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 a guy.
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!