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Robert Blyth

Robert Blyth

Clubs played for: Middlesbrough Ironopolis, Rangers, Preston North End, Portsmouth (1891-1901)

Born: 1869

Birthplace: Glenbuck, Ayrshire, Scotland

Position: Wing-half

Biography: Played for Pompey at the turn of the century and later managed the Southern League championship winning side of 1901-2. He was manager until 1904 and served the club as director and chairman. His brother William and son Robert also played for Pompey. Blyth died in 1941 at the age of only 41 and is buried in Milton Cemetery, a stone's throw from the ground. Bob's sister, Barbara, was Bill Shankly's mum!

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