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1 hour ago, Dronfield Blue said:

Who is drilling outside the ground?

 

Can't hear owt for the noise.

 

 

I thought it was a machine gun. The Russians came down hard on the OCS.  
And I’ll ask the question.  Did Rotherham owls take a coach?

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Never knew there was any film of the Moscow Torpedo home game.  The film makes it look like the 1930's but I remember it well.  It was a foggy night and I'm sure the tall keeper in black was Lev Yachin, who they borrowed (From M. Dynamo I think) for the game.  He played well- like a big black octopus with long arms and legs. Probably World's most famous keeper at the time. 

 

My Russian teacher, Alan 'Boris' Heywood of Firth Park Grammar School was interpreter for that game, as he was on the 1960 tour of the USSR.

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1 minute ago, Lincs Owl said:

Never knew there was any film of the Moscow Torpedo home game.  The film makes it look like the 1930's but I remember it well.  It was a foggy night and I'm sure the tall keeper in black was Lev Yachin, who they borrowed (From M. Dynamo I think) for the game.  He played well- like a big black octopus with long arms and legs. Probably World's most famous keeper at the time. 

 

My Russian teacher, Alan 'Boris' Heywood of Firth Park Grammar School was interpreter for that game, as he was on the 1960 tour of the USSR.

 

Read the other day that Levin was known as the black spider so your observation about an octopus is apt. He was the first goalkeeper to regularly punch the ball.  In 1963 Yashin won the Ballon d'Or the only keeper ever to win it.

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7 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:



Can anyone confirm - is this Hillsborough Park?

 

Pretty sure all the training pics are from the back of the old wooden North stand, where the clubshop and car park are now.   The stand footprint was much smaller than the current cantilever stand.  The terraced houses would be those on Vere Rd, or those on Penistone Rd before they got knocked down in the 80's and 90's.  

 

I imagine they maybe did train in Hillsboro Park too.   When I first saw them train (must have been 1957 or 1958 because Albert Quixall was still with them ), it was at Owlerton Stadium, the old speedway and dog track, which had a full size football pitch in the centre.

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