Born 5 June 1943 in Hawarden, Wales – died 5 August 2015
Signed by Gordon Clark for £15,000 (along with Derek Kevan) from Crystal Palace in March 1966, Tony made 118 league, 8 FA Cup and 6 League Cup appearances. He also represented Wales 8 times whilst with the Posh.
Tony was brave goalkeeper who was full of agility, had a safe pair of hands and a useful kick. An entertainer who it was said would make a save with a “spectacular” dive, rather than something simpler.
Sadly Tony’s football career was ended by a car crash in 1975; his injuries resulted him being wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life. However this did not stop him from being involved in football and he became Wrexham AFC’s disability officer.
Did you know: A Swansea fan once reported that one of Tony’s party-pieces to entertain kids behind the goal was to swing on the crossbar monkey-style. He stopped doing this when this distraction caused him to miss a back pass and conceded an own goal!