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    Default RIP Frank Worthington.



    Frank Worthington has passed away aged 72.

    Another piece of my footballing childhood gone to the sky.

    Rest in peace Frank.


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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    Should have had many more England appearances.
    One of the most talented footballers this country has ever produced.

    THE TRUTH IS THERE AND WITH IT I GO TO THE END OF THE WORLD .

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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    RIP Frank.

    Bizarre that I posted a pic up of him in this thread only yesterday.

    Great footballer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravi View Post
    Should have had many more England appearances.
    One of the most talented footballers this country has ever produced.
    Yes,we were talking about his flamboyant character on another thread only yesterday.I saw him score 2 wonderful
    goals for Birmingham against Forest in 1980 at St.Andrews.Great entertainer.
    R.I.P Frank.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    RIP Frank.

    Bizarre that I posted a pic up of him in this thread only yesterday.

    Great footballer.
    Aye... kinda spooky.


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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    What abot that goal for Bolton v Ipswich pure class


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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    I can remember having a conversation with him in Uriah Heep's on Byard Lane circa '75/76. He often socialised in Nottingham during that period, with Mr Miller's nightclub (previously The Hippo, later Camelot) on Bridlesmith Gate being a frequant haunt of his.

    Although I have no recollection of what we spoke about, I definitely recall that he came across as an approachable, down-to-earth bloke.


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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    I can remember having a conversation with him in Uriah Heep's on Byard Lane circa '75/76. He often socialised in Nottingham during that period, with Mr Miller's nightclub (previously The Hippo, later Camelot) on Bridlesmith Gate being a frequant haunt of his.

    Although I have no recollection of what we spoke about, I definitely recall that he came across as an approachable, down-to-earth bloke.
    His brother probably played for Notts at the time


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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    RIP Frank another “character” from my youth passes away, they are just not producing the same today


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    I can remember having a conversation with him in Uriah Heep's on Byard Lane circa '75/76. He often socialised in Nottingham during that period, with Mr Miller's nightclub (previously The Hippo, later Camelot) on Bridlesmith Gate being a frequant haunt of his.

    Although I have no recollection of what we spoke about, I definitely recall that he came across as an approachable, down-to-earth bloke.
    Nice story Frank.


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    Worth watching if only for the music

    https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/statu...16242014724096


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    Nice story Frank.
    Thanks Gary, it's just a shame it's told under these circumstances.

    It's also a shame that he figured amongst a group of the most gifted players in the country during that period (notably Osgood, Hudson, Bowles, McKenzie, George, Currie) who received fleeting England recognition, or who were largely ignored.

    Eight full-international caps was shameful for a player with his talent. It's hardly surprising we failed to qualify for the finals of two World Cup tournaments during that decade.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Thanks Gary, it's just a shame it's told under these circumstances.

    It's also a shame that he figured amongst a group of the most gifted players in the country during that period (notably Osgood, Hudson, Bowles, McKenzie, George, Currie) who received fleeting England recognition, or who were largely ignored.

    Eight full-international caps was shameful for a player with his talent. It's hardly surprising we failed to qualify for the finals of two World Cup tournaments during that decade.
    Absolutely, Frank.

    I remember Alan Hudson very well during his Stoke City days (I used to watch them regular with a school pal). What a player he was.


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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Thanks Gary, it's just a shame it's told under these circumstances.

    It's also a shame that he figured amongst a group of the most gifted players in the country during that period (notably Osgood, Hudson, Bowles, McKenzie, George, Currie) who received fleeting England recognition, or who were largely ignored.

    Eight full-international caps was shameful for a player with his talent. It's hardly surprising we failed to qualify for the finals of two World Cup tournaments during that decade.
    That group of players wouldn’t get beyond the age of 12 at a modern academy never mind play for England. They just don’t allow for mavericks any more which just adds to the tedium


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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    I remember Alan Hudson very well during his Stoke City days (I used to watch them regular with a school pal). What a player he was.
    He certainly was Gary. In one of his only two appearances for England, I clearly remember Hudson completely running-the-show in a two-nil victory over a powerful West Germany side at Wembley.

    Last edited by Otis Redd'un; 23-03-21 at 17:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redforest View Post
    That group of players wouldn’t get beyond the age of 12 at a modern academy never mind play for England. They just don’t allow for mavericks any more which just adds to the tedium


    I can see Alan Hudson trend setting on this pic, but I'm unsure who the others are.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    He certainly was Gary. In one of his only two appearances for England, I clearly remember Hudson completely running-the-show in a two-nil victory over a powerful West Germany side at Wembley.
    What a player, saw him in THAT Chelsea side a few times. in that game against Germany he was so damn good. Amazing talent.


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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    Quote Originally Posted by redforest View Post
    RIP Frank another “character” from my youth passes away, they are just not producing the same today
    I don’t know. Harry Kane is a right character, Dele alli poses for awe inspiring Instagram shots and jesse Lingard shouts ‘beans’ on camera. Just think of the after dinner speeches in twenty years time.


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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    Quote Originally Posted by GOBIAS View Post
    I don’t know. Harry Kane is a right character, Dele alli poses for awe inspiring Instagram shots and jesse Lingard shouts ‘beans’ on camera. Just think of the after dinner speeches in twenty years time.
    They’ve had all the professional „social media“ training and as a result are as boring as watching paint dry.

    Give me Stan Collymore and tasteless and entertaining tales combining Sky Sports Presenters and chocolate confectionery, any day of the week.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    Frank Worthington.

    An old fashioned footballer with magical skills who was a character.

    In the modern game the maverick side of him would have been driven out of him and he would have become a lesser player as a result.

    Impossible not to enjoy him as a footballer, impossible not to like him as a character.

    God bless Frank, it was a privilege to be able to see you play.


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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    I've just had a moment of reflection thinking about the affection I have for one Leicester legend and would like to contrast that with what would be my obituary for another Leicester legend should he go before me.

    'Jug eared ****'.


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    Default Re: RIP Frank Worthington.

    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post


    I can see Alan Hudson trend setting on this pic, but I'm unsure who the others are.
    Must be Chelsea one on his right is Steve Kember. Ian Hutchinson on the left maybe?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    Must be Chelsea one on his right is Steve Kember. Ian Hutchinson on the left maybe?
    Yes... definitely Steve Kember on the right.


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    RIP Frank - really likeable player with a unique style of his own. Played in my first away game in 77, remember the dog ate me programme, still kept it with a chewed off cover.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Wolfgang Schnell BSc. PhD. View Post
    Worth watching if only for the music

    https://twitter.com/BBCArchive/statu...16242014724096
    Thank you for this.

    Quality skills and quality clobber. Yoot of today would kill for those trackie bottoms. I'm inspired by the hair style as I'm almost there because of lockdown.

    Thank you for starting the the thread Rocka.

    RIP Frank you fucking legend.


 

 

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