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Sad news about the death of one of football's hard but fair players.

Tommy passed away age 74

The ' Anfield Iron ' he was nick named.

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21 minutes ago, Runningman said:

Sad news about the death of one of football's hard but fair players.

Tommy passed away age 74

The ' Anfield Iron ' he was nick named.

 Wasn't it the "Aintree Iron" which was adapted into meaning the whole Shankly ream of that era?

     As in this song:

 

RIP   Tommy, they don't make them like you anymore.

Edited by Ontarian1981

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The Aintree Iron in The Scaffold song was a reference to Brian Epstein! 😂

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1 hour ago, Top Cats Hat said:

The Aintree Iron in The Scaffold song was a reference to Brian Epstein! 😂

 

1 hour ago, Top Cats Hat said:

The Aintree Iron in The Scaffold song was a reference to Brian Epstein! 😂

 Yeah, that and about 200 other interpretations, Mike Mc Cartney has been coy on this subject for years, without actually giving anything away. It is a bit of a mystery like "how did Dave Allen lose that finger?". lol. I do remember talking to some Liverpool supporters while on holiday in Blackpool and they all believed it was about Tommy Smith and the toughness of the Shankly team in general. In fact, the reason the topic came up was because they had been singing it in the Manchester Hotel most of the night.  Perhaps as Runningman said, they did eventually call him the Anfield Iron, but I bet that song had something to do with it, based on what those guys we met, told us.

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Maybe a sad loss to football.

 

No great loss to society as a whole

 

(The only good racist is a dead racist and all that)

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7 hours ago, InigoMontoya said:

Maybe a sad loss to football.

 

No great loss to society as a whole

 

(The only good racist is a dead racist and all that)

PLEASE EXPLAIN !!

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