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LFChistory.net had a very entertaining talk with the one and only Joey Jones, who was a cult hero at Liverpool for three years.
Daily Mail report on Chelsea – Liverpool 4-2 on 9 January 1978.
An article from the Liverpool Echo on 19 October 1978.
"I've always been a Liverpool fan and cheered them on from the Kop for years. I thought that was the closest I'd get to playing at Anfield - until one year Wrexham played Liverpool in the Youth Cup.
We drew at our place and I thought 'fantastic, the replay will be at Anfield'. Instead, the game was switched back to Wrexham because Liverpool had a league game... and we ended up getting beaten!
To be honest, I couldn't believe it when Liverpool came in for me in 1975. Talk about a dream come true!
I had three great years and while I was never one of the household names like Keegan, Clemence, Hughes or Smith, I always had a good rapport with the fans. I think they knew that deep down, I was just one of them."
"I asked Phil Neal and Ray Clemence if they got telegrams from the boss when they were on international duty. Phil said they did, with the message ‘Good luck’. I told them the boss sent them to me when I was away with Wales. The message he put on was, ‘Keep out of trouble’."
"It was during the close season and I'd gone fishing with a couple of mates from Llandudno. We were making our way back to shore after catching a couple of fish when I saw my dad standing on the beach waving his arms. I thought something was wrong at home but when he told me Wrexham had phoned to say Liverpool wanted to sign me I almost fell back into the sea."
Joey Jones on when he discovered Liverpool wanted to buy him
"Joey just loves to be happy and gets enthusiastic about the slightest thing. He’s just the sort of player every team need, because he’ll make you forget those tensions with one of his terrible jokes. He makes a joke about anything and everything."
Ray Clemence on Joey Jones in 1977
"I love Joey Jones. Always remember him dancing in a middle of a game when we were singing his name."
Kopites remember Joey Jones
The fist. The forearm. The tattoo. The tackles. The banner. They add up to greatness. A limited left back whose challenges often had a lunatic edge, Jones would race out the tunnel before the match and sprint towards the Kop waving a clenched fist to signal his determination. The entire Kop would return the salute. And then there is the banner. 'Joey ate the frog's legs, made the Swiss roll and now he's munchin Gladbach.'
Tony Evans from Times online on Joey Jones
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Wrexham||1972-1973||England Third Division||17||0||17||0|
|Wrexham||1973-1974||England Third Division||41||0||50||0|
|Wrexham||1974-1975||England Third Division||40||2||42||2|
|Wrexham||1978-1979||England Second Division||30||2||30||2|
|Wrexham||1979-1980||England Second Division||36||3||42||4|
|Wrexham||1980-1981||England Second Division||37||1||43||1|
|Wrexham||1981-1982||England Second Division||36||0||45||0|
|Wrexham||1982-1983||England Third Division||7||0||9||0|
|Chelsea||1982-1983||England Second Division||28||1||31||1|
|Chelsea||1983-1984||England Second Division||34||1||38||1|
|Chelsea||1984-1985||England First Division||16||0||20||0|
|Huddersfield Town||1985-1986||England Second Division||38||1||40||2|
|Huddersfield Town||1986-1987||England Second Division||30||2||33||2|
|Wrexham||1987-1988||England Fourth Division||35||0||39||0|
|Wrexham||1988-1989||England Fourth Division||41||8||52||8|
|Wrexham||1989-1990||England Fourth Division||24||1||28||1|
|Wrexham||1990-1991||England Fourth Division||21||2||22||2|
|Wrexham||1991-1992||England Fourth Division||11||0||15||0|