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11 minutes ago, dnhc said:

it's not an argument, it's a question, but it seems one of has the 'talent' you spoke of.

 

No, you asked a question.  I answered it, but it didn't suit.  

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The very first Wednesday goal i saw at Hillsborough was scored by Gerry..a real fluke off of his thigh from a corner against Man City..won 1-0

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7 minutes ago, Sham67 said:

 

No, you asked a question.  I answered it, but it didn't suit.  

you're wrong again, you're good at that,

i really didn't know that ipswich had worn it, i have a slight recollection that brighton had, but would only have seen them in it on tv.

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30 minutes ago, Lincs Owl said:

So terrible that he got hat-tricks against Man Utd and Roma.

 

He made his home debut against Brum in September 1957 and we won 5-3.

Couldn’ t remember who we played, thought it was 59/60 season and I knew we won. 

Was only a nipper at the time but remember the crowd moaning about him.

Soon won them/us over when he switched positions though. 

Anybody remember which season he made the switch.? Probably after Tony Kay departed for Everton.

 

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52 minutes ago, dnhc said:

what years did ipswich wear it?

bha would be far enough down the leagues as not to be noticed.

They modernised it in the early 60s,but with blue cuffs,prior to that it had a V neck  from around the mid 50s onward,think they brought in the blue sleeves around 65 ish

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Before my time too. Looks like he’s had a few broken noses down the years lol

was he a bit of a hard man then?

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On 17/04/2018 at 15:49, Lord Snooty said:

Gerry Young

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Position : Centre back

From : N/A

Fee:  N/A

Apps: 345

Goals : 20

First Game: 2 March 1957
Final Game: 2nd January 1971

 

Gerry Young signed for Wednesday as a 19 year old after playing non-league football in his native North East .

He signed for Sheffield Wednesday in the early part of 1955 as a centre forward, however his chances of breaking into the side were restricted by the presence of players of the calibre of Redfern Froggatt, Roy Shiner and John Fantham. 

He made his debut in 1857 but didn't really become a regular starter until 1962 when Tony Kay was sold to Everton and he was switched to central defence by manager Vic Buckingham (Though he did  score a hat trick in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup against A.S. Roma!)

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Gerry stayed with Wednesday until he retired at the end of the 1970–71 season he played 310 league games (345 including cup games) scoring 20 goals.

He formed a central defensive partnership with Vic Mobley during the period from 1964 to 1969, his final game was on 2 January 1971 in a 1–4 FA Cup 3rd round defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

 

345 games including sub appearances. Thats some going. Thats proper service. Not '3 appearances and lets talk about a new deal or I'm off'.

 

Memories of Gerry. Not including 'that one'.

 

 

 

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Blimey Snoots.

’ He made his debut in 1857 ‘

You’d have thought he’d have got a few more appearances under his belt, wouldn’t you?

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3 hours ago, gurujuan said:

In those days, you couldn’t buy replica kits around the country, you had to buy from a range of colours in sports shops Really annoyingly, the nearest one to that Wednesday kit was a Bukta one, that had blue cuffs

 

I got the full Wednesday kit - Christmas, either 68 or 69. My Mum got it from Sugg Sports IIRC.

 

The Wednesday ‘Arsenal’ kit was the first kit I ever had.

 

I’d been told that the kit with the blue cuffs was Brightons (?) from kids at school and I remember nagging my Mother, on a daily basis, not to get me the one with the blue cuffs - I wanted a proper Wednesday one.

 

I remember Christmas morning playing football in the full kit (including studded boots) on the local Council garage site behind my mothers. (Loads of garages where Council tenants could have a garage). On concrete.

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2 hours ago, Sham67 said:

 

Ipswich wore it a few years before we did.  BHA wore one with blue cuffs. 

 

 

Just read this - you confirm my memories (and what I was told at school).

 

Best kit ever IMO was the 1966 Cup Final kit. I loved them in that kit.

 

 

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I think the first time I saw them in stripes was when Peter Swan made his comeback ? Don’t know if it was actually the same season?

 

Remember my older brother going on and on about it - back in stripes.

 

This picture shows Swan and Bronco Layne - don’t remember Layne playing again, did he actually play?

 

 

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Hardest one I can remember is probably Gerry Young...closely followed by Jeff Johnson and maybe Dave "The Tank" Clements....

I can rememember Clements at an away game somewhere or other.......... ..just goin' through the other team in a  f.ookin' totally straight line..from the edge of his own box...just straight...no tricks, no stepovers, "Droppin' yer shoulder"...owt...

It was like "They are kicking this way..I'll just simply run..That way"...He didn't score or owt...but no f.ooker would go anywhere near him for the rest of the game

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Went to school with his son Matthew.

That must win the useless, boring fact of the day.

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Yes Gerry did win one England cap in the build up to the 1966 World Cup finals. Great servant - desperate for him that his slip let Temple in for the Everton winner. Saw his final game at White Hart Lane - knew then it would be a long road back.

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12 hours ago, gurujuan said:

In those days, you couldn’t buy replica kits around the country, you had to buy from a range of colours in sports shops Really annoyingly, the nearest one to that Wednesday kit was a Bukta one, that had blue cuffs

i had the bukta kit. The material was like sand paper and used to rub my nipples raw !! Wish i still got it though

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16 hours ago, ReadingOwl said:

I think the first time I saw them in stripes was when Peter Swan made his comeback ? Don’t know if it was actually the same season?

 

Remember my older brother going on and on about it - back in stripes.

 

This picture shows Swan and Bronco Layne - don’t remember Layne playing again, did he actually play?

 

 

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Bronco got shipped off somewhere on loan, Hereford if I remember rightly, but never played for us.

 

He got injured pretty early on and that was it.

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On 27/08/2018 at 15:28, gurujuan said:

In those days, you couldn’t buy replica kits around the country, you had to buy from a range of colours in sports shops Really annoyingly, the nearest one to that Wednesday kit was a Bukta one, that had blue cuffs

i had that kit  in the photo when i was a lad in the 60s

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4 minutes ago, king of kings said:

i had that kit  in the photo when i was a lad in the 60s

 

 

Did you nick it off his washing line?

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3 minutes ago, Watson said:

 

 

Did you nick it off his washing line?

yes it was massive on me

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On 27/08/2018 at 18:31, Lord Snooty said:

 

Now THAT'S A LEGEND.

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