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Dickie and Ivor recall a remarkable cup run in special feature

Video of an entertaining chat about Wimbledon on Sky Sports

25 February 2019

Dickie Guy was interviewed recently for Soccer Saturday about his famous goalkeeping exploits – and the feature is well worth watching if you missed it!

Sky Sports reporter Johnny Phillips chatted with our Club President and Ivor Heller, who regards Dickie as his childhood hero. The feature also includes very complimentary comments from Jeff Stelling, Phil Thompson, and Charlie Nicholas.

Combining playing for Wimbledon with his day job of working on the docks, Dickie created national FA Cup headlines in 1975 when he saved Peter Lorimer’s penalty to draw against Leeds United, who reached the European Cup Final in that same year. The Dons were then in the Southern League and it was a remarkable achievement to hold a team that were one of the best sides in Europe.

“They flew Dickie back to appear on The Big Match and he was the biggest name in English football for a couple of days,” recalled Ivor. Our Commercial Director also remembered the first round win against Bath City as ‘the start of something special’ as it led to a remarkable cup run that included beating Burnley and taking Leeds to a replay.

Dickie added: “The Burnley match was fantastic, to beat a side that were third in the First Division. Allen Batsford instilled confidence in us and we were not afraid to play against anyone. To go to Leeds and play in front of a crowd of 46,000 was brilliant.”

Watch the feature, which was recorded before our last-16 FA Cup tie against Millwall, by clicking on the link to our official You Tube channel below.


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