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Gordon Smith: Prince of Wingers by Tony Smith

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By Tony Smith

"Gordon Smith: Prince of Wingers" is a biographical tale recounting the lifetime of mythical footballer Gordon Smith and written by means of his son Tony. one of many 'Famous Five', Gordon Smith received the league with Hibernian on 3 separate events in the course of an eighteen-year-long glittering profession with the membership. With middle of Midlothian he received one other league medal in addition to a League Cup medal, through yet one more championship medal with Dundee. He represented his nation on thirty-nine separate events, captaining them 3 times. His mesmeric abilities and style gave pleasure to many soccer fanatics, not just in the course of his time with the Leith membership, but additionally when enjoying for center of Midlothian, Dundee and Scotland. The ebook itself describes Gordon's existence from humble beginnings in backstreet alleys kicking stones instead of a soccer to the stature of turning into essentially the most evidently talented gamers within the historical past of British soccer - while giving readers a different perception into the lifetime of this very clandestine guy

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Although the Gorgie supporters did not hold him in as high regard as the Hibs or Dundee fans did, they certainly warmed to his grace and panache for the two seasons he played at Tynecastle – especially in that glorious first trophy-winning season. After signing for Dundee in 1961, Smith played in what was arguably his finest ever team – and certainly theirs: the League Championship winning side of 1962. They went on to be the European Cup semifinalists the following year, securing Smith’s god-like status in the eyes of those dark blue followers.

Peter Marinello Gordon Smith was a paragon of all the football virtues. To me he was a symbol of everything that is good in football. Ian Ure If any footballer could be said to have it all, then Gordon Smith is the man. George Young He was the finest footballer I have ever seen. John Grant Gordon was one of the most glorious players of all time and I played right behind him at right-half. Jimmy Thomson I played alongside Gordon during his days at Hearts. He was a class act – a very classy player.

Desperate to return home, they took a short cut through the old coal yard, passing spruce and pine trees just beginning to bloom. With a skip in their steps, they strode purposefully down the sunny vanilla-scented cobbled backstreets to 13 Piccadilly, next to the lemonade factory, where a euphoric gathering of friends and family had assembled. Gordon Smith had experienced an incredible fortyeight hours, but it was just the start of an even more astonishing journey. 20am on Monday, 26 May 1924, at 4 Spring Valley Terrace in the Morningside district of Edinburgh.

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