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Glyn Shaw

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Sad to report that he has passed away at the age of 71 😔

Glyn was actually related to me for a time (he was married to my Nan's niece)

Always came across as a really top bloke, such a shame. R.I.P.




Topic starter Posted : 10/05/2022 2:20 pm
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Sad news, as a young Leigh fan who with my Dad (Widnes fan) took me to many Chemics games in the late 70's, he was part of that awesome pack of forwards you had. Rest In Peace x

Posted : 10/05/2022 3:33 pm
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Remember him coming on and scoring in his first game for us stretching out to do it.

RIP Glyn.

Posted : 10/05/2022 4:05 pm
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Sad news. I picked him up in my taxi quite a few times, and he was always having a laugh, and never any trouble, even after he’d had a few! One of Widnes’s best forwards as well. 

Some away fans obviously didn’t like him, and if I remember correctly, I’m sure Ste Fox or someone can tell me,  one game at , I think York, as he was walking down the touch line, when I think he was waiting to come on as a sub, the home fans started booing and throwing seat cushions from the stands at him!!

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Posted : 10/05/2022 4:07 pm
MT reacted
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Sad to hear that.  One of the great Widnes forwards.  My thoughts go out to Glyn's family.

Posted : 10/05/2022 4:12 pm
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Rest easy Shawy.I remember his debut off the bench at the old Hunslet ground which had gridiron forks for goal posts.One of the toughest, strongest and fittest forwards to play for us.

Posted : 10/05/2022 4:48 pm
Former Chemic
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Sad to say, there’s no chance of bringing two great, skilful and powerful Welsh forwards like Glynn and Jim Mills to the Vikings.

Posted : 10/05/2022 4:51 pm
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RIP Glyn x

Posted : 10/05/2022 6:29 pm
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Sad news, great player for the club, never took a step backwards and a decent bloke.

RIP Glyndwr and thank you for the memories.

Posted : 10/05/2022 9:08 pm
Estimable Member

I was at his first game at huslet and thought he was fantastic

Ive seen some great Widnes props from my early years, Jim Mills, Bill Ramsey, Brian Hogan Brian Lockwood, King Kurt,, Robert Relf and of course Glyn Shaw. 

Glyn was as tough as they come and it was great to have him in our team

Rest easy big man

Posted : 10/05/2022 10:41 pm
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Great player indeed. Are you sure he was only 71, as I remember it there was a bit of a kerfuffle back in the day as to how old he was with some saying that he was many years older than he claimed he was 😀 .

In those days when a player, especially a forward, came over from the dark side they always had their metal tested by someone trying to rough them up. I can't remember if it was his first game for us but certainly early on in his career here someone tried it on with him and they came off second best. He was sent off but not many messed with him after that.

He had a good turn of speed for a forward and once he got used to the game he excelled.

R.I.P. Glyn  😥 

Posted : 10/05/2022 11:31 pm
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Top man, top player hard as they come.

On a slightly lighter note, Glyn I shall never forget some of your 'antics' in the Hillcrest Hotel. Not sure Harold Nelson has ever had the same heart rate again 🤣 

RIP Glyn


Posted : 11/05/2022 7:34 am
 Mr H
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Such Sad news, a Widnes legend. Condolences to his family, friends and former team mates. 

Posted : 11/05/2022 7:59 am
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IMO he was never given enough credit for the real influence he had on our successes at the time. He was immense in both attack & defence. I will always remember him entertaining us fans in the social club after the match serenading us with amusing ditties with a handkerchief tied on his head. RIP Glyn. Gone too soon. Condolences to family & friends.

Posted : 11/05/2022 11:28 am