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Mervyn Day

Mervyn Day

Clubs played for: West Ham United, Leyton Orient, Aston Villa, Leeds United, Luton Town, Sheffield United, Carlisle United. (1973-1994).

Born: 1955

Birthplace: Chelmsford

Position: Goalkeeper

Biography: Former England Under 23 keeper. Mervyn played over 600 games for the Hammers, Leeds and Villa, before joining Carlisle, where after injury ended his career was appointed first team coach in January 1996. He led them to promotion into Division Two in 1997, but left shortly after due to a falling out with the Chairman. He was first team coach to Alan Curbishley at Charlton Athletic for many years before he and Curbishley both left the club at the end of the 2005-06 season. In December 2006, he was again named as Curbishley's number two after the former was unveiled as the new West Ham manager but left the club at the same time as Curbishley in September 2008. (Won a Second Divsion Championship with Leeds in 1990)

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Day, Mervyn As a life long Hammers fan, I have always a restful attitude for the club’s youth as they are brought into the big time, and the enthusiasm of fans for Mervin was evident
22-09-22 Tony Beck

Day, Mervyn In Australia, "The Big Match" on Tuesday evenings was our weekly ration of English top line football - highlights of three games. (Australian Football had yet to really find its identity then.) On Wednesdays, guaranteed if the Hammers had featured the night previously, the competition to be GK in the regular schoolyard kickarounds, to replicate anything resembling a great save and subsequently to earn the widespread chorus of "MERVYN D-A-A-Y!" ... was the ultimate. Not a bad accolade for an Englishman to capture the imagination of a whole lot of Aussie kids.
09-01-22 Thommo

Day, Mervyn In May 1986, Leeds played the last game of the season at Norwich. Norwich were already champions and Leeds were in the doldrums. My university mate, in his Leeds top and me, in my Celtic top stood behind the goal in the Norwich end and sang all day, the locals obviously wary of our apparent madness gave us plenty of space. In the second half Mervyn kept on looking behind at us and smiling, shaking his head. Near the end, came the news I had been praying for from Scotland that Celtic had sensationally won the league. I fell to my knees letting out a huge roar that Mervyn spun around at.

At the end of the game, Mervyn came behind the goal to applaud the two of us, as did , to be fair, all the home support!
20-10-21 John Love

Day, Mervyn I met mervyn day on the platform at stoke station ,after west ham played stoke city, I can only say what lovely man he was , very smart looking chap, me and my mate traveled up from Bournemouth on the inter city, and mervyn day returned to Euston station with the fans. Won,t see that again in today's overpaid pros.
01-09-20 Glyn Davies

Day, Mervyn I lived in Rutland Road, Chelmsford, Essex. Mervyn Day lived a few doors down from my brother and I , Roger and Linda Swinden, (nee)it was interesting to see how Mervyn became a famous footballer for various famous teams. Proud of you. Llin and Rog.
12-12-19 linda gordon nee swinden

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