OLD PICTURES OF BLACKPOOL FC

onlyonepool

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I am surprised we are still discussing this, that photo you put up is 100% not Alan Suddick, google “ images Alan Suddick Newcastle United “ and check it out for yourself. Suddick always had a flat hairstyle and his face looks nothing like this player. Suddick was a hero of mine frm Dec 1966 when I went to all the Blackpool home and away games well into the 1970s and I spent hours at the Squires Gate training ground, Suddick’s memory is indelibly printed on my brain. Don’t wait for Newcastle fans, you can also check out images of Suddick when he joined Pool in 1966, it was only just over a year after this Newcastle photo was t

You won’t have because it is not Alan Suddick.
FFS you still going on, I wish I'd never bothered. I've contributed in all faith after seeing the photo in book form and on two Newcastle sites all saying it's Alan Suddick.
If it isn't surely you'd think their fans would have questioned it and got it changed. I've shared a lot of stuff I've come across researching Pool. I love the history of the club but I'd better be careful about sharing anything in future in case the source has it wrong and I get the earache.

One of the sources below.

 

Ball on Fire

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FFS you still going on, I wish I'd never bothered. I've contributed in all faith after seeing the photo in book form and on two Newcastle sites all saying it's Alan Suddick.
If it isn't surely you'd think their fans would have questioned it and got it changed. I've shared a lot of stuff I've come across researching Pool. I love the history of the club but I'd better be careful about sharing anything in future in case the source has it wrong and I get the earache.

One of the sources below.

The one thing you can be sure of is that Pool fans like myself who watched Alan Suddick, the King of Bloomfield Road, from the age off 22 when he first signed for Pool in Dec 1966 and then he stayed for 10 years I would recognise him in the pitch dark and as for Suddick Bender I think he should change his user name.
 
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onlyonepool

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The one thing you can be sure of is that Pool fans like myself who watched Alan Suddick, the King of Bloomfield Road, from the age off 22 when he first signed for Pool in Dec 1966 and then stayed for 10 years would recognise him in the pitch dark and as for Suddick Bender I think he should change his user name.
No fair enough you've obviously seen the "King" more often than me but those sources are pretty misleading if they aren't accurate. Same as if I post a picture of Hampson or Morty all I can do is relate to where I've got it from. I may put the link to Geordie fans to see if they can throw a light on exactly who the mystery man is.

Lol about the username 😂 good lad though.
 

Ball on Fire

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No fair enough you've obviously seen the "King" more often than me but those sources are pretty misleading if they aren't accurate. Same as if I post a picture of Hampson or Morty all I can do is relate to where I've got it from. I may put the link to Geordie fans to see if they can throw a light on exactly who the mystery man is.

Lol about the username 😂 good lad though.
I googled the Newcastle United squad photo from the 1965/66 season and looked very closely at each of the players on the squad photo in 1965/66. I am sure that the player described as Alan Suddick is in fact Ron McGarry who was the centre forward for Newcastle that season. Ron’s nickname was Cassius because he kept telling his fans he was the greatest. No criticism of yourself was ever intended and if I came over that way I apologise but I couldn’t sit back and ignore one of my all time Blackpool heroes and The King of Bloomfield Road being mistaken for somebody else.
 

onlyonepool

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I googled the Newcastle United squad photo from the 1965/66 season and looked very closely at each of the players on the squad photo in 1965/66. I am sure that the player described as Alan Suddick is in fact Ron McGarry who was the centre forward for Newcastle that season. Ron’s nickname was Cassius because he kept telling his fans he was the greatest. No criticism of yourself was ever intended and if I came over that way I apologise but I couldn’t sit back and ignore one of my all time Blackpool heroes and The King of Bloomfield Road being mistaken for somebody else.
No it's fine mate, Suddick became a hero of mine too though I didn't see his early days in Tangerine. One of my first matches was his wonder goal in the Anglo Italian. I've never seen a better goal since. You could be right about McGarry.👍
 
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BobHatton

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FFS you still going on, I wish I'd never bothered. I've contributed in all faith after seeing the photo in book form and on two Newcastle sites all saying it's Alan Suddick.
If it isn't surely you'd think their fans would have questioned it and got it changed. I've shared a lot of stuff I've come across researching Pool. I love the history of the club but I'd better be careful about sharing anything in future in case the source has it wrong and I get the earache.

One of the sources below.

It's social media mate. If someone disagrees with you then prepare to be annihilated..

Only kidding. Thanks for posting.

