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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I only knew because I'd watched the clip quite a few times previously, and searched for the game footage. I reckon our orange sweatshirts subconsciously made you think of Hull.
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Ray Wilkins seemed to live and breathe football throughout his life. I've wondered why his younger brother Steven never made it as a pro, given that Ray said he was more skillful than himself? I would have though that, coming from such a close knit family, Steven would have had the same ethos to apply himself and make the most of his talent, which is what Graham appeared to do - although of course his resources were more limited!
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Ray Wilkins seemed to live and breathe football throughout his life. I've wondered why his younger brother Steven never made it as a pro, given that Ray said he was more skillful than himself? I would have though that, coming from such a close knit family, Steven would have had the same ethos to apply himself and make the most of his talent, which is what Graham appeared to do - although of course his resources were more limited!
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Thanks for posting Backbiter, I've not seen this compilation before. Managed to spot the goal against Sheff Utd too!
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Brian Moore says that this was filmed before the game against Sheffield United. If so, is there any footage of the actual match - have never been able to find it.
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Surprised to see Wilkins say "always look after number one", so many stories of him helping other people out. I guess that when your living is at stake you have to toughen up! No mention of agents in these discussions, I can't imagine this scenario happening these days, when Mr 10% seems to call the shots.
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Graham and Ray Wilkins training in their early days - note the high squad numbers. Not sure what's going on with Graham's shorts in one the first pic!
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I believe it was for the number of bookings he'd received, Ossie was the first victim of an FA clampdown. From my memory of his autobiography, he was initially banned for 6 games, but Brian Mears suggested they took it to appeal - Ossie lost and the ban was increased to 10 games.
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Pre-season at Mitcham - Eddie Mac and Ray Wilkins look tiny!
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    Tribute to Ken Shellito

    Thanks for posting the link - very interesting. I will keep an eye out for the biography which is being published next year.
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    1970s

    I remember reading some posts about players attending the club discos in the new East Stand in the 1970's. Obviously that would be unheard of these days, but I would guess it was fairly unusual even back then. Can't remember if the topic had it's own thread or the posts were mixed in among other things, I seem to recall that somebody's "unestablished" girlfriend went off with a player. Any of the old farts on here remember those discos?
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Surely Ray Wilkins has to be included - he was the main poster boy in his heyday!
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    A young Ray Wilkins, pictured in the programme for an England Schoolboys game - 1972
  14. Where did the trend for over-the-knee socks come from?
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Used to have this picture on my bedroom wall - I think it came from FAB 208 magazine, rather than a football mag.

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