Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Seen, Jul 2, 2016.
Doubt most of us would have ever heard of him if it wasn't for the Morecambe and Wise show but there you go.
The role he played though turned a good idea into one of my top five comedy sketches
My dad was a big fan of his and had is Readers Digest box collection lol, you always knew once you was a part of my dads Readers Digest box collection you had made it.
Needless to say I've heard Scott Walker songs probably a lot more than a fella of my age should but what a great voice.
I would have put him in the 'Tenuous links to famous people' thread but I'd forgot all about it until I just saw your post.
In the late 70's and early 80's I used to work in a clothes warehouse part time when I was about 14/15 years old while at school, Tommy was a regular customer as he used to have a market stall or shop in Liverpool and we used to chat quite regular, not much football but what the hot clothing lines were lol.
He was a smashing fella and completely different from what I expected after watching him destroy players on the pitch lol, very polite and never swore in my presence (probably because I was only a kid at the time).
Even though he had retired he was still built like a brick shithouse with a pot marked face and a head like a bulldog, it was quite easy to see how he intimidated players lol.
Him, Steve Highway, John Toshack and Kevin Keegan are the reason i started supporting Liverpool.
Couldn't beat watching Hereford Utd as a kid and then jumping in the car after the match and putting sports report on the radio to find out how many Liverpool had won by.
A brilliant defender. He rarely scored but that was some header against Monchengladbach
How times have fcuking changed
The oldest living England football international , until yesterday.
Flew over 500 hours in the RAF during world war 2.
Came out of service and got the player manager job at Carlisle United at the age of 23.
Still the youngest person to do this.
Played for England scoring eight goals in fourteen appearances.
His Clubs included Newcastle, Man City , Sunderland , finishing his career at QoS.
Turned his hand at sports reporting , he was an exceptional journalist , always giving advice to players and managers alike.
Met him a few times at local sporting events , lovely fellow.
He seemed to go down hill after being accused of being a sex pest where he was found not guilty but seemed to go into himself after that and never seen again.
It was good to see him win The National. .
Was that a joke?