RIP Mike Balson

Colesman Ballz

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I will remember Mike as a no nonsense defender. I particularly remember his efforts containing Sheffield United at SJP in 1968 in the League Cup.

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Shirley it was Wednesday (on a Wednesday night too).They were 4th in Division One at the time, and a great scalp. Set us up for the third round trip to White Hart Lane in the 3rd Round. We led twice before eventually succumbing 3-6 (And I still reckon all three of Greaves goals were offside !). Spurs fans were very complimentary after the match too. Iirc they had beaten Crewe 9-0 in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup in the January.

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You're quite right Mr Ballz. Sheffield Wednesday it was, at a time when top teams were sending the same eleven to play for each match; none of this putting out a reserve side as is common today. I remember Wednesday goalkeeper Peter Springett having dreadful trouble dealing with crosses with the floodlights in his eyes! He moaned about the lights whichever team he played at SJP for.
 

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You're quite right Mr Ballz. Sheffield Wednesday it was, at a time when top teams were sending the same eleven to play for each match; none of this putting out a reserve side as is common today. I remember Wednesday goalkeeper Peter Springett having dreadful trouble dealing with crosses with the floodlights in his eyes! He moaned about the lights whichever team he played at SJP for.
Didn’t John Corr score in this game? I was on the Big Bank that night, a terrific result for us.
 

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I remember Peter Bullock scored a great goal. Jim McCalliog was in the Wednesday team.
But this thread is about Mike Balson. Remember him well. Rest in peace.
 
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