Dave Bacuzzi R.I.P

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Dave Bacuzzi R.I.P

Postby potter » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:42 am

Bacuzzi played with McGill , McCullogh, Affectionally known as our Irish International fullbacks although he is listed as being born in Islington from an Italian background
Add to that McClelland goalkeeper and Terry Neil and as the lot from Seven Sisters strode to their double at school all we had was our Irish connection as we staggered to midtable .
I admit that I have just looked up the Irish bit , apparently he started and finished his career playing and managing Cork Hibernians .
I know that I saw him play but he doesn't stick out particularly in my memory like Dennis Evans and Billy McCullogh who did and were both entertaining in their own way.
Evans as a right back was a great penalty taker used to power them into the top corners and McCullogh had the turning cirle of a double decker bus and couldn't do a decent foul if he tried . I can't remember the winger but Billy was being roasted and he was getting stick from the North Bank , as the winger went past him for the upteenth time , McCullogh grabbed his shirt which tore and about half of his sleeve came off , as the crowd roared with laughter he sheepishly held the sleeve and waved it to the crowd with a big grin on his face.
Which was only surpassed by the time he tried a slide tackle and went off the pitch and got his foot trapped in the little picket fence that used to go round the edge of the pitch at Highbury.
There was so much fun at Highbury in those days.
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Dave Bacuzzi R.I.P

Postby Rainham Red » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:33 am

To be honest I don`t remember Dave Bacuzzi at all although he made 47 appearances for us. I do remember Dennis Evans though one of my favourite players, not because he was particularly good but he always gave 100%. I remember one game when a shot from the opposition was goal-bound but Evans handballed it away and then fell to the floor clutching his head it fooled the Ref who gave a corner although the opposition were going mad. Evans was nicknamed `Good` as in` Good Evans`
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Re: Dave Bacuzzi R.I.P

Postby Red Snapper » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:34 am

I remember the name but can't say I ever saw him play. RIP
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