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Offline Dodgin

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Bob Hardisty
« on: November 12, 2019, 10:33:08 PM »
News tonight on BBC showed an election piece on Bishop Auckland, football was featured with an amateur cup final which once would fill Wembley. On the pitch was a player Bob Hardisty, though not mentioned who in his day was one the most well known players in the country. Pretty sure the older FOFs will remember him.

Offline Oakeshott

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Re: Bob Hardisty
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 11:01:53 PM »
I saw Bishop Auckland draw with Corinthian Casuals in the amateur cup final in 1956. I am almost sure Hardisty was playing for BA.

Offline Mince n Tatties

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Re: Bob Hardisty
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 06:49:28 AM »
My Dad was at that final,I think I might have the programme somewhere in my vast collection ("when are you clearing all this junk out",that's the wife..lol)
Amateur Final was a big occasion, B Auckland were always a good side,with a big following.
They won the cup 10 times,and losing finalists 8 times.
Now a struggling side in Northern league.
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Offline Ruislip Ray

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Re: Bob Hardisty
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 09:24:19 AM »
My father played alongside Bob,he said he was not only a top player, but an absolute gentleman.

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Re: Bob Hardisty
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 09:36:01 AM »
I have a programme for that match. I have never forgotten Bob with his distinctive balding head. Bishop Auckland were one of the best amateur sides. 100.000 for the Amateur Cup Final. phenomenal.


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Re: Bob Hardisty
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 09:42:09 AM »
Didn't Warren Bradley play for them? After Munich I think he signed for United. I always rated Bobby Brown who we signed after he played for Barnet in an amateur cup final. Should have been given more time with us.   


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Re: Bob Hardisty
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 11:52:48 AM »
Didn't mention that I saw the Pegasus v Bishop Auckland final in 51 went with my dear late brother, I was Twelve years old.

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Re: Bob Hardisty
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 02:59:04 PM »
I missed out on the 1958 Amateur Cup Final between Woking and Ilford (3-0).......dad didn't think it was safe taking an almost 9 year-old to Wembley with such a big crowd 😂

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Re: Bob Hardisty
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 02:22:53 AM »
I remember Hounslow Town  (who I played a few games for, in the reserves) playing Crook Town in the Amateur cup final
0-0 at Wembley but lost 4-0 in the replay.
Another huge NE team in their day.
Hounslow's ground (Denbigh Road)  is now a housing estate I think
Does anyone remember the black and red woollen 'stick men" souvenirs.
I scored there once for Hanworth Youth Club in the West Middx under 18th final against
Ashford Town.
The Middlesex Chronicle described it as a miss-hit from the half way line.
I remember it as a brilliant lob over the head of the goalkeeper off his line !!
But I would wouldn't I  :0)