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Tommy Casey

Tommy Casey

Clubs played for: Belfast YMCA, East Belfast, Bangor, Leeds United, Bournemouth, Newcastle United, Portsmouth, Bristol City, Toronto Inter-Roma, Canada, Ammanford Town (1949-1967)

Born: 1930

Birthplace: Comber, Northern Ireland

Position: Wing-half

Biography: Won 12 caps with Northern Ireland and played for them in the 1958 World Cup. However, Casey only lasted eight months at Fratton Park before moving on to Bristol City for £5,000 in 1959. Coached a number of clubs, becoming trainer-coach at Everton in the late 60s, then chief coach at Coventry City in July 1972. Became manager of Third Division Grimsby Town in February 1975 when the team were in relegation trouble (they finished the season in 16th position). After a promising start to the 1975/76 season Grimsby struggled again, finishing in 18th. Casey left the club in November 1976, but went on to manage other clubs overseas. before his death on 13th January 2009 at the age of 78.

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