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Player Nominated

Arthur Mann

Nominated By

Morris Porteous

Where Do You Live

Bondi

Why nominated

Extremely gifted left back. Hearts never managed to replace him after he was sold to Manchester City in '69 (I think it was) for 69,000 quid. And they had one of the best team in England at that time. Bell, Lee, Summerbee. Not to mention one of the best managers in Joe Mercer. Sadly he faded into oblivion. Anyone Know what happened to him?

Note on Arthur Mann by Davy Allan Began his career with Hearts but in 1969 was transferred to Manchester City for 65,000, then a record for a Scottish defender coming across the border. Following a three and a half year stay at Maine Road was transferred to Notts County for 15,000 where he stayed for seven seasons making over 240 appearances. Then he moved to Shrewsbury Town for 30,000 but left after only four months to join Mansfield Town in 1979 in a 36,000 deal. After one season with the Pilgrims when he was voted "Player of the Year" he left to join up with his former Notts County team-mate Don Masson at Kettering Town, but returned to York Street after only three months with the Poppies. He took over as manager at end of 83/84 and led the Pilgrims to the FA Trophy Final at Wembley in 1985. After leaving the Pilgrims he played for Telford United, then joined up with Alan Buckley as assistant manager at Grimsby and later West Bromwich Albion. He died in February 1999, aged 51, following an industrial accident.

Memorable Games

I remember when Celtic came to Tynie in the late 60s and they were enjoying their golden period. He took the ball off Bobbie Lennox so cleanly, lennox ran on for bit thinking he still had it. A very accomplished player who like fine wine, never travelled too well. He should have stayed at Tynie. Funny old world innit?

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