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Read the book years ago - he was a complete mentalist:

 

Robin Friday

 

Robin Friday (July 27, 1952 - December 22, 1990) was an English footballer. He was the epitome of a "flawed genius" graced with immense talent, but having a wild and unpredictable temperament that could see him kissing a policeman one match, pulling down an opponent's shorts in a second, and being sent off and defecating in the opposition's bath in a third.

 

Early career

 

Friday started his career for the now defunct Walthamstow Avenue football club, but soon moved to Hayes, who were willing to pay him more and were closer to his home in Acton. Hayes started one match with only ten players, as Friday was finishing a pint in the local pub. When he finally took the field after ten minutes he was obviously drunk and spent the game staggering around the pitch. Naturally, the opposition ignored him, until he scored the only goal of the game.

 

He was cousin of Michael Friday and second cousin to brothers Peter, Paul, Jamie and John Friday. His other family members are unknown.

 

 

Move to Reading

 

In 1973 he was transferred to Reading, where he signed professional forms for the first time. In the 135 games he played for The Biscuitmen he scored 55 goals and made many more. He became such a crowd favourite that his on- and off-field antics are still the subject of discussion three decades after he left the club. He even won the "Player of the Millennium" award, a considerable achievement when many of the voters could never have seen him play. In a vote to compile the Royals' best-ever eleven, Friday was voted on the team as centre forward with 33.1% of the vote [1].

 

His goal for Reading v Tranmere in March 1976 has been described as one of the greatest ever goals - sadly scored in the days before there were cameras at every match. Friday apparently was waiting just outside the edge of the box when the ball was sent towards him. He subsequently lept high into the air, caught the ball on his chest, spun around in the air, and proceeded to fire the ball into the top right-hand corner, to the great roar of the crowd. Another time whilst playing against Mark Lawrenson Friday became aggitated by the erstwhile BBC Pundit. He kicked Lawrenson in the face and received a red card before defecating in Lawrenson's kit bag.

 

Ends career at Cardiff

 

In 1976 Friday moved to Cardiff City for the knock-down price of £30,000. The Cardiff manager commented that he felt he was taking advantage of Reading, but was simply told "you'll see". Robin didn't disappoint and was arrested at Cardiff railway station on the day he arrived, having travelled from Reading with just a platform ticket. He started his playing career with Cardiff even more spectacularly, scoring twice against a defence directed by Bobby Moore. However, he lasted only twenty-five games with Cardiff before simply leaving football for good. Maurice Setters once told Friday: "If you cut out the booze and drugs, you could play for England." Friday is said to have replied: "I'm half your age and have lived twice your life."

 

 

Premature death

 

Robin Friday was found dead in his London flat on 22nd December 1990 at the age of 38, having died of a heart attack.

 

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First I heard of him was in an interview with Noel Gallagher years ago.  Used to give the keeper the v's when he scored apparently. :lol:  Basically a fucking waster though, regardless of how much the story gets romanticised.

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First I heard of him was in an interview with Noel Gallagher years ago.  Used to give the keeper the v's when he scored apparently. :lol:  Basically a f***ing waster though, regardless of how much the story gets romanticised.

 

Yeah a nutter of the highest order. Kudos for taking a dump in Lawro's bag though!

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Robin Friday (July 27, 1952 - December 22, 1990)

 

Robin Friday was found dead in his London flat on 22nd December 1990 at the age of 38, having died of a heart attack.

 

I bet his flat stank if he were lying in it dead for ten years before his body was discovered.  Unless he died at 48.

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Robin Friday (July 27, 1952 - December 22, 1990)

 

Robin Friday was found dead in his London flat on 22nd December 1990 at the age of 38, having died of a heart attack.

 

I bet his flat stank if he were lying in it dead for ten years before his body was discovered.  Unless he died at 48.

 

Ermmmmmmm, 1952 + 38 = 1990.  My calculator agrees.

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Robin Friday (July 27, 1952 - December 22, 1990)

 

Robin Friday was found dead in his London flat on 22nd December 1990 at the age of 38, having died of a heart attack.

 

I bet his flat stank if he were lying in it dead for ten years before his body was discovered.  Unless he died at 48.

 

TAXI!

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