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Post by turnstyle13 on Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:27 pm

For the past few weeks the Sunderland Echo having been running a top 100 post war signings by SAFC.

In at #30 is Charlie Fleming

- Striker joined Sunderland in 1955 from East Fife for £20,000

- Was a prolific goalscorer during his time on Wearside, and was nicknamed Cannonball

- Made 122 appearances for Sunderland, scoring 71 times

- Left the club in 1958 to join Bath City


http://www.sunderlandecho.com/sport/sunderland-afc/the-100-greatest-sunderland-signings-30-26-1-7055975

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Post by BenE on Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:30 pm

very clever title
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Post by Eddie Hitler on Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:43 pm

Any opportunity for a Charlie Cannonball Fleming memorial pre-season friendly I wonder?
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Post by kingswood charlie on Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:20 pm

The "best" player I have ever seen!!!
I have a (signed) picture of Charlie and myself taken on the pitch after the famous Swindon replay. I would put it on to the Forum if I could find out how to do it.......
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Post by the demon headmaster on Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:07 pm

Would love to see that if you can.

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Post by cannonball on Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:19 pm

My boyhood hero...........the best ever player I have seen in a Bath City shirt bar none.. cheers

He was a bit lazy at times but some of the goals he scored were outrageous and so powerful and to score 221 in 311 appearances says it all.

Him joining us today - he was a very recent Scottish International and a leading 1st Division goal scorer when he joined us - would be like.......well actually their isn't really a comparison having thought about it because everything is so different now.

Charlie & Ian MacFarlane ran a little window cleaning business whilst in Bath called Acme Window cleaners....but I don't think they really did that much work because they were getting a good wage at Bath City and had a club house each.

The club were bankrolled at the time by Arthur Mortimer who owned Mortimers a large Building Contracting company in Bath and for a few seasons - due to the minimum wage restrictions in the full time game - the club signed many ex-League players and had much success and Fleming's partnership with Stan Mortenson up front in 1958-59 was a goal fest almost every game.....in front of big crowds as well......oh how times have changed! Rolling Eyes
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Post by bone ash on Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:26 pm

kingswood charlie wrote:The "best" player I have ever seen!!!
I have a (signed) picture of Charlie and myself taken on the pitch after the famous Swindon replay. I would put it on to the Forum if I could find out how to do it.......

Sorry, I can't get the photo to show but you can click on the link to see it...
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Post by BenE on Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:07 pm

Je suis Charlie Charli11
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Post by comrade powell on Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:24 pm

kingswood charlie wrote:The "best" player I have ever seen!!!
I have a (signed) picture of Charlie and myself taken on the pitch after the famous Swindon replay. I would put it on to the Forum if I could find out how to do it.......

Well done - great avatar!
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