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in a parallel universe, ted farmer and peter knowles together in a few hundred games for us
I remember looking through the Wolves book of stats as a kid and picking out Ted Farmer as unbelievable scoring ratio. It's such a shame he had to give up so young, his record was remarkable, he must have been some player.
 

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I remember looking through the Wolves book of stats as a kid and picking out Ted Farmer as unbelievable scoring ratio. It's such a shame he had to give up so young, his record was remarkable, he must have been some player.
Roy Swinbourne was one of my Grandad's favourites. Another who had to quit early.
 

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I remember looking through the Wolves book of stats as a kid and picking out Ted Farmer as unbelievable scoring ratio. It's such a shame he had to give up so young, his record was remarkable, he must have been some player.
yes, very sad for him given how good he must have been. there's a good thread on the mix about him. bigsaftkid's post is the best telling how as a wolves jr in 1956 he scored 86 goals in the season. sounds like some of the opposition may have needed some defense coaching lol

going back further, dennis westcott might still have had all scoring records but for the war. he had 43 in 43 in 38/9 and 38 goals on the restart 1946/47. he stats have 105 in 128 for us. so imagine what 7 additional years of scoring at that rate would have done. i think in that time he had about 100 war goals for the club that don't count. also very sad that he died of leukaemia when he'd only just turned 43
 

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Roy Swinbourne was my dad's favourite along with Peter Broadbent.

Knocker will always be mine, had everything. Anyone remember him kicking the ball out of the ground at Portsmouth after scoring our third goal?
Gees, guys, I watched Roy Swinbourne, Peter Broadbent, Johnny Hancocks, Dennis Wilshaw, Billy Wright, and Jimmy Mullen (my favourite) in the 1950s. You're making me feel so old!!!
 

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Depends on the Aussie PM. Not before June 2022 by the look of it.
 
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We would easily have won more than two League Cups (74 and 80) if he carried on playing. A talent like that would have made a massive difference to any team.
 
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