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Thread: 50 Years Ago Today

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    50 Years Ago Today

    The Don made his Notts debut vs. Darlingrad (we lost). Best £6k Notts ever spent?

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    Wow, only seems like yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfcog View Post
    Wow, only seems like yesterday
    Wish it was tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwalePie View Post
    Wish it was tomorrow!
    Oh yes indeed!!

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    It was 50 years ago today
    Jimmy Sirrel taught the boys to play
    They've been going in and out of style
    But they're guaranteed to raise a smile
    So may I introduce to you
    The man you've known for all three weeks
    Harry Kewell's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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    Hail Sir Don,Sir Don,
    You carried us on and on,
    Into division 1,
    Hail Sir Don,Sir Don

    Aaaah...remember that as though it was yesterday!

    Please send us another godlike footballer like the great scot,oh Lord!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwalePie View Post
    The Don made his Notts debut vs. Darlingrad (we lost). Best £6k Notts ever spent?
    Great business!

    One of Billy Gray’s last acts as manager – the double signing of Don Masson and Bob Worthington for £7,000. Bob always joked that his fee was £500, so that makes the Don’s £6,500.

    Both were key members of those first 3 magical seasons under Jimmy Sirrel, when we gained promotion twice. Bob only missing 3 games over that period and Don 7 games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macstop View Post
    It was 50 years ago today
    Jimmy Sirrel taught the boys to play
    They've been going in and out of style
    But they're guaranteed to raise a smile
    So may I introduce to you
    The man you've known for all three weeks
    Harry Kewell's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Excellent.

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    I thought it was less than that, £1,000 max and maybe just £600, hence Bob Worthington joking that he cost £500 of it.

    I don't think Notts had £6,000 back then.

    Having said that, I was a child at the time and only had my dad's word for it.

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    Post Guides say Richie Barker cost £10,000 in December 1968, Les Bradd came for ten times less than that a year before. No fee given for Masson, presumably because it was a joint price for the two players and no actual split figure was ever discussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohinen View Post
    I thought it was less than that, £1,000 max and maybe just £600, hence Bob Worthington joking that he cost £500 of it.

    I don't think Notts had £6,000 back then.

    Having said that, I was a child at the time and only had my dad's word for it.
    The £7,000 joint transfer fee for Don Masson and Bob Worthington is taken from Dave Bracegirdle's book "The Legends of Notts County".

    I doubt there would be many additions from the players that have appeared for the Magpies since the book was written in 2005.

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