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Re: Emlyn Hughes and Tommy Smith rivalry
« Reply #40 on: November 5, 2012, 12:46:37 pm »
I've heard that Tommy Smith never had much use for Heighway either. If so, maybe the jealousy/resentment factor came into play again. In Steve's case he's a rarity - a footballer with a brain.

No not a lot of them did, they would take the piss out of him making up stories about new football boots being made and the makers wanted Liverpool players to wear them, for a nice fee of course, so Heigway would run around making phone calls and making a prick of himself. I have no doubt that he was a great footballer, yes he had a brain but it wasn't that, that made him a great footballer, but great footballers can be intelligent at football and thick as pig shit in normal life. Hope you understand that.  ;D
 
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Re: Emlyn Hughes and Tommy Smith rivalry
« Reply #41 on: November 5, 2012, 02:09:29 pm »
..... but Davids mum (Strangely enough called Amy) ....

That's probably lost on a lot of youngsters these days Vic.

Re the Heighway stuff, I always heard back then that Brian Hall was the real brainy guy (not that I ever met him).
I don't do polite so fuck yoursalf with your stupid accusations...

Right you fuckwit I will show you why you are talking out of your fat arse...

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Re: Emlyn Hughes and Tommy Smith rivalry
« Reply #42 on: November 5, 2012, 02:33:41 pm »
That's probably lost on a lot of youngsters these days Vic.

Re the Heighway stuff, I always heard back then that Brian Hall was the real brainy guy (not that I ever met him).


I think he was, he is so normal it's untrue and a much nicer person then Heighway, just my opinion. I don't meet up with my mates from those days  often enough, I meet some of them at the "The Shankly Show" and the launch of Karen's (my Daughter) book. One of the things on my "Bucket list" is to have a night out with all my mates on RAWK and my old LFC mates, think it would be a good night
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Re: Emlyn Hughes and Tommy Smith rivalry
« Reply #43 on: February 7, 2013, 05:17:57 pm »
How did Emlyn get his Crazy Horse nickname?
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Re: Emlyn Hughes and Tommy Smith rivalry
« Reply #44 on: February 7, 2013, 07:06:40 pm »
How did Emlyn get his Crazy Horse nickname?

He went up and down the pitch like a crazy horse, didnt stop running apparently (I didnt see hime play, just what I have read by the way)

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Re: Emlyn Hughes and Tommy Smith rivalry
« Reply #45 on: February 8, 2013, 03:24:16 pm »
I did see him play many times and he always goes straight into my all-time great Liverpool side along with Tommy Smith.
The name came from the Evertonians, as I recall, and it stuck.
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Re: Emlyn Hughes and Tommy Smith rivalry
« Reply #46 on: February 27, 2013, 01:47:39 pm »
emlyn hughes signed for liverpool on this day in 1967