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Twas on this this day 22 years ago..


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Just posted on OT about this. Was on the Kop that night.

As your namesake floated that brilliant ball in you could see Warhurst going for it and you knew he would score.

He was in the middle of that run of games when he was unplayable. He was strong, fast and clinical.

Always got the impression he didn't get on with the rest of the team. Don't know why.

Would love to know the real reason he left Hillsborough. It was always assumed that his refusal to revert to centre half for the Cup Final was the basis of it but there's been suggestions that there's more to it than that

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Just posted on OT about this. Was on the Kop that night.

As your namesake floated that brilliant ball in you could see Warhurst going for it and you knew he would score.

He was in the middle of that run of games when he was unplayable. He was strong, fast and clinical.

Always got the impression he didn't get on with the rest of the team. Don't know why.

Would love to know the real reason he left Hillsborough. It was always assumed that his refusal to revert to centre half for the Cup Final was the basis of it but there's been suggestions that there's more to it than that

 

From Wiki

 

Sheffield Wednesday came in for Warhurst in the summer of 1991, for £750,000. He began his career at the club as a solid defender, but midway through his second season, injuries to David Hirst and Mark Bright saw Warhurst employed as an emergency striker. In a phenomenal sequence, he scored 12 goals in as many games, and after four years as a defender, was called up to the England national team as a striker. Warhurst was injured, however, and missed an opportunity to win his first cap. His scoring ratio inevitably slowed down, and when Hirst returned to action, Warhurst fell out with manager Trevor Francis, who wanted the player to return to defensive duties. In the summer of 1993, Warhurst was transfer-listed and left the club, having scored 18 goals in 88 games for Wednesday. Whilst at Wednesday, Warhurst played in both the 1993 League Cup Final and the 1993 FA Cup Final.

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Cheers cb. It's as I remembered it. He did play in the finals but there was. A public spat about him going back in defence.

It's just that it was hinted by people supposedly ITK that it wasn't just his fallout with Francis over that issue.

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Cheers cb. It's as I remembered it. He did play in the finals but there was. A public spat about him going back in defence.

It's just that it was hinted by people supposedly ITK that it wasn't just his fallout with Francis over that issue.

 

There was a rumour at the time that David Hirst was,shall we say,quite friendly with Warhurst's wife....allegedly...!

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That Wednesday beat Derby 1-0 at Hillsborough in a 6th Round FA Cup Replay to set up the all Sheffield semi final at Wembley.

 

Great goal by Paul Warhurst....again..

 

Those were the days.....decent players,decent team and most importantly a decent pitch...:hihi:

 

What he did have was pace,over 20 yards he was lightening,thats what made him a half decent striker.

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