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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannies View Post
    With the "truck incident" I presume you're referring to Pratt in 1935? If I recall correctly, the truck that hit Pratt was a lorry carrying bricks and was actually driven by a South supporter .... correct me if I'm wrong though.
    Yep, in the only versions that I've heard, it was always a very contrite Swans supporter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejavoodoo44 View Post
    Yep, in the only versions that I've heard, it was always a very contrite Swans supporter.
    Gave him a packet of cigarettes as an apology according to legend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilroyII View Post
    Theres been so many different versions, but i think you are right, it was a South fan. But i heard John Wren was behind it all and ended making a motza from the gambling.
    It's funny how "facts" are distorted over time. Bob Pratt himself emphatically said Squizzy Taylor offered him a £100 bribe to play dead in 1934

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn7kZUS29Ac

    But Squizzy died in 1927!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannies View Post
    Gave him a packet of cigarettes as an apology according to legend?
    Maybe the doctor recommended it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannies View Post
    It's funny how "facts" are distorted over time. Bob Pratt himself emphatically said Squizzy Taylor offered him a £100 bribe to play dead in 1934

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn7kZUS29Ac

    But Squizzy died in 1927!
    I remember when i first watched that I did a double take because i knew squizzy had been dead for a fair few years.

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