Second Division Football Returns To Fellows Park 1961-2

By: popularside1

Nov 22 2011

Category: Photo

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6 comments on “Second Division Football Returns To Fellows Park 1961-2”

  1. hello

  2. Thanks for that comment. Good to hear from you. Ken is also pictured on this site in the ‘Training On The Pitch 1961’ topic and also the ‘Training On The Car Park 1950’s one.
    There was a recent topic on your father with a couple of pictures of him from his Fellows Park days on Walsall Web Fans with a few comments from fans who saw your father play. See link below…

    http://forum.web-fans.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=14125

  3. Ken Hodgkisson is my Dad, like Albert he is still a keen follower of football at 78, he often sees Albert, Dad was recently a guest at Banks Stadium (v Charlton), any one have any photos or videos of him on pitch?

  4. Nice comments, Andy. Big respect for your uncle who played 367 games for Walsall over ten years and was, of course, a promotion-winning captain. I last saw him a few months ago at a charity game. As you say, continues to take an interest in the game he still loves.

  5. Excellent article. I have a copy of the photo. Albert is my uncle and still takes a keen interest in the game

  6. After a period of some 60 years, The Saddlers finally made it back to Division Two of the Football League in 1961. The opening game of the season saw Walsall entertain Sunderland at Fellows Park before a crowd of 18,420. Our visitors included centre forward Brian Clough whom they had just signed from Middlesbrough. Walsall won this thrilling game 4-3 with a hat trick from Tony Richards with Tommy Wilson also on target. Walsall made the headlines in the Sporting Star which included the action picture which showed goalkeeper John Christie diving to save with Brian Clough ready to pounce. Also in the picture is the Walsall captain Albert Mc Pherson. Saddlers finished 14th in this 1961-2 season


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