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All-British/Irish teams, where someone who happened to have been born in Jersey or Australia etc was seen as exotic.
I remember being amazed and proud when John Buttigieg played for us - not only was he from a place called Malta, but he was an International player too!!!
 
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Brian Turner was a full current international for New Zealand with the Bees a decade before John Buttegieg but he wasn't born anywhere exotic. Unless you include East Ham in that description.
 

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Brian Turner was a full current international for New Zealand with the Bees a decade before John Buttegieg but he wasn't born anywhere exotic. Unless you include East Ham in that description.
He was indeed. sh*tbag should have buried that chance at Hull when put clear through but hit the post.
 
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Giving Higgy a lift to the ground from Bush corner....not sure if he wanted one though...You Reds..
 

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I remember being amazed and proud when John Buttigieg played for us - not only was he from a place called Malta, but he was an International player too!!!
I felt the same when Gerry Baker played for us in the late 60s. A USA international no less, although his brother played for Scotland.
 

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I know it's only temporarily gone, but does anyone else still open the sports section of their Sunday paper, and when they get to the classified football results, when looking to the first score, automatically glances to the bottom left corner to see what the attendance was?

Doh! :doh:
 

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I know it's only temporarily gone, but does anyone else still open the sports section of their Sunday paper, and when they get to the classified football results, when looking to the first score, automatically glances to the bottom left corner to see what the attendance was?

Doh! :doh:
Yes, I do.
 

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Giving Higgy a lift to the ground from Bush corner....not sure if he wanted one though...You Reds..
When Higgy finished pro football he carried on in Sunday football for Syon Villa (I think) Can't see any of today's players dropping back to that level.
 

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Footballers who were also professional cricketers.

Brentford's finest was (Chiswick-born) Patsy Hendren, and the Compton brothers were very notable.

Amongst the last who couldn't quite accommodate both were Steve Ogizovic and Sir Geoff Hurst. More recently, Phil Neville had to choose between the two, while Gary Lineker was said to be a decent cricketer too (also snooker)
 

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Footballers who were also professional cricketers.

Brentford's finest was (Chiswick-born) Patsy Hendren, and the Compton brothers were very notable.

Amongst the last who couldn't quite accommodate both were Steve Ogizovic and Sir Geoff Hurst. More recently, Phil Neville had to choose between the two, while Gary Lineker was said to be a decent cricketer too (also snooker)
Arnie Sidebottom.

Pretty sure he played both sports on the same day, may have even been against us.

 

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Footballers who were also professional cricketers.

Brentford's finest was (Chiswick-born) Patsy Hendren, and the Compton brothers were very notable.

Amongst the last who couldn't quite accommodate both were Steve Ogizovic and Sir Geoff Hurst. More recently, Phil Neville had to choose between the two, while Gary Lineker was said to be a decent cricketer too (also snooker)
Sid Russell played left back for the Bees in the late fifties,and opened the batting for Middlesex with Eric Russell who went on to play for England.As a young lad it was the reason I have always supported Middlesex despite living in Surrey.
 

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Chris Balderstone - Carlisle football and (IIRC) Leics cricket... early 70s?
Good shout.

Though as his Wiki page says: "John Christopher Balderstone (16 November 1940 – 6 March 2000) was an English professional in cricket and football, and one of the last sportsmen to combine both sports over a prolonged period."

His career lasted from 1958 to 1978 (football), his cricket career carried on to 1986 (with Leicestershire, as you say).

Subsequently umpired to a high level, too.
 

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Chris Balderstone - Carlisle football and (IIRC) Leics cricket... early 70s?
I remember a Football League Review which used to be included free with the match day programme having him on the front cover leaning against a goalpost in football kit one side and cricket kit the other. Some clever picture enhancing!
 

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I remember a Football League Review which used to be included free with the match day programme having him on the front cover leaning against a goalpost in football kit one side and cricket kit the other. Some clever picture enhancing!
Remember that.

Got several of them, with my programme collection.

I loved the ground picture they used to have in them, which would make very interesting reading now.
 

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