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Tommy Lawton was ace. My grandad loved him. He come to Everton to replace the greatest of them all, who was also his idol....although he would he been all players idol tbh. Think his grandad

Not all those born in Bolton and played for the club were a success. After selling Franny Lee to City for 60K we replaced him with Bolton lad Terry Wharton, signed from Wolves for 70K.

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6 hours ago, Casino said:

Tbh, Lawton wins

Hands down 

Agree tommy Lawton was the one that got away read is autobiography and all he wanted to do was play for club as a kid Bolton tried to sign him but Burnley tapped is dad up offered him a job as grounds man assistant and gave them a   house so is dad said your going there . Also nats hero growing up both went to castle hill school 

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3 hours ago, Traf said:

Nicky Adams

I worked with Nicky Adams uncle Pete for years, a died in the wool BW fan.  He used to watch Nicky as much as possible, which meant watching a lot of Bury and Rochdale.  Then he went to Crawley, they simply offered more money, seems hard to believe that anyone would go to Crawley for the cash (Morais too?).  

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41 minutes ago, Farnywhite said:

Agree tommy Lawton was the one that got away read is autobiography and all he wanted to do was play for club as a kid Bolton tried to sign him but Burnley tapped is dad up offered him a job as grounds man assistant and gave them a   house so is dad said your going there . Also nats hero growing up both went to castle hill school 

It was a good book that one , didn't he end up virtually penniless?

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10 hours ago, Farnywhite said:

Agree tommy Lawton was the one that got away read is autobiography and all he wanted to do was play for club as a kid Bolton tried to sign him but Burnley tapped is dad up offered him a job as grounds man assistant and gave them a   house so is dad said your going there . Also nats hero growing up both went to castle hill school 

Tommy Lawton didn't attend Castle Hill mate ,I think he was born and lived in Castleton St facing the school football pitch but he went to Folds Rd school. 

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12 hours ago, RONNIE PHILLIPS said:

Used to play with Stan when we were kids, he was a bit of a soft arse & a titliner in those days, God lad though. Certainly toughened him up in the army 😁

Played in Bolton boys fed for lads club with Phil, our manager was not very good Phil was our goalie

Also used to play on St Mathews field down Halliwell on a Sunday afternoon.

Last time I seen him was on the 501 bus when I was about 15,told me he had just been to Army careers office and he was joining up.

 

If I remember right his sister was also in the army.

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1 hour ago, masi 51 said:

Played in Bolton boys fed for lads club with Phil, our manager was not very good Phil was our goalie

Also used to play on St Mathews field down Halliwell on a Sunday afternoon.

Last time I seen him was on the 501 bus when I was about 15,told me he had just been to Army careers office and he was joining up.

 

If I remember right his sister was also in the army.

I used to play on St Matts as well mainly of an evening iirc... I reckon we must must know each other 😊

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1 hour ago, masi 51 said:

Played in Bolton boys fed for lads club with Phil, our manager was not very good Phil was our goalie

Also used to play on St Mathews field down Halliwell on a Sunday afternoon.

Last time I seen him was on the 501 bus when I was about 15,told me he had just been to Army careers office and he was joining up.

 

If I remember right his sister was also in the army.

Shirley worked at Townleys last time I saw her. 

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Tommy Lawton was ace. My grandad loved him.

He come to Everton to replace the greatest of them all, who was also his idol....although he would he been all players idol tbh.

Think his grandad was given a groundsman job too.

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10 minutes ago, bwfc2003 said:

Simon Burton - Preston defender  who conceded penalty that Supa John scored to give us promotion

indeed, but he was a centre forward, not a defender.....fuck knows what he was doing there to concede the penalty

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1 minute ago, Sweep said:

indeed, but he was a centre forward, not a defender.....fuck knows what he was doing there to concede the penalty

Thought he played full back ?

Jay Jay Oghani knows this lad I think, I remember him by sight as he was from AB.

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1 hour ago, RONNIE PHILLIPS said:

78 for me. I asked because their was a JC & he also played for the Strollers. 

The JC you are talking about was a  few years younger.....His brother SC played in those sunday games on St Mathews

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