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linnet1968

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Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2015, 01:16:25 AM »
Simply get on it now.

Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 09:13:23 AM »
Mick is a very private person. Before I sign would like to know if he is happy with this.

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Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2015, 09:48:44 AM »
Good point but I have taken the risk and signed it as Mick will always be my number one linnet legend!

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Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2015, 10:01:46 AM »
As it seems to be championed by Keith Rudd on Facebook then I would guess it is OK.
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Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2015, 11:59:28 AM »
Spoken to him and he's OK altho' like him very modest !!

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Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2015, 12:43:46 PM »
Duly signed and sent. Have to agree with you Rod, in my opinion the best player to pull on a linnets shirt. Always remember when the linnets came to Taunton (where I have lived since 1972) and unfortunately lost. All the the talk in the clubhouse afterwards was who's the old guy playing for Lynn, the best player on the pitch by a mile. I know he has not been in the best of health of late does anyone have information how he is.

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Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2015, 11:06:48 PM »
Thanks for thet admin, very imformative and much appreciated.

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Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2015, 06:06:33 PM »
This man played 400+ games consecutively and on a Wed Night was seriously injured with a ruptured spleen. He was in Hospital and on the Friday tried to discharge himself so as to keep his run going. He was rarely injured in 1150 + games and altho' he was booked once the ref rescinded it at end of game as he thought it unfair. No bookings in that career and played til 50 at Watton after leaving Lynn.

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Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2015, 06:20:47 PM »
Mickwas exceptional in every way and should IMO feature also in a national football hall of fame - if such a thing exists!!?

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Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2015, 12:52:34 PM »

From Lynn News on-line:



King’s Lynn Town Football Club legend Mick Wright says he is honoured at a move to try to give him the freedom of the borough.

An online campaign has started to recognise Linnets stalwart Mr Wright, who holds a British appearance record which is never likely to be beaten.

He played an incredible 1,152 games for the club over three decades, making an astonishing 424 consecutive appearances between April 30, 1962, and November 30, 1968.




Mr Wright, who lives in the Springwood area of town, said: “It’s a great honour to have it. It’s just a pity my mum and dad aren’t alive to see it.



“It’s nice to be recognised but I’m quite satisfied to have just played all those games.”

“I always tried to chat to all the supporters when I saw them in town.

“Maybe they remember that as well. I still see quite a lot of the supporters.”

His commitment to the cause was nothing less than extrodinary.




He played for the club on the day of his marriage, insisted on appearing for the team despite rupturing a spleen, he was never booked and never once picked up an injury.

Mr Wright was married on the morning of January, 13, 1962 – and still took part in the afternoon match against Bath City.

Linnets president and former playing colleague Keith Rudd who is behind the campaign said: “Mick is a remarkable man and player who has never been recognised by the town. People get the Freedom of King’s Lynn for far less.

“Mick was a titan of a player who played through some pauper times at the club and he deserves some recognition from the club and the town.

“In 1965 he was approached by Len Richley at Bury [then in the second flight of the Football League] but he turned them down to stay at Lynn.

“If he got this it would make me so happy. I can’t tell you how inspirational he was in my early days.

“He was a good mentor for me as a youngster and is is the epitome of the word legend.”

In 1980, the late Bobby Robson brought a full Ipswich Town squad to play the Linnets at The Walks in a benefit game for both Mr Wright and Mr Rudd.

The campaign has also received the backing of chief sports writer Henry Winter at The Times, while people from as far away as Australia and all over the world have already signed the petition.




Mr Rudd was behind the petition, along with King’s Lynn Town reserve team manager Robbie Back.

Speaking to the Lynn News, Mr Back said: “Mick is an inspiration and richly deserves the freedom of the borough.

“There were no histrionics with Mick. He is a very modest man, but one of the nicest blokes you could meet.

“It would be fantastic if the council were to recognise what Mick did for both the club and the town.”

During his Lynn career, Wright scored 116 goals, including one-hat-trick.

To add your name to the petition, visit: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/mick-wright-freedom-of-kings-lynn




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Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2016, 09:53:08 PM »
I hope nobody minds but just bumping this thread up hoping the link to the petition might prompt a few more signatures  :comeon:
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Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2016, 09:32:33 AM »
Just wanted to let everyone know, that I sent in application to council today for mick, hopefully something will come of it.
thanks everyone for signing the petition, please keep sharing and signing it please.
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Re: Mick Wright Freedom of King's Lynn petition
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2016, 12:59:07 PM »
Thanks Backie9. Nothing more than Mick deserves, I hope those on the Council take this on board. Pity some of the so called professional footballers in the higher leagues have not got his commitment and humility.