RIP Tony Waiters

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RIP Tony Waiters

Post by RammyClaret61 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:08 am

First goalkeeper I saw at the Turf. Passes away aged 83. RIP.

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by CleggHall » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:36 am

After a shaky start did a good job for us coming out of retirement to replace an injured Mellor. RIP.
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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by Ashingtonclaret46 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:41 am

Sorry to read this news. RIP Tony.

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by gtclaret » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:54 am

He was excellent for us in that relegation season, really sad about this

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by Royboyclaret » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:59 am

RIP Tony.

A top class goalkeeper who played five times for England whilst at Blackpool. He was kind enough to answer an emergency call from us when Peter Mellor was injured and came out of retirement and played 38 league games for us.

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by IanMcL » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:17 am

Did his bit for us, after an illustrious career with Blackpool.
Thank you.
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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by Funkydrummer » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:18 am

Now that's very sad to hear.

RIP Tony and thanks for the helping hand(s)

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by Pstotto » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:39 am

As an autograph hunter way back in the day at Gawthorpe I can tell you that he drove a Ford Escort Campervan.

R.I.P.
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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by beeholeclaret » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:06 pm

Very sad news. He was a quality keeper.

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by Quicknick » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:29 pm

I can echo an above post. After a shaky start, he was excellent.

RIP Tony.

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Post by conyoviejo » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:31 pm

R.I.P. Tony Waiters.A top class goalkeeper.

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Post by Colburn_Claret » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:21 pm

Sad news

RIP Tony

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Post by Cirrus_Minor » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:40 pm

This is sad news. I saw him perform one of the best saves I have ever seen against Coventry city from an Ernie Hunt shot. RIP.

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by Burnley1989 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:50 pm

Pstotto wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:39 am
As an autograph hunter way back in the day at Gawthorpe I can tell you that he drove a Ford Escort Campervan.

R.I.P.
I had you as in your 20/30's :shock:

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by Buxtonclaret » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:17 pm

R.I.P Tony Waiters.
Remember him signing when Mellor got crocked.
He was an excellent keeper in his day.
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Post by ashtonlongsider » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:31 pm

Sad news. Excellent goalkeeper. RIP Tony Waiters.

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by Pstotto » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:34 pm

Young at heart but twice as old, B1989.

You haven't got a sister as daft as you, have you?

:-)

I CAN pass for 20 just about...

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by basil6345789 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:39 pm

Great keeper. Magnificent after settling for us but I do remember him struggling to shift his goal kicks far enough. First saw him on The Turf 62/3 - one of a very few keepers to wear yellow ipv green.

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by ClaretTony » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:49 pm

Royboyclaret wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:59 am
RIP Tony.

A top class goalkeeper who played five times for England whilst at Blackpool. He was kind enough to answer an emergency call from us when Peter Mellor was injured and came out of retirement and played 38 league games for us.
Not quite an emergency call - he was already at Burnley.
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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by cricketfield73 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:33 pm

Here's a short interview with Tony Waiters from a documentary which I came across a while back when he was manager of Plymouth Argyle.
https://youtu.be/kuR5AgTEU7Q?t=1366

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by vancouverclaret » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:52 pm

He came over to Bowen Island to do a coaching school for us parents, a good man, great sense of humour. Also first keeper I saw when I started following the Clarets. RIP.

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Post by strayclaret » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:55 pm

Played in goal in my first full season watching the Clarets.
RIP Tony

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by rufus lumley » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:07 pm

It would never happen in this day and age coming out of retierment at 34 to play in the top division.
I bought a bag that season with the Logo 25 years in Division One I had to throw it away as my work mates gave me stick every time I used it.Loved the footage in that Plymouth video some real footie on show.
R.I.P Tony.

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by dougcollins » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:06 pm

I think I had that bag - '25 years First Division service' I seem to recall?

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Re: RIP Tony Waiters

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:50 pm

dougcollins wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:06 pm
I think I had that bag - '25 years First Division service' I seem to recall?
They will be worth their weight on gold those bags, we only did 24 years. :D

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