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Gary O'Hara?

I've been working out the signatures on a signed 1992/3 home (Admiral) shirt and one of them seems to be Gary O'Hara, whose name doesn't really ring a bell with me, although it seems like he might have played in a couple of friendlies for us at about the right time.

Anyone remember him?

Seems a bit of a weird signature to be on the shirt, based on the full list (I'm guessing it was signed at a "function" in the close season prior to the start of the 1993/4 campaign).

Here's what I've "identified" on the shirt:-

1. Rod Wallace
2. David Wetherall
3. Gary McAllister
4. Tony Dorigo
5. Brian Deane
6. Chris Fairclough
7. Jamie Forrester
8. Mel Sterland
9. Gary Kelly
10. John Lukic
11. Gary O'Hara
12. Gary Speed
13. Gordon Strachan
14. Mark Beeney
15. Howard Wilkinson
16. Jon Newsome
17. David O'Leary
18. Andy Couzens
19. Noel Whelan
20. David Rocastle
21. Ryan Nicholls
22. Steve Hodge
23. David Batty

I don't suppose any of you "connected sorts" remember going to a players' dinner type thing where a shirt might have been signed and auctioned off?
Heyho

Oh to have that wealth of talent today.
Frazier Cranium

Name doesn't mean owt to me.  I shall copy tour post and ask elsewhere though.
smiling badger

Born 1973 in Northern Ireland and joined Leeds United as a Full Back/ Midfielder. Promoted to First Team in the 93-94 season. Released in the Summer of 94.
Nyles O Cranium

Good work, Rockford.
smiling badger

I now feel that me skiving of work for today has been worthwhile and that something has been achieved.


Cant believe nobody Googled it..
Plastic Man

smiling badger wrote:
Cant believe nobody Googled it..


That's probably because he didn't call it a quiz.
Grind

Plastic Man wrote:
smiling badger wrote:
Cant believe nobody Googled it..


That's probably because he didn't call it a quiz.


Heh, heh.  

Good work - I thought I knew pretty much everyone at the club around then, but obviously I didn't.

It's quite a nice shirt, although it does have some slight staining, which isn't uncommon for the older home shirts.

The players who could've worn it include Rocastle, Batty, Forrester, Tinkler and Rod Wallace.

The only one of those I've seen an image of in a short sleeved home first team shirt (and wearing #4) is Rocastle.

He was a thoroughly decent bloke. Too soon.



fartcatcher

Quote:
It's quite a nice shirt, although it does have some slight staining, which isn't uncommon for the older home shirts.


what sort of staining?
Grind

fartcatcher wrote:
Quote:
It's quite a nice shirt, although it does have some slight staining, which isn't uncommon for the older home shirts.


what sort of staining?


You mean other than the fact that some oafs have scribbled all over it?

Well, hard to pick out in an image, but there are definite patches on the white that have a slight brownish tinge. a bit like you might get on older cotton if it isn't washed and then stored properly. Or on paper that has been wet and then dried out?

Bad storage/humidity/light exposure can all cause such problems.

Which is probably how it got stained.

I know of a bloke who's getting a #6 Norman Hunter shirt from the Revie era professionally cleaned/treated to get rid of similar problems - something I probably shouldn't do with an autographed shirt, obviously.

These (and more recent) shirts aren't as bad as the "Burton" shirts from 1987/8 which seem to be very hard to find in decent condition - probably in no small part because they were used by sweaty blokes all season.
Forest

fartcatcher wrote:
Quote:
It's quite a nice shirt, although it does have some slight staining, which isn't uncommon for the older home shirts.


what sort of staining?


Blood, sweat and tears. And Vaseline.
fartcatcher

Forest wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
Quote:
It's quite a nice shirt, although it does have some slight staining, which isn't uncommon for the older home shirts.


what sort of staining?


Blood, sweat and tears. And Vaseline.


jogger's nipple has been around a long time.
Heyho

[quote="fartcatcher:233871"][quote]It's quite a nice shirt, although it does have some slight staining, which isn't uncommon for the older home shirts.[quote]

Get it put in the washer on a hot wash you dirty git.

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