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got to be a cup game ...possibly v Birmingham city with 52k present ..if it is then everything wasn't ok ,they knocked us out .

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I think you're right with that, torry, though that particular game we drew 2-2 when Gerry Young equalised with a shot from absolutely miles out in the last minute.

 

If the picture is of one of the Brum goals it can only be the second one, scored by Denis Thwaites. He and his wife were murdered in the Tunisia beach attacks a couple of years back.

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Its V Derby County,thats one of the two alans,either Hinton or Durban in shot with Young,Alan Warboys got the only goal,a bright spot in a miserable season

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Ive a couple of better pics from the Derby game  The top ones a shot from former blunt Willie Carlin,and the bottoms Kevin Hectors effort that flashed just wide with what looks like John O Hare waiting for any rebound

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I think your right mate …...too much grass for a cup game in January .

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On 01/02/2019 at 22:10, torryowl said:

I think your right mate …...too much grass for a cup game in January .

Yeah its a game I recall pretty well,we werent great but we got a great result,Derby couldnt score despite numerous attempts.

Another game I remember well was the Everton game towards the end of the same season,it was on MOTD,where we absolutely trounced everton ,whod won the league with games to spare,and they scored late on. Heres the unbiased view of the scouse echo:

MORRISSEY GETS LATE WINNER
Liverpool Echo - Saturday 04 April 1970
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 0, EVERTON 1
By Mike Charters

 

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Line-Up; Sheffield Wednesday; Grummitt; Wilsocockson, Smith; Ellis, Prophett, Craig; Sinclair, Young, Warboys, Whitham, Colean, Sub; Prendergast.  Everton; West; Wright, Brown; Kendall, Kenyon, Harvey; Whittle, Ball, Royle, Hurst, Morrissey, Sub Darcy.  Referee; Mr. G.A. Corbett (Wolverhampton).  
Everton, with the championship safely tucked away, played a relaxed half-paced game at Hillsborough today. Sheffield Wednesday, needing at least a point to give them a chance of staying in the First Division, played hard and worked hard but the difference in class was remarkable. The Wednesday players came out first and lined up to applaud the new champions. The pitch was heavily sanded. It was difficult to gauge the strength of passes on the sand, but Everton quickly slipped into gear with a lovely right wing move between Kendall and Ball, but Grummitt made a good catch from Kendall's centre as Royle went up. Smith ploughed through and made a good opening, but hit his forward pass too hard and West saved comfortable. Wednesday looked very nervous and tentative. The importance of this game was clearly a big strain to them, and Everton, playing calmly, looked yards faster and better in every department. Morrissey carved his way through again and from his goal line cross Whittle touched the ball back to Ball, but Propett just managed to intercept.
Great chance

 

 

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Everton were quite casual in building up attacks, but were far too good for Wednesday, Whittle and Ball went through cleverly in a one-two move, but Ball tried to head it inside to Kendall when he had a great chance of going through to score himself. Craig was working hard to bring some life into his forwards but these teams were divisions apart in class. Wednesday were all effort, Everton stroked the ball around with certainty and precision. The difference was shown in a penalty area incident. Amid a crowd of players, Ball calmly dribbled the ball back towards his own coal and touched it to West as Wednesday put eight men up for a corner kick. Wednesday's best effort came when Coleman centred to the far side of goal for Sinclair to gain possession, but his low centre was well picked up by West. Wednesday were playing with a strong wind in their favour and it helped to create a chance for Whitham, who gained a corner. From the corner, Warboys went up well and got in a good header which beat West, but Harvey headed off the line. Everton were under siege, at this point, and Wednesday won three corners in quick succession. From the last, Prophett got in a header, but straight at West. Rain was now driving hard into the faces of the Everton players, who were hardly straining themselves but still showed classic touches in mid -field. The pitch, under the heavy rain, was now a morass. Everton had slowed their pace, just allowing their defence to absorb the Wednesday attacks and then launch out on an occasional one themselves. Warboys was only inches away from connecting with a pass by Whitham, but Wednesday, despite having much of the play, could not create anything really clear cut. 
Half-time. Sheffield Wednesday 0. Everton 0.

