think Pleat (not sure )bought Pavel somethingorother and he replaced Pressman for a while. I think Pressman was dropped five times in his Wednesday career which doesn't happen to top class keepers. I am not having a go at the Kevin because I believe he was a top class keeper and saved us on many occasions especially against the pigs but the question was Springett or Westwood and Pressman came into the discussion and I gave my opinion.
  12. I don't know exactly how many managers Pressman played under but quite a few dropped him and brought other keepers in, Turner, Woods, Hodge etc. Suggests he was too inconsistent for them. Still a good keeper though and it's still hard to believe he never warranted a testimonial for all his services to Wednesday. Springett was by far the best we've had but Westwood will run him close if he stays long enough. If he hadn't had the one bad game he had against France i don't believe Gordan Banks would have got anywhere near as many caps as he did.
  13. Got all five prints already so I've donated a tenner instead. All the best and I hope you reach way past your target.
  14. On top of this business with Madine two other incidents in the last two days have worried me. Firstly last night in the under-21 cup match and Wednesday were awarded a penalty. Then Betra and the lad up front with the long name beginning with D start to try to wrestle the ball from each other to take the penalty. Eventually Bullen shouted for D to take it and Betra slammed the ball down and stormed off in a huff. Again tonight Wednesday were awarded a free kick in added time and Maguire and Drenthe were arguing as to who was taking it and after a while someone decided that Drenthe would take it and Maguire then was upset. As it happened we missed the penalty and the free -kick came to nothing but the point I am making is that these decisions should be made by the manager before the game or the captain on the field. There is nothing worse than seeing two of your own team disagreeing on the pitch Good point tonight and I'm not particularly who plays between Madine, Nuhiu or May, they all have different qualities but they will never score enough goals for us until we get wingers who can actually play on the wing an get some decent crosses in.
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