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St Paul's C of E, Goose Green


st pauls football team
Photo: suzanne mellor
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Item #: 3506
again my uncle can recall all their names.

Comment by: xxStuartxx on 27th May 2007 at 20:44

I can see a young David Cottam on there, front row, 5th from the left.

Comment by: xxStuartxx on 27th May 2007 at 21:38

Tony Haywood, 2nd row, 5th from the left.

Comment by: xxStuartxx on 27th May 2007 at 21:39

Sorry, 4th from the left.

Comment by: stuart on 28th May 2007 at 00:26

My uncle...Jim Bissell is top row second from the laft

Comment by: xbrit58 on 28th May 2007 at 05:24

back row Stephen Bannister.Jim Bissell.XXX.Anthony Price.
XXX. Ian Johnson ??
Middle row XXX. Peter Greenhalgh.XXX.Tony Heywood.Alan Bentham. XXX
Front row XXX. Keith Tidmarsh. Colin Watts. Keith ??.Dave Cottam. Ian Fisher ??.
Sorry to any I missed or got name wrong.

Comment by: xbrit58 on 28th May 2007 at 05:43

just remembered front row holding shield is
Keith Barton

Comment by: xbrit58 on 28th May 2007 at 06:30

From what I can remember it was something like 53 goals for and only 1 against and they only got that in one of the last couple of games. I think it was St James school that finally scored against us.

Comment by: suzanne dawber on 28th May 2007 at 15:24

BACK mr grimshaw seey bannister jimmy bissell kenny lowe kenny halliwell ian johnson mr gibson
MIDDLE stey davies peter greenhalgh alan or steven donaldson tony heywood alan bentham mark leary
FRONT roger parker keith tidmarsh colin watts keith barton david cottam steven fishburn

Comment by: 1934granada on 28th May 2007 at 16:17

I played against them when I was at junior school, couldn't get anywhere near em! We certainly never scored against them. Fantastic team. Once we lost 8-0 to them, and we where happy with that, as it usually ran into double figures! Is that the same Steve Bannister that lived on Walpole Ave? If so we both finished up at Gidlow school, as did Alan Bentham.

Comment by: xxStuartxx on 28th May 2007 at 16:52

Which one is Howdoo?

Comment by: suzanne mellor on 28th May 2007 at 19:26

xxstuartxx,it,s tony price,i asked him could i put them on,he put the names to the faces.a better memory than me.p.s he has still got his medal what is on this photo.

Comment by: xbrit58 on 28th May 2007 at 20:50

Tell Tony "Hi" from me, Jim bissell. I'm living in Illinois now so my "lil" nephew sent me this link, didn't ya Stuart !!
Yes that is the same Stephen Bannister that lived in Walpole.
I have these same pics somewhere and I think I still have that medal, but I have moved around so much not sure were maybe still at my mothers place in Ruskin Ave.

Comment by: tony price on 29th May 2007 at 00:37

hi jimmy hope you are ok in the good old u.s.a see your mam, often give her a wave and malc, good days at st pauls as i can remember your george ok

Comment by: xbrit58 on 29th May 2007 at 11:50

Haven't seen George in years we just do our own thing. Yeah those were good times back then.

Comment by: xxStuartxx on 29th May 2007 at 15:21

I remember you Tony, didn't you live off St Pauls Ave?
Ste Davis, lived in a bungalow on the dual carriageway, opposite side to the Ben Johnson, had a younger brother I believe.
Tony Heywood, lived on the corner of Marus Ave and Poolstock lane.
Mark Leary, knew his sister Ruth quite well.
Keith Tidmarsh, had an older brother who was also an excellent footballer.
Dave Cottam, didn't he start work as a hairdresser?
Good memories.

Comment by: stuart on 29th May 2007 at 15:38

I used to see this pic in grandmas photo album all the time, was losfer words when I see it...Our jimmy on wigan site !!!!!.So i had to send the link to ya!! Thatd wot nephews is for !! Tony, Malc's my dad

Comment by: tony price on 29th May 2007 at 20:28

stuart you are correct,,,

Comment by: tony price on 29th May 2007 at 20:39

last message of me was for xxstuartxx,,,stuart in shelbina thanks for that, dont think we met, know your brother david

Comment by: xxStuartxx on 29th May 2007 at 20:48

Thanks Tony.
I'm a couple of year older than you and 'knocked' around with Billy Speakman, Terry Touhey, Malc Burrows, Roy Thomas, et al.

Comment by: xxStuartxx on 29th May 2007 at 22:39

Who was the goalkeeper?
All the shirts are the same.

Comment by: tony price on 29th May 2007 at 22:54

kenny halliwell top right was the goalie

Comment by: xbrit58 on 30th May 2007 at 01:45

yeah Kenny the goalkeeper that always wanted to play out.

Comment by: colin wats on 8th July 2007 at 20:32

Someone downloaded the picture for me, Although I still have the original somewhere. God it brings back old memories. Woulldn't believe all those cherub like faces are now on the heads of 50 year old men.

Comment by: colin watts on 8th July 2007 at 21:00

Hi Jimmy Wattsy here. Itwas actually 73 goals for and 1 against and Mr Gibson didn't enter a team in the schools cup that year because he didn't think we'd be good enough. You were right about the goal against being St James's in the next to last game. It was a mile offside but your dad wasn't reffin that game and Mr Gibson allowed it because he didn't want us trying too hard in the last game

Comment by: tony price on 10th July 2007 at 01:06

50 year old men,colin,,,still 49 yet,colin you remember that school,s cup,,does the smith cup ring any bell,s.

Comment by: colin watts on 11th July 2007 at 20:16

Sorry Tony only remember Mr Gibson telling me he hadn't entered us into the schools cup because he didn't think we'd be good enough but that was before we'd played a game.

Comment by: tony price on 12th July 2007 at 01:21

hi colin remember st james game won 3-1 away. about that schools cup,do you remember going on strike saying if mr gibson (gert) did,nt enter us we would not play again, i think i do. but it was a few years ago.

Comment by: Roger Parker on 22nd July 2007 at 18:17

So I was the youngest and so I had a big hole in the front of my right boot, but that didn't give Grimshaw the right to put me on the end of the row!!Now I'm a deputy head at a sec in Cheshire and get to call the shots...happy days!

Comment by: no name on 4th June 2010 at 12:55

r.i.p alan bentham

Comment by: Stephen Davies on 6th October 2011 at 11:01

Back Row Mr Grimshaw, Stephen Bannister, Jimmy Bissell, Kenneth Lowe, Anthony Price, Kenny Halliwell, Ian Johnson
Middle Row Stephen Davies, Peter Greenalgh, Alan Donaldson, Tony Heywood, Brian Bentham, Mark Leary, Mr Gibson
Front Row Parker, Keith Tidmarsh, Colin Watts, Keith Barton, Dave Cottam, Stephen Fishburn

Comment by: Margaret Price on 6th March 2013 at 16:38

R.I.P Anthony Price, died suddenly 23/12/12

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