 

 

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Wednesday were desperately unlucky not to score within a minute of the restart. From Wilcockson's centre Warboys moved the ball on to Whitham, whose header struck the bar. From the rebound he made another good header which beat West, but Hurst headed off the line. A couple of minutes later Whitham had the ball in the net but was clearly offside. As Kenyon lay injured in the middle of the pitch, Wright burst down the wing, passed inside to Ball whose centre was met by Royle's head, but Grummitt made his best save so far. Wednesday were playing better than at any stage in the game, with Whitham a livewire. He slipped past Kenyon and Brown neatly, but Wright moved across to make a brilliant tackle. Occasionally Everton burst into top gear and whipped their way through the Wednesday defence. But apart from the header from Royle, they'd never given Grummitt any concern. Whitham had a clear chance when he broke away from a header by Warboys but shot straight at West. Wednesday were chasing everything and it needed great stamina to keep going under these very heavy conditions. Royle took Kendall's pass to move down the right, cut inside and hit a shot from 25 yards which Grumnutt turned over the bar. For the third time Everton escaped with a goal line clearance—this time from Kendall, who turned away Prophett's header after a corner.  Then Wednesday had their first real escape when Smith headed the ball off the line from Ball's shot. With eight minutes to go Darcy substituted for Kendall, who was limping. A minute later Prendergast substituted for Coleman . With five minutes left Everton quite casually took the lead through Morrissey. Darcy crossed the ball to Harvey who turned it on to Morrissey and with Wednesday defence anticipating an offside decision, Morrissey leisurely drove the ball past Grummitt.  West made a great save from an Ellis header and then Propett hit the bar from the rebound. Final; Sheffield Wednesday 0, Everton 1. 

 

 

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I recall this match,reading the report above its obvious we dominated that game,even their own press couldnt cover it up,you read that report and its all Wednesday.

The pitch was the heaviest Ive ever seen it after a lot of rain and was one of the few times Ive seen sand on the playing surface at Hillsborough

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On 05/02/2019 at 00:02, JimmyMaC said:

I recall this match,reading the report above its obvious we dominated that game,even their own press couldnt cover it up,you read that report and its all Wednesday.

The pitch was the heaviest Ive ever seen it after a lot of rain and was one of the few times Ive seen sand on the playing surface at Hillsborough

Yeah it was very heavily sanded Ive a pic on another PC that shows it,Ball played really well and Everton played well within themselves that afternoon,theyd already wrapped up the title and even rested Labone.

Morrisey looked a yard off when he got the ball,but he played to the whistle and our backs just stood appealing he went on and tucked it away,looking very sheepish,shocked us all when it stood,we didnt deserve the defeat and were the far better side on the day,as you say the report,however biased it was,reflects that,we hot the bar numerous times and had two cleared off the line,and came close on other occasions,we relied far too much on an injury prone Witham in 69,Warboys was hopeless,and to think we could have had the young Malcolm Macdonald from Fulham for the same money the same year,talk about shocking decisions,assuming he wouldnt move north without even speaking to the lad think he put a line or two about it in his autobio......I think we missed out on Dave Watson,who was at Notts Co a year or so before too,Rovrum pipped us and payed the best 1K they ever spent,mind he was simular to Hickton,a CB/striker,Alan Brown was a mahoosive a halfwit,chased Wynn davies for 6 months despite him already having agreed to move to the mags in the close season,even took him for a meal to try n convince him

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2 minutes ago, legendaryswan said:

Yeah it was very heavily sanded Ive a pic on another PC that shows it,Ball played really well and Everton played well within themselves that afternoon,theyd already wrapped up the title and even rested Labone.

