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Birmingham FC

Discussion in 'Birmingham Sports History' started by earlgary, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. earlgary

    earlgary master brummie

    Does anyone have any information on Birmingham City players around 1935/1936, I believe a Jack Sykes played for them some time around then.
    Can anyone confirm this?
     
  2. beamish

    beamish master brummie

    Try web page Since 1888.

    Jack Sykes Birmingham 1933-37 Millwall 1937-39
     
  3. davidfowler

    davidfowler Exiled Brummie

  4. earlgary

    earlgary master brummie

    Thank you Beamish and David. See what I can find from there.
     
  5. redken

    redken master brummie

    Here is an earlier shot of the team...can you get your teeth around who they are? 556. Come on you blue noses...who remembers these faces...its 1970.jpg
     
  6. redken

    redken master brummie

    Here's a face I idolized back then. s another one for you....who is this ex blues player.jpg
     
  7. beamish

    beamish master brummie

    'ockey! 'ockey 'ockey Oi! Oi! Oi!

    Aye aye aye aye Herriot is better than Yashin
    Hockey is better than Eusebio
    And Villa are in for a thrashin!
     
  8. ed smith

    ed smith master brummie

    Trevor Hockey,also in picture the 2 Latchfords,Bob and Dave,Jimmy Greenhoff??,thats my lot
     
  9. ed smith

    ed smith master brummie

    Didn`t have you down as a Tilton Roader Beamish LOL
     
  10. beamish

    beamish master brummie

    Sure am, footprints nailed to the concrete since 54. eee lad them wuz the days.
     
  11. cookie273uk

    cookie273uk master brummie

    Many years ago when I worked for BT we refueled our vans in Garrison Lane Transport depot and then met for a 'cuppa' at a Cafe opposite, more than once I met Trevor Hockey in there, I remember he had an unusual car, I think it was a Triumph Herald or Vittesse completely covered with a grass-like material, never seen anything ike it. Also for a time I looked after their telephone system and press box telephones, they often gave me a pair of tickets not realising I was a Villa supporter, so I would give them to my Blues supporter mates. Eric
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2012
  12. redken

    redken master brummie

    All great memories, I remember Jim Herriots last international for Scotland...he let in 6.
    Can't remember if he was chosen again after that.
    Trevor Francis is in shot..Johnny Vin..!!!
     
  13. beamish

    beamish master brummie

    May 1969 I was at Wembley to watch England beat Scotland 4 - 1. Jimmy Herriot was in goal for Scotland. I think it was the only time I ever wanted him to have an off night. Peters and Hurst got a brace each for England and Colin Stein scored for Scotland. Me and my mate bought a couple of tickets off some spiv, only to be told that they were for the Scotland end and the guy said, I've got a couple of tickets and I don't mind standing with the Scots; so being dumb we swopped and guess where we ended up? Right in the middle of millions frpm north of the border wearing kilts and tamashanters! When England scored in our broadest scots-brummie we quietly muttered "I say chaps...reasonable goal, what?"
     
  14. redken

    redken master brummie

    excellent response Beamish
     
  15. keegs

    keegs master brummie

    I worked for BCFC for quite awhile,Certainly around the time this pic was taken,so I think the lineup goes like this-No Trevor Hockey, I am afraid.
    Back Row-Alan Campbell/Gary Pendry/Denis Thwaites/Dave Latchford/Mike Kelly/Dave"Sugar" Robinson/Geoff Vowden/Malcom Page/Keith Bowker.
    Front Row-Bert Murray/Malcom Beard/Trevor Francis/Johnny Vincent/Ray Martin/Bob Latchford/Phil Summerhill/Mick Harrison/Gordon Taylor.
     
  16. keegs

    keegs master brummie

    I have Quite a lot of Photo's etc from the time I was there (up to about 1973),and I grew up in the area so had saturday job there before working there after leaving school.I could post them if there was interest.I thought the site was mostly Villa fans though.
     
  17. redken

    redken master brummie

    'Wow' thats impressive keegs.
    You know....I was always amazed byTrevor's ability to sky a ball and make it seem like it was a balloon that left his boot...(Very little effort)
    Do you remember the pratice balls the team used back then when they were warming up for a game?
    They reminded me of netballs, they were so big.
    They 'bloody' hurt too, if they fly at you.
    As one did to me one Saturday afternoon behind the Tilton Road end.
    memories
    redken

    PS. Be fantastic to see your photographs.
     
  18. BazzM

    BazzM master brummie

    Keegs. Im sure the Blue half of the forum would like to see more photos. It has been the wrong colour for too long.
     
  19. dek carr

    dek carr master brummie

    QUOTE=redken;444373]Here's a face I idolized back then. View attachment 76812 [/QUOTE]
    Didn,t know Kevin Keegan played for the Blue noses when younger obviously did a runner when he saw the quality of his team mates.
     
  20. redken

    redken master brummie

    There is a resemblence there!
     

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