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Jonnysking

Vital Reserves Team
#47
I have trawled the A-Z of former players and can't find an Eric Welsby having played for us. The same A-Z however, doesn't mention Dean Connolly who I am sure had his leg broken by Stockports Kevin Francis at Springfield.
 
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springy-park

Vital Squad Member
#50
A shithole. An utter shithole. But our shithole.
It must have been an hell of a shock, for some of the bigger clubs we beat,
when they came to a windswept and freezing Springy.

I don't think the changing rooms would have been a lap of luxury and probably
had a luke warm shower after the match, and hoped they never have to come
there ever again.
 
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jeffs right

Vital 1st Team Regular
#51
I have trawled the A-Z of former players and can't find an Eric Welsby having played for us. The same A-Z however, doesn't mention Dean Connolly who I am sure had his leg broken by Stockports Kevin Francis at Springfield.
We definitely had Eric Welsby. Keeper. Understudy to the great Dennis Reeves. He replaced Dennis eventually.
 
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hindleymonwafc

Vital Football Hero
#52
It must have been an hell of a shock, for some of the bigger clubs we beat,
when they came to a windswept and freezing Springy.

I don't think the changing rooms would have been a lap of luxury and probably
had a luke warm shower after the match, and hoped they never have to come
there ever again.
Changing rooms weren't bad springy...small but there was a large bath if memory serves.
 

Mighty Bongsmon

Vital Squad Member
#54
My heart longs for Springfield park. This soulless pile of breeze blocks will never, ever, ever fill that void.
Isn't there a story that Paul parker was due to sign when John Deehan was manager. he turned up at the ground, took one look around & said sorry but I'm not playing here
I also seem to remember an interview Deehan gave around the time it was announced the new place was going to be built in which he said the stadium was a hindrance to bringing players in

It was Springfield Park that helped me fall in love with Latics but we needed to move