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2 hours ago, Dr. Feelgood said:

It was bloody freezing. I remember that.

Also that, as we walked down the Manny Rd. and passed a bunch of about 10 loud Manc. scallies one put a haymaker into my friends face. For absolutely no reason, just as we were passing. We were about half a dozen, generally civilised, peaceable guys & apart from being just plain stunned, were outnumbered by a group clearly far more used to scrapping. They just jeered & carried on walking. His nose was broken and burst, blood everywhere.

Hopefully my 'hard stare' and 'looķ of doom' got them & they all died horribly inside the next 12 months. Few survive by 'look of doom'. Fact.

Utter scum bags. At least we got the win. I’ve just remembered one thing that many of the Man U fans went home at HT the embankment emptied well before the 90 minutes was up, but still can’t remember the bloody game. 

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Can't let this one go. Gave me the best three footballing moments of my life. Not in any particular order - that goal; Ewood Park; the double over the DMB's (this should probably be my number one as n

Here is the best obituary you will read about Frank written by the best Football Journalist in the business ( in my opinion ) https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/b351a1f0-8bcc-11eb-8f69-0367b6f4fc

without doubt the scorer of the best goal ever scored by a Bolton Player.....RIP

I was at all three, the DMB match, Blackburn and that goal and was in awe of Frank. I had the white shirt with Umbro trim which was worn all the time and then stored in my mums loft until she moved and threw it all out.

I also wagged an afternoon off school to go to the opening of his clothes shop in town.

Thanks for the memories Frank.  RIP.

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7 hours ago, nantwichwhite said:

If there was such a thing as a time machine the one match I would return to was that Friday night before Christmas 1978, I was eighteen and the shit received from Bolton rags since primary school was laid to rest in one single 90 minutes. I can't remember the match in great detail but do remember we dominated and Worthington was brilliant. God bless you Frank!

Had a Christmas party the same night at Bolton Cricket club, went to the game and on to the party ... I was a fucking mess that night I can tell

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1 hour ago, Mounts Kipper said:

Utter scum bags. At least we got the win. I’ve just remembered one thing that many of the Man U fans went home at HT the embankment emptied well before the 90 minutes was up, but still can’t remember the bloody game. 

I was in the manny road paddock, surrounded by the fuckers, but it was eerily empty with 15 mins to go

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57 minutes ago, freds dad said:

I was at all three, the DMB match, Blackburn and that goal and was in awe of Frank. I had the white shirt with Umbro trim which was worn all the time and then stored in my mums loft until she moved and threw it all out.

I also wagged an afternoon off school to go to the opening of his clothes shop in town.

Thanks for the memories Frank.  RIP.

Was his shop on Mawdsley St?

 

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13 minutes ago, freds dad said:

I can’t remember but it was called Daglish and there’s a photo of Frank and Kenny outside it.

think it was too posh and expensive for Bolton and kept getting broke into, so didn't last long

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On 23/03/2021 at 21:11, Casino said:

3 min 20

 

Timeless Genius.

Top Division Top Scorer in a 17th placed (and soon to be relegated) team? What a hallmark of a true great.

R.I.P.

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20 minutes ago, Youri McAnespie said:

Timeless Genius.

Top Division Top Scorer in a relegated team? What a hallmark of a true great.

R.I.P.

Without being pedantic we wasnt relegated the season he was top scorer

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14 minutes ago, bwfc2003 said:

Without being pedantic we wasnt relegated the season he was top scorer

I was still being tied into my rocking chair and drinking from a Tommy-Tippee cup then, not stood on the terrace dressed like a Bay City Roller.

Unfortunately.

I'd been misinformed, corrected.

 

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5 hours ago, bwfc2003 said:

Without being pedantic we wasnt relegated the season he was top scorer

1978 79 relegated and Worthy top scorer , I'd discovered beer but sure i wasn't that pissed. 

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6 minutes ago, Good Knee said:

1978 79 relegated and Worthy top scorer , I'd discovered beer but sure i wasn't that pissed. 

Fuck me I must have been, ive always gone on about him being top scorer for a relegated club.

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1 hour ago, Good Knee said:

1978 79 relegated and Worthy top scorer , I'd discovered beer but sure i wasn't that pissed. 

Relegated season after - and I think wasnt Alan Gowling high up in the scoring charts as well

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https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/19180390.frank-worthington-passes-away-72-tributes-bolton-wanderers-team-mates/

Some good quotes from BW players in this article for anyone that's not seen it.

As an aside, Peter Nicholson reminisces about that volley Worthy scored at City in 78/79 and claims to have put the cross in, it was Roy Greaves!  And he thought Reid equalised with a pen, but that was a different game a year later when Worthy had left.  I remember that game as my first ever away game, was sat in City end, their fans singing "City are back" when Tueart put them 2 up.  Loved it when we came back to 2-2 with Reid's last minute pen. 

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32 minutes ago, Mounts Kipper said:

For those who’ve never seen Frankies pre match warm up which he did in front of the Burnden paddock. Here you go.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/188527855577040/permalink/368497690913388/

Well before my time but loving all the FW stuff that is being shared at the moment

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