History? The victors are supposed to write that, or are they? Sky 'seem' to be the victors and are trying to re-write the history, with their attempt to turn the formation of the EPL into some sort of year zero.
History: If you know yours... People's Club members for the use of.
Know it! I lived it, well most of the 2nd half of the 20th century bit any way. I know, I was there said Max Boyce, we are all our own Max Boyce's.
So why don't we say nice things to people BEFORE they die??
In my mind I can't separate Brian Harris from Tony Kay, the two are interlinked in Everton History: contrasting sides of the same coin; both old-style pre-maximum-wage decent pro's. Well paid for the time but not prima donna's.
But talk about there for the grace of God go I. Tony Kay was even made an 'offer he couldn't refuse' (and didn't) by the Kray Bros, talk about, if it wasn't for bad luck I wouldn't have any at all!
There was a post on here not long ago about Alternate Futures, how about this one... Catterick's 1st act was to sound out Leeds and the newly appointed Don Revie about the availability of one Billy Bremner for £15k, the Leeds Board were all for it, but Revie said if he goes, I go! Kay, Bremner and Ball... unstoppable!
It may do us well to revisit our old heroes to re-assess them away from the warm fuzzy light of nostalgia, but their place, just like Brian Harris's, is there for ever in the collective memory that is our History. We may change our perceptions in light of a new, more modern paradgim, but they did what they did and at the time we loved it, so let them know now, don't leave it too late.
Does any one know Tony's adress??
Well done to the Former Players Foundation as well.
In fact, we could do worse than apply this to our own non-football lives. I'm off to visit the kids in Brisbane.
Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you got 'til it's gone' ? so sang Joni Mitchell, be it people, places or milieu, but people above all.
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1 Posted 23/02/2008 at 17:48:18
Are you saying that If we had managed to sign Bremner, Harris wouldn’t have broken into the squad and Revie would have gone meaning that Leeds success period wouldn’t exist?
2 Posted 23/02/2008 at 19:28:07
3 Posted 23/02/2008 at 19:44:27
4 Posted 23/02/2008 at 19:57:16
Good exercise for the brain cells.
Also, so much of it you can apply to life outside football.
Good post mate.
5 Posted 24/02/2008 at 02:52:58
Short answer; No.
Medium answer; sometimes it’s just funny how things work out, if your name’s Brian Harris, or don’t if your name’s Tony Kay.
6 Posted 24/02/2008 at 08:24:29
Don’t do that now of course because most of them seem to wear gloves and goalkeepers don’t normally have ten pints of Threllies the night before a game.
7 Posted 25/02/2008 at 15:37:59
Your?e right of course. The one thing it got me thinking about where the unsung heroes of those squads.
We all remember the Balls (Ahem) and Labones of this club, but the Harrises, Husbands, Temples and Hursts etc rarely get a mention.
We really have had some great players who deserve as much of our attention as the bigger names.
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