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O/T John Byrne



Oscar

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Nov 10, 2003
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Such a classy player. I couldn't believe it when we signed him. And he more than lived up to expectations on the pitch.

His goal as Anfield in the 2-2 FA Cup match is one of my favourite Albion memories, not least because it was my first ever away game.
 

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Such a classy player. I couldn't believe it when we signed him. And he more than lived up to expectations on the pitch.

His goal as Anfield in the 2-2 FA Cup match is one of my favourite Albion memories, not least because it was my first ever away game.
What a moment that was :clap2: :love:
 

Greavsey

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Jul 4, 2007
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Wonderful player. And looked fabulous in the Sandtex pyjama kit we had in the early '90's.

He sat, in near obscurity, close to my sons and I in the family stand at the Amex until last season with his son. Liked a murray mint from memory.
 


Garry Nelson's Left Foot

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Jul 7, 2003
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I HATED him (and Mike Small) when he first signed for us. The swine had taken the mighty Garry Nelson's place in the starting line up and my 10 year old self was as incandescent with rage as a 10 year old smarting at the sleight to his hero can be.

didn't take long until both he and small became heroes too. Great player and great strike partnership. Would have been even better if we'd played with a front three...
 

METALMICKY

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Jan 30, 2004
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Great player and loved the strike partnership with Mike Small.

Does anyone else recall his signature move? He used to kid the ref that he'd chest trapped the ball but in reality he was superbly adept at catching it in the crook of his chest and upper arm. Handball!
 


AmexRuislip

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Feb 2, 2014
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Thank you for that. Still remember that game so well. As a kid, I just couldn’t believe we’d held Liverpool. Johnnie Byrne - what a legend!

I never liked Ian Rush after that game though, he was offside wasn’t he?!
Ian Rush, who's he....
How far offside was Liverpool's second goal! :D
Was a great game though, VAR ???
 




Guinness Boy

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Top day out that one. Johnny Crumplin had John Barnes in his back pocket. Afterwards mate decided to have an al fresco wee and only got away with not being nicked because the WPC was laughing at him.
 

Guinness Boy

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How far offside was Liverpool's second goal! :D
You know what, they should probably bring in some kind of technology where you can re-watch the goal to see if there was an offence. You could draw some lines on the grass to help out with any offside decision and then give the goal to Liverpool anyway.

:moo:
 


SeagullinExile

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I broke my seat celebrating the equaliser!

Oops!
 

stewart_weir

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Always a pleasure to 'work' with


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