Nostalgia

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Re: Nostalgia

Postby Selby White » 31 May 2020, 17:45

Who was the smallest player to play for Leeds ?

Genuine question don't know the answer but suspect its between Bobby Collins or Bryan Flynn.





Not sure whether I saw Bobby play as he left Leeds around the time I first went to games. My Dad really rated him.
Saw the mighty Flynn many times, did a decent job at a difficult time for us.
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Re: Nostalgia

Postby johnh » 31 May 2020, 20:20

George Meek wasn't too tall either.
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Re: Nostalgia

Postby Selby White » 31 May 2020, 20:26

johnh wrote:George Meek wasn't too tall either.


I'm sure there will be more, wouldn't have got that one :thumbup:
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Re: Nostalgia

Postby Sniffer » 01 Jun 2020, 07:52

A quick look on Wiki gives Bobby and George as 5 feet 3 and The Mighty Flynn as 5 feet 4. Wee Billy Bremner was a towering 5 feet 5.
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Re: Nostalgia

Postby NottinghamWhite » 30 Jun 2020, 08:38

1967-68 Leeds United v Glasgow Rangers ( dubbed by the press as The Battle of Britain ) sadly the game will be always remembered for the violence that night than the actual game. Rangers were given 3000 tickets for the game but an estimated 10000 rammed into Lowfields Road. Both teams wore black arm bands as Leeds chairman Albert Morris had passed away. Empty whisky bottles were constantly getting thrown into the Gelderd End & onto the pitch. Fighting broke out in the Lowfields but worse was to come outside as fighting now between both sets of fans, hotdog stands & cars were overturned. In all my time I’ve never seen trouble like it, as a young lad I think it’s fair to say I was petrified. Leeds did win the match by the way 2-0 goals from Giles & Pete Lorimer.

John Grieg asking the Rangers fans to behave.


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Re: Nostalgia

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Re: Nostalgia

Postby Selby White » 30 Jun 2020, 13:18

NottinghamWhite wrote:Imagebmo harris


Just looking at the programme pic and noticing the token in the top r/h corner.

No membership schemes to get tickets for big cup games back then, just collect all the programmes and cut out the tokens for your priority ticket when we reach the cup final.
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Re: Nostalgia

Postby NottinghamWhite » 30 Jun 2020, 13:19

That’s correct I’ve still have an empty sheet somewhere.
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Re: Nostalgia

Postby Selby White » 30 Jun 2020, 13:41

NottinghamWhite wrote:That’s correct I’ve still have an empty sheet somewhere.


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Can you remember Derby County's programme been in the form of a newspaper (about Daily Mirror, Mail size) ?
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Re: Nostalgia

Postby NottinghamWhite » 30 Jun 2020, 14:09

Selby White wrote:
NottinghamWhite wrote:That’s correct I’ve still have an empty sheet somewhere.


NW
Can you remember Derby County's programme been in the form of a newspaper (about Daily Mirror, Mail size) ?


Yes I can & the complete opposite of Crystal Palace’s which was tiny.
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