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John Lathan

John Lathan

Clubs played for: Sunderland, Mansfield Town, Carlisle United, Barnsley, Portsmouth, Mansfield Town. (1969-1979)

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Biography: Bustling midfielder and one time captain who joined from Carlisle in 1978 as part of the deal that took David Kemp in the opposite direction. Ended his career at Mansfield Town. Lived in New York and coached at the Manhattan Soccer Club, before becoming a physio, opening his own business. Moved to Australia to live in Sydney.




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Lathan, John I went to the same school (West Southwick) as John & used to play footy with him and other "suddick" lads in his street & also on the community centre field opposite his house, Good player even then.
03-01-21Trev Young

Lathan, John Good footballer I'm a Southwick boy and played for Grange Park back in the day. I knew John from kick-abouts down the beach. Have a good one!
19-11-20John Wake (Jake to my mates)

Lathan, John Remember John one Christmas day when there was deep snow freezing and there John was in his new Sunderland strip, boots, casey ball. Kicking that ball about. Nothing deterred him. Passionate about the beautiful game
11-08-20Iris mackintosh

Lathan, John To the person from Southwick Sunderland, what is your name, mate?


Lathan, John I am a few years younger than John but we went to the same secondary school in Southwick Sunderland. I have a fond memory of sitting on a local bus with John and just chatting. I also remember John breaking into the first team and soring a couple in a cup game . was always a real nice guy to me.


Lathan, John Always remember when i was at Castle View and i marked him in our school match .. Managed to stop him scoreing and we got a 0=0 .. He was the rated boy ,and very fast .. Southwick was the top team in the league


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