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Admittedly, all of the clubs in La Liga did sign up to the rules at the start of the season and two of the conditions were:

- If Barcelona ask you to do something, you do it, or we will take an even larger chunk of the TV rights
- If Real Madrid ask you to do something, you do it, or we will take an even larger chunk of the TV rights


This bang on.  I dislike Real a lot more than I do Barca, but I agree, they pay wages they simply cannot afford, or at least it does seem that way. UEFA favour these two giants over everyone else, and it does annoy me.  There is no doubt that Man City have broken the rules and been quite unethical about their whole situation, but Real and Barca have done that sort of thing for decades.  If either of those two got banned it would be seismic.  UEFA just don't like this new-money thing with Man City.  I'm not keen either and think City are a false club nowadays (no fault of their fans), but it should be one rule for all.
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Bradford PA went out in 1970 but they were broke. I saw Town play there in that last year and I think there were about 30 of us Town fans (and not many more from Bradford!). They sold off their players and we picked up a decent left winger for very little whose name escapes me. He was never as good for Town and didn't stay long at BP though.

I felt sorry for the northern clubs. We had some connections with Workington with Charlie Wright and Bill Shankly and, apart from McEvoy, Colin Appleton also managed Barrow. Relegation could have happened sooner though because it wasn't until the 4th Div came in and the reorganisation of the non-league pyramid that re-election became a straight choice. Until then any number of non-league clubs could be vying for a place and that split the vote which was why it took Peterborough so long to make it despite being the top non-league side for year after year.



Keith Cockburn was the name of the winger Ron

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This bang on.  I dislike Real a lot more than I do Barca, but I agree, they pay wages they simply cannot afford, or at least it does seem that way. UEFA favour these two giants over everyone else, and it does annoy me.  There is no doubt that Man City have broken the rules and been quite unethical about their whole situation, but Real and Barca have done that sort of thing for decades.  If either of those two got banned it would be seismic.  UEFA just don't like this new-money thing with Man City.  I'm not keen either and think City are a false club nowadays (no fault of their fans), but it should be one rule for all.



I used to see RM as the devil and Barca as the good guys. In fact, when I could not get to sleep, I used to dream of playing up front for Barca (Town had released me after John Tondeur caught me eating skinless cod out of a paper bag in People's Park. He told Burnsy (I guess you had to in those days)), and I had to work my way back up after stints at Southport and Strømsgodset.

It's all changed now though. I am currently on gardening leave after nutting Xavi over a disagreement on the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar, and am now looking at my options in the Bundesliga.
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Keith Cockburn was the name of the winger Ron




That’s it!

Ta!



"Ah but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.” Bob Dylan, My Back Pages
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Keith Cockburn was the name of the winger Ron



Scored a cracker on his debut and after that he was as visible on the pitch as Lord Lucan off it!!!
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Thankfully, Barrow AFC have greater morals than Barcelona and, however poorly the Conference is run, operate in a league that actually attempts to provide a level playing field.

Despite the fact that many of Barcelona's youth players would walk into most teams in La Liga (and have the wages to prove it), 'mes que un bastardo club' have been given dispensation by La Liga to pluck ex-Teeside drystonewaller, Martin Braithwaite, from La Liga relegation zone loiterers, Club Deportivo Leganés.

Yet Leganés do not get any dispensation to replace their 'star striker', so they are almost certainly going to be relegated. A relegation which has been directly affected by Barcelona being unable to operate with a balanced squad and 5punking (admittedly world class 5punk - Sir Alex has started action over his stud rights) over £500k a week on Lionel Messi.

Top level football is truly disgusting and I thank Mr Fenty for his foresight in keeping us well away from it during his tenure.




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I saw your face and heard you call my name.
Oh my friend we're older but no wiser,
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same.
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I remember seeing Don McEvoy playing for a Grimsby Town X1 against a Showbiz X1, (may have included Des O'Conner and Craig Douglas), one Sunday afternoon at King George stadium.
Good times and all fun with proceeds for charity.



I have the programme from that game. I went with Terry Donovan. F. A. Would who was then GTFC chairman took Terry aside and advised him NEVER to become a pro.  footballer!


I have an inferiority complex-It's not a very good one though.
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Bradford PA went out in 1970 but they were broke. I saw Town play there in that last year and I think there were about 30 of us Town fans (and not many more from Bradford!). They sold off their players and we picked up a decent left winger for very little whose name escapes me. He was never as good for Town and didn't stay long at BP though.

I felt sorry for the northern clubs. We had some connections with Workington with Charlie Wright and Bill Shankly and, apart from McEvoy, Colin Appleton also managed Barrow. Relegation could have happened sooner though because it wasn't until the 4th Div came in and the reorganisation of the non-league pyramid that re-election became a straight choice. Until then any number of non-league clubs could be vying for a place and that split the vote which was why it took Peterborough so long to make it despite being the top non-league side for year after year.





I think the player you mention was called Keith (something).
Kevin Hector who had a very good career at Derby in Division 1 started out at Bradford Park. A.


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I used to see RM as the devil and Barca as the good guys. In fact, when I could not get to sleep, I used to dream of playing up front for Barca (Town had released me after John Tondeur caught me eating skinless cod out of a paper bag in People's Park. He told Burnsy (I guess you had to in those days)), and I had to work my way back up after stints at Southport and Strømsgodset.

It's all changed now though. I am currently on gardening leave after nutting Xavi over a disagreement on the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar, and am now looking at my options in the Bundesliga.


It sounds like you could do a job at this level...
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Strangely, I remember Kevin Hector scoring a lot of goals. You do as a kid. Also Stuart Scullion and Barry Endean.  Not sure why they stick in the mind as nothing to do with Town.

Keith Cockburn scored with a good shot for Grimsby in front of the Osmond Stand.  We were in the same stand so it must have been when you changed ends at HT.
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