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Winstanley RIP

sandgroper
(@sandgroper)
Noble Member

A typical Widnes forward of his era. Not huge but tough and tenacious. Always gave 100%.

RIP Winno.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/01/2021 1:42 pm
Ceejay1
(@ceejay1)
Estimable Member

Yes, a good player 1959 to 1965 before tranferring to Blackpool for 1966.   Never hit the hights of other forwards of  that era but was a good back  up.    I probably missed most of his best years while serving my NS.        R.I.P Brian.

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Posted : 25/01/2021 2:08 pm
sunny
(@sunny)
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I played with him for a couple of seasons for the St Ambrose side - a loooooooooooong time ago.

1955/56 ish.

 

RIP Brian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted : 25/01/2021 4:32 pm
sandgroper
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The era when our only claim to fame was being able to say after the big games ' well they'll know the've had a game'

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Topic starter Posted : 25/01/2021 8:41 pm
pastplayer
(@pastplayer)
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Sad news, a really nice bloke was Brian, will be sadly missed by the lads at the pastplayers association, condolences to his family and friends. RIP Brian

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Posted : 26/01/2021 10:35 am
WirralViking
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Remember Brian as a really solid performer, in my early watching days. Hope I'm not confusing him, but we often used a contested a short kick off in those days, as did other sides and I remember Brian as one of our best gatherers of the ball! RIP and condolences.

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Posted : 30/01/2021 8:33 pm
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