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Les Brechin
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Yes squads were relatively small in those days. Injury to Bobby C cost us dear. The following year saw us not do so well and George Kerr was sacked midway then the year after saw us start to sign more quality players. Some of the promotion winners like Mitchell and Waters got older. Andy Peak from Leicester, Chris Nicholl and Paul Emson coming back were good signings, but 90K on a Watford striker didn't work out so well! Losing Kev Moore was a big blow though. A great pity Andy Moore didn't fulfil his promise and replace him as many thought he was potentially the best player of the 3 brothers.


Wasn't this around the same time as Liverpool won the First Division title and only used about 14 or 15 players all season?


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Wasn't this around the same time as Liverpool won the First Division title and only used about 14 or 15 players all season?


And played in Europe as well. It wasn't uncommon for several players to play more than 60 games a season was it?



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And played in Europe as well. It wasn't uncommon for several players to play more than 60 games a season was it?



Quite, nowadays it's more like a squad of 60 players that play 14 or 15 games a season.  


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And played in Europe as well. It wasn't uncommon for several players to play more than 60 games a season was it?



And most of them are now crippled with arthritis and have plastic joints. Player welfare and health is more to the fore now, which is to be expected given the amount of money invested in them.
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And most of them are now crippled with arthritis and have plastic joints. Player welfare and health is more to the fore now, which is to be expected given the amount of money invested in them.


True. But to be fair, so are a lot of fishermen and filleters and they didn't get paid as much!


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That incident at Orient, where a Town fan jumped out of the bus & attacked a family in a car, it was a lad by the name of Mad Miff from the Scaffa lot.

It hit all the headlines at the time, [/b]he did time for it.[b]



Don't know how many years ago that was but if he's out and about now it definitely wasn't long enough.

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True. But to be fair, so are a lot of fishermen and filleters and they didn't get paid as much!


Yes, i come from one of those families of fishermen and filleters.
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Don't know how many years ago that was but if he's out and about now it definitely wasn't long enough.



Think you'll find miffy has been out for many a year and is quite a different character these days
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went with my dad in the main stand Trevor brooking was quality played the simple pass never over did things made it look easy , didn't waters miss a penalty hit post maybe ?
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Yep I was there I was a season ticket holder and lived in Stratford London. Basically ended towns promotion bid abs gutted I stood in the osmand end along with loads of West ham I think D Cross scored 4 with Town losing 2-1 Bob Cumming had to go off After being fouled time and time again.  great time


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