Match Day Thread On this day

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  1. Taffvalerowdy

    Taffvalerowdy Well-Known Member

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    On this day 70 years ago, this former Swan and ‘budding’ match summariser was born:

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    Watching him play made me fall in love with the Swans.
     
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    Taffvalerowdy Well-Known Member

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    You old softie ...
     
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    Didn’t realise that he was that old.....frightening
     
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    But who is it...
     
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    That’s Wyndham Evans
     
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    Great photograph.

    Terrific player. A rock solid ' Swansea Jack '. I once saw him score. <cheers>
     
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    I saw him score. How do you think I felt ? <laugh>
     
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    Wyndham " frightening " ? Nah, he's a pussycat.
     
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    Didn’t Wyndham mark George Best when Best made his debut for Stockport?
     
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    No mention of this on either of their wiki pages. Useless, or what ? <laugh>

    Best played for so many Club's after leaving Utd. Prodigious talent, but somewhat lacking in character.

    Best, Law and Charlton. What a trio they were.

    I was at The Vetch when he played for Northern Ireland. The crowd loved him, and cheered him to the rafters. He probably thought he was in Belfast. <laugh>
     
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    I was there that day as well - Tony Millington was in goal for Wales.

    Here’s George’s autograph from 2 days earlier when the NI squad trained at BP Llandarcy.

    Derek Dougan and the Manager, Billy Bingham, are the other 2 signatures<cheers>

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    I was at that NI game and had a group of teenage girls in front of me. It was like being in a Beatles concert <laugh>
     
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    Taking your own personal harem to see a football match. I'm impressed. <laugh>
     
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    They are normally my 'backing' group but I let them go in front so they could see :emoticon-0100-smile
     
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    72 years ago today, arguably the ‘best’ Manager in the history was Swansea City was born .... in Cardiff <yikes>

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    Malcolm Struel is standing between Tosh and the Mayor (Alan Lloyd?).

    Ivor Pursey (ex President of the Welsh FA and a friend of my late father) is the ‘old boy’ wearing specs on the left.

    I knew Malcolm very well from his time on the Committee of Neath RFC.
     
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    That's definitely Desmond Lynam on the right.
     
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    Oh no it’s not <cheers>
     
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    <laugh> yes, I don't doubt it, but there is a resemblance.
     
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  20. Taffvalerowdy

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    Yes - I will grant you that <laugh>
     
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