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    Mackworth lad who made good.

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    Sydney Smooth

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    Mackworth lad who made good.

    Post by Sydney Smooth on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 4:10 pm

    http://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/sport/15196243.Former_Morton_hero_believes_Duffy_should_be_in_running_for_top_award/

    Roy was working behind the bar at the White Horse when I signed him for my Sunday team Olympiads, he was so good that the club I was chairman of [Roe Farm] signed him up as well, the Scots came to see him and the rest is history, he played for Morton [twice], Celtic, Hibernian and St Johnstone.

    After his playing days were over he coached a number of teams and he now has a very successful property development/renting business near Edinburgh.

    A smashing lad who deserved to get on in his career.
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    Re: Mackworth lad who made good.

    Post by New England Ram on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 4:12 pm

    Thought this thread was about me Embarassed



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    Re: Mackworth lad who made good.

    Post by bramhallram on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 7:10 pm

    Sydney Smooth wrote:http://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/sport/15196243.Former_Morton_hero_believes_Duffy_should_be_in_running_for_top_award/

    Roy was working behind the bar at the White Horse when I signed him for my Sunday team Olympiads, he was so good that the club I was chairman of [Roe Farm] signed him up as well, the Scots came to see him and the rest is history, he played for Morton [twice], Celtic, Hibernian and St Johnstone.

    After his playing days were over he coached a number of teams and he now has a very successful property development/renting business near Edinburgh.

    A smashing lad who deserved to get on in his career.

    You're right, Sydney. Roy was a smashing lad. He and I played in the same junior school football team (Humbleton Junior School) in the 1960/61 season. I was what was then known as right half and Roy played out of goal at inside right. He was a brilliant goalie but he was much too talented to just play in goal at that level.

    Our sports master wrote on Roy's annual report that he was 'An outstanding sportsman.' He was very proud of that and it was true in every sense.

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