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young Ed
03:41 GMT
Dave W - that was real Roy of the rovers stuff! And it won Arsenal the Double (that goal) equalling Spurs achievement a decade earlier.
Dave W
09:23 GMT
Just for you Young Ed :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so_QY7IkYFc And anyone else.
Young Ed
03:20 GMT
Dave W - As a proper Spurs supporter who had little to cheer in my own era - I'll say my personal favorite Arsenal player from my formative years was Charlie George. From what I understand an authentic Arsenal man. As a kid I remember his goal against Liverpool in the 1971 FA Cup Final. *Was it Man U? and not Liverpool? - maybe. Memory is pulled from my head not Google. After 44 years ...
Edited 24-02-2015 03:20
Colin C
23:37 GMT
PETE LETCH - you have a point there. However, the ladies haven't posted anything for quite some time now.

DAVE W - yes, now I remember - Jimmy Hill was the instigator of the move to get footballers a decent wage. I bet he'd no idea then just to what ridiculous heights the monetary rewards were to go to in later years. Much as I admire the skill of the top players in the game, you will never convince me they are worthy of the money they now get. However clever they are, they can hardly rate themselves higher than say the skill and expertise of a brain surgeon and the like. Same applies to the 'supermodels' and 'Hollywood royalty' (how I hate that terminology). Warped sense of values nowadays.
Pete Letch
15:28 GMT
Colin, I don't think all this talk about footballers will get the ladies interested, and I was hoping that Margaret would enlighten me as to what was happening in regards to (what was my local} the Pymmes Park Inn.
Dave W
13:20 GMT
Re George Eastham, he stopped "Contract Slavery". Basically that meant that even though a players contract had ended, the club he was with held on to his registration. For a better explanation see :- http://www.arsenal.com/history/profiles/208/george-eastham

In my opinion he was one of the all time great Arsenal players, sorry Woolwich Wanderers.

The abolishment of the maximum wage paid to footballers came about in 1961. Jimmy Hill was chairman of The PFA and threatened to call a players strike if it did not happen. Johnny Haynes then became the first player to earn 100 per week.
Colin C
07:54 GMT
Well here I am again. Looks like I was wrong. Nothing on Wikipedia says anything about his championing the cause of other footballers (although he did very nicely for himself in the 1960s and 70s). Hmmm. Back to the drawing board on this issue.
Colin C
07:50 GMT
RON V and PETE LETCH - I still think it was Jimmy Greaves who led the footballers in their fight to get better remuneration for their skills. I'm gonna GOOGLE and see what Wikipedia says.
Ron V
23:12 GMT
Peter, i always thought that it was George Eastman who went on strike at Newcastle to move to the Woolwich Wanderers,and challenged the maximum wage, about 60-1 IIRC
17:57 GMT
sorry Peter you must have your dates mixed up Johnny Haynes left Houndsfield for Latymer in 1945
he as in my year at that school and wasn't allowed to play for the school
Pete Letch
17:17 GMT
Colin, I think that was Johnny Haynes, he was the first 100 a week player when in 1961 the maximum wage was 20 a week. I remember when he played for Houndsfield Road school in 1949, and they beat us 5-1
Colin C
21:43 GMT
Yes - remember Greaves very well. Wasn't he the chap that first got footballers decent pay for their performances? No millionaire ball-kickers back then.

Have you noticed fellas that the ladies seemed to have disappeared from the site?
Pete Letch
16:56 GMT
Jimmy should have played in the '66 world cup final.
Young Ed
00:41 GMT
Nice one Dave W. One of the all time greats.
Dave W
11:02 GMT
How's this for a gooner.
Happy Birthday to Jimmy Greaves. 75 today. Even I have some good memories of him playing.
Colin C
06:27 GMT
YOUNG ED - I certainly remember when the Green looked like this - a glorious muddle of people, cars, stalls, etc. Yet it had character. From what I have seen of contemporary photographs, it is now a much tidier, open space yet has no community 'feel' about it. Maybe it's just me, getting older with misty-eyed views of the past.
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