Originally Posted by Jim Hardie
This match was the best I ever saw. If it had ended 0-0 it would still live in the memory.
Speaking of Jack Whitham, I remember his debut against his home town club Burnley. He came on as a half time sub and scored two good goals. Wednesday were awarded a penalty for 8-0 and it should have gone to Jack but McCalliog snatched the ball and missed the pen. It ended 7-0. When he went to Liverpool for 60k Shanks stuck him straight into the reserves. This was the custom at Anfield no matter who you were. Jack started scoring shedloads for the reserves and the story goes that he went to see Shankley to point this out and to ask him for his chance in the first team. Shanks just said "Keep trying son, keep trying!"
Some of the older owls reckon that game was only rivalled at s6 by an england v scotland game from wayback that finished 5-4 as well.
I was at the burnley game,think it was the penultimate match of 67,Ford scored (3) and Jack was the scoring sub (2).
I remember Jack scoring against Arsenal in 69,he dove to head home a low ball,i think peter storey was the clearing defender,missed the ball and nearly blinded Jack,kicked him stright in the eye and he was out for quite a while after.