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Sheffield Wednesday team photo

1960/1961 season

Presumably taken at Hillsborough

What is that being built in the background ?


 


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Sheffield Wednesday team photo

1960/1961 season

Presumably taken at Hillsborough

What is that being built in the background ?

It's the North Stand, opened in August 1961.

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Sheffield Wednesday team photo

1960/1961 season

Presumably taken at Hillsborough

What is that being built in the background ?

who are the 2 between megson and mclaren .....

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who are the 2 between megson and mclaren .....

is one of them Tom Mac ?

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isnt that tommy next to mclaren on the right ,had a look at records for that season and it could be brian hill and ralph o'donnell but pics a bit fuzzy so couldnt be sure .

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isnt that tommy next to mclaren on the right ,had a look at records for that season and it could be brian hill and ralph o'donnell but pics a bit fuzzy so couldnt be sure .

Yeah you're right... could be Brian Hill my memory's a bit fuzzy :biggrin:

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always thought brian hill died of a heart attack but saw somewhere a few weeks ago that said he committed suicide .anybody know .

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It's a pity the quality of the pic is so poor. I remember most of the players that played that season but a I'm struggling to recognise them from the pic. Even my hero Ron Springett is not on the pic.

The side of 1960/1961 was the best Wednesday side I have ever seen. I know we finished runners up to Spurs in most seasons we would have enough points to have won the championship.

If someone out there has a better team photo of the 1960/1961 side could they please post it??.

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It's a pity the quality of the pic is so poor. I remember most of the players that played that season but a I'm struggling to recognise them from the pic. Even my hero Ron Springett is not on the pic.

The side of 1960/1961 was the best Wednesday side I have ever seen. I know we finished runners up to Spurs in most seasons we would have enough points to have won the championship.

If someone out there has a better team photo of the 1960/1961 side could they please post it??.

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Google helped me find this one - Bit on the small side but better quality.

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great photo of a great side .....

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Google helped me find this one - Bit on the small side but better quality.

Thanks for the great pic. Great to see Springett & Swan on the pic.

I think the pic is from the is from the previous season 1959/60 because Norman Curtis and Redfern Froggatt are on the pic and both finished at the end of that season.

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It's a pity the quality of the pic is so poor. I remember most of the players that played that season but a I'm struggling to recognise them from the pic. Even my hero Ron Springett is not on the pic.

The side of 1960/1961 was the best Wednesday side I have ever seen. I know we finished runners up to Spurs in most seasons we would have enough points to have won the championship.

If someone out there has a better team photo of the 1960/1961 side could they please post it??.

back row .....megson ,hill?,odonnell?,mclaren ,mcanearney ,johnson,ellis

front ....quinn,finney ,froggatt?,kay ,griffin,wilkinson,young ...............i think ..........and alan you have a great hero

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back row .....megson ,hill?,odonnell?,mclaren ,mcanearney ,johnson,ellis

front ....quinn,finney ,froggatt?,kay ,griffin,wilkinson,young ...............i think ..........and alan you have a great hero

My thoughts were

Back row Megson, O'Donnell, Martin, McLaren, McAnearney, Johnson, Ellis

Front row Quinn, Finney, Fantham? , Kay, Craig, Griffin Wilkinson, Young

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dont think its fantham on the front i'm pretty sure its froggatt ,but the 2 on the back i'm only guessing and you could be right ......but whatever what a great team and dont think we'll ever see the like again ...

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always thought brian hill died of a heart attack but saw somewhere a few weeks ago that said he committed suicide .anybody know .

Wikipediea says he commited suicide but in the book 'The Wednesday Boys' it says he was found dead as a result of an enlarged heart.

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dont think its fantham on the front i'm pretty sure its froggatt ,but the 2 on the back i'm only guessing and you could be right ......but whatever what a great team and dont think we'll ever see the like again ...

Froggatt didn't play for Wednesday in the 60/61 season. His final game was on the 30th April 1960 which was the 59/60 season.

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froggat didnt retire till 1962 and played in the reserves that season so it could be him , i know its not a good pic but just dont look like fantham to me .

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It's definitely not Froggatt or Fantham. Just wondered if it might be Billy Griffin?

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It's definitely not Froggatt or Fantham. Just wondered if it might be Billy Griffin?

no he's 3 from the right front row ..........both me and alantoft agree on that one .

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no he's 3 from the right front row ..........both me and alantoft agree on that one .

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Ah yes.....should have read the other posts.

Back then you generally had the forwards plus the captain on the front row though Keith Ellis, probably cos he was such a big bugger, always seemed to be at the back. I notice there's no Swanny but Ralph O'Donnell (RIP) is so my guess is that the photo was taken when Swanny was out injured and ROD deputised; sort of mid season. We had a guy called Bobby Lodge played a few games round then so could be him?

Just guessing really!

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