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Was in the same year as tony at St Bedes Crosby. My only claim to fame was when he recommended me for the school team, though wasn’t picked. His dad was a good Sunday league player strong man, my dad was strong but onetime in the bug and bite ‘Edinburgh pub he lifted my dad clean of his feet to prove how strong he was happy days playing our rivals St Wilfred’s at marine any news of tony nowadays..?
17-11-21 Michael orourke
In Madrid watching City bumped into Mike Summerbee felt awkward ask buzzer did TC have tattoos felt daft but he was always my favourite player.
07-06-21 s sands
I saw Tony many times play for Sheffield Wednesday, he always got stuck in, great player though, got sent off a few times, but he was great on the ball, he is the kind of player that we need there today.
28-02-21 adrian newman
Tony used to come down to the field next to the railway line at the back of our house in Abbotsford Gdns to play. He lived just up from us on either Rossetti or Jubilee Rd Crosby. I once threw a small stone, we were playing dare, it hit the top of his head but he was ok.
10-01-21 Jill Weddick
My mam used to work at the British Legion on Moss Lane at the top of Maine Rd and on match days Tony used to nip in about 2 o'clock and have a couple of pints of mild and a few fags before he walked down to the ground before kick off.
09-09-20 Peter Moss Side
I remember him at Bangor City, that was mid 60s,before he moved to Doncaster. He worked on the building site near my home and I remember getting his autograph as a boy. He stood out and it was no surprise that he moved on.
04-09-20 Eifion Jones
The final piece in the jigsaw, Tony had a bad boy image but Malcolm and Joe brought the best out of him.i loved him.
TC..........City legend. Said to Princess Anne before FA Cup Final 1969. "How's your Mum?"
20-08-20 David Ansbro
I used to be Tonyâ€™s â€œminderâ€ when he was lodging in Congleton Ave when he first signed for Manchester City. As Wednesday onward weâ€™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
Saw Tony make his debut at Leeds March '67.
tony is my cousin &i have a picture of him were we lived in liverpool just before his football trials
I trained and played with him when he was at Macclesfield Town. He was revered as a legend while I was there.
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.
met tony coleman at leeds game he borrowed a fag off me i never got it back happy days
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.