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Super Joe Waters

18 March 2020

Joe Waters' planned visit to Blundell Park next month has been scuppered so here's a quick quiz to ease the disappointment.



1. Let's ease ourselves in. Where was Joe born?





2. Joe made an astonishing senior debut, scoring two goals to send Leicester City into the 1974 FA Cup semi-final. How did Barry Davies famously greet his first goal?

Look at his face, just look at his face!

Oh yes for the youngster!

And you have to say that is magnificent!

Oh, I say!

3. Joe also scored on his debut for the Republic of Ireland. Against who did he grab a late goal to make it 3-3 after coming on as a substitute





4. Like Jimmy Greaves, Joe had the knack of scoring on his debut. Who did he score against on his Town debut in January 1976?



Crystal Palace


5. Joe made his second and final appearance for the Republic in a European qualifier in Belfast against Northern Ireland. Why was he brought on to replace Gerry Daly?

The effects of a cup replay with Derby had taken their toll and Daly had cramp

Future Mariner Chris Nicholl broke Daly's leg in a horror challenge

Manager Johnny Giles thought Waters' guile could unlock a stubborn Northern defence

Daly was hit on the head by a brick thrown by a local intent on claiming a Fenian scalp

6. What was notable about Joe's late call-up for the game in Belfast? 

He needed to siphon petrol from George Kerr's car to get to the airport

He was with Town on a training break in Torremolinos and almost missed his flight back

He was at a wedding in a remote Irish village and only contactable by telegram

He traveled via train from Dublin and an issue with his passport delayed him at the Northern Irish border

7. Joe holds a record that will probably never be challenged; how many consecutive League and FA and League Cup games did he play for Town from November 2, 1976 to October 31, 1981?





8. Joe was named in the 1979-80 Division Three team of the season along with which team mate?

Nigel Batch

Kevin Moore

Tony Ford

Kevin Drinkell

9. Grown men cried for a week when Joe, still only 30 years of age, left for the US Indoor League in 1984. Joe revealed the real reason for his departure in 2015. What was it?

He was unhappy at the sacking of George Kerr in 1982, just after Joe had signed a new contract

The deal from Tacoma Stars was too good to turn down

His wife's family lived in Washington and the move made sense for all parties at the time

He'd asked the board to extend his previous GTFC contract on the same money but they declined

10. Joe returned to grace Blundell Park one more time for his testimonial game in September 1984. Opponents and scoreline?

Beat Southampton 3-0

Drew 2-2 with Leeds

Lost 5-1 to Leicester

Lost 2-1 to West Brom