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The only unhappy task from buying the new Rothman's Football Yearbook every year is checking the Obituaries.
This year very sadly saw the loss of one of the World of Soccer Stars Players, who is also remains Carlisle United's most played player. (See Club Records)
(Born Glasgow 26.5.42 ; d. 2.11 99) A wonderful loyal servant to Carlisle United. Alan was a fine goalkeeper, who made a Total of 537 Leaguc and Cup appearances for the Cumbrians He actually started out with Luton Town in April 1962 then moved to Brunton Park the following summer. He made his League debut in September 1963 and retired in 1978 During that time, Alan won a Third Division Championship medal in 1965 and promotion from the Second Division to the top flight in 1974. At the beginning of the following season the Cumbrians held top spot in the First Division. Alan of course held the 'numher one' spot at Carlisle at the time and went on to become part of Carlisle United folklore . (Obituary as appears in the Rothman's Football Yearbook 2000-2001)
Not a part of Bob's 70-71 pages, but saluted here because Jack did more than anyone to turn around Blackburn Rovers fortunes from their lowly position in the Seventies and Eighties to being Championship winners in the Nineties.RIP Jack.
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|Bob Dunning 7 December 2002||
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