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Happy 83rd birthday to the greatest manager , so far, in my lifetime . The period 81-84 when he won us cups and got to finals all whilst fighting the board ( somethings never change. Yes he made mistakes , allowing Jennings go , and to that mob and for 45k and using Barry Daines , but the maestro then in 78 he bought over Ricky and Ossie and developed one the best teams with Glenn, Roberts Archibald etc .
Now the main question is , why was he called The General ?? And did this title come before or after the cup song ??? Over to you @skiathos
 
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Happy 83rd birthday to the greatest manager , so far, in my lifetime . The period 81-84 when he won us cups and got to finals all whilst fighting the board ( somethings never change. Yes he made mistakes , allowing Jennings go , and to that mob and for 45k and using Barry Daines , but the maestro then in 78 he bought over Ricky and Ossie and developed one the best teams with Glenn, Roberts Archibald etc .
Now the main question is , why was he called The General ?? And did this title come before or after the cup song ??? Over to you @skiathos
I think its just from ossies dream,I`ll ask a player who knows and get back to you.Micky H always answers.
 
skiathospurs

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Micky Hazard told me "probably from the song" so it wasnt a nick name at the club,if paul miller answers then he will for sure know definatly.
 
Wotspur

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Cheers Col , I knew you’d either know or know someone who could answer it .....have you tried Graham Roberts , aftercall he was his Captain for much of his time alone with Stevie P
 
Don Diaz

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Happy Birthday Graham Roberts 4, proper Yid and one of my all time faves.
 

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