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  1. BLUE_MOUNTAINS_BEAR

    BLUE_MOUNTAINS_BEAR Well-Known Member

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    Was that from the 49/50 season against Blackburn Rovers? We played them at BP on my birthday in '49 but didn't play them in Hull in '50.

    Billy Bly is diving with Tom Berry central. Need help with the other City players!
     
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  2. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

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    It s certainly Blackburn Rovers and Billy Bly in goal, they others I cannot make out who they are. This is before my time as I started going in 1958.
     
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    Cheers.It was a good birthday present for me as we won 3-1. Would hazard a guess at Viggo Jensen nearest on the left. Here is a 1949-50 team photo.

    http://prints.colorsport.co.uk/hull-city-194950/print/8575029.html
     
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    Sorry to be a pedant, but that pic says 3/1/1950....but we didn't have a game that day.
    Looks a bit like Walsall's old ground.
     
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    Was looking for any 49/50 photo of the team to assist with possible identification of a couple of players in the City v Blackburn match. No idea where it was taken. Don Revie wouldn't have been in the City/Blackburn game as he did not arrive until a couple of months later.

    We didn't play any league/cup matches at Walsall between 1932 and 1960.
     
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    1/09/1949 Hull City 3-1 Blackburn goal scorers; Moore 2, Harrison
    Team; (alphabetical order) T. Berry, W. Bly, G. Bowler, E. Burbanks, H. Carter, N. Fowler, I. Greenhalgh, K. Harrison, V. Jensen, A. Mellor, N. Moore,
     
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    Of the team listed there I have not the slightest recollection of N. Fowler. In that team he would have played as an inside forward. Must be getting old!
     
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    That's not Ewood Park and no Revie in that line up.
     
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  9. John Ex Aberdeen now E.R.

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    Could be, Jensen lived near my Grand parents, as every time we passed the house my grand father used to say that is where Viggo lives you know.
     
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    That's definitely Kempton with the 1950s floodlights added. They were installed in January 1953.

    The away team shirts are halved, so I'd guess this is Blackburn Rovers played 12 September 1953 (0-2 loss, Viggo Jensen played).
     
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    There was a big game and a huge crowd against Blackburn in an FA Cup 4th round replay in Feb 1954 which we won. Bly, Jensen and Berry were still around then but I don't know the team for that match.
     
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    A letter someone's just posted on Hull: The Good Old Days, offering her husband a trial in the 60's...

    please log in to view this image
     
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    04/02/1954 FA Cup Round 4 replay; Hull City 2-1 Blackburn Rovers, Scorers; Ackerman, Bulless, Team (alphabetical order); A. Ackerman, T. Berry, W. Bly, B. Bulless, R. Crosbie, D. Durham, W. Harris, F. Harrison, K. Harrison, K. Horton, V. Jensen
     
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    You are correct! (I think, from my fading memory).
     
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    Bristol Road, off Wold Road? I spent my early life there, and Viggo, I believe, lived over the road from us. Probably around 1956-ish.
     
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    This was down Southern Drive Anlaby Park. The house was a Hull City owned house, so it is possible that he moved to Bristol Road.

    My first house I bought was down Wold Road as a matter of interest.
     
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    Just a thought as some of the 'oldies' on here might remember, I wasn't around when it was built, but what was the land Boothferry Park was built on before it became ...... Boothferry Park? I have Googled and most of what I have read has just said 'land acquired for the stadium' Considering the car park at the front, and the railway embankment, and in later years the gymnasium and training grounds, it covered a substantial area. I would assume, although only a guess that the houses on North Road would have been built, well some of them as a lot of the houses towards the Hessle Road end were council houses so I suppose those were not built until after WW2. But on the other side of the railway embankment was a field where horses used to graze and we always knew it as 'Cleggie's Field' where sometimes we would gather lads from the various streets down Hawthorn Ave and have 15 a side football games on land that was more suited to motorbike scrambling than football, happy days :)
     
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    I used to play golf with Ken Harrison at Springhead, and later with his son. A right miserable bugger was Ken, but a good golfer.
     
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    Does anyone know the first year when season tickets were sold?
     
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