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Offline HWL

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on: 02 Jun 2007, 01:30:23 pm
Sorry to report the death of big Bill Martin who played for Town and Haven.
Great character who opposing fans loved to hate and he really enjoyed his 30 odd games with haven before hanging up his boots in 1970.
R.I.P. Bill.
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Reply #1 on: 03 Jun 2007, 02:42:37 pm
God Bless Bill. Rest in Peace.

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Reply #2 on: 10 Jun 2007, 09:41:14 am
Bill played great at Whitehaven, and so did Dennis his brother and Sol, all ex Town players and when I was younger they seemed a real good laugh as well.Bill played for us when we went top of the league in 69/70, in what I still consider to be the best Haven side I have seen.Roper, Burns, Cottier, McFarlane, Hunter.I could go on but believe me they were quality players.I remember Bill scored a try at the Kells end and for a great big bloke he could shift, the roar that went up was a tribute to how much the Haven fans took to him.Bill also specialised in playing the villain on field to the delight of the home fans.A real character, a very sad loss.