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Ian St John passes away


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Liverpool hero centre forward has died. 
 

I never saw him play for Liverpool but I saw him often for Motherwell and Scotland with distinction. Small for a centre forward but sturdy enough and a scorer of goals. His Motherwell forward line, all diminutive, was a splendid unit. Reid, Quinn, St John, Hunter, Weir.
 

Goals against Rangers always distress me but on one occasion, Fir Park, 1960, St John’s winner brought some compensation, 37/6 as FGS in the ‘bus sweep. That’s just under £45.00 in modern money. Lived like a lord for a fortnight.  

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Subject of a great graffito outside a Liverpool church:

"What will you do when Christ returns?" asked the sign

Cameth the reply: "Move St John to No 8"...

 

That indicates the esteem in which he was held at Anfield. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Uilleam said:

Subject of a great graffito outside a Liverpool church:

"What will you do when Christ returns?" asked the sign

Cameth the reply: "Move St John to No 8"...

 

That indicates the esteem in which he was held at Anfield. 

 

 

Damn. I wanted to post that!?

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Think my favourite moment on the Saint and Greavsie show occurred when Greavsie was taking the rip out of Scottish goalkeepers. Saint showed a clip of Hearts' Henry Smith performing out of his skin.

 

Greavesie's reply: " C'mon! 'Enery Smiff?' - he can't be Scottish with a name like that!"

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3 minutes ago, alexscottislegend said:

Saint showed a clip of Hearts' Henry Smith performing out of his skin.

I had a tradesman round a wee while ago (Jambo) and he told me Henry Smith used to live opposite my place.

 

 

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