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Willie Carlin

Willie Carlin

Clubs played for: Liverpool, Halifax Town, Carlisle United, Sheffield United, Derby County, Leicester City, Notts County, Cardiff City (1959-1973)

Born: 1940

Birthplace: Liverpool


Position: Central midfielder

Biography: Midfielder. Former Liverpool youngster who helped Carlisle win promotion to the second division and played in the old First Division with Derby County and Leicester City. Moved to the Island of Majorca to run a bar/restaurant in Cala Bona before returning home to England.

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Carlin, Willie My father Tom signed him for Liverpool when a school boy , he was the only player my father disagreed with Shankly when letting him go. I met him in 1965 he was in city came to see Liverpool bring the FA cup around the town was a true red.

Carlin, Willie When Liverpool let wille go we played in dovecote Park for wille keep fit though summer till he went join Halifax his first match he came up against the great Newcastle utd capt Jimmy scholer who gave him a rough time so much wille lost the plot and got sent off before half time for retaliation tree trunks as scholer was called put his arm round young wille and said you will learn son you was to fast for me and had get you sent off was not your fault. Also remember queuing up for night match at Everton with wille and cally who got his spot at anfield and wille got cally the chance go to the pool great lad's
30-10-18 Bj Fagan

Carlin, Willie I went to st . Patrick's school in liverpool the same school as willie. I used to watch him play in lpool then we would get the bus home the number 26 or 27. His mate was a guy called frank twist, who was a pro at l. F. C .happy days.

Carlin, Willie I played alongside Willie in our Liverpool days, I was an amateur but lost touch for a while and then he came to Anfield with Sheffield Utd and then Derby County with Brian Clough he was a great player and I loved playing alongside of him and his good friend Frank Twist. personally I think Bill Shankly made a big mistake letting them both go. I suppose that's football

Carlin, Willie Knew Willie when he had a paper shop in Melbourne ,derbys,used to get him rainbow trout from the rivers ,brilliant man ,and great footballer .

Carlin, Willie Williie and I played together for England Boys in 1956.He was at Inside-left myself at Inside-left.Great player lovely lad.

Carlin, Willie As a young Derby fan @1970 i loved Willie Carlin. He was a great player in a great team with Les Green, Kevin Hector and Dave Mackay. I thought he was even better than Archie Gemmill. One day my mum found me crying my eyes out on the front door step, and wanted to know what on earth was the matter. Apparently I sobbed, "they've........ sold...... Willie...... Carlin". I'm just about over it now, 48 years later.
David Beard

Carlin, Willie As a young Derby fan in the late 60's and early 70's I briefly met Willie Carlin whilst having a knock around with a ball on the park. He let me tackle him and get away with it! As he knew my dad he took my autograph book first into Derby's dressing room and then Leicester City's dressing room. How many of the modern day footballers would do that. I still have that book now nearly 50 years later! Great man!
Steve Walker

Carlin, Willie Remember you going to the same school as my sister Joan, and came recently when I brought your name up with a regular visitor to our table tennis club, Paul Carlin, who says you are his uncle. My sister Joan, we lived in Cotter Street, also remembers you and hopes you are keeping well.
George Chellew

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