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Tommy Banks' birthday tomorrow


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27 minutes ago, MickyD said:

My mum used to tell me that Stanley Matthews would report himself as injured if Tommy Banks and Roy Hartle were both playing 

I heard (more than once) that Tommy and Roy used to shit Mathews up.

" When tha's done wi' 'im Roy, punce 'im oer 'ere", but I can't vouch for its authenticity.

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4 hours ago, FrancisFogarty said:

I heard (more than once) that Tommy and Roy used to shit Mathews up.

" When tha's done wi' 'im Roy, punce 'im oer 'ere", but I can't vouch for its authenticity.

I've heard to same mate, many times. Brilliant full backs them two. Wouldn't be on the pitch for 5 minutes these days!

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On 11/11/2023 at 22:57, FrancisFogarty said:

I heard (more than once) that Tommy and Roy used to shit Mathews up.

" When tha's done wi' 'im Roy, punce 'im oer 'ere", but I can't vouch for its authenticity.

T'was the gravel rash falling of the Burnden pitch that did it. 

Actually they were both excellent tacklers and Roy could land a ball on a sixpence from 50 yards.

So I don't think they were just choppers. And knew what they could get away with.

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6 minutes ago, passmosster said:

T'was the gravel rash falling of the Burnden pitch that did it. 

Actually they were both excellent tacklers and Roy could land a ball on a sixpence from 50 yards.

So I don't think they were just choppers. And knew what they could get away with.

Which is the square root of fuck all these days!

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29 minutes ago, passmosster said:

T'was the gravel rash falling of the Burnden pitch that did it. 

Actually they were both excellent tacklers and Roy could land a ball on a sixpence from 50 yards.

So I don't think they were just choppers. And knew what they could get away with.

That banking round Burnden was like an extra man in those days. You didn't want to be sliding down there with Tommy or Roy bearing down on you. You'd be picking gravel out of everywhere for days.

VAR and shit officials in general make sure they couldn't get away with it now. There'd be above half an hour added time every week.

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57 minutes ago, FrancisFogarty said:

That banking round Burnden was like an extra man in those days. You didn't want to be sliding down there with Tommy or Roy bearing down on you. You'd be picking gravel out of everywhere for days.

VAR and shit officials in general make sure they couldn't get away with it now. There'd be above half an hour added time every week.

I remember a game against Man City at Burnden. City golden boy, Georgi Kinkladze was put down onto the cinders by Alan Thompson early on. He just didn’t want to know for the rest of the game. Never showed for the ball.

I think we won 1-0

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32 minutes ago, MickyD said:

I remember a game against Man City at Burnden. City golden boy, Georgi Kinkladze was put down onto the cinders by Alan Thompson early on. He just didn’t want to know for the rest of the game. Never showed for the ball.

I think we won 1-0

Poor man’s Sasa

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5 hours ago, MickyD said:

I remember a game against Man City at Burnden. City golden boy, Georgi Kinkladze was put down onto the cinders by Alan Thompson early on. He just didn’t want to know for the rest of the game. Never showed for the ball.

I think we won 1-0

 

5 hours ago, MickyD said:

One each. 

 

We beat them 1-0 the following season, both played that night too 

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On 11/11/2023 at 22:57, FrancisFogarty said:

I heard (more than once) that Tommy and Roy used to shit Mathews up.

" When tha's done wi' 'im Roy, punce 'im oer 'ere", but I can't vouch for its authenticity.

I’ve heard Harry Redknapp of all people tell this story on something. Second hand of course, as their careers didn’t intertwine.

Knowing him, he probably tells people it was him who heard it first hand.

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