Blyth, Mel

Mel Blyth

Mel Blyth

Clubs played for: Scunthorpe United,Crystal Palace,Southampton & Millwall.




Biography: A central defender he played in the Football League between 1967-81. He made 429 appearances in the Football League. He played in the 1976 F A Cup Final when Southampton won the Cup. He also played in South Africa,Hong Kong and the USA. He also had a short spell with Margate. He finished his playing career in 1982 with Andover. He had a spell as a Driving Instructor before starting up his own building company in 1990. He also coached part time at the Crystal Palace academy. He is now retired.

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Blyth, Mel I met Mel in 1993 when he was coaching children at my sons school - Oval Primary School, East Croydon. He coached my 2 sons into very good players, taught them to use both feet, both my sons used there left foot as well as there right foot, lost touch with him now. But was a good coach, lovely guy.
07-02-21 Jack Hapeshis

Blyth, Mel Friends with Mel back in the 1990s when Mel left football and started in the building trade did a few jobs together and he came up to bolton l took him to a local garage where he bought a new montego car, l also stayed with Mel when Man Utd played at Wembley lost contact with Mel when he moved lam still in contact with a mutual friend berni Freeman who now lives in Liverpool kind regards. Frank Kirkpatrick lives in farnworth Bolton
Frank Kirkpatrick

Blyth, Mel He would come down to my primary school in East Croydon every week after school, and teach us how to play football. Gave us free tickets to palace games every week. Wonderful guy. He made me believe in myself. I have a football team of my own now and I always wonder what happened to the man . Would love to say thanks for everything and wish him well.
Mark C

Blyth, Mel Saw him get nicked once away at Colchester !!

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