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« on: September 28, 2014, 07:38:46 pm »

Congrats, Woody.
Truly a LEGEND!
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Woodward
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alan-Woodward/201070629907909

Sheffield United’s 125th anniversary
Legends from The Lane gathered to celebrate their club’s 125th anniversary at a glittering bash.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/video-players-past-and-present-celebrate-sheffield-united-s-125th-anniversary-1-6865666





Every now and then, you can find "The Boomer," as we called him during his Tulsa Roughnecks days, hanging out at George's in Jenks.


How good of a player was Alan Woodward?
Here's a list... http://www.sheffutd.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=153790
Scroll down, scroll further... almost there.... Grin

Alan Woodward scores on a corner kick-- (he did this at Skelly Stadium once, also)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYezVJdugHc&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

Skip to about 3:00 into the video (Woodward taking a corner kick) until about 5:00 and look for #7 in the grey hair.   Grin
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7LOgmN2jU0#t=16[/youtube]

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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 03:56:29 pm »

Alan Woodward passed away yesterday at the age of 68.

Tulsa Roughnecks Legend Alan Woodward Dies
Posted: May 21, 2015 4:19 PM CST
http://www.newson6.com/story/29128597/tulsa-roughnecks-legend-alan-woodward-dies
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"I just fell in love with the place, that's why I'm still here," Woodward told News On 6 about Tulsa in 2013.

Alan Woodward: Sheffield United fans pay tribute to a Bramall Lane hero
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheff-utd/alan-woodward-sheffield-united-fans-pay-tribute-to-a-bramall-lane-hero-1-7274985

In Pictures: The late Sheffield United legend Alan Woodward
http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/sheff-utd/in-pictures-the-late-sheffield-united-legend-alan-woodward-1-7274577?WT.mc_id=Outbrain_text&obref=obinsite
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A true Sheffield footballing legend passed away on Thursday night...for Blades of a certain age, Alan Woodward was their boyhood hero and stories of his exploits in the red and white shirt have been passed down from generation to generation.

The man with the lethal strike, regarded by many at the time to be the hardest in football, spent 14 fruitful, eventful years at Bramall Lane before eventually moving on to play for Tulsa Roughnecks in the US.

He remained in Oklahoma following those final stages of his footballing career and it was there he passed away.

Thankfully, Woodward made it to the club’s recent 125th anniversary event, where fans and ex-players alike were given the opportunity to pay tribute to one of the all-time greats.

As put in the tribute released by the club: “This sad news makes it all the more important to all of us that he was able to come home and be with family, friends and fans. It was special to see him and he loved every minute, every handshake, every song and every autograph.”



RIP Woody.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 08:47:37 am »

Visitation today, services tomorrow in Jenks.

Celebrating Life - Alan Woodward
Sep.07, 1946 - May.21, 2015
http://m.schaudtfuneralservice.com/obituaries/details?id=502989

Episode 12 of It's Always Sonny: This episode is dedicated to Tulsa Roughnecks and Sheffield United legend Alan Woodward, who passed away this past week. Stay tuned to the end of the show for Sonny's tribute.
http://www.alwayssonnypodcast.com/archives/2015/5/25/episode-12-dedicated-to-7
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