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Tony Green

Tony Green

Clubs played for: St. Mungo's Academy, Albion Rovers, Blackpool, Newcastle United (1964-1973)

Born: 1946

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Position: Midfielder

Biography: Had to retire at the age of only 27 due to knee trouble. Now a maths teacher in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire and has also been a member of the pools panel for over 35 years. Capped six times by Scotland.

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Green, Tony My late mothers family were from Glasgow and we were told we were related to Tony Green. His Mum being my Mums cousin? The surnames Wylie, Adams, Provan or Fisher ring any bells?
13-03-21 Mark Buchanan

Green, Tony The best inside forward (old school) I ever seen at Newcastle. They can keep Eastman (Turncoat). But Tony was great, fast and direct. A great shame he had to leave when he did.
07-09-20 Tom Smith

Green, Tony I grew up with Tony in Garthamlock and was very fortunate to have him as a club mate school chum and friend. As can clearly be evidenced in reading these texts, Tony was an exceptionally gifted footballer. And, as equally made clear herein, a gentle considerate and modest human being. We both went to St. Mungo’s Academy and sat together at the same old double wooden desk. I trust he remembers the wonderful array of eccentric teachers we had: ‘Uncle Windbag;’ ‘Percy Fletcher’ Mr Topping; ‘The Bean’ and the PT teacher Mr McGregor who played right back for Clyde? Both Tony’s brothers, namely, John and Thomas were good players, the latter, John who was the older and like tony, not the tallest was a remarkably good goalkeeper. Whereas Thomas, who was similarly built was nonetheless a hard and skilful full back in perhaps what can be described today as in the Kieren Tierney mould. Incidentally oldest brother, John as well as playing in goal would it seemed also always be our team manager and coach. Halcyon days in deed old friend. Fondest regards and I sincerely hope we can hook up before too long, your old boyhood pal, Don Paton.
06-09-20 Don Paton

Green, Tony How do I get in touch with him would like a picture autographed if possible
26-03-20 David Biggins

Green, Tony How do I get in touch with him by email or post as want his autograph on a picture of him wearing the Newcastle united strip
20-03-20 David Biggins

Green, Tony Great memories of a great player at Blackpool priveleged to have Tony award me the supporters club player of the year in the " good old days !
10-03-20 Phil Walton

Green, Tony I could tell you lots cause I am married to him!

08-07-19 Christine Green

Green, Tony This is for the St Mungo's lads. Tony and his wife Christine live in the Blackpool area. I am sure Tony would be happy to get re-aquainted with his old school pals. His address is as follows: 137 Hardhorn Road, Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 8ES. See Tony down at Blackpool FC, even drove him and Christine home a few weeks ago. Still one of the nicest humble guys you could ever meet and an absolute legend at Blackpool.

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20-04-19 Steve Peak

Green, Tony does tony have an e-mail, Iwould like to contact him

Green, Tony I would love to get in touch with tony to tell him a few football stories that happened when he was young that he does not know about. I live in Glasgow, my phone number is 01416201496.

GREEN, Tony Tony green in my humble opinion was one of the greatest players I have seen. As a staunch Blackpool fan, I had the privilege of watching him on many occasions and have since come to know him quite well and may I say he is one of life’s true gentlemen. He was very close to the great Stanley Mortenson who signed him for Blackpool and has since given me the pen that Morty signed him with taking the time to have it plated and giving it to me as a birthday present. Unfortunately he is not enjoying the best of health but it was a tragedy that a tendon problem cut short his career the man was a genius and I have no doubt that he would have been up there with the best had his career continued.
Gordon Hugo

Green, Tony Like Michael Nugent below, also played for St Mungo's and Glasgow Schools in the early sixties. Even as an early teenager 'Wee Tony' was sensationally talented. His burning ambition was to sign for Celtic, but was rejected for his lack of height at that time. He subsequently took a spurt heightwise, and went on to be one of Scotland's finest ever footballers. I was immensely proud and delighted when his true potential was eventually recognised by his call up to the senior Scotland team for his first of 7 full caps. I too would like to reestablish contact with Tony. PS: At school the only way I could get the ball from Tony was to kick him (in a friendly teammate fashion) !!

Green, Tony Saw Tony play once for Blackpool. Once for Newcastle. Met a Blackpool fan who said TG was more skilful than Alan Ball

Green, Tony Was for many years the best player had ever saw playing ifor Newcastle remember him being brilliant at upton park

GREEN, Tony Saw Tony Green first time I visited Old Trafford. Coming from Northern Ireland, you can imagine my focus was always going to be on Geordie Best. Newcastle won 1-0 that day with Alan Gowling a former Man Utd player scoring the winner. Best, Law and Charlton all had better days at the office and it was Tony Green who stole the show. A class footballer, made that visit to Old Trafford memorable, so glad I saw him play.
B Hogg

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