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3 minutes ago, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

Close to tears here, what a player. Very few of today’s pampered primadonnas could of taken a fair tackle from him, let alone a foul. I will always remember that header in 77 as a 9 year old kid I was jumping up and down on the couch in my Nana’s. 

RIP Tommy. A true Liverpool Legend.

 

My Dad had that game on video (amongst others) and everytime I watched one I pretended I was one of the players.

 

Whenever I watched that game I always pretended I was Tommy Smith. 

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One of those threads you just don't want to open, for fear it'll be what it is.

 

Sad news. We're slowly losing a generation that were the cornerstones of everything we are now. Somehow, the riches of the modern game look even more disgusting at times like this.

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Very sad news. It dawns on you that a lot of these legends that my mum and uncles raved about when I was a kid are now getting to late stages of their lives and unfortunately we're starting to lose some to illness and old age.

 

Like many on here I was too young to actually remember him playing but boy did I know all about him. Proper Liverpool legend and may he rest in peace.

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Thank you Tommy for all the wonderful memories you gave me . The free kick against Inter will never leave me. yes he was a very hard man, but he was also a talented player who happened to be  as brave as a bull. R.I.P. Tommy. 

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When my uncle Mark died last year, my dad mentioned that his overriding memory of him was from the 1977 European Cup final in Rome. We won a corner and Mark said: "Watch Tommy Smith here!" and of course a few seconds later Smithy was rising to head the ball home.

 

My Tommy Smith related experience was less iconic. I was working at the Post & Echo around 2001 and the newsroom was moving across into a bigger room. I was bending down fiddling with one of our boxes, and looked up to see the Anfield Iron being given a tour of the new facility. In my surprise I somehow managed to tear the seam of the crotch of my trousers right open. To this day I hope Tommy didn't hear the tell-tale ripping sound as he walked past my desk.

 

YNWA Tommy Smith.

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1 minute ago, Strontium Dog said:

When my uncle Mark died last year, my dad mentioned that his overriding memory of him was from the European Cup final in Rome. We won a corner and Mark said: "Watch Tommy Smith here!" and of course a few seconds later Smithy was rising to head the ball home.

 

My Tommy Smith related experience was less iconic. I was working at the Post & Echo around 2001 and the newsroom was moving across into a bigger room. I was bending down fiddling with one of our boxes, and looked up to see the Anfield Iron being given a tour of the new facility. In my surprise I somehow managed to tear the seam of the crotch of my trousers right open. To this day I hope Tommy didn't hear the tell-tale ripping sound as he walked past my desk.

 

YNWA Tommy Smith.

That's a powerful erection. I'm sure the big man would've approved.

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My heart sank when I saw the thread title.  I still remember an interview with a young Paul Mariner of Ipswich (?) when Tommy was getting towards the latter stage of his career, and Mariner said "he's a smashing player, getting tackled by him is like getting hit by a runaway coal truck !".

Underrated as a player, his header in 1977 had me diving off the couch screaming like a fucking loon.  I am genuinely gutted tonight, what an absolute fucking downer to start the weekend.

Thanks for the memories Tommy, you will be sadly missed.

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