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Everything posted by Shaymus

  1. I knew there was footage out there. I believe the West Yorkshire Archive have some. I once saw a glimpse on Calendar - just a few seconds - but I've never seen all that before.
  2. I believe he still lives in flats at Sowerby Bridge. Not been to The Shay in years, though.
  3. The lad fourth from right looks like Dave Dibb.
  4. Yellow team. Back row; Paul McCormack, David Johnson, Terry McDermott, Joe Corrigan, Jim Brown, Frank Worthington, Frank Worthington jnr, Bob Worthington. Front; Alan Hudson, Emlyn Hughes, Alan Kennedy, Dave Worthington, Craig Fleming. Striped team. Back row; John Platt, Brian Taylor, Bob Wardell, Dave Verity, Eric Harrison, Trevor Cherry. Front; Billy Ayre, Les Chapman, Don Shanks, John Robertson, Jim McCalliog, Billy Bremner. Game played 11 May 1989. Frank Worthington's X1 7 Jim McCalliog's X1 5. Referee Trevor Simpson.
  5. Your Francis Lee is Billy Bremner. Yellow shirt, front left is Alan Hudson.
  6. It was all to no avail. The following evening's home fixture with Reading was postponed.
  7. Shaymus

    Carl Rushworth

    He was only here for about three months!
  8. He was hardly butchered, bad tackle, yes, worth a booking. The damage to his shoulder was done when he landed.
  9. I've been informed that, statistically, today was the worst result EVER.
  10. Whitby was worse than you think - it was at home!
  11. He was involved with Halifax Town when they played up at Exley.
  12. During 1960-61, attendances were regularly between 6-7k. Dropped down to 3k towards the end of the season.
  13. Alex South told me a story pf how he and George Whitelaw were walking through town when there were some workmen digging a hole near Bull Green. George asked them if they'd like fish and chips for their dinner, and made out he was going to treat them. But he had no money, got Alex to buy them, then never paid him back. And the story about the chicken at the Golden Egg, Ogden, would make you shake your head in disbelief.
  14. Heard that story before, but the player in question was George Whitelaw, I'm sure.
  15. The club was galvanised by the arrival of dual football/cricket international Willie Watson.
  16. The lads enjoyed it so much they want to come up for a game next season, so hopefully you won't have to wait another ten years.
  17. £40, or £35 for season ticket holders. It's a midday start for those who didn't know. Eight of the side that featured against City will be in attendance, plus other squad members.
  18. Shaymus

    Chris Wilder

    I write all mine. And buy a programme to read them.
  19. Confirmed attendees for the match with Maidenhead United on 18 January; skipper Dave Evans, goalkeeper John Kilner, Geoff Hutt, Dave Harris, goalscorer Paul Hendrie, John Smith, Andy Stafford, Malcolm Goodman, Vernan Allatt, Kevin Johnson, as well as family members of manager George Kirby and winger Franny Firth. There are still places available for anyone wanting to dine pre-match and catch up with these lads who gave Halifax Town its most famous victory.
  20. 1980 - Paul Hendrie 5th January Manchester City (h) FA Cup W 1-0.
  21. I've seen that article. Absolutely no truth that the pitch was waterlogged - they were trying to get the water off it! Don't know where that story came from.
  22. Lights not powerful enough for the TV cameras. You can read all about this game in the next issues of Backpass and When Saturday Comes, or you could even meet the players themselves when they are guests of the club for the match with Maidenhead on 18th January.
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