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Tommy Smith RIP

Sad news Tommy Smith the Anfield Iron passed away in his sleep this afternoon. Another Legend gone RIP Big Man

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  • Proper LFC legend, R.I.P.

  • Very sad to hear of Tommy Smith's death and even sadder that in his last years he suffered from Alzheimers. When he first came into the side he was a midfielder but when Shankly changed to a back 4 Tommy formed a great partnership with Ron Yeats in central defence.  He was built like tank but having been a midfielder he wasn't lacking in skill. He wasn't just a defensive clogger.  He had a great game in the FA Cup Final in 1965 when still a teenager.  Later in his career he often played at right back including in the 1974 Cup Final win over Newcastle in which he was again outstanding.  But I think he will be best remembered for his goal in the 1977 European Cup Final, a rare headed goal that restored our lead from Heighway's corner.  He missed out on becoming an England regular as he was competing with Bobby Moore for a place and when Moore retired Tommy was a little past his best though still a force to be reckoned with.  It's sad that another member of that great 60's team that I idolised has departed so soon after Peter Thompson, a very different player  but an equally important member of that team.

  • We lost 3 of Shanks boys this year Tommy Lawrence, Peter Thompson, and now Smithy

     

  • It's sad to hear of his passing and even sadder to hear of another footballer who has suffered from dementia in their later years. It's time the FA and PFA put some serious funds into researching this issue and caring for those who are affected.

    • The FA and PFA members are just politicians that don’t care about the past and current players etc.

  • RIP Tommy Smith the Anfield Iron and a Legend.

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