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41 Years Ago Yesterday 17:37 - Apr 26 with 957 viewsSTID2017

Swansea lost a great player, manager and club man, as well as a gentleman and a great human being.
RIP Harry Griffiths

"Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination" - Mark Twain

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41 Years Ago Yesterday on 17:43 - Apr 26 with 932 viewssP7qupUf

Great man. i remember it well.

The match against Scunthorpe united went ahead at the family's request. The players put in a great shift and we won 2-0.
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41 Years Ago Yesterday on 18:22 - Apr 26 with 873 viewsPaxton

The Word "Legend" is bandied around way too easily nowadays.

Not in this case, Harry Griffiths was a True Swansea Legend, a real One Club Man.
Picked up the pieces when the Swans were at rock bottom after having to apply for re- election in the 1974/75 season. Built an exciting side with youngsters scoring over 90 league goals in the 1976/77 season, just missing out on promotion.
Laid the foundations for Toshacks success in the seasons ahead. Taken way too young.
RIP Harry
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41 Years Ago Yesterday on 18:27 - Apr 26 with 858 viewsvalleyboy

He was the manager when I started watching the Swans full time after finishing playing football myself

The one thing I can remember about him, was that he always seemed to have a cheeky grin on his face
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41 Years Ago Yesterday on 18:28 - Apr 26 with 855 viewstheloneranger

41 Years Ago Yesterday on 17:43 - Apr 26 by sP7qupUf

Great man. i remember it well.

The match against Scunthorpe united went ahead at the family's request. The players put in a great shift and we won 2-0.


Harry Griffiths ... The original "Mr Swansea" ...

A lovely man, who had time for everyone. A real one club man.


PS ... Swans won 3-1

EDIT

When Harry became manager, he was "Good Cop" and Benny Saunders was "Bad Cop"
[Post edited 26 Apr 18:31]
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41 Years Ago Yesterday on 18:35 - Apr 26 with 841 viewsWingstandwood

Only now realising he was only 47 years of age when he passed. A statistic that bowled me over was he scored 72 goals as a fullback.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Griffiths_(footballer,_born_1931)
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41 Years Ago Yesterday on 18:42 - Apr 26 with 828 viewsoldcob

41 Years Ago Yesterday on 18:35 - Apr 26 by Wingstandwood

Only now realising he was only 47 years of age when he passed. A statistic that bowled me over was he scored 72 goals as a fullback.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Griffiths_(footballer,_born_1931)


Not 100% true Wingstand my friend, he played a lot of his time at inside forward. Switched to full-back later in his career. I remember him marking the great Stanley Matthews on one occasion. Harry never gave footballs first knight a kick. Of the ball that is. He did give him one or two of the other kind mind.
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41 Years Ago Yesterday on 19:51 - Apr 26 with 707 viewsswan65split

Yes a true Gent and one of the lads, taken so young.

In my opinion it was his drive and vision, of how he wanted the game played was the start of our run to Div 1 .
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41 Years Ago Yesterday on 20:14 - Apr 26 with 673 viewsTNT

'76-'77 great season. Top man Harry Griffiths.

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41 Years Ago Yesterday on 22:06 - Apr 26 with 553 viewsdickythorpe

His daughter was lovely. Used to work in the barbers in Swansea Market

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41 Years Ago Yesterday on 22:54 - Apr 26 with 487 viewsGaryjack

41 Years Ago Yesterday on 22:06 - Apr 26 by dickythorpe

His daughter was lovely. Used to work in the barbers in Swansea Market


Helen. A year older than me in Dynevor school. I know his son Nicky as well. Though i will say he's always felt very bitter about things. Can't say i blame him tbh,
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41 Years Ago Yesterday on 00:02 - Apr 27 with 418 viewsjack_lord

41 Years Ago Yesterday on 22:54 - Apr 26 by Garyjack

Helen. A year older than me in Dynevor school. I know his son Nicky as well. Though i will say he's always felt very bitter about things. Can't say i blame him tbh,


How is Nicky, haven't seen him for years?

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