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Sgt Wilco..

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:40 pm
by Haighy
Nephew went to see the great man yesterday..
Nephew went to see the great man yesterday..

Re: Sgt Wilco..

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:49 pm
by Leeds1000
Barmy Army. Great picture. He looks alot like my old man these days.

Re: Sgt Wilco..

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:07 pm
by Rover
Legend

Re: Sgt Wilco..

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:18 pm
by 1964white
Wilko needs to purchase some trendy shorts, looks like he's about to take off :lol: at least socks are white.

Nice photo all the same, Haighy. I bet your nephew was chuffed to bits.

Re: Sgt Wilco..

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:29 pm
by Haighy
1964white wrote: ↑Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:18 pm Wilko needs to purchase some trendy shorts, looks like he's about to take off :lol: at least socks are white.

Nice photo all the same, Haighy. I bet your nephew was chuffed to bits.
He was shocked how nice and very talkative he was. He was there over an hour.
He then drove my nephew to the station in Sheffield.. πŸ‘

Re: Sgt Wilco..

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:45 pm
by 1964white
Haighy wrote: ↑Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:29 pm He was shocked how nice and very talkative he was. He was there over an hour.
He then drove my nephew to the station in Sheffield.. πŸ‘
A knowledgeable, thoughtful man.

Re: Sgt Wilco..

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:24 pm
by andrewjohnsmith
True Leeds legend. Our second most successful manager after the great Revie. Word is that the training ground will be named after Bielsa - totally justified IMO. But I do think the club should do something to memorialize Wilkinson too. We were lower in the 2nd division when Wilkinson took over than when Bielsa took over. Unbelievable that he took us from there to the best team in the country in 3 years

Re: Sgt Wilco..

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:00 pm
by Musicman1965
Wonderful to see the great man looking good.
In my book Howard Wilkinson is second only to Revie. No one else comes close.

Re: Sgt Wilco..

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:36 am
by Haighy
andrewjohnsmith wrote: ↑Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:24 pm True Leeds legend. Our second most successful manager after the great Revie. Word is that the training ground will be named after Bielsa - totally justified IMO. But I do think the club should do something to memorialize Wilkinson too. We were lower in the 2nd division when Wilkinson took over than when Bielsa took over. Unbelievable that he took us from there to the best team in the country in 3 years
Agree with everything apart from imo Thorpe Arch should be named after Wilkinson. It was his creation..

Re: Sgt Wilco..

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:56 am
by Byebyegeegee
andrewjohnsmith wrote: ↑Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:24 pm True Leeds legend. Our second most successful manager after the great Revie. Word is that the training ground will be named after Bielsa - totally justified IMO. But I do think the club should do something to memorialize Wilkinson too. We were lower in the 2nd division when Wilkinson took over than when Bielsa took over. Unbelievable that he took us from there to the best team in the country in 3 years
A different game in those pre-Premier League days before billionaire owners’ and Sky money started sloshing around, and at the time, having, of course, lived and supported Leeds through the Revie era, I remember thinking only that we were back where we naturally belong - the upper echelons of the English game, and competing for domestic and European titles.

Looking back now though I can clearly see it for what it was, a truly astonishing and, as you say unbelievable, achievement.

Re: Sgt Wilco..

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2022 9:24 am
by Overman
Haighy wrote: ↑Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:36 am Agree with everything apart from imo Thorpe Arch should be named after Wilkinson. It was his creation..
I'd have to contest that, I think it should be named after Hockaday.

Re: Sgt Wilco..

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2022 11:52 am
by VinnysTattoo
Several pints beforehand, terracing, Vinnie, Strachan, Bats, Speedy etc, great games, bouncing crowds and unbelievable atmosphere. All down to Wilko . They where special times.