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Billy Bonds

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 12:20 am
by BlackDiamond

Re: Billy Bonds

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:21 am
by Flairon
Idolised this man growing up. He remains my favourite hammer of all time and one of only two whose name I would wear on the back of a shirt.

Re: Billy Bonds

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:14 pm
by FatPigIron
Flairon wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 10:21 am
Idolised this man growing up. He remains my favourite hammer of all time and one of only two whose name I would wear on the back of a shirt.
Me too! I watched the whole of this interview. What a humble, straight, down to Earth guy - as you'd expect, I suppose...But didn't disappoint....

My favourite Hammer when I 1st started going in '72 was Pop Robson, but over time, like almost everyone else, it was Bonds...

When he came to open the stand in his name v Newcastle, you could sense that everyone had their own deep personal memory of him... All there in 1 man.
I can imagine it must have been overwhelming for him....EVEN for him!... To have that much love coming towards you.... He meant SO much to us all...and still does, of course.

There is another name I'd have on the back of my shirt: W. Anchor (often mis-spelt Anker, of course....)....

Re: Billy Bonds

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 4:53 pm
by Brookbonds73
I need say no more.

Re: Billy Bonds

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 7:39 pm
by Dwayne Pipes
Top player and all round good egg

Six foot two eyes of blue .......

Re: Billy Bonds

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 9:19 pm
by Ironworksfc
Billy Bonds claret and blue army

Remember shouting that until hoarse from the north bank

Re: Billy Bonds

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:26 pm
by Castiron
A true gent.
When I was a kid I won player of the year one season with my Sunday team. Billy was invited to present the medals. I was thrilled to have won, but even more thrilled to have him shake my hand.
He couldn't have been nicer.
Loved his attitude as a player.

Re: Billy Bonds

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 11:38 pm
by JayK
2nd player I ever score for us live. I had to go check coz it was a long time ago.

My 1st ever game...

Re: Billy Bonds

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 5:35 pm
by ToneLoc
The opening of the Billy Bonds stand.
I loved the noise of the fans and Billy's reaction. I don't think it was a coincidence that we went on to win comfortably that day.....


Re: Billy Bonds

Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 6:32 pm
by JayK
ToneLoc wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 5:35 pm
The opening of the Billy Bonds stand.
I loved the noise of the fans and Billy's reaction. I don't think it was a coincidence that we went on to win comfortably that day.....

That was a brilliant day