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Bill Fotherby

Postby SCOTTISH LEEDS » 14 Mar 2019, 08:26

Has died aged 88.

True legend.

https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/sport/leed ... d-15971223

RIP Bill.
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Re: Bill Fotherby

Postby ChilwellWhite » 14 Mar 2019, 08:39

Sad news R.I.P.
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Re: Bill Fotherby

Postby Mr Russell » 14 Mar 2019, 08:55

Very sad, RIP Bill
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Re: Bill Fotherby

Postby PockWhite » 14 Mar 2019, 10:49

Sad to hear that.
RIP Bill.
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Re: Bill Fotherby

Postby PhoenixUnited » 14 Mar 2019, 12:18

RIP Bill. A blast from the Leeds United Hey Days
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Re: Bill Fotherby

Postby SCOTTISH LEEDS » 14 Mar 2019, 12:32

Jon Howe's piece about Bill Fotherby is a good read:-

http://www.jon-howe.com/pdf_files/TSB/Fotherby.pdf
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Re: Bill Fotherby

Postby ilkley62 » 14 Mar 2019, 12:35

Great character
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Re: Bill Fotherby

Postby Davycc » 14 Mar 2019, 14:18

RIP Bill, was a big part of the club
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Re: Bill Fotherby

Postby Viduka Hits The Mark » 15 Mar 2019, 11:10

I have to hold my hands up in ignorance and say, although i knew the name i'd never really given it much thought to how influential he was in lifting us out of the doldrums of the second division. Like so many cases in life unfortunately it takes death (in my case) before you realise what a how important he was to our success under Wilkinson. R.I.P
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Re: Bill Fotherby

Postby Nic » 17 Mar 2019, 18:58

Viduka Hits The Mark wrote:I have to hold my hands up in ignorance and say, although i knew the name i'd never really given it much thought to how influential he was in lifting us out of the doldrums of the second division. Like so many cases in life unfortunately it takes death (in my case) before you realise what a how important he was to our success under Wilkinson. R.I.P


The Leeds documentary "Do you want to win?" on Amazon is a good one to watch. Things like Wilkinson didn't want to deal with him and just deal with Silver, the chairman, at first but then went on to have a great partnership. Gems like local LU supporting businessmen saying that they'd get a phone call from Bill Fotherby and come away a couple of grand lighter, such as the portraits of ER each personalised with the company's logo on the hoardings that he managed to get each of them to buy. :lol: :clap:

It was good to see both sets of fans and players partake in the minutes applause on Saturday.
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