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Neil Martin

Neil Martin

Clubs played for: Alloa Athletic, Queen of the South, Hibernian, Sunderland, Vancouver Royals (loan), Coventry City, Nottingham Forest, Brighton & Hove Albion, Crystal Palace, San Antonio Thunder (loan), St Patrick's Athletic (1959-1978)

Born: 1941

Birthplace: Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland

Died:

Position: Forward

Biography: A striker who played in Scotland before moving to Sunderland in 1965. Known for his strength and power he played in the Football League between 1965-76. He also won three full caps for Scotland in 1965. He became a coach & then joint manager of Walsall in 1981 & then took over on his own. He left in the summer of 1982. He coached with Dave Mackay for ten years in Kuwait & Dubai. He then ran two pubs in Birmingham before retiring to Tranent in East Lothian.




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Martin, Neil Neil used to play for my club Coventry City back in the sixties.he was a typical tough Scot who scored some goals for us and quickly became a favourite. I saw a picture of him recently after he had scored against Liverpool in a cup tie.The pitch was covered in snow with piles of the stuff piled up behind the goal,but there was Neil with his sleeves rolled up high and not a pair of gloves in sight !Wonder what he thinks of players today who wrap up warm on a mild day ? I liked Neil and he was a better player than given credit for.


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