Retro Footy Topics – Happy Birthday and Remembrance, October 2019

The month of October is one that comes with the good temperature and still not yet freezing cold, and of course a number of former greats celebrating their birthdays and we also remember those no longer with us.

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On the 2nd of October former Burnley, Bolton and Manchester United midfielder / winger, Wille Morgan turned 75. We congratulate the player that also contributed well during the 1974 World Cup appearing for Scotland in an unbeaten run.

Birmingham, Coventry and Everton forward Mick Ferguson turned 65 on the 3rd. Another player celebrating his birthday on the same day was Steve Wicks, a former central defender at Chelsea, QPR, Crystal Palace and Derby. Wicks turned 63.

Two former greats at Manchester City, Dave Watson and Willie Donachie had their birhtday on the 5th. Watson turned 73 while Donachie celebrated his 68th birthday. Tommy Caton sadly died at the age of 30, but would have turned 57 on the 6th of October.

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On the same date, two previous Liverpool players, Willie Carlin and Bruce Grobbelaar also celebrated their birthdays. Carlin turned 79 with Grobbelaar seeing his 62nd. Tony Adams and Charlie George, two former Arsenal greats also celebrated their birthday’s in October, both being born on the 10th, George going on 69 while Adams turned 53.

Rodney Marsh is also coming to age, seeing his 75th birthday on the 11th. Bobby Charlton celebrated his 82nd on the same date. None of them needs any further presentation as two greats in opposite sides in Manchester.

On the 14th Charlie Cooke will celebrate his 77th birthday and we are of course congratulating the former Dundee, Aberdeen, Chelsea and Crystal Palace winger who had his best period in football while at Stamford Bridge.

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Jimmy Husband a few might remember from his days at Everton, also playing for Luton Town. Husband turns 72 on the 15th. Chris Lawler and Ian Rush are two former Liverpool greats born on the same date, the 20th of October. Lawler will turn 76 while Rush will be 58.

Another former Liverpool player, Kevin Sheedy will turn 60 on the 21st. His best years in football were spent at the rivals Everton, where he won the league twice, 1985 and 1987, and also featured for Ireland in the Euro’s and World Cup, being the first to score for his country in that latter tournament.

Some great people will celebrate their birthdays on the 23rd, Pele turns 79, Graham Rix will be 62 and David Johnson will turn 68. Kazi Deyna, the former Polish captain and elegant midfielder who also played for Manchester City would have turned 72 if still alive, he sadly died in a car accident 30 years ago.

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Asa Hartford will turn 69 on the 24th, former Derby and Leicester forward Roger Davies goes on 68 on the same date. Former Manchester United manager Wilf McGuinness will turn 82, as former Arsenal, Watford and Everton midfielder Kevin Richardson also celebrates his day on the same date.

Former Leicester City forward Alan Young will turn 64 on the 26th, on the same date you have Arthur Graham going on 67. Graham played for clubs such as Aberdeen, Leeds and Manchester United, ending up at Bradford City for a short spell until retirement in 1987.

You have a number of former greats celebrating their birthdays on the 27th, with Glenn Hoddle (62), Harry Gregg (87), Frank Gray (65) and the last player who moved between Liverpool and Manchester United, Phil Chisnall (77) all celebrating.

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Norman Hunter, the former Leeds and Bristol City defender, who also represented England at the 1966 and 1970 World Cup, will turn 76 on the 29th, a day after on the 30th you see the names of Diego Maradona, Paul Power, Glenn Hysen and Bob Wilson all turning the clock.

Two former top flight players of the 70’s, Chelsea and Aston Villa forward Ian “Chico” Hamilton and Middlesbrough and Newcastle defender John Craggs are the two to mention on the 31st.

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