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WHAT A CASE: Back in 1970 when John Toshack signed for Liverpool, this photograph appeared under the headline 'Toshack's mystery fan.' Well the mystery is no more as Woolton's Ernie Ashley reveals it was him. Ernie recalls that he was at home in Huyton at the time when he heard 'Tosh' was about to sign for Liverpool and he made his way to Lime Street Station. When he arrived, he joined a big crowd by the platform present to greet Toshack and his wife Sue who had just got off the train from Cardiff.

Toshack put his case down to shake hands with Liverpool manager Bill Shankly and that's when Ernie stepped forward and picked up the case and carried it to a nearby hotel where the Toshacks were staying. Toshack and Shankly thanked him for carrying the case and Ernie remembers the manager saying to his player-to-be: "That's what Liverpool people are like."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 1, 2013
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