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Re: Blast from the past quiz Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:10 pm  

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1977/78 because Fieldhouse didn't get into the 1st team until 79.


So why is he on the first team photo?

Its later than the 70's, don't think Phil Ford signed until 1980.

Also not sure that is Case rather than Waller, if it was Case who was playing hooker?
Re: Blast from the past quiz Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:19 pm  

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Paul Youane wrote:
So why is he on the first team photo?

Its later than the 70's, don't think Phil Ford signed until 1980.

Also not sure that is Case rather than Waller, if it was Case who was playing hooker?

Can't be 80s because Dave Chisnall re-signed and the 80/81 strip was white with the chevron.
The very latest it can be is 79/80
So perhaps we signed Fordy in early 1980 then that'll make it at 79/80 team. So it whether we class 79/80 as an 70s or 80s team...or both.
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Re: Blast from the past quiz Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:32 pm  

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rubber duckie wrote:
Can't be 80s because Dave Chisnall re-signed and the 80/81 strip was white with the chevron.
The very latest it can be is 79/80
So perhaps we signed Fordy in early 1980 thewn that'll make it at 79/80 team. So it whether we class 79/80 as an 70s or 80s team...or both.


Phil Ford signed in 1981
Re: Blast from the past quiz Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:34 pm  

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Phil Ford signed in 1981

OK. I can't remember clearly. In that is the case we must have played 80/81 in 2 strips??

It doesn't add up though. That must be no later than 80.

I'll wave the white flag here but it doesn't make sense because the 81 kit was white because I was ball boy in 81 with that very kit.
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Re: Blast from the past quiz Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:44 pm  

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Paul Youane wrote:
Far right back row Eddie Hunter?


Could be, or is it Billy Pickup?

Think that's me in the background in the VP lounge by Tommy Martin's left ear. I used to sit there with my wife every match.
Re: Blast from the past quiz Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:46 pm  

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Far right is definitely Eddie Hunter
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Re: Blast from the past quiz Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:50 pm  

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Far right is definitely Eddie Hunter


Cheers. Seen that many, my memory gets muddled.
Re: Blast from the past quiz Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:42 pm  
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Ford was definitely post Summer 1980.

On the "who'd walk into the current side" debate

Ken Kelly
Hesford (for kicking)
and definitely Bevan.
Eccles
I don't remember too much about Tommy Martin
Neither glass half full or empty. Just a realist.
Re: Blast from the past quiz Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:16 pm  

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Ford was definitely post Summer 1980.

On the "who'd walk into the current side" debate

Ken Kelly
Hesford (for kicking)
and definitely Bevan.
Eccles
I don't remember too much about Tommy Martin

Top player. My favourite backrower, a proper footballer, great hands. I don't think eventually we could afford his pay demand's and Leigh had money to burn.
He'd walk into our team now. I was at Wembley in 75 but at an age not to remember that much...so my first memory was him giving the Aussie tourist an exhibition of toughness and ball skill..my best memory was probably his last game or not far his last, winning the JPS.
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Re: Blast from the past quiz Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:05 am  

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Tommy Martyn was a class act.
Our loss was Leigh’s gain when he left at the end of the 1981 season.
Still can’t believe he left us.

So the pic must have been early 1981.
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