Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby Blackwhite » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:21 pm

Syd Brenner died last week and I only just realised. Bit of a giant.
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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby dirty leeds » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:32 pm

Excellent player. Of his time, a real leader.

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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby The Tin Man » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:02 pm

Yup he belonged to a bygone age before the corporatisation of football and its multi-millionaires. He earned a fraction of what today's premiership players get and he famously played with painkilling injections taken before matches. I think he got bad arthritis and was the subject of a social security witchhunt - can't remember but he lost disability payments or something .I remember talking to John Mclelland about 15 years ago. He was working as a postman and told me that he was earning £1200 a week at his heyday under Wilkinson.Unbelievable compared to the shit that goes on now.
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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby London_White » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:04 am

Smith was famously chased by social security after he took a penalty in a legends shoot out, he was loaded up on painkillers so that he could walk on to the pitch without the crutches he normally used.
The DSS then stopped his benefits and he spent a long time getting them restored.

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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby MightyWhite » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:35 am

Saw some pretty nasty stuff on Twitter about Tommy Smith yesterday. Essentially he was a big racist bastard. So there’s that.
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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby Mustafaster » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:29 am

MightyWhite wrote:Saw some pretty nasty stuff on Twitter about Tommy Smith yesterday. Essentially he was a big racist bastard. So there’s that.

A racist footballer of the 60s?
There's a shocker.
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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby Ontolly » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:04 am

There were a few Tommy Smith Allan Clarke stories in his autobiography I seem to remember but my favourite tale was
Some other site wrote:Hard man Tommy Smith had two pet hates in football: Leeds United's Allan Clarke and his own skipper at Liverpool, Emlyn Hughes. And not necessarily in that order. When Hughes clashed with Clarke in a goalmouth melee and old squeaky voice Emlyn found himself on the deck with blood pouring from his nose, Smithy showed himself in his true colours. "Maybe that Clarke's not such a bad bloke after all," muttered Tom the compassionate.
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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby MightyWhite » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:07 am

Mustafaster wrote:
MightyWhite wrote:Saw some pretty nasty stuff on Twitter about Tommy Smith yesterday. Essentially he was a big racist bastard. So there’s that.

A racist footballer of the 60s?
There's a shocker.


Ah, but there’s racist and there’s

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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby eric olthwaite » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:31 am

a) racist, and b) stupid enough to state it in those terms in 1988.

Ouch.

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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby Musson Grumble » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:07 pm

Les Reed MOT, sorry RIP.
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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby Proud to be Leeds » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:49 am

Billy McNeil has departed.
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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby the flying pig » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:01 pm

Proud to be Leeds wrote:Billy McNeil has departed.


points for me too, provided that the pair of us can both be forgiven for omitting the second 'L' in his surname :thumbl: .

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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby rss1969 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:01 pm

Did he not manage Villa & Man City in the same season and they were both relegated?

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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby the flying pig » Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:08 pm

rss1969 wrote:Did he not manage Villa & Man City in the same season and they were both relegated?


no idea. the thing i always remember about him is that he, maybe even as much as much as fergie, is the coach who really established aberdeen as a dominant force... fergie only got the #1s job because celtic, who'd just finished 8th or something ridiculous, poached mcneil, in mcneil's last aberdeen season they'd run rangers really close in both the league & cup, & ferguson didn't sign or even bring through any of the 'hall of famers' like WGS, willie miller, & so on.

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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

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Re: Roll Over, Play Dead Again DISCUSSION Thread 2019

Postby Mustafaster » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:16 pm

dirty leeds wrote:Going Grundyground: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48036700

The Farmer's Lung finally got him eh?
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