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Colin Harper

Colin Harper

Clubs played for: Ipswich Town,Grimsby Town,Cambridge United & Port Vale.




Biography: A Left-back who played in the Football League between 1966-78. He played for Ipswich Town between 1966-77. He finished his playing career in the Football League at Port Vale where he became Player Coach then Caretaker Manager. From 1978-81 he was player manager at Waterford, Chelmsford City & Sudbury Town. He later became a builder and has a company C G Harper Construction in Ipswich where he still lives.

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Harper, Colin One of the nicest footballers you could have met. A gentleman sportsman.
Leslie King

Harper, Colin It was near the end of season 71-72. We played Sheffield Utd on the Saturday and drew 0-0. Colin was very harshly sent off and, in protest, took off his shirt on his way off the pitch. A few days later, in an evening game, we played Man. City, riding high and with a real prospect of winning the league. We pulled off a shock 2-1 win, thereby scuppering their chances. It was Colin who scored the winner who, in ironic celebration, raced around pretending to take off his shirt in 'tribute' to the events of the previous match!

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