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Sv: Norman Hunter; refleksjoner om neste sesong!
« Svar #31 på: Juli 01, 2009, 12:55:20 »
"Forget what's happened and go again. Setbacks can make you stronger and more determined.""

Banebrytende :)

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Sv: Norman Hunter; refleksjoner om neste sesong!
« Svar #32 på: Juli 01, 2009, 15:23:47 »
Ja, håper Leedsgutta har ristet av seg skuffelsen over det som skjedde i mai, og krummer nakken bretter opp armene på skjorta,  :-[ og virkelig setter standarden for kommende sesong, på første spark på ballen og vi håper og tror på at i mai neste år er det vår tur!!!!!!  ;D LEEDS4EVER.

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« Svar #33 på: August 06, 2009, 23:00:15 »
http://www.leeds.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=164687

Hunter to receive World Cup medal on Saturday
Norman Hunter will finally be presented with a World Cup winners medal at Elland Road on Saturday.

Hunter was a non playing squad member in 1966, and back then only the starting eleven received medals.

This was changed in 1974 when everyone in the squad`s party received medals.

FIFA finally decided to recognise all the non playing members and staff going all the way back to the first World Cup in 1930.

Hunter actually received his medal earlier this year but said at the time that it would mean more to him if it was presented in front of the Elland Road fans.

Leeds United have decided to make his wish come true and will present him with the medal before Saturday`s opening game of the season against Exeter City.

Hunter will be presented with his medal by World Cup winning defender from 1966 and Leeds all time record apppearance maker Jack Charlton.

Also on the day to make it a family affair for Hunter his grandchildren will lead out the team when they are mascots for the afternoon.
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Strømsgodset vs Leeds, 19.september 1973

HåvardK

Sv: Norman Hunter
« Svar #34 på: August 06, 2009, 23:04:52 »
En kjernekar, Norman. Og mye bedre med ball en hva ryktet tilsa.

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Sv: Norman Hunter
« Svar #35 på: August 07, 2009, 00:44:19 »
Helt enig B-M, går litt i surr med disse gamle heltene. Men Norman Hunter husker jeg da han var konfransier på Elland Road før en kamp jeg var på forrige sesong.

Før kampen holdt han et lengre innlegg, og han brukte laaaang tid på å snakke om kampen om ligatrofeet i premier league og om topp 4 lagene i PL. Til slutt rundet han av med noen ord om dagens Leeds kamp og lagoppstillingen.

For en som vant VM i 66 (og som endelig har fått premie for det  :D ) og som har 540 kamper for Leeds, så kan jeg skjønne at Norman er ukomfortabel med nivået Leeds spiller på for tiden.


Jeg fikk også hilst på en annen legende samme dag, Paul Reaney. Jeg kjente han ikke igjen første gangen jeg hilste på han, men fikk fisket ut hvem han var av andre tilstede. Reaney virket som en skikkelig skøyer, han fløy mellom bordene og køddet med alt og alle.
« Siste redigering: August 07, 2009, 02:29:37 av anders »
 

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Sv: Norman Hunter
« Svar #36 på: August 07, 2009, 02:18:19 »
Flott at Hunter også får tildelt sin medalje! Avdøde Les Cocker (Don Revies assistent både i Leeds og på den engelske landslaget) sin familie fikk jo også medalje tidligere i år for hans innsats som trener på 66-laget.

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« Svar #37 på: August 07, 2009, 08:47:25 »
Norman Hunter er en legende i mine øyne! I gode gamle dager da jeg løp til Narvesen en gang i uka for å kjøpe "Shoot" og "Goal" var det en fast side i "Shoot" som het "Focus on" der en spiller ble intervjuet etter et fast oppsett av spørsmål. Et av dem var vanskeligste motspiller. Husker at en del av dem svarte Norman der.
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Sv: Norman Hunter
« Svar #38 på: Oktober 29, 2014, 21:06:44 »
Leeds Memories:
@MartinMarty1974: Sprake Reaney Cooper Bremner Charlton Hunter Lorimer Clarke Jones Giles E.Gray
Greatest Leeds side ever,but they only played together once!!


