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Shaymus

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  1. I remember there being a massive buzz after the new FC Halifax Town side played exceptionally well but went down by one goal in a Shay pre-season friendly with Bury. The proof of Jim Vince's hastily squad, however, was in the pudding.
  2. I've just been informed that Roy 'Lofty' Lorenson passed away last night. He was something of a legend in his day, serving Halifax Town well for nine seasons. An uncompromising centre-half, he featured in the early rounds of the epic FA Cup run of 1952-53, scoring in the first round replay victory at Ashton United, but missing out in the games against Cardiff, Stoke and Tottenham. Roy went on to make 236 first team appearances and scored eight goals for the club, totals which would have been greater had he not missed two years through his time doing his National Service. He moved to Tranmere R
  3. So where's everybody picking it up from if everyone's following Government guidelines? Mmm.
  4. Shaymus

    1000 Fans

    You're absolutely right. I'm not getting a season ticket and if I fear there's little chance of getting in on the day I just won't bother trying.
  5. I don't know who came up with the title 'The Shaymen Shout' but it was unnecessary and looks and sounds very silly. IMO.
  6. A 3-2 defeat, six days after we'd beaten Huddersfield 2-1.
  7. Did they not do a track and trace, or take people's temperatures, on the way in?!
  8. Yet Don Revie urged his players to settle down as quickly as possible - a stable home life, and all that.
  9. I've just heard that Nigel Walker won't be home for tea!
  10. I remember Knocker as manager of the Shay Hotel side. Actually, his lad Paul Norcliffe played for us at Prospect Inn and actually scored in that game to which I referred. I remember the original Shay Hotel side, formerly William Deighton, which seemed to have some real rough-necks playing for them. I played for Halifax Sporting Club when we formed our team in 1984. The first match was a friendly v Shay Hotel on Savile Park, on one of the pitches opposite St Jude's. There were no goal posts, so we used tall poles, with no crossbar. Shay Hotel won 4-0, and the pub landlord Winston Hey walked on
  11. I'd like to know what the FA rules are, if any, about gender. If a woman was something akin to a world beater, what would actually stop her from being selected for a team in the Premier League, for arguments sake, if the manager felt they were good enough. Over centuries, football was seen to be played at mainstream level by men, though women's football was very popular before the war. But there were never any questions asked about mixing teams. Does the FA rule book specifically say that teams in the accepted pyramid of English football should be made up of men only? We have female referees o
  12. Saturday teams were putting up their own posts in the mid-Nineties at Savile Park. I had a brief association with Boothtown and played when available on Saturdays. The posts were permanently up at Roils Head during the times I played up there on Sunday mornings - 1984 - 2000 - before the Council found a convenient loophole regarding playing on Sundays at Savile Park, at the same time they were trying to flog the land at Roils Head. After they failed to sell it, they kept two or three pitches available to hire - the one immediately outside the changing rooms, and the old cricket pitch site on t
  13. I remember playing for Prospect Inn against Shay Hotel at Hullen Edge. We led 3-0, 3-2, 4-2, then crumbled and lost 5-4, a result which affected our manager so much that he allegedly had slight heart tremors and went straight home to recover without going to the pub! The last two goals were almost identical - flick-ons from a long throw. Jonny Cavanagh, who played for Pressers Arms on a Saturday, played in that match but I can't remember any other of the Shay Hotel players. It was the 1990-91 season. Were you playing and do you remember the match?
  14. Had there not been the outrage over Jack Grealish's original omission from the squad, and Harry Maguire's alleged indiscretions, I wouldn't have known England were playing - certainly didn't know when they were kicking off, at what time and who against. League of Nations match, apparently - what exactly is this? I'm lost. Of the game, my daughter informed me that it was like watching paint dry. That was before the injury time shenanigans, which sounded very exciting.
  15. Spiffing idea. I'll recommend it to the house.
  16. An awkward one that. Having broken the rules, Town were kicked out of the competition and the result declared null- and void. It still shows up in my records along with a line about the club's indiscretion but cannot be counted as the club's record score (still held by the 1913-14 side which whalloped West Vale Ramblers 12-0).
  17. Removed from the official record books. 'Expunged' is the term used. Halifax Town played both games against this Leeds United side (not connected to the present set up). I have included appearances for these matches, plus others such as Aldershot in 1991, as 'OTHER' games. But if you check Rothmans, any player who played against Aldershot during 1991-92 will have had that appearance taken away from them.
  18. I met up with Mick's sister in Ireland last year and she told me about Mick's determination to be a footballer. Nothing or no one was going to stand in his way, and when he packed his bags for Halifax, aged just seventeen, he simply got on the bus from Salford into the city centre then caught the train to Halifax. It was under George Kirby that he came to prominence, having proved that if you were good enough you were old enough. One of my first heroes along with Kevin Johnson and was seriously miffed when he left us. Not because he'd joined Huddersfield, I just couldn't understand why anyone
  19. Ian Hutchinson refused to take part.
  20. Originally, the players changed at the Golden Lion until the erection of said stand and dressing rooms. The players would access the ground via the ginnel (or back passage) opposite the pub.
  21. Shaymus

    Old Kit

    The kit worn for the rest of 1971-72.
  22. Shaymus

    Old Kit

    Yes, the shirts are tangerine. That wasn't my point. It was the design and colour of the collars which you should have picked up on. As well as the darker blue shorts.
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