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#1 marklaspalmas

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Righto.

Ive just finished my series on Rovers full-backs on the blog, here:

http://marklaspalmas.blogspot.com.es/

and the next series is going to be Running in the Family, all the various families where brothers, father and son, etc have played for Fev.

If you have any information on any Rovers family, especially these:

Anderson
Barraclough
Barker
Dooler
Downs
Kellett
Jones
Morgan
Smith
Tonks
Ward
Wooley

please drop us a line. Thanks.

 

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#2 marklaspalmas

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

New blog series starts today. It's called "Running In The Family" and first up are Tommy and Ian. If you have any info on people who should be in this series, please get in touch.......

http://marklaspalmas...ian-smales.html

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

Tommy's lads....

http://marklaspalmas...x-neil-fox.html

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

The Clawsons....

http://marklaspalmas...il-clawson.html

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

Jim & Sid..........

http://marklaspalmas...sid-denton.html

 

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#6 Griff

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

Great stuff !!
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#7 marklaspalmas

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

Great stuff !!


Thanks Griff.

Today, two brothers who both became Head coach at Fev....

http://marklaspalmas...evin-hobbs.html

 

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#8 Andrew Vause

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

We nearly had the Beatles. John, Paul, Richard and Shaun. Will they be in your blog Mark? By the way I enjoyed the Smales blog, great stuff.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

I enjoyed the Smales blog too, and it brought back visions of a photograph I remember seeing somewhere :- It is of Rovers' juniors from sometime around 57/58. It contained Tommy and Neil Fox who signed for Wakefield and Wigan respectively, plus Brian Shaw who played for Hull KR. Brian is a Rovers' life member, and his son Chris was a fast bowler for Yorkshire in the 80's. He was tipped to play for England but his career was cut short by injury.Chris is also a keen Rovers fan, and I can remember him bringing along half the Yorkshire team in his cricketing days.
I'm sure there were other future stars in the line-up but my memory fails me, has anyone else seen it?

BTW, I also thought that loose-forward was Ian's best position, but with Tuuta in the side he was equally as good at centre, he often played there when Newlove was absent, and he was almost as good. He didn't have the same pace, but his side-step was un-equalled.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

We nearly had the Beatles. John, Paul, Richard and Shaun. Will they be in your blog Mark? By the way I enjoyed the Smales blog, great stuff.


Oh aye, they're in.

 

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#11 marklaspalmas

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

I enjoyed the Smales blog too, and it brought back visions of a photograph I remember seeing somewhere :- It is of Rovers' juniors from sometime around 57/58. It contained Tommy and Neil Fox who signed for Wakefield and Wigan respectively, plus Brian Shaw who played for Hull KR. Brian is a Rovers' life member, and his son Chris was a fast bowler for Yorkshire in the 80's. He was tipped to play for England but his career was cut short by injury.Chris is also a keen Rovers fan, and I can remember him bringing along half the Yorkshire team in his cricketing days.
I'm sure there were other future stars in the line-up but my memory fails me, has anyone else seen it?

BTW, I also thought that loose-forward was Ian's best position, but with Tuuta in the side he was equally as good at centre, he often played there when Newlove was absent, and he was almost as good. He didn't have the same pace, but his side-step was un-equalled.


I remember seeing Chris at matches when he played for Yorkshire and he had his sponsored car (nowt flash) parked outside. I never knew his dad played professionally.

 

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#12 Andrew Vause

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Mark, around about 83/84 I seem to recall Rovers had an occasional substitute called Chris Welburn, I think he went on to play amateur soccer. His nickname was 'Wizzer', a speedy winger as I think. I just wondered if he was related to Kenny Welburn? Rovers had a few sons around at that time. 'Chocco' Woolford and Tony Nicholson to name a couple more, and I remember Jason Ramshaw being a ballboy then before he went to play for Halifax.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:25 PM

i wish my memory was as good as yours Andrew
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

It's full o ###### though OR.

#15 marklaspalmas

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

Mark, around about 83/84 I seem to recall Rovers had an occasional substitute called Chris Welburn, I think he went on to play amateur soccer. His nickname was 'Wizzer', a speedy winger as I think. I just wondered if he was related to Kenny Welburn? Rovers had a few sons around at that time. 'Chocco' Woolford and Tony Nicholson to name a couple more, and I remember Jason Ramshaw being a ballboy then before he went to play for Halifax.


I do remember the name Welburn but whether he's related to the great Ken I don't know. Grandson perhaps. The Woolfords of course, and Tony is Stan's son, so they'll be in too. Ramshaws also, though Jason dedicated his career to Keighley rather than his home town team.

 

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

I do remember the name Welburn but whether he's related to the great Ken I don't know. Grandson perhaps. The Woolfords of course, and Tony is Stan's son, so they'll be in too. Ramshaws also, though Jason dedicated his career to Keighley rather than his home town team.


Whizz isn't Kens Grandson, think they may be related somehow, and Tony is Arnies son, not Stan,s son
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#17 Railway End

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

Another family connection albeit Uncle/Nephew is Paul Coventry and Jamie Coventry.

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#18 Bazzer

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:32 PM

What about Jackie and Dale Fennell

#19 marklaspalmas

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

Whizz isn't Kens Grandson, think they may be related somehow, and Tony is Arnies son, not Stan,s son


Not the first time you've had to correct me Maureen! Now you mention it, I think Arnie was on the A team coaching staff while Tony was playing. So, are Stan and Arnie brothers?

The Fennells and Coventrys are also included in the series.

 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

I believe Whizz is Ken's nephew.