Gratulerer med dagen i dag 29/10, Norman "Bites yer Legs"!   ;D



Min første Leeds-kamp:
Strømsgodset vs Leeds, 19.september 1973

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Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #39 på: Mars 26, 2015, 21:38:34 »
Norman Hunter joined Leeds a boy and left a legend. After a decade and a half of striking fear into any foe or forward that ventured near the penalty box he wound down at Bristol City and Barnsley before managing the Tykes. His induction into the National Football Museum’s Hall of Fame later this year is well deserved.

http://72andbelow.co.uk/leeds-legend-norman-hunter-inducted-into-football-hall-of-fame/

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Strømsgodset vs Leeds, 19.september 1973

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Strømsgodset vs Leeds, 19.september 1973

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Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #41 på: Juni 14, 2015, 13:47:24 »
My Yorkshire: Norman Hunter


Norman Hunter, pictured at Elland Road with some of his sporting memorabilia.
07:29Sunday 14 June 2015

Norman Hunter is a Leeds United legend of the Don Revie era. The 71-year-old played more than 700 games for Leeds, winning two First Division titles, two European trophies, the FA Cup and the League Cup. With 28 England caps, he was in the World Cup-winning squad of 1966.

• What is your first Yorkshire memory?

It was quite daunting. I was 15 and a half and came to Leeds for a trial in the late 1950s. The train was late by two or three hours. I was supposed to get in at six or seven o’clock, but I remember coming into Leeds at 9.30 or 9.45pm. I hadn’t been away from home before and I thought it was frightening. My first impressions coming into Leeds station in those days weren’t the best. I was met and taken to Beeston and remember the cobbled streets and terrace houses. As it turned out, the digs were the best I could have gone into. Billy Bremner, a year older than me, was in the same house. I knew Billy longer than anyone.

• What is your favourite part of Yorkshire and why?

It has to be the Dales. From where we live in Horsforth, we can be there in 45 minutes. I always took the kids to Bolton Abbey and Burnsall and even now the grandkids still love to go there. The views are fabulous.

• What is your idea of a perfect day on perfect weekend in Yorkshire?

It would have to be in the Bolton Abbey and Burnsall area. We like walking by the river, but we also like going to the coast and Robin Hood’s Bay, although the walk up the hill is getting a bit steep now.

• Do you have a favourite walk or view?


Not particularly. I’ve been on so many walks, but if you were to ask me, the walk I’d pick would be from Bolton Abbey to Burnsall. You go to other places in the world and marvel at the views, but here in Yorkshire we take it for granted.

• Which Yorkshire sportsman, past or present, would you like to take out for lunch?

It would be a lady. I thought what Jessica Ennis Hill did to win the Olympic Gold Medal in the heptathlon at the 2012 London Olympics was brilliant. She did not appear to be as big and powerful as the other athletes she was up against, but with her ability and determination she succeeded in becoming Olympic champion. Jessica is very, very special.

• Which Yorkshire stage or screen star, past or present, would you like to take out for dinner?


That’s a difficult one. I think I’ll go for Patrick Stewart of Star Trek fame. He’s from Huddersfield and an accomplished Shakespearean actor.

• If you had to name your Yorkshire hidden gem, what would it be?

I was talking about this to my wife Sue because we like going to Saltaire which we find quite fascinating. What Sir Titus Salt did for his workers, the cottages and the other buildings he built is most interesting. The village is so well kept and we like the museum, the river and the gardens there. What Sir Titus did for his employees was unheard of then. I would certainly send visitors to Yorkshire to Saltaire.

• What do you think it is that gives Yorkshire its unique identity?

I think it’s the people. Yorkshire folk have this image of cloth caps, but they are not like that at all. I’ve always had a very good relationship with Yorkshire people. They take a while to get to know, but once you are in with them, they are great. I like their humour and Yorkshire people are very proud of their county. To this day, wherever I go, they make me feel welcome and are extremely good to me and my family.


• Do you follow other sports in the county, and if so, what?

I love golf. I play at Horsforth Golf Club. I was single figures but now my handicap is 10. I’d love to meet Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, who’s taking golf to another level.

I also love watching tennis, players like Roger Federer and Andy Murray. Rugby League is a favourite and I remember seeing Lewis Jones playing for Leeds. The sport is awesome. The players keep getting hit, they then get up and are hit again. I admire the players’ strength and fitness.

• Do you have a favourite Yorkshire restaurant or pub?

My favourite is Café Marinetti, an Italian in Town Street, Horsforth. The food is good and the staff friendly. We go there every other week. We also like another Italian restaurant, Buon Apps, the other side of Otley. It has such a good name and is very busy.

• Who is the Yorkshire person you admire the most?

Sir Michael Parkinson. I liked his shows and as an interviewer, there was none better. I look at the chat shows now and the interviewers hog the limelight. Parky just let the guests talk. People were so natural on his shows. I managed Barnsley for three and a half years, and we used to see him at Oakwell. I liked him as a person.

• How do you think Yorkshire has changed, for the better or worse, in the time you’ve known it?

