Non League Matters - The Continuation of Tonys english Football Site 



  Main Index MAIN
INDEX
Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN

Home: All Other Football Interests: Obituaries and Remembrances:
Ernie Hunt (Wolves, Coventry City, Everton)

 



Tykeoldboy
First Team Star


Jun 21, 2018, 1:36 PM

Posts: 2909
Location:
Team(s): Doncaster Rovers, Everton, Mablethorpe

Post #1 of 5 (2204 views)
Shortcut
Ernie Hunt (Wolves, Coventry City, Everton) Can't Post or Reply Privately

Roger Patrick "Ernie" Hunt died aged 75. Ernie played for Swindon Town, Wolves, Everton, Coventry City, Doncaster Rovers, Bristol City, Atherstone Town and Ledbury Town, as well as a summer at LA Wolves in the USA. Ernie is famous for a free kick he scored for Coventry City against Everton which was banned at the end of that season


totallyuntamed
First Team Star

Jun 21, 2018, 11:04 PM

Posts: 1437
Location: Coventry
Team(s): Coventry City

Post #2 of 5 (2051 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Tykeoldboy] Ernie Hunt (Wolves, Coventry City, Everton) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

One of my all time favourite Sky Blues; the stories about him are legion. He used to return to pre season training overweight and in those more relaxed times tinker with the weighing machine to cover this up. Ernie was very fond of a drink and this caused him to be banned from driving on three occasions if my memory serves me right. After his football career finished he had a succession of jobs including a stint as a window cleaner. I have a signed copy of his biography Joker in the Pack. I remember seeing him at several Legends' Days and espying his rolling gait - he was probably the most bow legged footballer I ever saw - not in recent years though and the news he had Alzheimer's explains why.



"There's a man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Milletts".


John Treleven
Qatar World Cup bid member! / Moderator

Jun 22, 2018, 7:27 AM

Posts: 15978
Location: Jersey
Team(s):

Post #3 of 5 (2010 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Tykeoldboy] Ernie Hunt (Wolves, Coventry City, Everton) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Hunt, Roger Patrick "Ernie"
(known as "Ernie" to avoid confusion with Liverpool player)

born 17th March 1943 Swindon
died Wednesday 20th June 2018, aged 75

England U23 - 3 caps, debut 1963

1957 Swindon Town Juniors
Mch 1960 Swindon Town 214/82 (plus 23/6 cups)
Spt 1965 Wolves 74/32
Summer 1967 Los Angeles Wolves (U.S.A.) 10/4
Spt 1967 Everton 12+2/3
Mch 1968 Coventry City 140+6 45
Jan 1973 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 9/1
Dec 1973 Bristol City 9+3/2
1974 Atherstone Town
Ledbury Town

Hunt was working for British Rail when he was signed as an amateur by Swindon Town in 1957. He made his debut aged 16y 182d, Swindon's youngest player until 1980.

He finished as the club's top goal scorer for four consecutive seasons, and helped them win promotion to the Second Division in 1963. Swindon were relegated at the end of the 1964–65 campaign, and he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in September 1965 for £40K, then Swindon's record.

Hunt was Wolves leading scorer with 20 goals as they won promotion to the First Division in 1966–67 and was part of the Wolves squad who, playing as the Los Angeles Wolves, won the 1967 United Soccer Association title.

However, he made just six outings in the top flight for Wolves before the club sold him to Everton for £80K in September 1967 but he failed to settle at Goodison before a £65K move to Coventry City after just six months there.

He became a fans favourite and scored a famous goal in October 1970 against Everton. Awarded a free kick just outside the penalty area, Willie Carr gripped the ball between his heels and flicked it up for Hunt to volley home. The match was televised on Match of the Day so the goal was widely seen only for the move to be outlawed at the end of the season

After retiring from football he did a variety of jobs, including running a pub in Ledbury and window cleaning.

Hunt died in a Gloucester care home. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.


totallyuntamed
First Team Star

Jun 22, 2018, 5:43 PM

Posts: 1437
Location: Coventry
Team(s): Coventry City

Post #4 of 5 (1890 views)
Shortcut
Re: [John Treleven] Ernie Hunt (Wolves, Coventry City, Everton) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Some poignant tributes to him in the Coventry Telegraph today, particularly from Chris Cattlin who joined the club on the same day in March 1968 and remained lifelong friends with him. Hunt played for three different clubs in that season - Wolves, Everton and Coventry City - something no longer possible - and appeared at Craven Cottage for all three of those teams in the course of the season. As well as a window cleaner heonce ran a pub which he described as "like giving a match to an arsonist!"



"There's a man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Milletts".


Ronsdog
First Team Star


Jul 31, 2018, 2:49 AM

Posts: 2346
Location: Sarf London
Team(s): Lowestoft Town, Crystal Palace

Post #5 of 5 (1166 views)
Shortcut
Re: [Tykeoldboy] Ernie Hunt (Wolves, Coventry City, Everton) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

 
That goal still entertains to this day.....RIP Ernie

https://youtu.be/x1M57_pRjhk

 
 


free hit counters

Search for (options) HOSTED BY SUMMIT SOCCER v.1.2.3