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Bobby Woodruff

Bobby Woodruff

Clubs played for: Swindon Town,Wolverhampton Wanderers,Crystal Palace,Cardiff City & Newport County.

Biography: An attacking midfield player he played in the Football League between 1958-76. He made 570 appearances in the Football League scoring 115 goals. He was known for his long throw ins. After his league career finished he played non league football with Gloucester,Ebbw Vale and Bridgend. Thereafter he spent two years coaching Cardiff Citys reserve and youth teams. Later he became a social worker helping young offenders. He also worked with people with mental health issues. He has assisted with Sport in the Community. Now retired he lives in Canton, Cardiff.

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Woodruff, Bobby Supported Palace for 60 years this year and my all time favourite player has always been Bobby Woodruff. I can remember so many games he played in, unfortunately when Malcolm Allison became manager/coach he did not take to Bobby. A player that always gave his best under his old Swindon manager Bert Head when he was Palace manager.
Had my photo taken with Bobby about 15 years ago at a players reunion. Unfortunately my wife deleted it by mistake.

Would love to meet up with him again. Maybe he will be at the Palace v Cardiff match next season

Hope to see you in the directors box bar Allison suite next season

Keep well Bobby

13-05-18 Ricky Rogers

Woodruff, Bobby Was in school with his son also named Bobby but now goes by the name Rob. In 1976 Bobby started coaching kids football in the Vale of Glamorgan league as he lived in Wenvoe at the time we were named Wenvoe FC most of us came from Barry. I would just like to say thank you Bobby still have found memories

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