Thursday, 1 July 2010

70 Tony Towers

Position : Midfield

Played : 1984-5

Appearances : 2

Goals : 0

Also featuring (briefly) in that defeat by Crewe was this 32-year old former England international who had returned to England following the collapse of the North American Soccer League. Tony had begun his career at Manchester City and featured in the 1970 European Cup-Winner's Cup Final and the 1974 League Cup Final. Just after that he went to Sunderland as part of the deal for Dennis Tueart and his form there earned him three England caps in 1976. A year later he moved to Birmingham to stay in the First Division but suffered the same fate there two years later. With his career in England stalled Tony went over to America and became the star player for Montreal Manic for three seasons until they decided to become an all-Canadian team for the 1984 season. Tony stayed in America for that final NASL season with Tampa Bay Rowdies and then Vancouver Whitecaps.

He was sub against Crewe, came on and got injured and decided to retire. At least that's how I remembered it but the record books indicate he made 2 appearances for us. If anyone can recall the other game he featured in please use the comments box.

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