I was the school goal keeper and a Newcastle supporter. I saw Dave make his debut for the Magpies against the all powerful Spurs team that did the double. Dave had a blinder saving a spot kick from Danny Blanchflower. He became my hero after that. My mate Tony Hudd is a sports writer and arranged for Dave to wring me on my 60th birthday. He told some great stories about his time on Tyneside.
29-10-18 Bob edmunds
I remember watching Hollins playing for Aldershot in September 1970, he was showered with coins from the Hartlepool supporters, Hollins wore a cap in the second half and before the end of the game he was picking up the money that had been thrown at him by Pools fans. To my knowledge Dave Hollins now lives in Woking and gave his nephew Chris Hollins on advice with his career when he relised it lay outside football.
Dave Hollins brother of John Hollins played for Forest in a loan deal with the Stags when Alan Hill got injured. The significance was that Duncan Mckenzie was loaned out to Mansfield in return and the Stags could have bought him for Five Grand
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