Thanks to gullone for displaying this old programme for us, and to Jon for the additional information.
Just to satisfy any TFF members with a morbid curiosity:
A reminder of how times have changed, as Dick was a fine footballer, clocking up over 220 appearances for Newcastle United, as well as playing in a World Cup Quarter Final as part of the Northern Ireland side that lost to France at that stage during the 1958 tournament in Sweden. Any modern day players reaching that sort of level wouldn't need to be earning a living trying to fix garage doors on a freezing February day.
The old Football card on the left, illustrates Dick Keith in his Newcastle United days.
The more famous Laurie Cunningham that John refers to, also died at the age of 33. I do recall that when Laurie learned that Real Madrid were possibly interested in signing him, he travelled over to Madrid unannounced, and knocked on the door of The Bernabeu, hoping to persuade Real of his keenness to sign for them. Still before the days when agents were prevalent, Laurie was sent back to West Brom, and told that communication had to be conducted via the official channels. Nothing like that these days I was about to say, before remembering it was only a few years ago that (and it was a West Brom player again) Peter Odemwingie was sat in his vehicle in the Loftus Road car park, having driven down from the Midlands.
I'll even select a Guardian link, just in case any TUST members want to remind themselves of that comical episode link - Total Lunacy
Last Edit: Mar 18, 2017 21:48:55 GMT by Alpine Joe