John Grattan Hendrie (not named after the catalogue to the best
of my knowledge) was a talented - if injury-prone winger who spent
the Division 2 promotion season at Elland Road, although he missed
nearly 3 months of the campaign with assorted injuries. His crosses
and runs played a big part in the promotion campaign, and even
though he rarely completed the full 90 minutes of a game. His best
period as a player came during a 6 year stay at Boro where he
finally found a bit of fitness and used his pace to good effect. He
later had a spell in management with Barnsley and occasionally
appears on TV as a summariser or pundit for Sky.
Stephen Hendrie says: Autobiography sums up most of his antics
as a youngster. i.e. boy that was picking on him john peed on his
head (Don't ask how).
Thomas Hague says: John Hendrie had to be one of the best
players to put on a Bradford City shirt. I just loved watching
those bandy legs fly down the wing or the great use of his backside
to turn defenders and his great diving skill to win penalties. What
Eggman says: John Hendrie is still is great, great player. I
played along with him in a soccer six charity event on Sunday, he
was amazing and cos of him, we won!Brilliant!