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One armed footballer

QBBC2
21:48, Wednesday 11 October 2017
I met some Belfast lads on holiday in the Summer. One of them, Marty, told me lots of stories but never mentioned this [www.dundalkfc.com]

His dad was Jimmy Hasty, a revered Dundalk footballer who only had one arm. He lost his arm in an accident on his first day at work when he was 14. He never let it hold him back from his dream of playing football though and he scored 109 goals in 169 appearances for Dundalk! He was killed by the UVF in a tit for tat shooting in 1974 when Marty was 7. Today is the anniversary of his death.

Blimey!
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Rab C Nesbitt replying to QBBC2
22:03, Wednesday 11 October 2017
Bloody shame. Cheers for sharing.
RIP, but the story will always be told I suspect
Fat Buddha - 'Rab C Nesbitt. He's a contrary fecker, but invariably right. He has his finger on the motherfecking pulse.'
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generalBlue replying to QBBC2
22:17, Wednesday 11 October 2017
Straight up , Back in the day in the Midland Combination playing against GEC Whitton their centre forward with a withered right arm .... it was a good battle and at the final whistle, slightly hesitant but he offered that right arm for the traditional end of game ' handshake '. So fair play after showering in the bar I get him a beer and as we're chewing the fat he tells me his real name is Andy .... all afternoon I've been thinking his team mates have just been taking the piss. Good lad thumbs up

Playing golf a few years later and one of the two opponents in a fourball matchplay is Ryder cup player Paul Broadhurst's old man
He's lost an arm donkeys years ago but still played off an 18 handicap....absolutely humbling and he and his partner beat us 4 and 3.

Congratulations to both of those men thumbs up
Is Rab guilty of being a....."whey faced poltroon" ? :-)))))
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The Hurricane replying to generalBlue
22:19, Wednesday 11 October 2017
Thought this was a thread about Neil Freeman or Andy Gosney

8-)
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DES replying to The Hurricane
23:16, Wednesday 11 October 2017
Did anyone recall that back in sixties there was a great Andelect side with a midfielder called julien who played in glasses!
Never known that before or since!
Think he might have been a Belgian international!
Kro
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SteveCherry replying to DES
23:21, Wednesday 11 October 2017
"Jef" Jurion was the bloke's name.
She's playing with fire, he''s not ready for nibbly pig...
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Bluemeadey replying to generalBlue
23:23, Wednesday 11 October 2017
The ops director at our place is thalidomide both arms ....but what a footballer ! Played semi pro and still can knock it about at nearly 50
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DES replying to SteveCherry
23:41, Wednesday 11 October 2017
Cheers steve, that team had a great deep laying centre forward called PAUL VAN HIMST, Belgians bobby charlton!
Kro
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TrevorFrancisTrackSuits replying to DES
23:43, Wednesday 11 October 2017
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Slightly Turbid replying to TrevorFrancisTrackSuits
07:28, Thursday 12 October 2017
Luxembourg amateur team won the national cup with a one-armed striker.

Played Chelsea in the first round of the cup winners cup.

Lost 21-0!

[www.theguardian.com]
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Slightly Turbid replying to Slightly Turbid
07:29, Thursday 12 October 2017
Oh yeah and Uruguay's world cup winning side of 1930 had a one-armed striker too, think he scored a couple in the 4-2 final win over Argentina.
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DES replying to TrevorFrancisTrackSuits
09:15, Thursday 12 October 2017
Trev, I had forgotten bout Davids but think he didn't wear them till late on did he?
Kro
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Bordesley not Small Heath replying to QBBC2
14:00, Thursday 12 October 2017
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QBBC2
I met some Belfast lads on holiday in the Summer. One of them, Marty, told me lots of stories but never mentioned this [www.dundalkfc.com]

His dad was Jimmy Hasty, a revered Dundalk footballer who only had one arm. He lost his arm in an accident on his first day at work when he was 14. He never let it hold him back from his dream of playing football though and he scored 109 goals in 169 appearances for Dundalk! He was killed by the UVF in a tit for tat shooting in 1974 when Marty was 7. Today is the anniversary of his death.

Blimey!

My dad used to watch this fella, told me all about it. remarkable!

It was different times then but after the game Hasty would go into the pub, who would have some large whiskies waiting for him.
He'd would quickly wolf them down and away he went home
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Slightly Turbid replying to Bordesley not Small Heath
14:01, Thursday 12 October 2017
Bryan Gunn

(Think about it)
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Mendip Blue replying to Slightly Turbid
15:08, Thursday 12 October 2017
Alf Bond, the referee for the '56 FA Cup Final was one armed.
Interesting aside, he was also the ref for Man Uniteds' first game after the Munich air disaster...
[soccernostalgianorthlancsleague.co.uk]
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Micky Darrell replying to SteveCherry
15:27, Thursday 12 October 2017
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SteveCherry
"Jef" Jurion was the bloke's name.

Mutton?
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B.A - Jota is sex replying to Mendip Blue
17:28, Thursday 12 October 2017
How did he signal an advantage?
Even Gabby, the premier league's first disabled footballer, doesn't want to play for you any more.
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Mendip Blue replying to B.A - Jota is sex
18:03, Thursday 12 October 2017
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B.A - Jota is sex
How did he signal an advantage?

Given that we lost I doubt he gave any; least not to us anyway!
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