John Docherty

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One of my childhood heroes. I'll never forget that sidefoot goal he scored against Cardiff in thst FA Cup run.
Me too .What a day that was in the Ninian Park mud.Those Taffs didn't like it up 'em !!
 

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Yes, the ball came over from a corner, stuck in the mud 1 foot from the goal line and Doc calmly side footed it into the net. :)

Remember it well! Decent player was "Doc".Fond memories of happy days although mainly unsuccessful ones!!
 

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Doc was a very good player for this football club.
 

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Me too .What a day that was in the Ninian Park mud.Those Taffs didn't like it up 'em !!

One of my stand out times supporting our great club. Doc is a true Bees legend and the train journey back from Cardiff that Saturday evening will live forever in my memory.
 

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One of my stand out times supporting our great club. Doc is a true Bees legend and the train journey back from Cardiff that Saturday evening will live forever in my memory.

Great 'little' player and what a day that was in Cardiff. No crowd segregation in those days!
 
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Well I got a bit of a kicking, me and my mate had to jump onto the field and were led over to the Brentford fans and climbed in there. :)

Glad you lived to tell the tale. :sorted: :hat:
 

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I'm not sure about the health issues referred to earlier in this thread, but I saw that John Docherty was back at Millwall a couple of months back to receive an award to mark his achievements as Millwall manager. The article showed some photos of him receiving his award on the pitch and then parading before the crowd with his former players Les Briley and Jimmy Carter after which 'Doc' was the guest speaker in the hospitality lounge, doing a Q&A session. So although he's 76 now, it looks like he's doing okay?

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I'm not sure about the health issues referred to earlier in this thread, but I saw that John Docherty was back at Millwall a couple of months back to receive an award to mark his achievements as Millwall manager. The article showed some photos of him receiving his award on the pitch and then parading before the crowd with his former players Les Briley and Jimmy Carter after which 'Doc' was the guest speaker in the hospitality lounge, doing a Q&A session. So although he's 76 now, it looks like he's doing okay?

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Danis Salman holding the box?
 

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I imagine that is Peanut.
 

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Mark Saggers (who I generally despise) told a nice story about him on talksport the other day,

As a young cub reporter on the local Cambridge paper he was invited onto the team us for an away game, Docherty called him over to sit down, he said "as you're just starting out I'll give you a bit of advice...."

Saggers prepared to be told that what happens on the bus stays on the bus etc so was surprised to be told....

"Son, get the biggest mortgage you possibly can, you won't go wrong"
 

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Happy 81st birthday Doc. It’s about time we showed more appreciation for the older legends while they are with us. Still don’t understand while he has not been inducted into the Bees Hall of Fame. Shocking really.
 

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Happy 81st birthday Doc. It’s about time we showed more appreciation for the older legends while they are with us. Still don’t understand while he has not been inducted into the Bees Hall of Fame. Shocking really.

Have to agree..... @rebus Why not?!! 😁
 

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Happy 81st birthday Doc. It’s about time we showed more appreciation for the older legends while they are with us. Still don’t understand while he has not been inducted into the Bees Hall of Fame. Shocking really.

He’s a sure fire inductee. If anyone has his whereabouts I’d be grateful. We have tried his other clubs but no luck so far.
 

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He’s a sure fire inductee. If anyone has his whereabouts I’d be grateful. We have tried his other clubs but no luck so far.


From hobnob anyone, posted 2018

"John Docherty is a member at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club near Marlborough in Wiltshire and is an annoying, arrogant know-it-all idiot.
To listen to him, you'd think his managerial career rivalled Shankly, Paisley and Clough....

He's a rubbish golfer too."

Poster name rudolph hucker!
 

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From hobnob anyone, posted 2018

"John Docherty is a member at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club near Marlborough in Wiltshire and is an annoying, arrogant know-it-all idiot.
To listen to him, you'd think his managerial career rivalled Shankly, Paisley and Clough....

He's a rubbish golfer too."

Poster name rudolf hucker!
Thank you. 👍
 

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He also used to manage QPR's under 16's, I think they were called Greenford Greenvale. I remember getting beaten about 9-0 by them. My best mate played in goal and without him it would have been about 20-0. I remember John saying "well played keeper" after the game.
I also played against Greenford Greenvale in a friendly at GP and Alan Hawley reffed . I was playing for Viking Sports and Billy Stagg who went on to make a first team app for the Bees was playing for Vikings.
 

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From hobnob anyone, posted 2018

"John Docherty is a member at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club near Marlborough in Wiltshire and is an annoying, arrogant know-it-all idiot.
To listen to him, you'd think his managerial career rivalled Shankly, Paisley and Clough....

He's a rubbish golfer too."

Poster name rudolph hucker!

Maybe he's on the GPG already?! Several contenders.......:coughsmiley: :)
 

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"Aye aye aye aye, Phillips is better than Yashin. Docherty's better than Eusebio, and Southport are in for a thrashing" Bless.
My favourite was "Sha la la la Docherty" to the tune of the Small Faces' hit.
 

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And he still owes me sponsor money from the Brighton to Brentford walk at the time of the QPHa attempted takeover... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I have a long memory...... :sorted:
 

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He is that wonderful Higgi pic from 1967. Standing near my Dad. A picture close to my heart. Sure he is in Lawther pic v Southend too.
 

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"Aye aye aye aye, Phillips is better than Yashin. Docherty's better than Eusebio, and Southport are in for a thrashing" Bless.
My favourite was "Sha la la la Docherty" to the tune of the Small Faces' hit.
That’s brought back memories. Standing in Roker Park singing it in the cup game soon after the takeover bid by the Bush scum.
Seem to recall a Docherty wonder goal but my old brain may be playing tricks😊
 

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"Aye aye aye aye, Phillips is better than Yashin. Docherty's better than Eusebio, and Southport are in for a thrashing" Bless.
My favourite was "Sha la la la Docherty" to the tune of the Small Faces' hit.

As I remember it, it started "We all agree, Phillips is better........", but indeed, songs I still sing to myself on the way home from a good win.
 

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As I remember it, it started "We all agree, Phillips is better........", but indeed, songs I still sing to myself on the way home from a good win.
Yes, I remember him well because we used to stand on or about the half way line in New Road, so he was pretty close for half the game. He had a good shot on him. I wonder if anyone can remember who played for the Bees round about that time on the other wing? I’ll give you a clue in that he was about the same height and he had red hair, and it wasn’t Gordon Neilson. Sadly, he’s not with us anymore.
 

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From hobnob anyone, posted 2018

"John Docherty is a member at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club near Marlborough in Wiltshire and is an annoying, arrogant know-it-all idiot.
To listen to him, you'd think his managerial career rivalled Shankly, Paisley and Clough....

He's a rubbish golfer too."

Poster name rudolph hucker!
That's a pretty impressive find.,
 

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Yes, I remember him well because we used to stand on or about the half way line in New Road, so he was pretty close for half the game. He had a good shot on him. I wonder if anyone can remember who played for the Bees round about that time on the other wing? I’ll give you a clue in that he was about the same height and he had red hair, and it wasn’t Gordon Neilson. Sadly, he’s not with us anymore.
George Dobson
 
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