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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2010, 11:39:36 am »
Some good memories there, I just loved Emlyn.
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2010, 11:56:06 am »
Great tribute to a truly great player, well done Phil. I wish we had a few Emlyn's in out team now! I concider myself very lucky to have seen all of his career with us. A Liverpool legend, deffo.
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2010, 01:17:23 pm »
Great stuff. Remember watching him as a kid (on the TV only I'm afraid) and he was truly a great player, not technically, but for his enthusiasm and energy.

Paid my respects at his rememberance service at Sheffield Cathedral back in 2004. Massive turnout of the great and the good.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2010, 01:25:20 pm »
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2010, 01:29:56 pm »
Absolutely fantastic read Phil, thanks so much   :thumbup

Like others, I was lucky enough to see him play and I just remember that insanely massive grin. Much as I loved Tommy Smith as a player, I've never understood the bitterness he felt for a real legend. One of my abiding images of Emlyn, and unfortunately it was that long ago that the memory of it might be a bit muddied, is splitting his shorts during a match, and grinning at the ref while showing him his arse. Now I might be wrong, but it was either us against Wolves, but it might well have been when he was playing for Wolves. As I say, the finer details are a bit sketchy but the grin was the same none the less.   ;D
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2010, 02:35:40 pm »
he scored one of his screamers  against ipswich and ran to the camera shouting 'what a fucking goal'
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2010, 03:45:37 pm »
Great post, many thanks for bringing back some great memories of a great Captain.

I still love the plain red shirt, round neck, Liver bird. All you need.

Makes me feel old though!  :(
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2010, 03:54:22 pm »
Macca888. Phil Thompson spoke about that in his book, and he understood it to be linked with Tommy blaming Emlyn for influencing Sir Bob into Alec Lindsay being dropped and sold on. Obviously I can't speak to that, but I agree I thought it was a shame that animosity was there. Never stopped them playing well together though.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2010, 04:05:21 pm »
he scored one of his screamers  against ipswich and ran to the camera shouting 'what a fucking goal'

Dunno why but just picturing that has me in stitches. ;D

And once again thanks for the kind comments everyone, love hearing from those who were lucky enough
to have seen him and his teammates play in what was an incredible era.
It's true to say that if Shankly had told us to invade Poland we'd be queuing up 10 deep all the way from Anfield to the Pier Head.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #49 on: February 19, 2010, 04:49:33 pm »
what a lovely thread :D 
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #50 on: February 19, 2010, 06:34:58 pm »
Just to let you all know this is one of a number of threads about LFC Legends. Over the last few months a few of the site Scribes have done and are looking to do more of these type threads.

I will post a link to other such threads from the past in here if its ok with Phil?
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #51 on: February 19, 2010, 06:40:48 pm »
He was Liverpool through and through.  Only a couple of years before he died my sister was in a pub in Sheffield watching us in Europe (UEFA cup final possibly) and she said he was hanging on to the radiator pipes on the wall and swinging from them when we scored.  Who else would do that?
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #52 on: February 19, 2010, 08:16:22 pm »
what stood out for me was he was ready to die for the cause.

i remember him struggling to hold back the tears after we lost to the mancs in the 1977 FA Cup Final and had missed out on the double. Bastard set me off. cried bucket loads for days till we won the European Cup the following wednesday. happy days.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #53 on: February 19, 2010, 08:54:14 pm »
fantastic, tears in me bastard eyes watching that
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #54 on: February 19, 2010, 09:05:27 pm »
fantastic, tears in me bastard eyes watching that
Same for me.

I was too young and missed the crazyhorse years, but what he achieved, along with the club, back then, was magnificent. Carried himself as a true gent as well.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #55 on: February 19, 2010, 11:19:43 pm »
Just to let you all know this is one of a number of threads about LFC Legends. Over the last few months a few of the site Scribes have done and are looking to do more of these type threads.

I will post a link to other such threads from the past in here if its ok with Phil?

