The Bald Facts: The Autobiography of David Armstrong by Pat Symes

By Pat Symes

Like many talented football gamers of the 1970s and Nineteen Eighties, the tale advised by way of mythical Middlesbrough, Southampton, and England winger David Armstrong contains a few superb ups and downs; however the velocity and ferocity of his own rollercoaster journey are absolutely certain. beginning out at Leeds, David resisted signing for Don Revie—later through Clough’s wooded area and Manchester United. He performed a huge 356 consecutive suits for Middlesbrough prior to being pressured out after 10 years. directly to Saints with Keegan, Ball, and Channon—and extra close to misses within the league and cup. Armstrong’s promising England profession was once unfortunately curtailed via a falling-out with Bobby Robson, and simply 4 years later he used to be compelled to join up the dole. The break-up of his first marriage, his determined wish for an ankle amputation, and bailiffs on the door lend David’s riches-to-rags tale of stardom and poverty a human attraction a long way past football.

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He was that fast. Teams in those days played offside and our aim was to get David and the great Bobby Murdoch to find the gaps behind defences for Alan to run in to. Alan was not so good with the ball but if we did all the right things he could get on the end of those through balls and put them away. David was a great passer and a little quicker than people think. He also got more than his fair share of goals from midfield. He was an intelligent player but not a big lad and that might have counted against him in England terms.

30am with half the squad nowhere to be seen. At this point a taxi driver, the man deputed to bring me from the airport, showed up to say David Armstrong had not been on the plane. Not exactly a great start, then, and it got worse. With Greenwood organising the main squad, Bobby Robson was placed in charge for the trip to Australia. Robson was later to become one of the more successful England managers and his achievements at Ipswich, where he had transformed a provincial side into one of the best teams in Europe, were huge.

I am no left-winger and never have been, being short of the pace required for that position, but being a left-winger was pretty much what he asked me to do. Bryan Robson may have been predominantly left-footed but he was a central midfielder and my preferred position was being occupied by John Gregory who I have to say was fortunate to play for England as often as he did. I often wondered why with Bryan Robson’s injury record, I was not given the chance to play in his position. From my point of view this particular match was best forgotten, the debut-making Mark Hughes scoring the only goal, and by the time I came off to be replaced by Luther Blissett we were already losing and I was feeling I could have contributed a lot, lot more.

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