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Kevin Beattie.

Post by paddy parrott » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:40 pm

RIP Kevin Beattie.
Ipswich Town and I understand the best player never to get an England cap.
Tough and skilfull midfielder, defender too in a marvellous team back in 70's.

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Post by leic white 63 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:46 am

great player , remember going down to filbert street 75 v ipswich for the two fa cup replays .first ended 0-0 and on the thursday night we lost 3-2 c woods winner i think. they did have a good side then. r.i.p

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Post by billie1 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:47 am

He did play for England 9 times . Don Revie handed him is first cap when England beat Cyprus 5 - 0 and Malcolm Macdonald scored all five . Beattie had a goal disallowed . I was in the crowd that night as I used to go fairly regularly to watch England back then . Tremendous player whose career was blighted by injury.

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Post by 1964white » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:11 am

Beattie was a fine footballer

RIP

I don't like to talk ill of the bereaved but I had the misfortune of ejecting Beattie & his pals Marriner, Wark, Butcher & a couple of others from a South-West record store I was managing around 1979/80, they were obviously the worse for wear after having one too many in the middle of the afternoon as they were behaving like drunkard teenagers. Quite scary for my staff when we tried to escort them from the shop as they were far bigger than we were, in the end I asked my assistant manageress to ring the police & they all shot out of the door in haste as the thought of them appearing in the daily rags the next day misbehaving probably scared the living daylights out of them. Boys will be boys !

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Post by paddy parrott » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:21 am

Great side they were all part off mate with an even greater manager in Sir Bobby Robson.

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Post by 1964white » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:30 am

paddy parrott wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:21 am
Great side they were all part off mate with an even greater manager in Sir Bobby Robson.
Had the pleasure of talking to Bobby Robson on one of the underground tubes whilst we were travelling to a London game in the 90's Paddy. Bobby was a true gentlemen, three of us conversed with him for about half-an-hour, he was such an amiable bloke, he just love talking football :soccer:

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