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I cannot remember when substitutes were allowed

 

Without checking I believe mid 60s,If I remember Peacock of Charlton was the 1st.

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Without checking I believe mid 60s,If I remember Peacock of Charlton was the 1st.

 

I would guess 66/67 season - pretty sure it was after the World Cup in 66 and before we moved to Sheffield in September 67 - I can remember Keith Ripley coming on as sub for Doncaster Rovers in a numberless shirt (originally it didn't have to be a number 12).

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I am sure they were used in 1967 but cannot remember them in 66, could be wrong though.

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Save you looking , according to wikipedia, In the english leagues1965/66 for an injured player, 1967/8 for tactical reasons, although subs had been allowed in some games earlier.

Archie Gemmell (yes that one) being the first in a Scottish first class game in August 1966

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Maybe the FL did it in 1966 but perhaps the FA did not.I seem to remember Vic Mobley getting hurt in the 1966 FA cup semi-final, Wednesday v Chelsea at Villa Park, no one came on for Vic, if my memory serves me correctly. I also seem to remember Graham Pugh being one of the first Wednesday subs to wear number 12 and I think that was 1967.

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Maybe the FL did it in 1966 but perhaps the FA did not.I seem to remember Vic Mobley getting hurt in the 1966 FA cup semi-final, Wednesday v Chelsea at Villa Park, no one came on for Vic, if my memory serves me correctly.

 

Same in the 66 World Cup Finals - remember the Hungarian skipper, Kalman Meszoly, playing on with his arm in a sling in their 3-1 win over Brazil at Goodison.

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Without checking I believe mid 60s,If I remember Peacock of Charlton was the 1st.

 

The first season subs (or A sub)were allowed was the 1965-66 season for league games and 1966-67 season for the FA Cup. You are right, Keith Peacock of Charlton Athletic was the first sub in a league game (Aug.1965). In those days the sub -they only had one- could only replace an injured player and not as a tactical move.

 

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Same in the 66 World Cup Finals - remember the Hungarian skipper, Kalman Meszoly, playing on with his arm in a sling in their 3-1 win over Brazil at Goodison.

 

I think was the game the Hungarian player Farcas, scored a cracker of a volley.

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I,m sure the first Owls substitute to be used was John Quinn. It came up in a pub quiz one night was how i remember it.

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I think was the game the Hungarian player Farcas, scored a cracker of a volley.

 

Correct - and if I remember it was Florian Albert who supplied the cross from the right. Bene had scored a very good early opener dribbling past a few defenders - Brazil equalised not too long after - Farkas scored that stunning volley in the 2nd half and not long after Meszoly scored from the spot (before his arm was in a sling).

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I,m sure the first Owls substitute to be used was John Quinn. It came up in a pub quiz one night was how i remember it.

 

One of the first ones I remember seeing wearing #12 was Graham Pugh, but I am pretty sure Johnny Quinn was probably the first, as he was a very versatile guy.

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