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  • Alan H Alan H Mar 1, 2012 21:49 Flag

    Nostalgia Before The Weekend

    What better sight than seeing a wet muddy Lane pitch and Jimmy Greaves with the ball at his feet around the half way line, with a couple of their defenders between him and the goalie. Aye, they were the days.
    H---just pouring a second whisky out.

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    • i was lucky i saw the greats.....from nicholson,duquemin to greavsy,blanchflower,mackay,white,hoddle.jennings,bobby smith,jones....great times.....

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      • Its great to read this going on about some of the great players that have played at WHL. I was also 'lucky' enough to have met and often chatted to Greavsie. He and Terry Venables often came to play at our school pitch in Goresbrook Rd Dagenham where they both lived as I did when moved out of central London in the 50's. Perhaps you may have read JG's book 'Greavsie'. If not you should. Gives a wealth of information about how things were in those days. I can just vaguely remember seeing Danny Blanchflower play, and well remember the bulldozer Smith and Mackay. I heard much talk about White but never saw him play. Pity I always think... Funny; in those days though. We had a split family, half in Finsbury Park, the other half in Bruce Grove on the Tottenham High Road. So Saturday mornings were hilarious....cheers Anyway. Just for the memory. Thanks

      • Yes great times indeed Derek. I remember watching the Duke and Ted Ditchburn in goal. Johnny Brookes, Dave Dunmore, Tommy Harmer et al, not all in the same class though. The late John White, never will know how good he could have been but he sure was special.

    • Go on H, its Thursday night, fill your boots!


      P.S. have a word with that big hairy bloke that used to play up your way, tell him he needs to score a hat full against the goons at the weekend, or else!