Friday, 2 July 2010

71 Phil Dwyer

Position : Centre half

Played : 1984-5 (on loan from Cardiff)

Played : 15

Goals : 1

Phil arrived from Cardiff on the March deadline day. He was (and still is) their record appearance holder in a variety of positions but mainly centre half. He also had 10 caps and 2 goals for Wales.

He went into the side displacing Bill Williams but I have to admit he was very good and we only lost 3 of the 15 games in which he featured. He was as hard as nails ; at Cardiff he lined up for the next game 7 days after swallowing his tongue in 1975.

Unfortunately at the end of the season 31- year old Phil decided to join the Police force and retire from football. I’ve always wanted to know whether Halom knew that at the time he released Bill. Phil was a police officer for 15 years then started working for solicitors as a duty officer dealing with criminal clients so it no doubt pleased his ex-colleagues when they busted him for drink driving in 2008 while he was actually working in the station.

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