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bubbs11 01-10-2021 06:58 PM

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Golf Boy 01-10-2021 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Grim Reaper (Post 16027487)
Famously described him as 'Incredibly Average' is the one most folk remember from that time

For a businessman he sure knew how to destroy his products. Then again wasn’t he in property. Dart throwing monkeys would have made a killing there.

N Herts Eagle 01-10-2021 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by leicester1 (Post 16030555)
Small margins.......1991/92 play off final Jack Walkers Blackburn only progressed to the promised land through a dive in the penalty box and a successful penalty at Wembley......We only then went out and brought the offending diver which subsequently ruined many a summer holiday for some of our dis-believing fans though he soon won us all over with his effort when playing for Leicester......Fact stranger than fiction sometimes..

Note to self in future check name of poster before spending time trying to work out which player the poster is talking about.

leicester1 01-10-2021 08:02 PM

NHE.....It happens......anyway it was David Speedie who did become a bit of a minor celebrity at ours,the post was just to show how Blackburn got out of the old Division 2 that season.

Philipw 01-10-2021 08:09 PM

how did collymore not make it at palace when wright left?

art malice 01-10-2021 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Philipw (Post 16031003)
how did collymore not make it at palace when wright left?

Cos of some Wally Downes alpha-male showdown apparently.

He should have been nurtured. Deffo one that got away.

art malice 01-10-2021 11:59 PM

Oct 1 1991, 30 years ago today. I was there, pretty close to where Salako got injured, though that may be my memory playing up. Good result though.

bubbs11 02-10-2021 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 16031219)
Oct 1 1991, 30 years ago today. I was there, pretty close to where Salako got injured, though that may be my memory playing up. Good result though.

So was I, in the Holmesdale (unless my memory is playing tricks too). I thought he’d come down awkwardly and twisted his knee at the time. The following Saturday on Saint & Greavsie they showed the incident in slow mo and it was horrific. His knee extends sideways to the left in a boomerang shape.

I had it on video somewhere but can’t find it. Not sure I’d want to see it again actually. Coppell went berserk that they showed the incident, as the lads were all watching S&G while having their pre match meal before taking on Sheff W, and it affected them badly as you’d expect. Coppell felt that led to an inept performance and us losing 4-1 that afternoon.

Salako’s season ending injury was such a devastating blow after losing Wright just days before. Doing this thread in real time makes you appreciate how close the two incidents were. It would be a decapitating blow for a huge club today with their multi billion squads. How would Man U cope if they lost Ronaldo and Fernandes within 2 weeks of each other? Liverpool - Salah and Mane? Spurs - Kane and Son? It’s end your season stuff.

With everything else going on at the club at the time re. race row and the football world casting us as thugs, we did well to finish top half.

An aside to the Salako injury that I only discovered recently and wonder if anyone else was aware? Saw an interview with Johnny during lockdown where he said just before this injury, one of the big Italian clubs had come in for him and he was seriously considering it. Can’t recall which club it was but I was shocked to hear that as I’m sure I never heard anything at the time.

I did know that during his loan spell at Swansea at the start of the 89/90 season, Liverpool and Spurs were showing an interest, at which point Coppell brought him back quick smart and started using him in the first 11.

Such a tragic injury for the lad, and although he went on to play at the top for quite a few years, he was never the same.

Olympian2 02-10-2021 07:08 AM

That game really was the beginning of the end of the dream, wasn’t it?

JJ 02-10-2021 07:33 AM

My ST at that time was in the lower tier of the Arthur Wait, so some way from where Salako got hurt, but I still remember seeing him go down but obviously had no idea how serious it was. I'd completely forgotten how early in the game it was though. And also don't recall anything about an Italian club coming in for him, but pre-internet days then, of course.

Grim Reaper 02-10-2021 03:11 PM

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Well??? Come on, you can't fail to spill the beans after that.

