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John Byrom

John Byrom

Clubs played for: Blackburn Rovers & Bolton Wanderers




Biography: As a player he was a no-nonsense centre forward with plenty of character.Started his career with Blackburn Rovers playing over 100 games for them before signing for Bolton Wanderers in 1966 where in a ten year spell he scored 130 goals before returning to Blackburn Rovers for a final season. On retiring he took many jobs including driving & selling cars before setting up his own gas cylinder business from which he took early retirement in the mid 1990's. In 2004 he was interviewed by a local newspaper & said of his current situation 'I want for nowt & live in the Ribble Valley it's a nice place.During the winter I brew up or I'll go out on the shooting scene its a good social scene I've no problems whatsoever'

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Byrom, John I remember Johnnie as a cricketer for St Aidans youth team In mill hill Blackburn. I often wonder what has happened to other members of a very happy and successful team.
22-07-21 David Todd

Byrom, John John is my neighbour. He was my first hero as a Wanderer. His wit is as sharp as ever and we exchange many stories about those glorious mid seventies days at Burnden. "There is a man who plays for the team and he is a goal machine and he goes by the name of John Byrom Byrom Byrom."
17-04-21 Alex Coward

Byrom, John What a talent!
At Bolton he scored some magnificent goals,most with power but also skill.So classy he didn't need to break sweat and I too recall his accident as Bolton were pushing for promotion.Jim Armfield knew JB could have had a host of caps and one Xmas, away to Torquay,John never tried an inch and was dropped.He couldn't give a monkeys.Fond memories of a really great player
03-08-20 Ian kilday

Byrom, John Brilliant player, the hat trick in the FA cup against Stoke (first sunday match) was something else.
04-03-20 Terry Holden

Byrom, John I remember a goal he scored against Southampton in the FA Cup 3rd round in the 70's, Losing 3-2 he got the ball around the half-way line dragged it through the mud and buried his shot into the top corner, unfortunately we lost the replay 2-0

Byrom, John Played with him in a kick about match in the Isle of Wight in 1969. He was there with Ronnie Clayton. Clayton didn't play. The other players didn't know who he was but I did. I got his autograph a few years earlier when he came to play for Blackburn in London. The score was 0-0 just before half time - the ball was bouncing around about 30 yards from goal and he hit a half volley which went just under the bar dead centre of goal.It was more powerful than a Bobby Charlton special. The power was unbelievable. No wonder he scored so many goals..

Byrom, John I remember the goal he scored against Middlesbrough (already crowned as 1st Division champions) around 1973. He was once unable to play for a couple of games after dropping a brick on his foot whilst doing some DIY.

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