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5th January 1980 - Manchester City

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6 minutes ago, Shaymen Stats said:

05-01-1980 Halifax Town 1-0 Manchester City (FAC3) Mick Kennedy protects Kilner from Bobby Shinton. 

05-01-1980 Halifax Town 1-0 Manchester City (FAC3) Mick Kennedy protects Kilner from Bobby Shinton

 

 

Don’t think Kilner was in any danger with Geoff “The Animal” Hutt on patrol!

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5 minutes ago, Skircoat Shed Archive said:

Next week: celebrating the 40th anniversary of Town's defeat at Crewe.83701958_BruceGrobbelaarcatchesunderpressurefromBobMountford.jpg.967fd8d255526d43db9b63aedc7d8122.jpg

Unbelievable, Jeff. It got a mention on Sport on Two, with the words from the presenter, 'Spare a thought for Halifax Town. A week ago they were beating Manchester City in the FA Cup, today they've been beaten by Crewe, bottom of the Fourth Division.'

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7 hours ago, Icke's Lizard said:

Why did the match kick off at 2pm? Was there a particular reason for this? 

I can't be sure but it could have been either City didn't want to play under our lights or the tv company didn't think they were good enough.

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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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Great memories and thank you for uploading these videos and photos.  Andy Stafford could take a mean corner.

There is an article online headed "John Smith remembers special PNE days - Lancashire Evening Post"  which is mainly about his Preston days but there is also quite a bit about Halifax Town and particularly the big match.  Interesting to learn that we had deliberately flooded the pitch with hosepipes.

Sorry I'm not smart enough to upload the article on to here.

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20 hours ago, Skircoat Shed Archive said:

Next week: celebrating the 40th anniversary of Town's defeat at Crewe.83701958_BruceGrobbelaarcatchesunderpressurefromBobMountford.jpg.967fd8d255526d43db9b63aedc7d8122.jpg

Can spot myself and Brooky on there...plus a few others including David Dibb...

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6 hours ago, Lester said:

Great memories and thank you for uploading these videos and photos.  Andy Stafford could take a mean corner.

There is an article online headed "John Smith remembers special PNE days - Lancashire Evening Post"  which is mainly about his Preston days but there is also quite a bit about Halifax Town and particularly the big match.  Interesting to learn that we had deliberately flooded the pitch with hosepipes.

Sorry I'm not smart enough to upload the article on to here.

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.

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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.

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11 hours ago, Shaymus said:

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.

Was the Supporters Club the main driving force behind this fantastic event :)

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