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2 hours ago, Asio otus said:

Cant recall the season , but he punched the ball in the net and it was the winning goal. Ref & linesman never saw it .

His father was a miner and Alan lived at home with his parents  in Conisborough.

He was born and brought up in Goldthorpe (same as me).

I used to kick a ball about with his lad in the park sometimes as he still lived in the town, often frequenting The Buxton Arms which was my local. Came to a few training sessions and battered everyone all over the park, didn't take any prisoners even in training.

Last time I saw him about 2 years ago (still in Goldthorpe) he was on crutches and could barely walk.

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Alan Warboys got better and better the further he moved away from Hillsborough. So on a mild spring night I went along to the Lane to see if Warboys could but a dent in the Blunts promotion hopes ...Cardiff lost 5-1. He did hit the post though not with a shot, he just collided with the post.

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On 29/03/2020 at 14:02, adelphi1867 said:

Warboys was one of the ex-players who went on to own a pub.

The Ring-o-Bells in Swinton.

i saw him in't manvers about 6/9 months ago, looked like a double wardrobe with a head on top.

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7 hours ago, nevthelodgemoorowl said:

Alan Warboys got better and better the further he moved away from Hillsborough. So on a mild spring night I went along to the Lane to see if Warboys could but a dent in the Blunts promotion hopes ...Cardiff lost 5-1. He did hit the post though not with a shot, he just collided with the post.

i remember that game, mid week i figure back end of the season, virtually the winner went up, we (a few wednesday supporting mates, and one pig) were playing footy with the radio on listening to the score come in, the evening just went from bad to worse.

we all fancied cardiff would do a job on them.

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17 hours ago, Gargoyle said:

He was born and brought up in Goldthorpe (same as me).

I used to kick a ball about with his lad in the park sometimes as he still lived in the town, often frequenting The Buxton Arms which was my local. Came to a few training sessions and battered everyone all over the park, didn't take any prisoners even in training.

Last time I saw him about 2 years ago (still in Goldthorpe) he was on crutches and could barely walk.

Love stories like this (not the crutches bit obviously). 

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