PS It is Ron McGarry..😂
 

BobHatton

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Paul Hart came to an open day at Hornsea Pottery in Lancaster in 1975. He tried 'throwing the wellie - failed miserably and then encouraged kids to take a football around him as the Mightys number one defender. I was 12.....and I skinned him easily!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
 

KhonKaenSeasider

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Another one nicked off Facebook, a great view looking down from the top of The Spion Kop. View attachment 6188
I remember when we played Chelsea in the old 2nd division, their fans paid to get in our side (or climbed over the divide at the back of the Kop) and were stood about where this pic was taken......I don't think they stayed there too long from memory as were rather cornered....
 
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TOON Seasider

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I remember there used to be a gate at the top of the dividing fence on the kop for the old bill to move from one side to the other. Quite a few time when it was opened it was rushed by us or the away fans.
 

Willie Mcgrotty

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I remember when we played Chelsea in the old 2nd division, their fans paid to get in our side (or climbed over the divide at the back of the Kop) and were stood about where this pic was taken......I don't think they stayed there too long from memory as were rather cornered....
I got a coin on the head at that game. Got lead to the St John's Ambulance bloke with my scarf tied round my head to stop the blood. Enjoyed all the fuss while pretending to be hard (at 14).
 

KhonKaenSeasider

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I got a coin on the head at that game. Got lead to the St John's Ambulance bloke with my scarf tied round my head to stop the blood. Enjoyed all the fuss while pretending to be hard (at 14).
The first thing I saw as I came through the entrance at the top was Chelsea giving it large in that back corner...... I don't remember much about it (other than they were there!) as it seemed to dissipate quickly afterwards. I think I was 14 or 15 myself at that game.
 

Bend it like Suddick

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I am surprised we are still discussing this, that photo you put up is 100% not Alan Suddick, google “ images Alan Suddick Newcastle United “ and check it out for yourself. Suddick always had a flat hairstyle and his face looks nothing like this player. Suddick was a hero of mine frm Dec 1966 when I went to all the Blackpool home and away games well into the 1970s and I spent hours at the Squires Gate training ground, Suddick’s memory is indelibly printed on my brain. Don’t wait for Newcastle fans, you can also check out images of Suddick when he joined Pool in 1966, it was only just over a year after this Newcastle photo was taken.
Categorically not Sudds. Correct BoF
 

Jericho

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Wow, for someone who left the country a while back this thread has sure brought up a lot of memories—and made me awful homesick for the Pool. Thanks to everyone who shared pics and memories! :)
Dont be homesick mate, the Blackpool you remember has gone felt same way until i got back, good luck, stay away.
 

Trammo

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This was when Morty got sacked about 1968 outside the players entrance ,sorry I have'nt got one with Grayson.😂View attachment 306
I went to his testimonial match which was after his sacking. Shame only 9,000 turned up but Stoke City were not the most attractive opponents i guess. Morty came on for a short cameo appearance in the second half. I think he scored from close range. Must have been 68/69 season.
 

Wizaard

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I went to his testimonial match which was after his sacking. Shame only 9,000 turned up but Stoke City were not the most attractive opponents i guess. Morty came on for a short cameo appearance in the second half. I think he scored from close range. Must have been 68/69 season.
I went too. Think we won 8 5. For some reason me and my Dad were in the East paddock, not somewhere we generally went in.
 

Trammo

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It is Keith Dyson. Think that picture was a pre season friendly v City.

He had a testimonial at Blackpool which included a family fun day at Norbreck Castle. The highlight being me taking penalties against George Wood.
100 per cent it is Keith Dyson. Shame injury ended his football career when he was just starting to show his best form for Blackpool. He had worked hard to improve his speed as he was not the quickest and was definitley faster that season until the injury came.
 

Ancient Rotherham fan

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I posted this on your board yesterday but did not use this thread, so I will repeat what I said:,

I am a Rotherham fan who came on to your board to congratulate you cub's promotion. I saw the thread about the photo of a Newcastle player signing autographs out side St James Park. I am 100% certain that it is Albert Bennett, who left the Millers for the magpies for £27,500 in June 1965.

Good luck for next season and I am so pleased you got the best out of Jerry Yates
 

onlyonepool

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Bloomfield Road season !968/69, I'm guessing it's the Mighty v Hull City. It's got to be one of the first matches of the season looking at the pitch and looking through the Roy Calley bible Hull were first up and Pool won 2-0 in Division2 with two from Tom White in front of 16,755.CDV_yJZW4AEz2bo.jpg
 
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