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Joe Laidlaw

Joe Laidlaw

Clubs played for: Middlesbrough, Carlisle United, Doncaster Rovers, Portsmouth, Hereford United, Mansfield Town. (1967-1982)

Born: 1950

Birthplace: Whickham

Position: Midfielder

Biography: Former midfield dynamo enjoyed a fifteen year career which included a three year stay at Pompey. He had also tasted First Division football with the most unlikely of sides, Carlisle United. Frank Burrows paid Doncaster Rovers £15,000 in 1979 and promptly made his new acquisition club captain. He led the side to promotion from the Fourth Division and was voted Player of the Season in 1979-80. His 60 games at the club included standing in for Peter Mellor in one game and saw him also bag 19 goals before moving on to Hereford United. At the end of his playing days he returned south as manager for Petersfield, Chichester City and Selsea. Still lives in the area and works as a roofer. Player of the season in 1980

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Laidlaw, Joe Joe used to be a lodger with my best friends Mam in Leinster Road, Middlesbrough, must have been very early 70s. Remember bragging to school friends how I had tea with him after a game at Ayrsome.
14-03-21 Michael kelly

Laidlaw, Joe Was my next door neighbour from my birth until he left Boro. When I was six In 1970 he bought me A Brazil Strip, still got it along with a black and white picture of me wearing it whilst hugging his Alsatian.
08-09-20 David Bell

LAIDLAW, Joe Met Joe on holiday in corfu 1978. We watched the World Cup final together with his wife Jo and my girl friend Angela. Argentina v Holland. We had a few beers together and put the world to rights. The ladies went to bed and Joe and I started on the Oozo. Lethal. Don't think I saw Joe again as I think it took him a week to recover. His wife was none too pleased. Happy days . He was a cracking laugh. Top bloke.
colin homer

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