Billy Dale 1934 FA Cup Final Match Worn Shirt

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  1. Colin_Bell

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  2. cfn1963

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    Looks new! How do you authenticate something like that?
     
  3. Banned Tosspot

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    I was thinking the same.
     
  4. Swordfish7

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    Did you get it for a fiver with a shed load of other stuff?
     
  5. blue44

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    This is from " Manchester City,player by player " by Tony Matthews,a great book btw

    William Dale
    Apps 271 Born Manchester 17/2/1905 Died Manchester 12/6/1987

    Career,Hugh Oldham lads club,Sandbach Ramblers,Manchester utd,City ( december 1931-May 1938),Ipswich,Norwich city
    retired during 2nd world war,was a fan of greyhound racing.
    Billy joined city with Harry Rowley and Bill Ridding,plus a small fee going accross town to utd.he played in 2 FA Cup finals with city,gaining a winners medal in the 2nd (1934)
    and followed up with a 1st division championship medal in 1937,playing in 36 of 42 matches as a partner to Sam Barkas.One of the best uncapped fullbacks of his day,Dale was "cool and stylish ,quick in recovery and cultured in distribution "

    Hope you enjoyed all that,i had to type it not copy n paste
     
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  6. sheepskin_tearaway

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    1934? Fa cUp final?

    We were only formed in 2008 pal. Had no success before then. Fake news.

    Sad.
     
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    As a trivia sideline to the above, Dale was succeeded as right-back by Bert Sproston, an England player, who had also started his career (like Dale) at Sandbach Ramblers.

    A rather nice, if spooky, symmetry. (btw do Sandbach Ramblers still exist?)
     
  8. Ric

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    That's a beautiful shirt.
     
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  9. Lovely shirt.

    TOFFS used to do a replica but they've deleted it from the range. I'd like to get a new one as it's fraying a bit at the cuffs.

    The TOFFS version has a slightly different collar/button arrangement to the one depicted in the OP.
     
  10. mcfcinprague

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    Sandbach Ramblers merged with Sandbach Albion in 2004 to form Sandbach United.
     

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