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    Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney

    Posted by HeathHatter on 12/2/2018, 19:43:28
    188.221.13.119

    With reference to the posts this morning about the possibility that Stanley Matthews might have played his last game against Luton - I wonder if posters are confusing Matthews with the great Tom Finney, who definitely did play against the Hatters in his final game (a 2-0 win for Preston at Deepdale in April 1960)?

    (I know someone like J Block will be along in a minute to say "Who gives a s**t" but this kind of stuff is interesting to some of us)

      Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney

      Posted by Last straw on 12/2/2018, 22:22:39, in reply to "Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney"
      80.192.228.31

      I didn't see the post this morning so this may have been already said. Stokes last home game of the 62/63 was against Luton, Matthews scored. It meant Stoke were promoted to the 1st Div.
      He played the next season in the reserves but his last league game was against Fulham.
      I remember seeing him play for Stoke at Luton, he was nearly 50, and was given much protection from a very deferential ref.

        Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney

        Posted by Suffolk Punch on 12/2/2018, 22:48:02, in reply to "Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney"
        86.167.109.210

        This must have been when I saw him play at the Kenny. He didn't have a good game and got some stick from the crowd, which from memory was quite big. If it was a reserve fixture, it must have been swelled by his presence on the pitch. I wish I could remember that day better.

          Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney

          Posted by Laststraw on 12/2/2018, 23:00:10, in reply to "Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney"
          80.192.228.31

          It was a League game Suffolk, Sept 8th 1962 0-0 at Kenny Road.His last League game at Stoke was against Luton May18th 1963 he scored in a 2-0 victory.We went down they went up!

      Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney

      Posted by Whittaker (pen) on 12/2/2018, 20:29:24, in reply to "Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney"
      82.17.237.54

      Remember seeing Johnny Haynes play his last ever game for Fulham at K R (town Res v Fulham Res) circa 1965 good crowd there as well around 3500 - 4000 if my memory serves me right

        Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney

        Posted by The Outsider on 12/2/2018, 21:13:07, in reply to "Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney"
        81.158.110.178

        He played for Fulham a lot later than 1965 - he played regularly until 1970.

        Johnny Haynes

        Tue 18th Oct 2005

        Fulham's greatest ever player, Johnny Haynes, passes away...



        At 9pm on Tuesday evening the Club was officially informed by the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary that Johnny Haynes had passed away.

        It is with great regret that the Club informs its fans of this very sad news and hopes that they will all join together in the one minute's silence in honour of The Maestro, this will take place on Saturday prior to Kick Off at the Fulham v Liverpool game at Craven Cottage.

        Haynes was one of British football's outstanding inside forwards and was capped for England on 56 occasions, 22 as skipper. His greatest game for his country came against Russia in 1958 when his hat-trick helped England to a 5-0 victory, while he was also inspirational when Scotland were beaten 9-3 at Wembley in 1961.

        Known as 'the Maestro', he was idolised by Fulham supporters and remained at the Cottage throughout his career despite offers from bigger clubs (he chose to join Fulham because his friend Tosh Chamberlain was already at the Club).

        He easily holds the Club aggregate appearance record with 658 games and his tally of 158 goals was also a record until Gordon Davies passed it in 1989.

        He became the country's first �100 per week player in 1961, and with his lucrative contract to advertise Brylcreem, he was the Golden Boy, the David Beckham, of his time. His England career came to an unfortunate end in 1962 after he was injured in a car crash, but he continued playing for Fulham for another eight years.

        Haynes dictated most games he played in with his magnificent tactical brain, control and passing ability.

        Fondly remembered by the faithful for his inability to contain his exasperation with less-gifted colleagues, his extravagant gestures and withering looks were caused more by his quest for perfection than any arrogance on his part.

        In his early days, the partnership he formed with Bobby Robson and Bedford Jezzard will surely go down as one of the Whites' most exciting ever forward-lines. Fulham's greatest and best-loved son, Johnny Haynes - the Legend, the Maestro.

        The thoughts and sympathies of everyone associated with the Club are with his family at this time.







        195253 Fulham Second Division 18 1
        195354 41 16
        195455 37 8
        195556 40 18
        195657 33 5
        195758 38 15
        195859 34 26
        195960 First Division 31 10
        196061 39 9
        196162 38 5
        196263 8 0
        196364 40 8
        196465 39 5
        196566 33 6
        196667 36 6
        196768 34 5
        196869 Second Division 28 1
        196970 Third Division 27 3

        Career total 594 147

          Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney

          Posted by PaulR on 12/2/2018, 23:01:41, in reply to "Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney"
          81.141.74.191

          Johnny Haynes definitely played against us for Fulham on a snowy November night in 1969. I used to stand near you by the tunnel and I clearly recall him trying to get the game stopped as the floodlights flickered and the lines had to be brushed clear of snow.
          Match Details
          Div.3
          Nov 25th.Tu.1969 FULHAM H 1-0
          Scorer: MacDonald
          Attendance: 16,485
          Luton: Davie Ryan Bannister Keen Nicholl Slough French MacDonald Tees Allen Harrison Sub: Collins
          Fulham: Seymour Tranter Brown Horne Matthewson Callaghan Conway Richardson Earle Haynes Barrett Sub: Lloyd

        Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney

        Posted by crumpsall on 12/2/2018, 19:56:05, in reply to "Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney"
        82.28.197.111

        Of course! You are precisely right on all counts....I'd certainly got my great wingers in a twist there!

        Thanks.

          Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney

          Posted by The Outsider on 12/2/2018, 20:53:26, in reply to "Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney"
          81.158.110.178

          I thought of Tom Finney but didn't suggest it as you referred to it being for his last away game and Finney's last game was a home game (for him, not us). As I mentioned on here recently, I have the programme for that game signed by Tom.

            Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney

            Posted by Solingen Hatter on 12/2/2018, 21:54:32, in reply to "Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney"
            80.226.24.9

            Did Nat Nuthouse, Wilf Finney or Charles 'Charlie' Charles ever play at Luton?









          Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney

          Posted by J Block on 12/2/2018, 19:44:16, in reply to "Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney"
          79.66.178.243

          wow, this is really interesting stuff

            Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney

            Posted by Whittaker (pen) on 12/2/2018, 19:46:40, in reply to "Re: Stanley Matthews and Tom Finney"
            82.17.237.54

            Could they do a job for us ?

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