I used to be Tony’s “minder” when he was lodging in Congleton Ave when he first signed for Manchester City. As Wednesday onward we’re curfew nights before Saturdays I would go across and play cards with him.
Occasionally we would break curfew and nip into Manchester !
09-06-20 Gordon Nicholls
met tony coleman at leeds game he borrowed a fag off me i never got it back happy days
tony is my cousin &i have a picture of him were we lived in liverpool just before his football trials
First ever game at Maine road Jan 1968 FA CUP 3rd Round City 0 Reading 0 TC missed a penalty. Saw him play for Blackpool too.
Saw Tony make his debut at Leeds March '67.
Tony went out with my sister for about 12 - 18 months in around 1968 and I have happy memories of him coming to our council house in his big white American car for dinner. Being just 9 years old at the time, I used to sit in it pretending to drive it. Out of season the team went to America and he brought me a baseball bat, ball and hat back as a present. I remember he had a lions head tattooed on each hand which I was fascinated by. My friends used to continually ask me to get his autograph, he came around most Sunday afternoons. I didn't see the hard side of him. I just remember him always smiling. Would dearly love to speak with him again. He was mad on my sister Ann.
I trained and played with him when he was at Macclesfield Town. He was revered as a legend while I was there.
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