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It's true to say that if Shankly had told us to invade Poland we'd be queuing up 10 deep all the way from Anfield to the Pier Head.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #56 on: February 19, 2010, 11:30:02 pm »
those were the days

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #57 on: February 19, 2010, 11:57:35 pm »
Really powerful stuff & great memories, makes you want to get down on your knees & thank God you're a Red

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2010, 12:30:47 am »
I envy you mate, he was before my time but what a player and person he was. I imagine he was the epitomy of
a captain in Shanks eyes. Oh and thanks for the comments folks, really appreciated.


Thanks for all the hard work Phil.

Of all of the players who have played for Liverpool since the Shankly era then Emlyn is the one who stands head and shoulders above the rest. No he was not the best player but he was the one who tried and tried and tried. He never ever stopped running and was so passionate about the team. If he was playing today then you would see a man who would play for free and would motivate others just by his attitude. He would be my number one player on the team sheet (above Dalglish, Rush, Fowler, Gerrard, Torres etc. and that says a lot).

He was "our kid".

If there was one player who made me proud to be a Liverpool supporter then it's Emlyn.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2010, 07:24:18 pm »
our greatest ever captain  imho
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #60 on: February 20, 2010, 07:58:23 pm »
I loved Emlyn's smile when he was going up to get the cup at Wembley in 1974. The sheer joy he shows is fantastic.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #61 on: February 20, 2010, 11:56:41 pm »
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #62 on: February 21, 2010, 12:04:42 am »
If he was playing today then you would see a man who would play for free and would motivate others just by his attitude. He would be my number one player on the team sheet (above Dalglish, Rush, Fowler, Gerrard, Torres etc. and that says a lot). He was "our kid".
If there was one player who made me proud to be a Liverpool supporter then it's Emlyn.

I think that in itself says it all. Cheers mate.
It's true to say that if Shankly had told us to invade Poland we'd be queuing up 10 deep all the way from Anfield to the Pier Head.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #63 on: February 21, 2010, 12:27:37 am »
He passed away just before #5 and far too young

It was mentioned by many that maybe our great former captain was looking down on us that in Istanbul. It's a nice thought and it would certainly explain the way events unfolded that night!

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #64 on: September 3, 2010, 01:04:37 am »
Was in Barrow today seeing an old mate who I'd not seen for 20 years, wondering why they'd knocked the cinema down, but finding this in front of it instead (sorry for the pics, they're from my old mobile phone). Superb.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #65 on: September 3, 2010, 01:12:19 am »
thanks for posting, brilliant read! 

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #66 on: September 3, 2010, 01:27:20 am »
thanks for posting, brilliant read! 

Cheers mate, thanks for the bump, it allowed me to fix the youtube videos.
It's true to say that if Shankly had told us to invade Poland we'd be queuing up 10 deep all the way from Anfield to the Pier Head.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #67 on: September 3, 2010, 02:05:37 am »
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #68 on: September 3, 2010, 03:40:47 am »
Fitting tributes to a great, great player, a natural leader and a real captain.

I'll never forget the way he could cover the ground, he seemed to be able to find an amazing turn of speed and saved our bacon on numerous occasions.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #69 on: September 3, 2010, 04:13:31 am »
I got into Liverpool in 1978 so I missed his glory years... It was just after Emlyn kind of faded out of the scene for us. Alan Hansen was my hero. But Emlyn was always there in the background as a legend. I kind of followed him at Wolves too. In 1979, Wolves were sort of my 2nd team, just because of Emlyn. Remebered him best for Question of Sport, really..

He died too young as a lot of legends do.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #70 on: September 3, 2010, 02:33:14 pm »
I have a fantastic interview on disc of our Crazy Horse after he finished playing etc. Maybe i can upload when i can find out how!
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #71 on: September 3, 2010, 02:55:48 pm »
Emlyn will always be in my all time eleven as will his less then best friend Tommy Smith - chalk and cheese but i they were the first players i loved as a five and six year old at the end of their careers. There is a lot of stuff written about Emlyn in Tommy Smith's book and the guy did have his flaws, but who doesn't - and what a great fucking player!
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« Reply #72 on: September 3, 2010, 03:04:08 pm »
Thank you for reminding me of what it was to watch the man, and this team, back then.