Obviously you can't libel the man but can't you tell us things he 'definitely HASN'T done'? Or if not him then why not fill us all in about the racy back-story of the fantasy cartoon character you've created called, say, Dane Gustybottom? As long as it's an enjoyable story, we'll be perfectly happy to distract ourselves and forget all about DW.

One such story involved Dane and my wife's long time saucy friend, so I have one story where I know from pretty close up - the same friend who once appeared in a photo in One More Point in March 2020, modelling a T-shirt for an article I was doing.

Nothing criminal - I need to make that clear. But enough to give enough of an insight

Bipe 03-10-2021 12:48 PM

I have fallen behind with the top ten rubbish so two weeks to catch up on.

Week ending 28 September was a quiet one with only one new entry into the top ten but what corker it was.

Everybody's Free by Rozalla - An absolute nightclub anthem of the time with an uplifting chorus that everyone could bellow out, it will still evoke nostalgiac memories in most who were in their prime back then!

In week ending 5 October we moved from the sublime to the ridiculous with two out and out stinkers.

Wind of Change by Scorpions - the German metallers had belatedly jumped on the 1989 Berlin Wall / Glasnost / Iron Curtain bandwagon with this cliched lighters-in-the-air ballad about the new dawn across Europe, book-ended with a bit of whistling. It somehow got to number 2 which is appropriate as it's shit.

Saltwater by Julian Lennon - ironically as he hated his dad with very good reason, on this Julian sounds very much like John at his most maudlin with a whingy lament about the impending environmental catastrophe. I guess you could say he was ahead of his time - the Greta Thunberg of the early 1990s - but in all honesty this song is so pedestrian and middle of the road that he should have performed it with white lines painted down the back of his jacket.

As for the Leeds game - I had a prime view of Salako's injury from my vantage point on the Holmesdale. As I recall it was a cross from in front of the main stand which he was trying to get on the end of at the back post, coming in from the left wing. He landed badly and crumpled into a heap, you could immediately see that something had gone wrong.

This was eventual champions Leeds' first defeat of the season and as noted on the match report Gabbiadini got off to a decent start on his debut - pleasing to note though that Andy Gray was picked out for his strong contribution. Interesting to see Coppell describe Bright as a 'more efficient' finisher than Wright - debatable at this point but over the next few years Wright would become significantly more clinical in an Arsenal shirt.

bubbs11 05-10-2021 03:46 PM

SHEFF W 4. Hirst 2. Worthington. Palmer
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David Giles 05-10-2021 09:01 PM

We were really crap that day. Last season’s third place felt like a very long time ago that afternoon.

Polak 05-10-2021 10:23 PM

It was a long drive home after that. I remember that the traffic was very bad and we wound up driving north to get on the M1 further up before we came back south

bubbs11 06-10-2021 04:24 AM

Thankfully didn’t go, but the image of Salako’s knee bending like that on Saint & Greavsie that afternoon is seared in my memory. Makes me squirm just to recall it. God only knows the mental affect it had on his team mates to watch it just prior to playing a game.

ElwissAtMemphis 06-10-2021 11:49 AM

The match at Hillsborough was Simon Rodger's debut and Alan Pardew's final appearance for Palace.

bubbs11 06-10-2021 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ElwissAtMemphis (Post 16038118)
The match at Hillsborough was Simon Rodger's debut and Alan Pardew's final appearance for Palace.

The real reason it all went wrong :)

stevek 06-10-2021 03:34 PM

Rather embarrassingly, I failed to find Hillsborough and missed the game.

My girlfriend at the time (now ex-wife) was studying textiles at Leeds University and had a sponsorship from 'Marks and Spencers and their suppliers'. Which meant, at the time, she was on a six month placement at a clothing factory in Doncaster. I was visiting her for the weekend (as I did pretty much every weekend we weren't playing at home) and made a last minute decision to go to the match. I dropped her off at the Meadowhall shopping centre and headed off, unsuccessfully, for Hillsborough. I wasn't too disappointed in the end!


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