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I recently rediscovered my 1973 cup final programme (lockdown tidying) On the day I met several of the 1937 team who signed the prog. However one signature I can't make out except first name Arthur. There was no Arthur in the final team. Any ideas of club players at the time called Arthur ? Tried online, no joy as yet
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Sunderland has had 4 players who have Arthur as their first name:

Arthur Bridgett - 1902-1912
Arthur Hawes - 1921-1927
Arthur Andrews - 1921-1931
Arthur Hudgell - 1947-1957

We have had no managers named Arthur so maybe it was part of the backroom staff or a gatecrasher.

Any other info?



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What does this Arthur name resemble?



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Thanks for the replies, I reckon the gatecrasher theory is probably right, a mate of one of the players. Still, pleased to have got what I did.



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Neill wrote: 15 May 2020, 09:45 Thanks for the replies, I reckon the gatecrasher theory is probably right, a mate of one of the players. Still, pleased to have got what I did.
How many signatures did you get and if you have the time can you say who actually signed the programme.



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Plenty of time ! Bobby Gurney, Len Dunns,Charlie Thomson,Johnny Mapson,Alex Hall.
Also on the programme, because I happened to meet them, Derek Dougan, Jack Charlton, and Johann Cruyff



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Neill wrote: 15 May 2020, 13:21 Plenty of time ! Bobby Gurney, Len Dunns,Charlie Thomson,Johnny Mapson,Alex Hall.
Also on the programme, because I happened to meet them, Derek Dougan, Jack Charlton, and Johann Cruyff
There's some massive names on that :cheers:



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Neill wrote: 15 May 2020, 13:21 Plenty of time ! Bobby Gurney, Len Dunns,Charlie Thomson,Johnny Mapson,Alex Hall.
Also on the programme, because I happened to meet them, Derek Dougan, Jack Charlton, and Johann Cruyff
Unreal :thumbup:



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Some impressive signatures there.



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:goodpost: :goodpost:



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