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#61 Jimmy B

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:36 PM

Snide & disrespectful comments directed at deceased players -who ever they are - will not be tolerated on this forum.

Our friend who made them recently has recieved a formal warning.

 

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#62 Maureen T-k

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:59 PM

Snide & disrespectful comments directed at deceased players -who ever they are - will not be tolerated on this forum.
Our friend who made them recently has recieved a formal warning.
 
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#63 oldrover

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:32 PM

Don Fox- Legend


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#64 Griff

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:54 AM

No.  I remember him kicking one from just to the right of the posts though.

 

This is what I said.  He kicked the goal.  In his slippers.  On the Monday after the final.  At Belle Vue.

 

Pop down to the doctors about that paranoia.  All of you.


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#65 Robin Evans

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:00 AM

You knew exactly what you were doing griff.
I refer to the comments I made aboutyou on this forum some weeks ago which rightly attracted a moderators warning. I standby those comments.
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#66 Griff

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:21 AM

You knew exactly what you were doing griff.
 

 

Yes, I did.  Unfortunately, you did not.


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#67 Robin Evans

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:46 AM

Owt tha sezz griff
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#68 Ricardo Taylor

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:48 AM

perhaps this will shed a little light. The mists of time. remebered by most of sport for this, but not the remainder of his brilliant service the the game

 

 

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/2598460/Don-Fox.html


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#69 Andrew Vause

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:42 AM

Another of my dad's sporting heroes, with someone who'd have been his greatest hero had he have lived long enough to have seen him.

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#70 Steve Slater

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

If Don had been born with his pace and physique, he would have been the greatest player ever to lace a pair of boots!



#71 Robin Evans

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:25 PM

Many argue Neil holds that accolade anyway notwithstanding Alexander the great!
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#72 oldrover

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:22 PM

neil fox at 19 years old was a colossus of the game. magnificent athlete, top goal kicker. stood out in a team full of stars. oh, and modest too


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#73 Steve Slater

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:38 PM

Many argue Neil holds that accolade anyway notwithstanding Alexander the great!

You've got a point there Robin, and he was nearly as skilfull as Don. Our Ian still hangs about with him occasionally from the time they played at Bradford together in the late 70's. Neil was playing 2nd row at the time and approaching 40, but he still taught the Aussies a trick or two with his ball-playing skills when they played a tour game at Odsal. Before that he'd been player-coach at Huddersfield, but their Peter still knew his worth and brought him to Bradford, solely as a player.   



#74 Bazzer

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:06 AM

On tour to Australia in 2008, I sat with Neil, Billy Boston and Alex Murphy and they went through a list of players to beat the Aussies. At half back they said Murphy at 6 with Don at 7. Murphy said he was the only Scrum half he would haved played stand off to when in his prime. Think that shows what top players thought of Don.



#75 TheTerminator

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:11 PM

My Grandad used to wax lyrical about Peter Fox's offloading (that obviously wasn't the phrase he used!) skills - or his propensity to throw the ball anywhere, when discussing his time at Batley. According to him, he was definitely the lesser of the three brothers in terms of playing ability by quite a distance. I'd have loved to have seen Neil Fox in his prime, sounds like he was a magnificent player. Don't suppose there's any footage out there?

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#76 Maureen T-k

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:31 AM

My Grandad used to wax lyrical about Peter Fox's offloading (that obviously wasn't the phrase he used!) skills - or his propensity to throw the ball anywhere, when discussing his time at Batley. According to him, he was definitely the lesser of the three brothers in terms of playing ability by quite a distance. I'd have loved to have seen Neil Fox in his prime, sounds like he was a magnificent player. Don't suppose there's any footage out there?


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#77 jamescolin

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:27 PM

neil fox at 19 years old was a colossus of the game. magnificent athlete, top goal kicker. stood out in a team full of stars. oh, and modest too

And we tend to forget he played for Fev's junior team in his early days.






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