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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:01 pm 
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A mate has emailed this wonderful photo to me, showing the Liverpool team lined up at Spurs on Easter Monday 15th April 1963. Spurs won this game 7-2 having lost the game 5-2 at Anfield on Good Friday 12th April.

Now, my questions concern the proud mascot, who would have been about 8 years old probably, so today would be about 64 and could well be a Liverpool diehard.

First question - does anyone know who this lad is?

Second question - does anyone have the Spurs v Liverpool programme 15.4.63 and is he referred to perhaps?

Third question - Liverpool's next home game was the following Thursday 18th April v Nottingham Forest. Does anyone have that programme and would that show the team photo perhaps and mention the lad?



I should just say, the photo isn't for sale. The owner just wants to find out and if possible contact the bloke.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:38 pm 
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Hi Pete

Just had a look at the 2 programmes you mentioned, but they have no reference to the young lad. You sometimes forget how sparse programmes were in those days...

Two more team photos also show the proud youngster....





After further research I am pretty sure the lad in question is Lesley McCann

https://playupliverpool.com/1960/05/10/the-new-liverpool-f-c-mascot/

https://twitter.com/lfchistoryshow/status/842283355173486592

YNWA Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:45 pm 
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Brilliant info, thank you Jim. Indebted to you.

Cheers


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:28 pm 
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...and another little snippet taken from the Liverpool Echo in June 1962.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:32 pm 
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Jim LFC wrote:
Hi Pete

Just had a look at the 2 programmes you mentioned, but they have no reference to the young lad. You sometimes forget how sparse programmes were in those days...

Two more team photos also show the proud youngster....





After further research I am pretty sure the lad in question is Lesley McCann

https://playupliverpool.com/1960/05/10/the-new-liverpool-f-c-mascot/

https://twitter.com/lfchistoryshow/status/842283355173486592

YNWA Very Happy


Programmes sparse indeed - yet then they took team photos all over the place, now they do one a season in August
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:18 am 
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Jim LFC wrote:
Hi Pete

Just had a look at the 2 programmes you mentioned, but they have no reference to the young lad. You sometimes forget how sparse programmes were in those days...

Two more team photos also show the proud youngster....





After further research I am pretty sure the lad in question is Lesley McCann

https://playupliverpool.com/1960/05/10/the-new-liverpool-f-c-mascot/

https://twitter.com/lfchistoryshow/status/842283355173486592

YNWA Very Happy


Hi there. Would you mind checking the team line up listed in the Spurs programme. ? Is Allan Jones listed please? Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:29 am 
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Team as per photo is

Tommy Lawrence, Ronnie Moran, Allan Jones, Gordon Milne, Ron Yeats, Willie Stevenson, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, Ian St John, Jimmy Melia, Kevin Lewis
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Allan Jones was full back for this game and only made 5 full appearances for the Reds. He later went to Brentford where he made nearly 300 appearances. Wave
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:07 pm 
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https://twitter.com/McCannBarb

If you google - Leslie McCann Liverpool mascot then a twitter thread is the first result, this lady posted a reply to say she is Leslie's wife- her reply...

married to him!! Les often reminisces of his mascot days and has some great memorabilia...two red hot LFC sons and proud grandad of 4 potential LFC fans in the making!! He is of course still a staunch supporter
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Allan Jones was full back for this game and only made 5 full appearances for the Reds. He later went to Brentford where he made nearly 300 appearances. Wave


I know. Heís is my cousin
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Team as per photo is

Tommy Lawrence, Ronnie Moran, Allan Jones, Gordon Milne, Ron Yeats, Willie Stevenson, Ian Callaghan, Roger Hunt, Ian St John, Jimmy Melia, Kevin Lewis


Is this as printed in the line up in the programme Pete? If so I will get a copy.
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That I don't know, I don't have the programme. Our friend Jim does, you'd better ask him.

Did you get my email?
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That I don't know, I don't have the programme. Our friend Jim does, you'd better ask him.

Did you get my email?


Sorry for the late reply, here is the team line up with no Allan Jones who was a late deputy for Gerry Byrne.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:43 pm 
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Thanks Jim, top man.

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Jim LFC wrote:
Peteís Picture Palace wrote:
That I don't know, I don't have the programme. Our friend Jim does, you'd better ask him.

Did you get my email?


Sorry for the late reply, here is the team line up with no Allan Jones who was a late deputy for Gerry Byrne.




Thanks - that's a shame
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The only programme I can find with Allan's name in was a team change for the Forest home game.



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However, this popped out of the Fulham home programme clearly putting Allan in a prominant position! Thumbs Up

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The only programme I can find with Allan's name in was a team change for the Forest home game.





Thatís a real shame. I guess that he wasnít included in the line up for the Cardiff game in 1959 either? I bought the programme for his debut for Brentford in August 1963 v Notts County and there is a few lines about his transfer and also heís in the line up. Nice to see
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[quote="Jim LFC"]However, this popped out of the Fulham home programme clearly putting Allan in a prominant position! Thumbs Up

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Thatís nice. Pete found me a few signed items from one of his contacts a few years ago.
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