On This Day – 10st of Barbed Wire – Billy Bremner Born

9-12-1942: On this day in 1942 Scotland and Leeds midfield terrier Billy Bremner was born.

Here’s a couple of anecdotes from leedsfans.org.uk

Andrew says: Billy Bremner was very considerate to his opponents, He always put iodine on his studs to avoid infection. During one game against Man Utd he said to Norman Hunter “You flick him up and I’ll volley him” making sure that Besty overheard. By the way George Best NEVER had a good game against Leeds.

Barry Davis says: I saw Billy Bremner play on many occasions in the 60s and 70s. He was, indeed, the most talented player Leeds had and, with Johnny Giles, made up the best midfield in the country. He had a knack of always being in the right place at the right time. For instance, he scored the winning goal in the 1965 FA Cup semi-final replay against Manchester United and, again, in the 1970 FA Cup second semi-final replay, also against Manchester United. He could shoot from great distances and even head well. I was saddened by his untimely death.

rob dowson says: I had the privilege of watching Billy from the Lowfields Road stand – socks around his ankles he’d cover every blade of grass, a more committed player you will never see and he loved the club he always gave 110% A true great!


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