The Takeover & the future

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  1. MorpethThings

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    That was around the Checkatrade Wembley trip I think, I remember getting an email in the early hours. He’s a credit to the club for me.
     
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  2. Oldsandy

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    My memory ain’t too good these days, but wasn’t it Mel Holden who was always given stick for being slow to a ball or easily robbed, but years later it was discovered that he was suffering from a muscle waisting disease?
     
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  3. Smug in Boots

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    Poor old Mel, he was a proper football player who loved the game ...

    ... so sad what happened, he could've been a legend.
     
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  4. rooch 3

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    Aye I think he died when he was about 23 might be wrong but I think he had multiple sclerosis.
     
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  5. alan reed

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    26 he was when he died
     
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  6. Smug in Boots

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    I know he had a song but, for the life of me, I just can't recall it ...

    ... it was a long time ago.
     
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  7. DH4

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    ( To the tune of Rule Britannia) Rule Mel Holden, Mel Holden rules the skies?
     
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  8. rooch 3

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    Aye I thought it was 28 just after I wrote it but 26 that’s sad mate was he still with us or had he left because of his illness?
     
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  9. rooch 3

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    Don Goodman was the best player I’ve ever seen hanging in the air when a cross came over I used to think how the bloody hell does he stop up there.
     
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  10. Montysoptician

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    Not bad goals per game ratio for us 23 in 73 appearances, wished we had someone like that today. He died of Motor Neurone Disease in 1981.
     
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  11. Smug in Boots

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    I'd agree but I was at Spurs when Cisse scored ...

    ... it was like time stood still.

    There's a brilliant photo of his goal somewhere.
     
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  12. Billy Batts

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    What a day that was.
     
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    We went to buy Frank Worthington and came back with a Boblee hat as the joke went around at the time.. A magnificent looking footballer; that's where it ended. Another **** buy
     
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    Always sticks in my mind. Remember at the Bolton game 75-76 promotion season being crushed in the Roker end (well over 50k there)
    When we scored ended up facing the wrong way and just seeing a big banner at the back of the Roker being held up saying
    "Holden Rules The Skies" Funny what sticks in you're mind, can barely remember the game but I can picture the scene with lads on the barriers and that banner like it was yesterday.
     
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    Yeah remember it well
    We also went to buy ray hanking
    And came back with John hawley
     
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  17. Smug in Boots

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    The crowd was massive mate.

    The stewards opened the gates on the left side of the Fulwell because we were queuing down to the New Derby ...

    ... just shows what could happen if we were ever good.
     
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    Charlie Hurley, Neil Martin, Watson, Don Goodman, SNQ, all top class on corners. Kenwyn Jones wasn't bad either until he got clattered a few times.
     
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  19. rooch 3

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    I loved John Hawley as well<ok>
     
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    The Man U replay was the biggest crowd I have ever seen, New Derby !!! the Cambridge was as far as I got before I hit the crush, it was estimated that 150,000 turned up that night, and it certainly looked like it,
     
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