For the better. Leeds is a 24-hour city now. We like to walk in Leeds and there’s nothing better than when the lights are on. As for restaurants, there’s every type you want.
Min første Leeds-kamp:
Strømsgodset vs Leeds, 19.september 1973

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Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #42 på: Januar 28, 2017, 10:32:14 »



Min første Leeds-kamp:
Strømsgodset vs Leeds, 19.september 1973

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Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #43 på: September 05, 2018, 15:05:10 »
Veldig aktuell på Elland Road og Leeds for tiden; Normsn Hunter:




Min første Leeds-kamp:
Strømsgodset vs Leeds, 19.september 1973

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Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #44 på: April 15, 2019, 14:14:29 »
Jelly Babies av «Biter jer legs-Hunter»!!! (1982)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jPt9BngsTPU&feature=youtu.be

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Min første Leeds-kamp:
Strømsgodset vs Leeds, 19.september 1973

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Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #45 på: Juli 15, 2019, 08:31:14 »
Norman Hunter – fiercely competitive and fiercely protected

Jon Howe takes a look at a Revie-era legend in our series profiling the club's greatest-ever players

Jon Howe takes a look at a Revie-era legend in our series profiling the club's greatest-ever players

Ask any respected scholar of the game and its history, and they would probably name Norman Hunter in a top ten list of players perceived to have the most fearsome reputation. Ask any football fan, skewed by years of hearsay and parochial bitterness, and they’d probably have him as the undisputed number one.

The nickname ‘Bites Yer Legs’ will follow Hunter to the grave, his notoriety cemented by a legacy of malice, underhandedness and spite. The fact that he was one of the most popular figures at Leeds United; amongst his fellow players, with the staff and with the fans, won’t mean much when you consider that the insular siege mentality that carried Revie’s Leeds so far at that time was formed on the back of that uniform unpopularity. When you consider, however, that Norman Hunter was a respected player amongst his peers, it paints a rather different picture.

Norman Hunter, former Leeds United defender
Norman Hunter won the first ever PFA Player of the Year award in 1974
Hunter was recognised as the first ever PFA Player of the Year at the end of the 1973/74 season. That this vilified figure, portrayed in the media and on terraces alike as typifying the ugly belligerence that Leeds United gloried in, was being honoured by his contemporaries as the best player they had faced that season, raised a number of eyebrows.

We know it didn’t do anything to change Hunter’s public image, but it did at least suggest that after the numerous calling cards had been tended to and patched up, and after the aura of intimidation had drifted off into the air with the tobacco smoke and liniment fumes, there was a level of respect out there that Norman Hunter was an outstandingly gifted footballer.

Hunter was one of the group of awkward youngsters famously thrown into the mix by an under-pressure Don Revie at Swansea Town in September 1962. Unlike a few of the others, he stuck around, playing 41 games in that breakthrough season, and becoming a resident feature for the next 14 years.


Hunter receiving a silver tray from Manny Cussins in October 1973 to mark his 600th game
That Hunter never suffered the debilitating injuries that bedevilled many of his teammates in that era is something of a miracle, given that he forged his sinister standing in the game on diving into crunching tackles without blinking an eye. Playing over 50 games a season for nine consecutive campaigns, and playing in every major final Leeds United contested between 1965 and 1975, was no accident. Somehow Hunter had a quality of endurance to match that of no-nonsense defending, but longevity was not in short supply.

Most managers pin their hopes on discovering at least one partnership on the field that they can rely on. At Leeds, Revie could point to several. Clarke and Jones, Bremner and Giles, even Reaney and Cooper developed an understanding of sorts as modern day full backs who liked to get forward. In Hunter and Jack Charlton, Revie developed a central defensive partnership that provided the bedrock of the side for over a decade; and proved to be the immovable bulk of unforgiving granite upon which many unyielding preconceptions were built.


Hunter and Charlton arrive at Elland Road in March 1965
Where Charlton was imperious in the air, Hunter would routinely sweep up behind. They had a telepathic understanding that allowed them to interchange and always subconsciously know what the other was likely to do. They were a manager’s dream, and in Hunter, Revie had a willing soldier who would do anything for the cause and for his manager.

Hunter’s ability to read the game and sniff out imminent danger was a chief weapon, but his one-dimensional image belied the talent of a cultured defender. 28 England caps included being part of World Cup squads in both 1966 and 1970; further acknowledgement that Hunter was far more than a prickly conduit to coercion and menace.

Much of that character came from high profile occasions where Hunter took centre stage for the wrong reasons. He was sent off for retaliation after yet another foul against him went unpunished in the closing minutes of the farcical European Cup Winners’ Cup Final v AC Milan in 1973. Unable to maintain a façade of fair play, Hunter lashed out against the growing injustice built up over the game, and was dismissed in disgrace as Leeds fell to a controversial 1-0 defeat.


