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  1. Can I just say to all you guys.................... If you have any desire to record your memories on a site that will do them justice, contact me through Sing Up The River End ! http://canaryseventyninety.blogspot.com/ ( e mail address is at bottom of blog) I know there is often a reluctance to accept blogs, but hopefully mine will be seen as slightly different to many others. I want to continue growing it into a lasting record of everything NCFC and will happily develop a ''Supporters Memories'' section if anyone is interested. Your thoughts will be safe there as it is not a forum. It is free from the nastiness of modern football and is a tribute site to the club we all love. Collectively we all have so many good things to recall..........they do ought to be permanently recorded.
  2. You are absolutely right Cluckbert. Players lived in the community, unlike these days where some even buy a luxury place locally whilst their wives and kids live elsewhere. Basically they are not expecting to be around long enough to put roots down. My mother and father both followed City, though never went to CR for games. But they knew so many Canary players from the fifties and sixties......from local pubs, bookies, workplaces. They knew their parents or brothers and sisters and friends. These players meant something to everyone who lived in and around the city. In fairness to modern day players, they have to keep away from modern day fans to a large extent. There is so much nastiness attached to the game these days, it just isn''t safe anymore.
  3. Trevor Hockey was the biggest single reason for us staying up. Absolutely no doubt. One thing I always smile about all these years later, is that Saunders'' team had a tag of being hard and determined. Gritty. I think when Hockey arrived he actually gave new meanings to those words ! It was obvious he had plied his trade in this manner for a long time. And whilst I don''t argue with the comparison with Jones and Savage in more modern times, I am not actually sure whether even they would have survived 90 minutes with Trevor Hockey - the bearded buccaneer.
  4. It''s often said that back in the old days, players were just normal blokes. Accessible to the fans. That is true to some degree, though in 69 when I first went to CR aged 10, they were still Gods, and earnt a damn sight more than my old man ever would. The big difference for me, is that they did not live in this parallel universe that exists today between player and fan. These old players were special - but not for their flash cars and girlfriends but for their commitment to NCFC. Young people may not ''get that'' because it is something they will probably never ever witness. People like Bryceland, Curran and Allcock played for us not themselves. And whilst they were paid good money, it was never enough to put them on a different planet to the rest of us. For many, the prize after playing was a pub, newsagents shop or a job in sales. Bryceland was actually slightly before my time, or at least my memory recall. But I do remember standing in the River End in the mid seventies, long after Tommy had gone, when a lad on the terrace took a ball right in the face. The opposition player just walked away. Somebody nearby to where I was standing recalled that he had once seen Tommy Bryceland do that, and TB was so concerned he ran straight over to help the kid he had hurt. And that is my memory of him. Trevor Hockey was the biggest single reason for us staying up. Absolutely no doubt. One thing I always smile about all these years later, is that Saunders'' team had a tag of being hard and determined. Gritty. I think when Hockey arrived he actually gave new meanings to those words ! It was obvious he had plied his trade in this manner for a long time. And whilst I don''t argue with the comparison with Jones and Savage in more modern times, I am not actually sure whether even they would have survived 90 minutes with Trevor Hockey - the bearded buccaneer. (p.s this is the best post on the forum for some time, with some good replies and memories).
  5. The information you are looking for is at http://canaryseventyninety.blogspot.com/ Check out the post made last night entitled Bristol United For Once As Away Record Stretches To Thirty Two - there is a link there that will answer your question
  6. [quote user="ZiggyPiggy"][quote user="aitch"]Of all the NCFC websites/blogs, this is the one that matters least as far as what it looks like. It is there to be heard not seen. Hope these guys carry on with it. At least they are attempting to bring something different to the party.[/quote]Granted it''s not like something that BBH have turned out, but second the lad who said let''s see your efforts, so that we can all marvel at why your opinion on the matter is so valid??!![/quote] Perhaps my opinion isn''t valid Ziggy Piggy. Just trying to encourage some City fans who are trying to be different. Sounds like you are blaming me for the OP. And if you are that interested in seeing my efforts you only have to click on the weblog link at the bottom of the post. Not in the BBH class though, no doubt.............
  7. Of all the NCFC websites/blogs, this is the one that matters least as far as what it looks like. It is there to be heard not seen. Hope these guys carry on with it. At least they are attempting to bring something different to the party.
  8. http://canaryseventyninety.blogspot.com/2010/09/current-canaries-love-playing-away.html
  9. [quote user="cityangel"]A loyal fan is someone who loves our club,talks about our club, does anything they can to support our club and goes through the highs and lows with the club.[/quote] Well said cityangel. And as this is my 42nd season I think I can claim to be loyal.
  10. Some club history can be found here : http://canaryseventyninety.blogspot.com/
  11. A good read. Nice to see a blog post with some perspective for a change.
  12. Yes we did Gary, and a number of times in the League, but they were a different Aldershot to the club presently in the Football League.
  13. Quite probable Jarrold, we played the original Accrington Stanley four times between 1958 and 1960.
  14. There have been two clubs called Accrington Stanley (one of which is currently in the league and we have never played) and also an Accrington FC.
  15. Thanks Jarrold, I spend about 20 hours a week on it, what with research and then writing the articles. I have estimated the whole project is going to take about 3 years in total if I want to get everything on. The site is nearly six months old so only two and a half years to go ! Thanks for the encouragement.
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