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    1984/85 season

    this was the first leeds united season of my existence. Eddie Gray was manager, and his squad was

    Aspin Baird Day Dickinson Gray Hamson Harvey Irwin Linighan Lorimer McCluskey Ritchie Sellars Sheridan and Wright

    there was a handful of others who played less than 10 games each that season but those listed all played at least 10 games that season

    what's fans thoughts on that squad at that time, the management, ownership, the whole shabang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLIVETHELEEDSFAN View Post
    this was the first leeds united season of my existence. Eddie Gray was manager, and his squad was

    Aspin Baird Day Dickinson Gray Hamson Harvey Irwin Linighan Lorimer McCluskey Ritchie Sellars Sheridan and Wright

    there was a handful of others who played less than 10 games each that season but those listed all played at least 10 games that season

    what's fans thoughts on that squad at that time, the management, ownership, the whole shabang!

    He didn't have the easiest of jobs granted to him at the time, there was not much money about and he used a lot youngsters - I think he carried on playing for a while as well - seems like a long time time ago now - a life time for you :-) by 85 Billy Bremner took his place

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalverleyBoy View Post
    He didn't have the easiest of jobs granted to him at the time, there was not much money about and he used a lot youngsters - I think he carried on playing for a while as well - seems like a long time time ago now - a life time for you :-) by 85 Billy Bremner took his place
    Clive - very different times and different era. the ground was decrepit, there was a lot more violence, the team had the expectations of the Revie era, no one at the club had much money for anything, Leeds itself and the city centre was pretty shabby but

    there were a couple of players in that squad that I loved watching; Scott Sellars and John Sheridan. Sheridan had a cockiness with the ball and seemed to love playing for Leeds as much as we loved supporting them.

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    it was far better than today, even though we were in the second division at the time.

    the atmostphere was far more intimidating , it was cheaper home and away, the fans who went then were hardcore fanatics. not like the pussies who turn up today .

    away games were a free for all , 8,9,10,000 fans going away was a regular occurence, not the all ticket malarchy and the grannies outings of the supporters clubs of today.

    it was a game for the working classes, far more fun and adventure was to be had then , than you will ever get nowadays in todays game.
    Last edited by Marley past ghosts; 15-04-2018 at 03:59 PM.

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    Tommy Wright sticks in my mind for that season - didn't miss many chances .......

    Not sure what happened to him as he got busted as Barnsley coach for taking a 5k cash transfer bung.

    ER gates where shockers to,not many reached 20,000 and some dire away days trouble wise too at Oldham,Man City,Wolves,Grimsby & Pompey.Covered a fair few miles that season from Pompey to Carlisle ........

    What was your mode of transport Marley back in those days then Marley - coach,trains or automobile.
    ALAW - MOT

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    Mrs O - have sent you a PM can you look at it - wires appear to be crossed somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsORichSenior View Post



    Tommy Wright sticks in my mind for that season - didn't miss many chances .......

    Not sure what happened to him as he got busted as Barnsley coach for taking a 5k cash transfer bung.

    ER gates where shockers to,not many reached 20,000 and some dire away days trouble wise too at Oldham,Man City,Wolves,Grimsby & Pompey.Covered a fair few miles that season from Pompey to Carlisle ........

    What was your mode of transport Marley back in those days then Marley - coach,trains or automobile.
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    it depended where we were playing mrs o, london , midlands, south was usually the service train , either friday night or early saturday morning , the local trips huddersfield, manchester , sheffield we got the football special trains , they were like summat you would see in the film gandhi , absolutely rammed in like sardines and hanging out of the windows and doors most. of the time.

    the health and safety brigade would have beano, and never allow it nowadays. lol

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    What was your mode of transport Marley back in those days then Marley - coach,trains or automobile.
    ALAW - MOT[/QUOTE]

    Hahahahahahaha....too funny.

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    most women who went to games in them days, mrs o, were either in the local constabulary or st johns ambulance. lol

    there was more action going on off the pitch, than there was ever happening on it. lol

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    Ahh yes good old Tommy Wright, he got caught with his fingers in the till while he was Hecky's asst coach at Burnsley.
    (and it could be argued we've slowly got worse since he went!)

    As for season 84-85, thats when footy was still a fans game, nobody had heard of Sky telly then had they.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marley past ghosts View Post
    it was far better than today, even though we were in the second division at the time.

    the atmostphere was far more intimidating , it was cheaper home and away, the fans who went then were hardcore fanatics. not like the pussies who turn up today .

    away games were a free for all , 8,9,10,000 fans going away was a regular occurence, not the all ticket malarchy and the grannies outings of the supporters clubs of today.

    it was a game for the working classes, far more fun and adventure was to be had then , than you will ever get nowadays in todays game.

    Silly old Cnut, trying to relive his youth.

    ****e day out if you didn't go back home with blood on your toe caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CromerWhite View Post
    Silly old Cnut, trying to relive his youth.

    ****e day out if you didn't go back home with blood on your toe caps.
    yeah its much better nowadays dingbat , sat in your little seat, shelling 30-40 quid every week to watch absolute ****e in an atmostphere not much better than a funeral parlour most of the time. lol
    Last edited by Marley past ghosts; 16-04-2018 at 09:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acido View Post
    Ahh yes good old Tommy Wright, he got caught with his fingers in the till while he was Hecky's asst coach at Burnsley.
    (and it could be argued we've slowly got worse since he went!)

    As for season 84-85, thats when footy was still a fans game, nobody had heard of Sky telly then had they.
    sky tv and all seater stadiums changed the game totally fella.

    the hillsbrough disaster was the turning point, even though if the south yorkshire police had done their job properly it would never have happened .

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    Thats not a subject worth covering though Marls, the incompetence of the filth that day was just staggering.
    Speaking of Sky though, Oakwell staged its first live tv (on Ytv) game that season, against Liverpool in the Fa cup qtr final. Back in the days when Saint & Greaves was the best footy show around.

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