Lest we forget

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Re: Lest we forget

Postby DominanceUK » 26 May 2018, 14:25

johnh wrote:I know I have posted this before but I remember Don Revie giving up his Sunday afternoon to play for a Leeds United eleven in a practise match against Yorkshire Amateur. He was aware that 'Ammers' had reached the later stages of the old FA Amateur Cup and had been drawn away to Bromley in the next round. He arranged the practise game for the week before. I was playing centre forward and the Don played centre half, so was marking me. He talked to me the whole game, giving advice. Shame I wasn't good enough to take advantage! After the game he spent a lot of time talking to Ammers team, analysing strengths and weaknesses. What a gentleman he was. RIP. I should add that this was totally Don Revie's idea. He approached Yorkshire Amateur and made the offer. (1961/62 season)


I'd like to think that Leeds runs through his blood 24/7, (watched a ridiculous amounts of videos), never seen him, never had the honour of meeting him. It's a shame he's not on the board right now, his wisdom would be second to none. I absolutely love the history and heritage, not only of Leeds Utd, but the city, the country and the human race, so fascinating.
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Re: Lest we forget

Postby SCOTTISH LEEDS » 26 May 2019, 10:53

30 years ago today the great man died:-

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Re: Lest we forget

Postby PockWhite » 26 May 2019, 11:03

Simply the best.
Gone but NEVER forgotten.
RIP Sir Don, thank you for the memories which I shall treasure for ever!
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Re: Lest we forget

Postby CorkWhite » 29 May 2019, 15:14

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The Don and Big John Charles in April 1957 Sunderland verses Leeds
Never seen this image before.
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Re: Lest we forget

Postby johnh » 29 May 2019, 15:25

CorkWhite wrote:Image
The Don and Big John Charles in April 1957 Sunderland verses Leeds
Never seen this image before.


Just look at those boots. You knew you'd been clogged if you got hit by them!

PS If that's the no.5 shirt that John Charles is wearing then that's the shirt I wore two years later when Leeds loaned Yorkshire Amateur a set of shirts for an FA Cup replay. Team photo with those shirts somewhere on this site. (He filled it out a bit more than me. :D )

RIP The Don.
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Re: Lest we forget

Postby Emley White » 29 May 2019, 15:30

CorkWhite wrote:Image
The Don and Big John Charles in April 1957 Sunderland verses Leeds
Never seen this image before.

There's a large framed version of it where I DJ on Saturday night at the New Masons, Oulton. The pub is covered in great images of Leeds United teams past and present. John, the landlord is a lifelong fan and gets to most of the games and many ex players have stayed there. It's great when visitors to he area try to identify the players in the images and I'm always happy to oblige.
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Re: Lest we forget

Postby LAsouthcoast » 29 May 2019, 16:32

Love the sticky plaster on his knee, I wonder how long that lasted on there.
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Re: Lest we forget

Postby johnh » 29 May 2019, 17:07

LAsouthcoast wrote:Love the sticky plaster on his knee, I wonder how long that lasted on there.


Having seen big John play a lot then that plaster was probably because he broke his leg the previous game. :D
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Re: Lest we forget

Postby LAsouthcoast » 29 May 2019, 20:02

johnh wrote:
LAsouthcoast wrote:Love the sticky plaster on his knee, I wonder how long that lasted on there.


Having seen big John play a lot then that plaster was probably because he broke his leg the previous game. :D


It would have been interesting to see what he thought of todays footballer. There wouldn`t be many who could have handled that era of football.
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