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 Willie Whigham
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Fri 19 Mar 10:04

Just saw his obit in today’s Scotsman, passed away 3 March aged 81.

Fine goalkeeper, popular with fans of all persuasions. 465 games in his long career (1960/1974) both sides of the border with Falkirk and Middlesbrough and couple of other clubs as he neared retirement. When he joined Middlesbrough in 1966 five bus loads of vans from Falkirk travelled down to see his debut. Incidentally, ex Par Eddie Connachan going the other way was part of the deal.

Don’t recall if he kept a clean sheet, but I remember a match at EEP when the Pars were parked in his half, shots and crosses raining in, and he was enjoying himself immensely flinging himself at everything that came his way and lapping up the applause from home and away fans alike.

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 Re: Willie Whigham
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 19 Mar 18:38

He was a very good keeper in a very indifferent Falkir team.

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 Re: Willie Whigham
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 20 Mar 04:33

He was a very acrobatic goalkeeper. One of my first memories is a match at Brockville where he performed an incredible (almost impossible) single-handed, backwards diving, save. The forward had lobbed him but he somehow managed to clutch on to the ball and hold on to it. Left us all mouths agape.

RIP Willie.

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