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Post by Bobbievee » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:16 pm

Going back to JJ Williams. Sky catch up , coincidentally I think, showing the Magnificent Seven Welsh backs of the 71 and 74 Lions. ( Jpr, jj, Gerald davies, John dawes, Barry John, Phil Bennett and Gareth Edwards). And magnificent they were. JJ scored some remarkable tries , his commonwealth games sprinting ability to the fore. Also remarkable how often in the 1971 tests against ABs Mike Gibson played a crucial part. Taking and giving immaculately, and immediately setting off to get on the shoulder of the new ball carrier.
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Post by justinr73 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:59 pm

They weren’t bad, were they?

I hadn’t realised that John Hays (not Hayes) had sadly dropped dead at work the other day.

That’s one that should definitely be chalked up to Covid.
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Post by big mervyn » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:19 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:59 pm
They weren’t bad, were they?

I hadn’t realised that John Hays had sadly dropped dead at work the other day.

That’s one that should definitely be chalked up to Covid.
Who? :scratch:
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Post by justinr73 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:21 pm

Hays Travel.

Saved the Thomas Cook jobs last year. For a while anyway.

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Post by WestDr » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:40 pm

Cecil Duckworth. Brought you not only the combination boiler but also demonstrated rugby club development doesn't have to follow the Bruce Craig or Nigel Wray model. And he wasn't even born in or grew up in Worcester.

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Post by justinr73 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:08 pm

Yep. Sounds like a grand fella.

Moved there when he was 21. Good job Jackie Brown wasn’t on the board at Worcester. He’d have driven Cecil back to Macclesfield himself.

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Post by solidarity » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:57 pm

Is he anything to the Duckworth of the Duckworth Lewis Method? Can't be too many Duckworths around.

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Post by justinr73 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:10 am

No but he was the cousin of Jack from Weatherfield.

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Post by big mervyn » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:41 am

solidarity wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:57 pm
Is he anything to the Duckworth of the Duckworth Lewis Method? Can't be too many Duckworths around.
Not as unusual as you might think. A more detailed analysis of the Duckworth Distribution here. He of "the method" would probably appreciate it!

https://forebears.io/surnames/duckworth
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Post by justinr73 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:10 am

I went to see a Johnny Cash tribute act in Oswaldtwistle.

I must have been bloody surrounded by them.

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Post by solidarity » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:51 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:41 am
solidarity wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:57 pm
Is he anything to the Duckworth of the Duckworth Lewis Method? Can't be too many Duckworths around.
Not as unusual as you might think. A more detailed analysis of the Duckworth Distribution here. He of "the method" would probably appreciate it!

https://forebears.io/surnames/duckworth
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Post by justinr73 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:08 pm

November 25 has sadly finished off another wayward football genius then.

RIP Diego.

The film about him is outstanding.

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Post by solidarity » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:30 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:08 pm
November 25 has sadly finished off another wayward football genius then.

RIP Diego.

The film about him is outstanding.
Two tragic guys, brilliant but tragic.

It was a shame that the 'hand of God' was missed and George's brilliant steal from Gordon Banks was disallowed. For our younger readers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D8IW_3_6D8

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Post by big mervyn » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:51 pm

solidarity wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:30 pm
justinr73 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:08 pm
November 25 has sadly finished off another wayward football genius then.

RIP Diego.

The film about him is outstanding.
Two tragic guys, brilliant but tragic.

It was a shame that the 'hand of God' was missed and George's brilliant steal from Gordon Banks was disallowed. For our younger readers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D8IW_3_6D8
Was thinking exactly the same thing Solids ... well maybe not the bit about it being a shame that the hand was missed :lol: :lol:

...anyway, what sort of a big soft f.anny was Peter Shilton for letting a fat wee midget beat him in the air?
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