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Lindy Delaphena (Arsenal, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Mansfield, Hereford, Burton)

 



northstandexile
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Jan 27, 2017, 6:52 AM

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Lindy Delaphena (Arsenal, Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Mansfield, Hereford, Burton) Can't Post or Reply Privately

Remember him playing for Mansfield just I started watching the Stags

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20170127/veteran-broadcaster-lindy-delapenha-dead


(This post was edited by John Treleven on Jan 27, 2017, 1:09 PM)


John Treleven
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Jan 27, 2017, 9:23 AM

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Re: [northstandexile] Lindy Delaphena (Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Mansfield, Hereford) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Lloyd Lindbergh "Lindy" Delapenha
Born 5th May 1927 in Jamaica
Died Thursday 26th January 2017, aged 89

Arsenal (amateur)
1948-50 Portsmouth 7 league apps, 0 goals
1950-58 Middlesbrough 260/90 (cup 10/3)
1958-60 Mansfield Town 115/27
1960 Hereford United
1964 Burton Albion

footballer and sports journalist

attended Munro College in Jamaica, the first Jamaican to play professional football in England

A phenomenal schoolboy athlete, once taking part in 16 events over two days, he served with the British Armed Forces in the Middle East after World War II when a scout saw him playing football for the army.

He had a trial with Arsenal, but in April 1948 joined Portsmouth. He transferred to Middlesbrough where he blossomed. He played on the wing or inside-forward, and was their leading scorer in 1952, 1954 and 1956.

He won the Southern League Cup in 1964 with Burton Albion and moved back to Jamaica later the same year.

Back home he played for Boys Town whom he took from Division 3 to Division 1.

Soon he became director of sport at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation. There his roles included covering cricket and the Commonwealth Games. He also helped bring international football to Jamaica. He remained with them for 30 years before the company was sold and the new owners did not keep him on.


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Feversham Lens
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Jan 27, 2017, 8:51 PM

Posts: 2838
Location: York
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When I worked on Teesside in the early 90s, Lindy was remembered with great affection by Boro fans. Stories about him were clearly passed down the generations.

Here's how one of my former employers (and former colleagues) saluted him:

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/...ero-jamaica-12516911



For sporting (and other) images, visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/feversham/

Ground/venue totals: Football 899; Rugby Union 261; Rugby League 213; Cricket 125; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 25; Grasstrack 15; Ice Hockey 15; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.

(This post was edited by Feversham Lens on Jan 27, 2017, 8:53 PM)

 
 


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