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16 hours ago, rickygoo said:

I always thought we should have resurrected it for Hutchinson. 

Originally(in my time on the Kop) sung on the return of Peter Swan at Hillsborough(early seventies)  WAWAW RIP....

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Has Sammy's funeral already taken place?.... would loved to have gone to give him a final rendition of 'I'll walk a millions'.

 

Would be a bit surreal in a cemetery, but so fitting.

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RIP Sammy

 

Didnt know him personally but remember him from the home and away games.

 

Reading through this thread you can see he was well liked, respected and not a bad word said against him. I hope he knew how much his Wednesday family cared for him as I imagine life would have been very tough for him at times.

 

WAWAW

 

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17 hours ago, OWLERTON GHOST said:

He was a warrior ...

The daftest scruffiest craziest loyalist warrior you'd ever care to meet ..

Everyone loved him ..

But you wouldn't share a bottle of beer with him ..

I've never seen anyone climb up things that looked unclimbable like he could, he was doing Parkur 40 years before it was invented ..

Regularly used to offer me a swig out of his bottle ,in hole in road,on his lower hebs,always made my excuses

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5 minutes ago, fatbloke no1 said:

Regularly used to offer me a swig out of his bottle ,in hole in road,on his lower hebs,always made my excuses

Loads of ground bait in there from what I remember. 

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21 hours ago, Mus said:

 

I think nowadays he would be classed as special needs, but back then there wasn’t a label for people like Sammy. He was loved and he knew he was loved and although I knew people took advantage of him he was a brilliant guy and a true Owl.

Anyone around at the time will tell you what it was like to see him sat on someone’s shoulder with the whole ground singing to him and a smile as wide as the Wicker Arches.  

Those days are long gone and with it some soul of the club too.  I was glad I was there.

Top post Mus.

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4 hours ago, fatbloke no1 said:

Regularly used to offer me a swig out of his bottle ,in hole in road,on his lower hebs,always made my excuses

 

4 hours ago, Nut said:

Loads of ground bait in there from what I remember. 

Good name for Biography that....

"An afternoon of Drinks & snacks with Sammy"..

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23 hours ago, Mus said:

 

I think nowadays he would be classed as special needs, but back then there wasn’t a label for people like Sammy. He was loved and he knew he was loved and although I knew people took advantage of him he was a brilliant guy and a true Owl.

Anyone around at the time will tell you what it was like to see him sat on someone’s shoulder with the whole ground singing to him and a smile as wide as the Wicker Arches.  

Those days are long gone and with it some soul of the club too.  I was glad I was there.

Thank you for that. I was born in 74 so he's sort of new to me as well.

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I remember an away game at Charlton, The Valley, probably early 80s. Just got a pint before the game and up comes Sammy with two tablets in his hand. he grabs my pint and says "just need a swig pal to take my poppers". He then took a swig which was at least half a pint and then offered me the plastic glass back and said "cheers mate".

I looked at the dribble running down the outside of the glass, and his chin, and said "you keep it Sammy and make sure they are well washed down".

 

I later found out it was a favourite trick of his and surprisingly no one ever seemed to want their pint back !!

 

RIP Sammy, and the next pint's on me (again) !!!

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On 08/08/2020 at 21:33, Mus said:

 

I think nowadays he would be classed as special needs, but back then there wasn’t a label for people like Sammy. He was loved and he knew he was loved and although I knew people took advantage of him he was a brilliant guy and a true Owl.

Anyone around at the time will tell you what it was like to see him sat on someone’s shoulder with the whole ground singing to him and a smile as wide as the Wicker Arches.  

Those days are long gone and with it some soul of the club too.  I was glad I was there.

A really good tribute that pal. 

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Thank you Sammy for being part of my happiest times as a fan. We were pretty poor on the pitch but proudest in the land off it. In the middle of it all, lifting our spirits - Sammy, you were ..... iconic!

 

RIP & Rise in glory. 

 

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RIP Sammy, you would turn up somewhere obscure in the late 70s and there was Sammy, always having a laugh, taking the Pi55, nothing phased him, remember the old bill trying to arrest him at the back of Blackpools kop (when they had the big split covered end) for D&D, he was having a fit, not the brightest lot Blakpool old bill

 

he will be climbing up a flagpole in the sky

 

god bless

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Went to a few away games with him and a load of others from the Hogs head pub hackenthorpe ,was only 14/15 at the time and we shared a mini bus /transit with him , this was an education on its own around the late seventies.

Not sure he went much after this period , know one seems to be able to say.

RIP SAMMY (Mad Sam) 

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On 08/08/2020 at 21:33, Mus said:

 

I think nowadays he would be classed as special needs, but back then there wasn’t a label for people like Sammy. He was loved and he knew he was loved and although I knew people took advantage of him he was a brilliant guy and a true Owl.

Anyone around at the time will tell you what it was like to see him sat on someone’s shoulder with the whole ground singing to him and a smile as wide as the Wicker Arches.  

Those days are long gone and with it some soul of the club too.  I was glad I was there.

Nailed it Mus.

Fond memories.

 

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We used to rehearse as a band in Hackenthorpe. One day there was a knock on the (locked) door and it was Sammy and a pal. They'd heard us playing and asked if we could come in and listen. I obviously recognised him so agreed. As soon as we started playing Sammy was jumping about dancing for the whole song. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it since. He was truly a Legend.

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