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Tommy Heron

Tommy Heron

Clubs played for: Queens Park, Kilmarnock, Portadown, Manchester United, York City, Altrincham, Droylsden (1956-1970)

Born: 1936

Birthplace: Irvine, Scotland

Position: Left-back

Biography: Was first spotted by United scouts playing for Portadown in Northern Ireland. An Outside-left, he made his debut against Preston North End in March 1958 shortly after the Munich air crash, wearing the number 11 shirt which was Dave Pegg's before his death. He switched to full back but found that his first team chances were limited and he signed for York City in May 1961. Lives in retirement in Manchester after working for his former United team mate, Alan Wardle, as a driver for his stationery business.




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Heron, Tommy Tommy was coach at Glossop early 70s, great coach. Bill Daley was manager we had a great team but fell apart when myself and a couple of others from Manchester were a bit too rough for the club committee. Happy days though.
20-08-21 peter

Heron, Tommy Spent many a happy hour over a pint in the old brewery pub in Manchester.
07-09-20 Dave hall

Heron, Tommy I edited the local paper in Portadown and have fond memories of Tommy. One game in particular stands out - an Irish Cup match against Linfield who had Jackie Milburn in their side. Tommy was the idol of the Portadown fans and his name is revered
when football is mentioned in the town. Best wishes to Tommy from all at Shamrock Park.
30-08-20

Heron, Tommy Saw Him play for Droylsden in Spring 1969
11-08-20 Mike Doherty

Heron, Tommy I RAN AN AMATEUR FOOTBALL TEAM WITH TOMMY IN 1974/76 IN THE GORTON SUNDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE ,MANCHESTER. CALLED THE OLD BREWERY. TOMMY HAS A GREAT KNOWLEDGE OF THE GAME AND AT THAT TIME STILL HAD SOME GREAT SKILLS. HE PLAYED A FEW GAMES HIMSELF IN MIDFIELD FOR US AND WAS OUTSTANDING SPRAYING THE BALL ABOUT. I LIKE TO CALL TOMMY A GOOD FRIEND AND HE IS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GENTLEMAN .
03-08-20 GEORGE BUTLER

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