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My first time that I watched Derby County play was in 1967 and two players really stood out for me. One was Ritchie Barker and the other was Alan Durban. What a player he was. I will always remember him coming over to the kids end at the end of the match. He was a fantastic player and man and will never be forgotten by the Derby fans. Long may he live.
I remember going many times to the Kardoma Cafe in Derby at lunchtimes (top floor) and there would be Roy McFarland and Alan Durbin having a coffee and a chat. I remember him scoring against Arsenal in the cup to send Derby to replay at Arsenal and watching the match against Chelsea, which still is the best match I’ve seen at Derby what a team in those days.
11-01-22 Martin Douglas Hall
He was a schoolmate, a teammate and a great cricketer.
30-06-21 Geoff Packwood
Always loved the boss brilliant to be around felt he wasnâ€™t backed by Cardiff City and also people below him
29-08-20 Tim o Connor
I watched Derby county in the 60's and early 70's (then got married!!!)
Stand out players for me were McFarland, Hector, Ron Webster and Alan Durban.
It seemed Alan was always 2 plays ahead of his team mates!!
12-08-20 Andy Henderson
Alan and his family stayed at my mum's B&B near Aberystwyth during 1975 summer. As a keen footballer myself I recall watching Leeds play Bayern Munich in the European Cup final where Leeds got robbed of victory and yes I'm still a fan. Happy days.
08-02-20 Dylan Morris
Alan lived on the same housing estate in Shrewsbury as me and was very approachable when could have been very self important. The fact that he succeeded a previous school mate of mine, Maurice Evans, as manager enabled me to have some rapport with Alan. I hope heâ€™s keeping well in his 70â€™s.
10-09-19 Lawrie Woodley
Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl. Many years ago I used to dance with a young man who was courteous, polite and a gentleman. I am not an ex so there is no need for Alan and his family to get worried!! I just thought, with all recent bad publicity for some Welsh players, I would show that here is one man who was a credit to his club, country and fellow men and women.
Yes my name Is Julie Moss Mr Alan Durban was my Big Boss at the Telford Racquet Centre Shropshire . He is a lovely man and I grew very fond of him when I worked at the Telford Racquet . I had lots of very happy days indeed working there as Mr Durban as my Big Boss he loves his Tennis and so do I .
My dad, Tony Pickrell, always spoke fondly of Alan Durban. They played together in their young days at Cardiff City (1960-62). I can only endorse the comments below. A real Gentleman.
Alan Durban was hired by Friargate House School in Derby to teach football for PE from 1967 to about 1969, wonderfully memories of being coached by a great player and the general nice guy.
My mum remembers you in your younger days she was from Llanelli hill near Blaenavon grandad name was redfras rees they used to tell me about you I'm a big Derby County fan
I probably know him best as he is my grandfather. I know him as a kind caring man.