Terry Hurlock has been mentioned, but what about his partner in crime Chris Kamara. That was pretty exciting, like having our own Trevor Brooking purring through the midfield !
Correct Lytham,thank you. Good looking boy was George,not surprised he got up to mischief.Alan Jones was signed from Liverpool..he actually played in Shankly's first match as manager.
It was George Thomson who signed from Everton in 1963...He had just won a First Division Championship winners medal but fell out with Harry Catterick over his extra-curricular activities which reportedly involved large numbers of ladies and irate husbands.Thomson cost £10,000 and was absolute quality.One of my favourite ever Bees.
Malcolm McDonald was the manager who signed Jones,Brooks and Thomson.
At the time, that was a big signing and when he scored at Sarfend I thought we’d hit the jackpot until injury ended his time with us.It may seem an odd choice, but I got excited when we signed David Kemp on loan in the early 80s. I'd seen him play at Palace and rated him. Sadly, he only played about 3 games for us. Thanks to my co-sharing of the Bees and Palace on Saturdays at school, I also got excited when we signed Smillie and of course Sansom.
I recall Hermann on his home debut. Oppo goalie boots the ball up the pitch and Hermann takes it down on his chest and passes it to one of his own players. Now the memory may be playing tricks, but a gasp went round the crowd followed by applause. One of my heroes, no heading the ball straight back up the pitch for HH.Hermann.
At the time the fee just blew my mind.
In retrospect, the Noades alarm bells should have been sounding, but in my youthful naivety it was just amazing.
It was against Exeter. Came in from the left with the ball and everyone expected him to pass but he kept going and blasted the ball into the net.The spending of the then record £17,500 on John Dick in the summer of '62. If I remember, scored early on his debut against Exeter, I think, then did he complete a hat trick. Had a good goal scoring record for us, but never seemed the most fluid of players.
Thanks, exactly as I remember it. I was in New Road side, so behind the line of the shot, at the Ealing Road end. Great start to a great, unforgettable season!It was against Exeter. Came in from the left with the ball and everyone expected him to pass but he kept going and blasted the ball into the net.
Remember him in the prem in the late 90's, then he scored against us for Stoke in the playoffs, then MA pulled him out of the bag, couldn't believe it.Deon Burton