Discussion in 'football' started by S☼I, Jun 5, 2018.
A true football hero to a generation when football was everything.
RIP Tommy Smith.
He was probably the top of the three hardest tacklers I ever saw play.
Alongside Norman Hunter and Ron Harris.
I met Tommy Smith twice, the first being with my Dad when I was a young kid about 12 at a charity fundraising function full of fat men in big suits where even my Bluenose Father, who dragged me over to shake his hand, told me he was the hardest man to have ever put on a pair of boots. He said he hated watching him against Everton as Smith was on the pitch to tackle players and that didn't just mean winning the ball. I subsequently grew up knowing he was god long before Fowler got his place at the throne.
I then met him at another function about 10 years ago and found him to be one of the loveliest softly spoken characters I've ever met... until I told him my dad was a Bluenose
I don't normally get that soppy about people's passing but I was a bit choked today to learn of Tommy's passing. Tommy played in an era where working class scousers, mad Jocks, and even the odd tasty Welshman made the fields of Anfield road a good place to take the kids. Most of them ended up on society's sportsmen slag heap like Tommy did in the end unlike the money grabbing agent driven lads of today.
Tommy really was scouser though who like many of the era found the experience of hard times at the hands of the state.
Tommy Smith pays penalty for disability claim
There are plenty of crippling and harmful cunts in this world. Tommy just played football.
Rest in peace The Anfield Iron
Nice post friedaweed
Not keen on the transfer talks around Mané. Did read that Madrid won't approach him unless he hands in a transfer request
It does seem inevitable that some of the big money players (Hazard, Pogba and likely Eriksen the obvious ones) will be moving so that may well start a domino effect.
Shame he was an unrepentant racist.
Yep that's one of the things I've never really liked about my dad. Sadly I think it's the era they grew up in but yeah no excuse really.
He was but I'll also remember that he was a great player. His playing career might make him a legend but his racism doesn't make him a hero. I wouldn't dismiss his comments as being of that time either tbh.
Yup you're right. Ali thought the Elijah Mohammed was the muts nuts and Bob Marley thought god had come back to rule the earth in Ethiopia.
Men have their faults but in their art they can excel beyond them even if they don't realise their own brilliance.
No pink boots and snoods in those days.
I've put a bet on 0-0 today (14/1). Wishful thinking really, Sarri has pulled it off against City and I think it's our best bet today.
I hope think 2-1 to the Red Men but reckon this could go either way.
I think City might draw away at Palace, presenting Liverpool with a chance to open up a lead, which they will then blow.
Wrong, and wrong
WHAT a goal from Salah. Astonishing. This is going down to the wire.
Mo's goal man. Fucking hell.
I've got next week's lottery numbers if you want them.
I scared the shit out of my kids after I screamed out when Salah's goal went in.
And I don't even support Liverpool.
Yesh, not bad
Shay Given, keeping things in perspective
Pumping there today
What a goal
My cat hates me for the same reason.
Missed the game due to work saw the score and the match stats MOTD is on too late for this Badger.
Man City v Brighton (FA Cup) 06/04
Man City v Spurs (CL) 17/04
Man City v Spurs (PL) 20/04
Man Utd v Man City (PL) 24/04
Burnley v Man City (PL) 28/04
3 against top 6 PL or CL games
Porto v Liverpool (CL) 17/04
Cardiff v Liverpool (PL) 21/04
Liverpool v Huddersfield (PL) 26/04
1 against top 6 PL or CL games
Former Liverpool player, Howard Gayle, shared his memories of the Late Tommy Smith in his autobiography, 61 Minutes in Munich.
It's a racist country and becoming more so.
Easy. However now 2 more games than Man City to play in all comps and Barcelona being quite the distraction of I’m honest. Hoping spurs can replicate their champions league performances in the prem but no doubt they will roll over and die.
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