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By Paul McGuigan

Robin Friday was once a very good footballer who must have performed for England. yet he by no means did—why? simply because Robin Friday was once a guy who wouldn't bow all the way down to a person, who refused to take lifestyles heavily, and who lived each second as though it have been his final. enjoyed and well-liked by way of each person who observed him, Friday additionally had a depressing side—troubled, strong-minded, reckless, he might turn out destroying himself. Tragically, after years of alcohol and drug abuse, he died on the age of 38 with out ever having fulfilled his power. This booklet offers the 1st complete appreciation of a guy too lengthy forgotten by means of the area of football.

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There has been an rapid allure there. He was once in the midst of keeping apart from Maxine and that i imagine it used to be on a kind of events whilst everyone used to be again on the condo that he requested me out. interpreting night publish, five January 1976 analyzing 1 Northampton zero . . . It’s having a look sturdy, examining. convinced, advertising on after 50 years with no movement up. analyzing soccer membership are actually of their such a lot promising place for fifty years . . . Northampton slightly created a straight forward likelihood while Robin Friday had 4 sturdy scoring possibilities inside of ten mins of the beginning of the second one part . . . Friday had one other positive video game. New singles out this week, 10 January 1976 ‘I may perhaps Dance All evening’ by way of Archie Bell and the Drells, ‘The Horse’ by way of Cliff Noble. studying night submit, 12 January 1976 interpreting 2 Southport I studying avid gamers at the present time have been nonetheless attempting to fathom out how goalkeeper Steve loss of life pulled off a sensational injury-time penalty shop . . . Elm Park this present day reacted in amazement to yesterday’s FA fit committee advice that the kissing and the hugging has obtained to forestall. interpreting avid gamers and officers are all agreed that without doubt there are way more vital issues within the video game to fret approximately. membership captain Gordon Cumming used to be adamant ‘There aren't any avid gamers who kiss one another during this membership. It’s the main traditional intuition of all to congratulate a participant who’s scored a target whilst you’ve labored demanding all week with them to accomplish anything on Saturday. All we do this is to pat the scorer at the bum to congratulate him. this advice is the very last thing i'd fear approximately. i'd simply prefer to get a couple of extra targets myself. ’ supervisor Charlie Hurley’s touch upon the committee’s advice: ‘It’s the most important shaggy dog story I’ve ever heard in my lifestyles. they appear to be suggesting that gamers are homosexuals yet in all my time within the video game I’ve by no means heard of 1 that's. To kiss a bloke who’s scored a objective is a superbly usual response. I approximately kissed Steve loss of life while he stored that penalty at Southport on Saturday. ’ department One, 12 January 1976 1. Manchester United 2. Leeds three. Liverpool four. Derby department , 12 January 1976 1. Sunderland 2. Bolton three. Bristol department 3, 12 January 1976 1. Crystal Palace 2. Walsall three. Brighton department 4, 12 January 1976 1. Lincoln 2. Northampton three. analyzing studying night put up, 19 January 1976 examining 1 Workington zero This video game usually are not remembered for its soccer. That’s now not impressive as there has been not often any performed . . . Reading’s frustration used to be whole while Workington’s goalie introduced off a very good retailer to maintain out what appeared like an excellent moment from Robin Friday . . . within the final minute Friday used to be booked in an incident with Hislop. CHARLIE HURLEY: I by no means placed something within the papers approximately him. I knew a great deal of issues approximately Robin yet not anything went within the press. the click used to assert to me, ‘I pay attention Robin is doing this or that. ’ I’d say, ‘First of all, you’re a reporter on interpreting soccer membership, this can be advertising 12 months and he’s the head striker within the department.

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