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    Default Dixie Dean

    Born 100 years ago yesterday

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Dean


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    " If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from".


    "I could have been a footballer - but I had a paper round"..Yosser Hughes

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    How soon we forget
    On the front page of the Echo last night. Surprised there's been so little response on this forum. I might be a Superior Rednose, but Dixie is up there with Shanks. Man is a legend

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouserdave View Post
    How soon we forget
    On the front page of the Echo last night. Surprised there's been so little response on this forum. I might be a Superior Rednose, but Dixie is up there with Shanks. Man is a legend
    Bill Shankly, then manager of local rivals Liverpool, said (on the BBC) "those of us privileged to see Dean play, talk of him the way people talk about Beethoven, Shakespeare or Mozart, he was that good"

    After a long retirement, Dixie died in 1980, appropriately watching the Blues play their historic rivals from the other side of Stanley Park (Liverpool won 2-1.) At his funeral, huge crowds lined the streets of Liverpool in silent tribute. Bill Shankly, the Liverpool manager and football’s king of the one-liners, remarked that Dixie, dead, could draw a bigger crowd than today’s Everton, live.
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    Default keepin dixie

    does his name have anything to do with the Dixie we used to use as a warning when we were "raidin bonnies" or getting up to mischief in Scotty in the 50s? Someone ,usually the meeker lads were given the job of "keepin dixie"

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    Default keepin dixie,properly

    did I say meeker? meant of course the less madder

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    60 league goals in a season ( many more in all comps incl Internationals) and 37 career hat-tricks will surely never be beaten, and to think he was laid up too with a fractured skull after a motorbike accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    60 league goals in a season ( many more in all comps incl Internationals) and 37 career hat-tricks will surely never be beaten, and to think he was laid up too with a fractured skull after a motorbike accident.
    Ged, when I was a kid, I recall the old fellas saying that he had a metal plate inserted into his head due to his accident and that was one of the reasons he scored so many headers. Probably an urban myth generated by us miserable Rednoses.......but you never know, it could be true

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    does his name have anything to do with the Dixie we used to use as a warning when we were "raidin bonnies" or getting up to mischief in Scotty in the 50s? Someone ,usually the meeker lads were given the job of "keepin dixie"
    "Keepin' Dixie"
    That's a blast from the past

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    And he refused to salute Hitler..Warra fella..

    ..Go ead Lad..

    http://www.bluekipper.com/dixie/legend.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    does his name have anything to do with the Dixie we used to use as a warning when we were "raidin bonnies" or getting up to mischief in Scotty in the 50s? Someone ,usually the meeker lads were given the job of "keepin dixie"

    or the owl arses so they could gerra way from the bizzies first...Im tellin yer mate!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    does his name have anything to do with the Dixie we used to use as a warning when we were "raidin bonnies" or getting up to mischief in Scotty in the 50s?
    I had the distinct honour of meeting the man. I asked him why he had been given the nickname. He just winked and said; "Try and guess".

    I was told by an uncle, who knew 'Dixie' well, that he got the name because of his tight curly hair and the crowd at Goodison park singing to him "Are you from Dixie". Take it for what it's worth, I would like to know myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloyne View Post
    I had the distinct honour of meeting the man. I asked him why he had been given the nickname. He just winked and said; "Try and guess".

    I was told by an uncle, who knew 'Dixie' well, that he got the name because of his tight curly hair and the crowd at Goodison park singing to him "Are you from Dixie". Take it for what it's worth, I would like to know myself.

    Its all in the Link I put on a bit Earlier Sloyne.

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    I heard it was the curly hair but from the Tranmere fans?? i dont really know though.

    I know he lost a testicle in a tackle once and that he was never booked or sent off. what would he be worth now.

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    Great Photies Tony..

    DID YER FIND IT.....CLICK IN ERE..!!!..

    http://www.bluekipper.com/dixie/legend.htm

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    Well done for putting the link up Gerard, you being a red an all

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    Nice thread
    " If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from".


    "I could have been a footballer - but I had a paper round"..Yosser Hughes

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    Everton 1931 Team. includes Dixie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNJUA5GyUY8



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    Nice one Gnomie, I love those old newsreels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Well done for putting the link up Gerard, you being a red an all
    Ehhh you !!!..I can remember me old fella taking me t' watch the blues Ged and Alex Scott playing..
    Following Jimmy Husband from the ground when I was about 8 and he'd be walkin down to Walton Road for the bus carryin' his liitle plassie Kit Bag with his boots in..Got his autograph on me hand...
    Waitin for the gates to open at 3/4 time durin' all the 66 world Cup Games..
    Big Bobs 30 goal season..Every game apart from..yeah..the one He got his 30th in..
    Dave Thomas...Now He's what yer called a winger...
    And he did'nt wear shinguards and had his socks down by his ankles..

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    Sooo- you're a blue - av I ad it wrong all this time - AGAIN........?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Sooo- you're a blue - av I ad it wrong all this time - AGAIN........?
    Ill let yer off mate..

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    Quote Originally Posted by scousedave View Post
    Ged, when I was a kid, I recall the old fellas saying that he had a metal plate inserted into his head due to his accident and that was one of the reasons he scored so many headers. Probably an urban myth generated by us miserable Rednoses.......but you never know, it could be true
    Thats the truth, its in his biography about the plates which may or may not have helped him to score 40 headers that record breaking season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloyne View Post
    I had the distinct honour of meeting the man. I asked him why he had been given the nickname. He just winked and said; "Try and guess".

    I was told by an uncle, who knew 'Dixie' well, that he got the name because of his tight curly hair and the crowd at Goodison park singing to him "Are you from Dixie". Take it for what it's worth, I would like to know myself.
    According to the excellent book by John Keith on him it was to do with his appearance that he got called Dixie. He hated it apparently and if anyone called him it would reply sternly something along the lines of "Mr Dean to you and when you know me better it can be Bill"

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    Hi all

    For what it's worth -- and I don't know if there is any relation between the names -- there was a famous U.S. baseball pitcher named Dizzy Dean (1910–1974) who was a contemporary of Dixie Dean in terms of career. Both Dizzy Dean and Dixie Dean (1907-1980). have pages in Wikipedia and you will note they were both January babies, born six days apart -- the English football player on January 22 and the American baseball player on January 16, three years later.

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    Cool 100 not out

    tribute to the late great Dixie Deans...

    As a rabid red, we acknowledge the greats of our town which kept up the fierce rivalry otherwise we'd be like the mancs... a one horse town...

    Happy Birthday Dixie mate...

    Lemmo...

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    Default AND SO SAY ALL OF US......AND SO SAY ALL OF US....

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    Default Tribute to 'Dixie ' Dean

    And we must also give credit to Tranmere Rovers, and Birkenhead!
    My little bit of history on Dixie, states: (quote) "Dean crossed the water from his native Birkenhead after scoring 27 time in 27 games for Tranmere Rovers, for whom he made his league debut in January 1924" (unquote). So Everton must get the credit for 'seeing' the talent in this great footballer!

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