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Tom Sweenie

borebage53

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I worked for many years with Tom at the Peugeot Stoke Aldermoor Plant in Coventry. We would find time to chat most days. He blamed John Barnwell for the tackle that effectively finished his top flight career. Tom was playing for Lockheed Lightning at that time in his life. Last met up with him in Sapcote Co-Op store a couple of years ago!
 

stokiefox

Steward
I always rated him. Fantastic balance when running with the ball. Could have been a real star if he didn’t get that bad injury and at times probably didn’t get the playing time he should have because he played in a similar position to the brilliant Gibbo.

A very good article has been published about him on the lcfc website this week - worth a read - https://www.lcfc.com/news/2284087/former-player-remembers-tom-sweenie/featured
Remember Toms debut and the 2 Goals .I was in the kop and he defiantly scored one in that end
 

Running Fox

Season Ticket Holder
Never did understand why we sold Sinclair to Newcastle.
I read years ago that Newcastle tried to claim against Leicester because he had suffered Rheumatic fever and this effected him as a player? Leicester responded by saying it was on his medical record at the time of transfer. But he was a hell of a player in my eyes and scored some spectacular goals.
 

borebage53

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Really nice gent. He was an office gaffer at Peugeot and would pass by me nearly every day. So nobody would say anything about me chatting with him out on the shop floor. Always interested about the fans, queueing for Cup tickets,etc,etc. He was all over the '74 FA Cup run and seemed really gutted the day after the Villa Park replay defeat.
Saw him out with Jimmy Goodfellow in the Cross Keys in Barwell one night and he got my beer in!
 

OldFox

Ball Boy
I was at that Forest game at at Man C the previous month. Don't remember him as being anything special. Scored 12 goals in 55 appearances. Surprised he was so young when that injury effectively ended his career. Maybe he would have gone on to better things as he was obviously talented as a kid if Liverpool wanted him.
 

bnet

Season Ticket Holder
Tom Sweeney was the star of the reserves when they played Spurs in the combination cup final, l went to that, decent turn out if l remember correctly. Sure it was a draw over 2 legs. Spurs had a legend of a centre playing in the last few years of his career but l forget his name
 
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borebage53

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Just back home from a highly emotional and sensational day at the King Power today.. was speaking with some Earl Shiltoni lads I have known for a long time at lunchtime today. Thanks to this roof the subject came up of Jimmy Goodfellow and his family and other 60's LCFC footballers who lived around the Sapcote/Sharnford area.. Jimmy's wife is named Ruth and one of these lads still gets Christmas cards from her every year.
Take a deep breath now and prepare for this. Ruth says that even at the worst onset of Jimmy's dementia and he didn't really know where he was he could be thrown a soft toy ball and he was still able to trap it instinctively like the great pro footballer he always was. Please read this and. think about that for a few moment's. I'm home now and relating this and I am tearfully in bits as I type. Jimmy if you are still looking down upon us now well I hope you think we did you proud today. God bless you Jimmy lad!
 

borebage53

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Tom Sweenie would also recall the early 60's games at Anfield. When it was a courtesy for the away team to come out the tunnel and onto the pitch first. Leicester would purposely go to the Kop end to warm up. The home crowd didn't like it,Shankly didn't like it and Davie Gibson would go through his full repertoire of tricks and ball skills right in front of the Kop. The first time it happened Tommy Smith led out the Liverpool team in their usual direction only for them to see the Kop end was already "taken" and have to veer off to the opposite end. Supreme 'kidology' by Matt Gillies and Bert Johnson at the pinnacle of their management skills. We were Liverpool's "bogey team" in those years and right under their skin. Wins at Anfield and the FA Cup Semi Final win at Hillsborough to confirm that!
 
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