WREXHAM FOOTBALL CLUB : (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Wrecsam) is a Welsh football club based in Wrexham, Wales. Formed in 1864, they are the oldest club in Wales and the third oldest professional football team in the world.

Τρίτη, 8 Ιουλίου 2014

Horace Blew

FILMED on April 2nd 1906, it features the Welsh team taking to The Racecourse pitch before a 4-4 draw with Ireland. As the players clamber over the pitchside bar in front of their changing room in The Turf, they are led out by HORACE BLEW, a man who
stood out for Wrexham in the time before our acceptance into the Football League. 
Blew was a Wrexham man through and through, from his birth in the town, through his role as mayor in the 1920s, to his receiving the freedom of the borough in 1948. Throw in fourteen years playing for the club and another eighteen serving as director, and you have a man who clearly had to be included in the Hall of Fame!

Blew won three Welsh Cup winner's medals, three runners-up medals and four Combination Leagues with Wrexham as a rugged full back, and was also a key player for his country, winning twenty-two Welsh caps.
For such a major figure in pre-Great War football, he surprisingly only played two games in the Football League, one of which was for Manchester United as he helped them to gain promotion to the First Division., after which a special gold medal was presented to him by the club in recognition of his efforts.
Blew's loyalty to his home town meant that he would devote his career to Wrexham, though: a fact that illustrates just how much the game, and indeed the world, have changed since those days! 

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