Memories like that are why I'm still here, though half a world away, all these years later.


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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #73 on: September 3, 2010, 06:11:09 pm »
Thank you for reminding me of what it was to watch the man, and this team, back then.

Memories like that are why I'm still here, though half a world away, all these years later.



You're welcome mate, and if you liked this then perhaps you might also enjoy.....

http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=236865.msg5343084#msg5343084

http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=236938.msg5348151#msg5348151

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It's true to say that if Shankly had told us to invade Poland we'd be queuing up 10 deep all the way from Anfield to the Pier Head.

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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #74 on: September 3, 2010, 06:22:21 pm »
You're welcome mate, and if you liked this then perhaps you might also enjoy.....

http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=236865.msg5343084#msg5343084

http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=236938.msg5348151#msg5348151

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some footage ive never seen there Phil - cheers - got any Ian Callaghan footage - can never find any of his goals
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #75 on: September 3, 2010, 06:48:08 pm »
I was Ten in 77.

Missed most of Emlyn but me aul fella tells me he was the heart and soul of two great Red teams.

Never forget '77.  As a lad, after the game i went out waving me banners and scraves and that. Stood on a little grassy embankment, by a main road with traffic lights.

Me and me mate, who was not even a Libpool fan really. When the lights went RED we 'ad 'em. Scarves up and two urchins chargin down the banks...they all bipped their horns and gave a couple of 10 years old the thumbs up.

Today you'd get told to fck off,  but then, well, we were all pleased Big Ears was coming here (not that anyone new what Big Ears was then).

It was fkin great.




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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #76 on: September 3, 2010, 07:14:57 pm »
Emilyn could p*ss you off with some of his antics off the pitch,but what a fantastic player,gave everything for Liverpool,great memories of the lad.

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« Reply #77 on: September 3, 2010, 08:11:54 pm »
In '77, my older brother took me to one of the shops near where I was living at the time.

I was only five or six, but I remember standing there for what seemed like forever and bigger kids kept pushing in front of us. I was not that bothered as my brother hadn't told me what we were waiting for, so I didn't really know what I was missing.

After about 4 hours (no joking), I heard this banging noise, looked up and saw the crowd of youths parting like the Red Sea and some bloke knocking on the window and pointing a me. He was calling me over. When I got closer, I saw that it was Emlyn and I bottled it, didn't know what to do. Then, just like we use to do in the Kop in those days, I was picked up and passed over loads of heads into the shop were Emlyn signed my shirt (not an LFC shirt unfortunately, just a typical 70's sad effort which was brown and orange!). I wasn't able to say anything, but Emlyn told me that he watched me a few times when he had gone upstairs for a break and thought I was a 'little gentleman' for not acting up everytime I got pushed further back down the queue, etc.

I ran all the way home (only about 400 yards in truth) and told me Dad, who was absolutely made up as it was Emlyn.

I loved that shirt, even took it off occasionally, and still have it in me Mum and Dad's loft (unless they have sold it on Ebay!).

But that was Emlyn to me.....doesn't matter what anyone says what he was like off the field, politics or interviews in the papers, he cared enough about some little kid and I have never forgotten.
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Re: Emlyn - A Tribute to Crazy Horse
« Reply #79 on: September 3, 2010, 09:10:34 pm »
Thanks for the posts about Emlyn.  I used to love this man, and was lucky enough to see him play in his heyday.

After he had retired I used to wait to watch him every week on Question of Sport, and to be honest, he made that programme with his wonderful smile and infectious personality.

It was such a shame that we lost him so early.

RIP Emlyn.  Wonderful man and Liverpool legend

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