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OLD PICTURES OF BLACKPOOL FC

FessParker

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A young Peter Suddaby would be straight into our midfield this season.
66, more likely to have been at the centre of the defence. As an aside he coached the Sunday League side I played for in the
early 1970s for a year or two. A thoroughly decent smart ( Maths Degree) bloke . We ( some of the team I played for) met up
with him about 4 years ago , he remembered most of our names and was his usual charming self. A good servant to BFC that's
for sure.
 

Simonized

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Technically it's past but very present.
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bfcpete

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66, more likely to have been at the centre of the defence. As an aside he coached the Sunday League side I played for in the
early 1970s for a year or two. A thoroughly decent smart ( Maths Degree) bloke . We ( some of the team I played for) met up
with him about 4 years ago , he remembered most of our names and was his usual charming self. A good servant to BFC that's
for sure.
He was a very solid and reliable central defender and his partnership with Paul Hart was immense. He had a technique of jumping up for headers with his arms down by the side of his body. Because of this I can't remember him giving a handball away. At one stage he lived down Crabtree Rd in Thornton
 

Southshoresteve

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Now then, now then, jingle jangle, jewellery jewellery
Do you remember when he used to come to Blackpool every summer with the Manchester Taxi Drivers Association taking disabled children to the Pleasure Beach? I used to stand outside my house on Waterloo Road waving to all the taxis with the kids waving back. Savile usually was at the front of the cavalcade in his roller.

Knowing what we do now it’s quite horrrendous to think what may have happened to those kids on what should have been a joyous, fun filled day out 😢
 

1966_and_all_that

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Central Station closed in 64, but that box stayed open until the 70s as it controlled South Station which was substantially larger than it is now.
I loved South Station. My dad didn't drive until 1971 so when we went up to see my grandparents in Scotland, we went by train and that always started at South station. I remember the magazine stall inside the building and the express platforms for trains going direct to Preston via Yeadon Way.
 

onlyonepool

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I'm still leaning slightly towards Birmingham, the 2 Pool players in the pic are Obviously Sir Jimmy and I'm pretty sure the other is the big Lanky Graham Rowe. I've lost my copy but what we need to confirm it is Roy Calleys history which has all the line ups and to see if Armfield and Rowe played in that match in 68. Shouldn't be too difficult as Rowe wasn't a regular.
 

Vince McLean

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Fantastic but very sad read that. l remember it all too painfully like it was only yesterday!
Thanks for sharing - yes remember it too. Didn't we then appoint Alan Ball as his first job as a manager. Think he took us down again. Bally was never a good manager, though he managed a lot of clubs. Then came the wilderness years when we could have dropped out of the league. Used to go a lot then - and we had some shocking sides. Pity that we suffered for so long.
 

seasiderjohn

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66, more likely to have been at the centre of the defence. As an aside he coached the Sunday League side I played for in the
early 1970s for a year or two. A thoroughly decent smart ( Maths Degree) bloke . We ( some of the team I played for) met up
with him about 4 years ago , he remembered most of our names and was his usual charming self. A good servant to BFC that's
for sure.
we had the choice at the time of sudderby or stevie highway
 
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