Lee and Hunter after their Baseball Ground punch-up in November 1975
A couple of years later the Match of the Day cameras famously caught Hunter and Derby County’s Francis Lee trading punches as they left the field at the Baseball Ground. They were images that quickly became stitched into the fabric of 1970s football, but still act as a convenient reference point today for anyone seeking folkloric evidence of the ugly side of the game. Hunter’s name was forever sullied and while every club seemed to have a ‘colourful hard man’ in their midst at the time, Leeds were stigmatised merely with a preference for the dark arts.

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It is true that the name ‘Hunter’ does carry an element of visceral intimidation; almost like it is only ever spat out in a hateful rage. Conversely, the name ‘Norman’ suggests a homely, cossetted northern upbringing and Sunday afternoons eating bread and dripping together in front of a roaring fire. It offers visions of an honest, cosy family unit where everyone works hard for the common cause. Norman Hunter was central to the team that Revie created, and his teammates were fiercely protective of him, as if they knew more than anyone that his name was being unfairly blackened. To us he was ‘Norman’ to everyone else he was ‘Hunter’.


Leeds United players become Pantomime stars for Norman Hunter's benefit. He is seen here dressed as Prince Charming at Elland Road. 18th December 1974.
Anyone who has met Norman Hunter will leave with a warm glow, having had the pleasure of sharing time with an amiable, popular and lovable man. Perhaps it was this that rubbed off on the fellow professionals who had the unique and valuable insight of post-match beers and the real character that the outside world didn’t see. Perhaps it was this, coupled with his ungainly, hunched style on the ball that made Norman Hunter a cult figure amongst Leeds United fans.

 
Or perhaps, what those people who recognise Norman Hunter’s true qualities see, is a fierce competitor who simply followed the ‘win at all costs’ mantra to the letter. Any successful team needs a Norman Hunter, and only Leeds United had one. People never like what only Leeds United have. So in that sense, what other people thought of him then, or now, doesn’t matter one bit.


Bilder og mer stoff her:
https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/sport/leeds-united/leeds-united-centurions-norman-hunter-16583030
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Strømsgodset vs Leeds, 19.september 1973

Ove

Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #46 på: April 10, 2020, 13:36:38 »
Har bare sittet og ventet på sånne beskjeder for våre gamle Leeds-helter begynner å komme opp i årene.

Norman Hunter: Leeds United legend in hospital with coronavirus

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52244115
 

RoarG

Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #47 på: April 10, 2020, 15:07:05 »
Bare trist :(. Stå på, Norman.
"Jeg tror ikke på Gud, men etter Bielsas ansettelse må jeg nok revurdere", Roar Gustavsen, januar 2020

Bjorn

Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #48 på: April 13, 2020, 08:02:38 »
Noen som har oppdatering fra den fronten?
Marching On! 4276

Reaney

Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #49 på: April 13, 2020, 17:56:18 »
En god venn av meg har kontakt med Paul Reaney som dessverre skriver på sms for to dager siden at "Norman is very poorly in hopital".

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« Svar #50 på: April 13, 2020, 17:56:48 »
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Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #51 på: April 16, 2020, 14:25:49 »
Mange lurer på hvordan det går med Norman.

Det har klubben/familien også (heldigvis) skjønt.

Dagens update har ingenting 'nytt' å fortelle egentlig, men det er likevel bra å bli informert. :)

Keep battling, Norman!

https://www.leedsunited.com/news/team-news/26544/norman-hunter-update
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LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #52 på: April 17, 2020, 12:07:36 »
Klubben bekreftar han er død.

RIP Norman «Bite yer legs» Hunter


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Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #53 på: April 17, 2020, 12:18:40 »
Rest In Peace gamle helt - Bites yer legs... :'(

jaho

Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #54 på: April 17, 2020, 12:23:36 »
R.I.P.  :'(

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Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #55 på: April 17, 2020, 12:44:21 »
RIP
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Sterland

Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #56 på: April 17, 2020, 12:48:59 »
RIP :'( #Legende

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Sv: LEGENDE: Norman Hunter
« Svar #57 på: April 17, 2020, 13:04:42 »
Det var egentlig idag tidlig, at vi skulle reise over med SAS for nest siste hjemmekamp i morgen mot Barnsley. VIP billetter i Norman Hunter Suite var ordnet, var sikker på at dette ville bli opprykshelgen.  Så trist for at NH ikke fikk oppleve dette. Legende !   

Tom S

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« Svar #58 på: April 17, 2020, 13:56:44 »
RIP
COME ON LEEDS !!

Jon R

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« Svar #59 på: April 17, 2020, 14:22:42 »
En av de aller største siden 1919. 
Jon R.