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Legend Hough Recalls Dooley Arm Break

24 October 2013

Reds Legend Harry Hough spoke to our official matchday magazine for this Saturday's South Yorkshire showdown with Sheffield Wednesday.

Hough, who recently turned 89 years of age, made 364 appearances for the Reds between 1947 to 1959. He rolled back the years in this exclusive feature when U Reds met Harry in his local pub in Greetland, West Yorkshire.

So good was Harry's form for the Reds, he was set to represent England 'B' against Holland in Amsterdam, only for Sheffield Wednesday striker Derek Dooley to break his arm a fortnight before teaming up with the three lions.

He said, "I went down with the ball, I stayed down with the ball underneath me and as I was getting up he just put boot in. The referee didn't see it, he didn't do anything. I played 20 minutes with a broken arm. It was only a fortnight away when I was meant to be playing for England 'B', passport and everything ready but no, it wasn't meant to be."

Harry also played a significant part in one of the biggest turning points in football history - the abolition of the maximum wage in football. After being offered the Chairmanship of the PFA, he politely declined due to to other commitments but did recommend Jimmy Hill...and the rest is history.

The Chapeltown-born goalie is the Reds' record holder for the number of consecutive appearances made by a Barnsley 'keeper - 166 in total.

Do not miss this incredible interview with a true legend of Barnsley Football Club this Saturday in U Reds.


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