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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2015, 11:10:39 AM »
Chose this game at the start of the year to travel over from Belfast to. Was just looking for one that there'd be a good chance of a couple goals and maybe a win. Really lucked out now this is happening. Should be a great day.

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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2015, 11:12:04 AM »
The Kit numbers will be old style 1 -11 no players names and no sponsor name.
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2015, 11:21:09 AM »
No doubt there will be a few more surprises on the day.
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2015, 11:25:37 AM »
Whoever takes the No 9 shirt is carrying a lot of expectation on his shoulders (Saido)
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2015, 11:34:55 AM »
Whoever takes the No 9 shirt is carrying a lot of expectation on his shoulders (Saido)

Isn't Bobby our number nine?
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2015, 11:36:46 AM »
Whoever takes the No 9 shirt is carrying a lot of expectation on his shoulders (Saido)
Saido has already said he wont wear the shirt, to much pressure.
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2015, 11:38:58 AM »
No replica shirts will be sold.

Lucky some of us have a replica from 1968 I presume I won't be the only one wearing mine
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2015, 11:40:28 AM »
Retro 1968 cup shirts TOFFS are ahead of the game £34.99
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2015, 11:41:54 AM »
Isn't Bobby our number nine?
Bobby was shown all the Astle photos in the East Stand and some videos cause he could not get the whole Astle thing, at the end he had a big smile on his face and now he understands what the man meant to so many of us. Well Done Albion,
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2015, 11:53:11 AM »
Absolutely brilliant tribute! First the Brown statue and now this.

I wonder if this would have happened had we not had the new Albion Assembly?

Still a fantastic idea and look forward to seeing our boys in that kit for real.

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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2015, 11:59:08 AM »
Bobby was shown all the Astle photos in the East Stand and some videos cause he could not get the whole Astle thing, at the end he had a big smile on his face and now he understands what the man meant to so many of us. Well Done Albion,

Can see Ideye wanting the number 9 shirt, he seems the type of player that would thrive on that.

Fair enough for Saido not wanting it if thats true. It is a lot of pressure to wear the 9 shirt on Jeff Astle Day, you would HAVE to do the shirt number justice.
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2015, 12:33:39 PM »
This is going to be a truly wonderful, emotional day. Full credit to the club for pushing ahead with this and word too for the Premier League to have sanctioned it. It was against Leicester City at Filbert Street that Jeff made his Albion debut so it's the most appropriate of games to hold this day on. I don't think any of us could possibly watch that footage and not have a tear in our eye. I never got to see the great man play but met him on a number of occasions at Supporter's Club functions and at a wonderful night at the Throstle club for 'Jeff Astle sings'. He was a true gentleman, a true legend and along with Bomber,we will never see the likes of again. I don't think we could put into words the significance of this day, there wont be a dry eye in the house.

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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2015, 12:42:24 PM »
Just like to add well done to Jezza, will be a great day.

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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2015, 12:45:55 PM »
Really looking forward to this.  Really want to hear the crowd singing Astle, Astle as loudly as we can before we kick off (and during).

You can get the replica kit from Toffs.  Easy enough to get the Astle Day on, though perhaps we could have a polite word with Addidas to give a bit of leeway on this- surely if the profits go thte foundation (and I would certainly be in the market for one), then usually a sponsors can be generous and relinquish a contractual right for a day.

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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2015, 12:47:56 PM »
Absolutely brilliant tribute! First the Brown statue and now this.

I wonder if this would have happened had we not had the new Albion Assembly?

Still a fantastic idea and look forward to seeing our boys in that kit for real.

The Jeff Astle Day was already in the process of being organised prior to the Albion Assembly.


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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2015, 12:49:17 PM »
Really looking forward to this.  Really want to hear the crowd singing Astle, Astle as loudly as we can before we kick off (and during).

You can get the replica kit from Toffs.  Easy enough to get the Astle Day on, though perhaps we could have a polite word with Addidas to give a bit of leeway on this- surely if the profits go thte foundation (and I would certainly be in the market for one), then usually a sponsors can be generous and relinquish a contractual right for a day.
Don't think Adidas will budge.
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2015, 01:04:04 PM »
http://news.adidas.com/GB/Contacts

I have just sent the below to

adidas UK & Ireland
Press office
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ukpr@adidas.com
0207 670 2700

Maybe if a few do the same.....
Who knows, nothing ventured, nothing gained !

Hi,
as a supporter of WBA FC, I would like to thank Adidas for supporting Jeff Astle day at the Hawthorns on April 11th. It is refreshing to see a corporation doing its best to support a great cause in the establishment of the Jeff Astle Foundation.
Might I ask if Adidas can see its way to producing or sanctioning a run of Tribute shirts to be for sale to those that also wish to show their support to the fledgling Foundation ?
I feel sure that I can speak for many, many WBA fans in saying that a gesture of this sort would enhance the prestige in which we hold Adidas UK.

many thanks for reading and hopefully considering

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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2015, 01:43:34 PM »
http://news.adidas.com/GB/Contacts

I have just sent the below to

adidas UK & Ireland
Press office
United Kingdom
ukpr@adidas.com
0207 670 2700

Maybe if a few do the same.....
Who knows, nothing ventured, nothing gained !

Hi,
as a supporter of WBA FC, I would like to thank Adidas for supporting Jeff Astle day at the Hawthorns on April 11th. It is refreshing to see a corporation doing its best to support a great cause in the establishment of the Jeff Astle Foundation.
Might I ask if Adidas can see its way to producing or sanctioning a run of Tribute shirts to be for sale to those that also wish to show their support to the fledgling Foundation ?
I feel sure that I can speak for many, many WBA fans in saying that a gesture of this sort would enhance the prestige in which we hold Adidas UK.

many thanks for reading and hopefully considering

Darrell Harris

Boing, Boing !!

Hope you dont mind just cut and pasted and sent it off.
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2015, 01:54:41 PM »
Absolutely not, you did change the name didn't you ?   :D
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2015, 01:56:40 PM »
That video is fabulous, very very emotional, especially Bomber, I bet that wasn't done in one take.

Well done Baggies, Premier League and Adidas.
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2015, 02:39:04 PM »
Presume the goalkeeper top was green back in the day? Hope they've remembered that as well!

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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2015, 02:44:24 PM »
Presume the goalkeeper top was green back in the day? Hope they've remembered that as well!

From memory, on the day Ozzie wore a green top, white shorts and red socks. And no gloves!
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2015, 03:00:40 PM »
Just seen an article saying the goalkeeper top will be numberless, as per the final. Another nice touch.

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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2015, 03:17:35 PM »
Chose this game at the start of the year to travel over from Belfast to. Was just looking for one that there'd be a good chance of a couple goals and maybe a win. Really lucked out now this is happening. Should be a great day.

yes mate, it's going to be very special, really pleased for you
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Re: Jeff Astle Day
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2015, 05:42:50 PM »
Astle is The King!