Overheard ont' bus...

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Overheard ont' bus...

Postby RalphCoatesComb » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:11 am

A jovial Quiz re nicknames for keepers.

Who was nicknamed "The Cat" ?

Who was "The Flying Pig" ?

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Buxtonclaret » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:13 am

Bonetti was 'The Cat'.

Lawrence was the flying porker.

Remember both well. :)
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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby winsomeyen » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:14 am

Peter Bonetti the Chelsea goalkeeper was the cat.

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby fatboy47 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:14 am

Tommy lawrence

Ugly bloke , played for Liverpool...sixties.

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Spike » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:26 am

Who was nicknamed “ no hands”

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Herts Clarets » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:26 am

fatboy47 wrote:Tommy lawrence

Ugly bloke , played for Liverpool...sixties.


And the subject of an amazing interview a few years ago. They were asking passers by if they remembered a game v Everton in the 60s. Bloke says I do yes, I played in it. Really what's your name. Tommy Lawrence was the reply.

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Herts Clarets » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:27 am

Spike wrote:Who was nicknamed “ no hands”

Roger?

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby winsomeyen » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:28 am

Spike wrote:Who was nicknamed “ no hands”



Gary Sprake

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Buxtonclaret » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:29 am

Herts Clarets wrote:And the subject of an amazing interview a few years ago. They were asking passers by if they remembered a game v Everton in the 60s. Bloke says I do yes, I played in it. Really what's your name. Tommy Lawrence was the reply.


Remember seeing that. :D

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Spike » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:35 am

Herts Clarets wrote:Roger?

Yes Roger nohands-bury

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Spike » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:35 am

winsomeyen wrote:Gary Sprake

Wasn’t he
Careless hands
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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Tricky Trevor » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:36 am

winsomeyen wrote:Gary Sprake

After Sprake let the Chelsea cup final equaliser in we were out and some wag comes running up. “Have you heard about Gary Sprake? Through himself in front of a bus, it went under him.”
An old one now but it was the first time I’d heard it.

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Funkydrummer » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:41 am

Here is the said chance interview with "The Flying Pig"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U_PUbQGA4U

Excellent stuff.
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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Madpete » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:59 am

I thought “no hands” might have been Alan Stevenson as he a habit of raising his hands as the ball whistled past him (not in the net but over the bar etc!) as though as to say “I had it covered” when clearly he hadn’t.Fine keeper though & a long serving Claret!
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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby mdd2 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:03 am

Wasn't Hansbury nicknamed Teflon?

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby bob-the-scutter » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:55 am

Who remembers Ratner?

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Silkyskills1 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:10 am

mdd2 wrote:Wasn't Hansbury nicknamed Teflon?


Thought that was Peter Mellor when he was at Fulham.

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Longside4evr » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:43 am

I think Heaton should be called the Spider brilliant again yesterday one hell of a save that from Kane
Kane even was congratulating him on it hes back to his best after long injury layoff and you wouldn't no hes been out so long with his performances

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby BFCmaj » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:09 pm

Who was The Bin Man?

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby paulus the woodgnome » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:12 pm

BFCmaj wrote:Who was The Bin Man?


Neville Southall
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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby bob-the-scutter » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:06 pm

Rather? Cant remember his name. We had him on loan back in the 4th div. My grannie is a better keeper and she died in 1965!

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby RalphCoatesComb » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:18 pm

"The Black Spider" ?

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Foulthrow » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:20 pm

Can’t believe we’ve not had a shout for ‘Calamity’ yet.

Remember that mental idea where Pearce let him play outfield for City? What a plonker.

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby paulus the woodgnome » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:23 pm

RalphCoatesComb wrote:"The Black Spider" ?


Lev Yashin? He wore black didn't he.

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby RalphCoatesComb » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:59 pm

paulus the woodgnome wrote:Lev Yashin? He wore black didn't he.


Never saw him play but, apparently, he wore all black and was a bit special.

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby icu81b4 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:13 pm

I seem to recall a ditty that used to be sung at the turf that featured Yashin but can't remember it properly as it must have been in the 60's .... Ay Ay Yi Yi ******* is better than Yashin ***** is better than Usabio ..... Etc

I can't remember the Burnley names that should be in the *******

I was very young

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby holdyourfire » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:51 pm

Something like this.Aye aye aye aye Blacklaw is better than Yashin, Lockhead is better than Eusabio and united are in for a thrashin.
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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby oswyclaret » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:27 pm

winsomeyen wrote:Peter Bonetti the Chelsea goalkeeper was the cat.


Yep,gave his defenders kittens!! boom boom!!

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby tim_noone » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:22 pm

icu81b4 wrote:I seem to recall a ditty that used to be sung at the turf that featured Yashin but can't remember it properly as it must have been in the 60's .... Ay Ay Yi Yi ******* is better than Yashin ***** is better than Usabio ..... Etc

I can't remember the Burnley names that should be in the *******

I was very young

Aye aye aye aye...Thomson is better than yashin...Lochead is better than eusebio and stoke are in for a thrashing!!!
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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby Tricky Trevor » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:32 pm

Peter “the cat” Bonetti was the news photographers dream. He would step to the left, to dive to the right just so they got the shot.
Also, as far as I know, the first Englishman in the quiz question;name an English,Scottish,Welsh and both Irelands international whos name ends in i.
Scroll down for answers





















Rep.of Ireland...Terry Mancini
Scotland..........Peter Marinelli
Wales.............Eddie Niedzwicki
Northern Ireland..Tony Capaldi

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Re: Overheard ont' bus...

Postby icu81b4 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:44 pm

tim_noone wrote:Aye aye aye aye...Thomson is better than yashin...Lochead is better than eusebio and stoke are in for a thrashing!!!

Yes, Thomson was the name that rings a bell with me.

We should update this now to Heaton


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