Morrisey looked a yard off when he got the ball,but he played to the whistle and our backs just stood appealing he went on and tucked it away,looking very sheepish,shocked us all when it stood,we didnt deserve the defeat and were the far better side on the day,as you say the report,however biased it was,reflects that,we hot the bar numerous times and had two cleared off the line,and came close on other occasions,we relied far too much on an injury prone Witham in 69,Warboys was hopeless,and to think we could have had the young Malcolm Macdonald from Fulham for the same money the same year,talk about shocking decisions,assuming he wouldnt move north without even speaking to the lad think he put a line or two about it in his autobio......I think we missed out on Dave Watson,who was at Notts Co a year or so before too,Rovrum pipped us and payed the best 1K they ever spent,mind he was simular to Hickton,a CB/striker,Alan Brown was a mahoosive a halfwit,chased Wynn davies for 6 months despite him already having agreed to move to the mags in the close season,even took him for a meal to try n convince him

Brown didnt like the fact that Watson played 2 positions for his then club,Notts,he missed out on Archie Gemmill as well when he was at st mirren,hed been sent off twice that season and Brown pulled the plug,wed been favorites over preston obviously as they were a league below.

The worst must have been Colin Bell,didnt Malcolm Allison say he put the Owls scout off by telling him he couldnt head or pass?Think Bell was having a mare in that particular game and he knew we were about to bid,but they (CITY)had not asked the board for funds,we didnt put in the bid and City bought him the week after.....Gutted or What LOL all water under the bridge now though

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Yeah I knew about Bell,heard what allison said it was on some tv show back in the day,they thought wed already signed him,bell had a wisdom tooth out and it got infected so we didnt make an offer,we sent the chief scout over to his first game back prior to the bid and big Mal spotted him and put him off,citys board approved the funds and took from right under our nose,our CS obviously swallowed the bait as it took city two weeks to raise the 45K!

I didnt know about Gemmill,I knew we tried to nick him off Preston,but I thought it was while he was there not before,I knew wed tracked him up in scotland and brown got concerned when he got sent off in a cup game at kilmarnock?then he went through his disciplinary record and pulled the plug,didnt he move for about 12 grand? Preston wanted 60K when we went back for him LOL,missed out bigtime,board wouldnt sanction the cash because he got booked so often at pne.

Add larry lollyd to the list as well,dunno if it was marshall or brown,think we offered 40 grand,all the london clubs were after him,and liverpool,who were also interested in tommy craig around the same time,we asked them for a price and spent two weeks mulling it over,and the scousers nipped in and bought him!

We missed out on Alan Hinton TWICE,once at wolves,where he was dropped for missing training,then again at forest under Marshall when he got injured,Derby paid 30K for him that close season,

We also lined up Phil Parkes at wolves if Pete Springett turned us down,think wolves were still in Div2 then for around 20K,add to that we were the first club to show interest in kevin Keegan after the cup tie in 1970 and we could have had a REYT team LOL,wed have ripped the league apart if wed been bolder and the board not been such tight arsed barstewards,pretty sure peter taylor once said about roy mcfarland " there was only two clubs interested in signing Roy at the time,us and sheffield wednesday,but they had to ask 5 directors for funds,we just told sam to buy him before they did,so he did" and we got the best CB in england....boils ya pi$$ being an owl sometimes :tango:

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Clough applied for the Wednesday job and we binned his application was mid 70s wasnt it?

Yeah I heard what Taylor said it was on world of sport? Wasnt Mcfarland a tranmere player then?

I knew wed taken a keen interest in Keegan,even before the cuptie in 1970,marshall lined him up to take over from fantham but thought he maybe too young,once again Liverpool nipped in while we debated the 25 grand fee.

Put it all on paper mate and if wed have had a bolder board and manager wed have had a trophy cupboard to rival any club in england,like you say it boils.

All water under the bridge pal,we are a medium sized club and have been for many years,infact weve had to work hard to get upto medium,its gutting though to look back at the mistakes and know what could have been our destiny

WAWAW mate

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Yeah Clough did apply for the job,was it while he was brighton manager? around that time.

See ya down millwall txt me ya seat no,will meet up for a few shandys bud after,Im off work,might stop night and get slaughtered if wewin WTF:

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