Nice bit of trivia

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Wiseacre
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Re: Nice bit of trivia

Post by Wiseacre » Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:02 pm

There is a Quakers connection to West Ham's 1975 cup-winners - Tommy Taylor was our manager for a while - did he do anything noteworthy with us?

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Re: Nice bit of trivia

Post by tdk1 » Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:05 pm

Wiseacre wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:02 pm
There is a Quakers connection to West Ham's 1975 cup-winners - Tommy Taylor was our manager for a while - did he do anything noteworthy with us?
I think we were generally crap under Taylor, but did he sign the bald eagle Barry Conlon?

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Re: Nice bit of trivia

Post by EDJOHNS » Mon Mar 25, 2024 1:56 pm

Wiseacre wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:02 pm
There is a Quakers connection to West Ham's 1975 cup-winners - Tommy Taylor was our manager for a while - did he do anything noteworthy with us?
As a player, TT was 1 of the most cultured CB's West Ham ever had.
As a manager he was a good plumber.

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Re: Nice bit of trivia

Post by Makka Pakka » Tue Mar 26, 2024 12:12 pm

tdk1 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:05 pm
Wiseacre wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:02 pm
There is a Quakers connection to West Ham's 1975 cup-winners - Tommy Taylor was our manager for a while - did he do anything noteworthy with us?
I think we were generally crap under Taylor, but did he sign the bald eagle Barry Conlon?
Think that was Gary Bennett.
"At a meeting held at the Grammar School on Friday last - Mr Phillip Wood M.A., in the chair - it was resolved to form an Association Football Club for Darlington and neighbourhood. The opinions of those present were so unanimous as to the desirability of this step, that a committee was formed to complete the organisation of the club, and Mr Craven, 17, Garden Street, was appointed secretary pro tem." - The Northern Echo, Monday 23rd July 1883

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