Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ralph Coates RIP

Busy pre-Christmas time I know (shoveling snow) but have to log on to pay tribute to Ralphie Coates who passed away last week, following a series of strokes.

Best remembered (by me) for his goal in the 1-0 League Cup Final win over Norwich in 1973, his broader notoriety stemmed from his runners-up spot in the 1970's Bobby Charlton Comb-over championship which was, not surprisingly, won by Bobby Charlton. In third place was Terry Darracott of Everton, followed closely by David Armstrong the flying Middlesboro winger. The high-tackling Terry Cooper from Leeds took the final placing, coming in 5th.

Good luck, Ralph, in the great barber's shop in the sky.