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Colin Meldrum

Colin Meldrum

Clubs played for: Arsenal, Watford, Reading, Cambridge United, Hillingdon Borough, Workington (1958-1975)

Born: 1941

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Position: Left-back

Biography: A Left-back who played in the Football League between 1960-71. He is best remembered for his time at Reading between 1962-70. He became player manager at Hillingdon Borough then at Workington. Later he became a coach at York City then manager at Stafford Rangers. On leaving the game he became a Sports Development Officer in Blackpool where he now lives in retirement.

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Meldrum, Colin I remember watching Colin at Reading’s Elm Park and met him often when he lodged at Mrs West’s house in Kentwood Hill. Her son Phil was a mate and we were six years younger than Colin. He seemed to be so permanent at the club and we hero worshiped him.
08-12-22 Dennis David Jones

Meldrum, Colin I met Colin when he first came to Reading in 1962 and was lodging with May West’s family on Kentwood Hill in Tilehurst. As a young football enthusiast I always enjoyed my visits to their house when he was there. I remember he was going with a girl and eventually got marrying and moved to a premise on Liebenrood rd Tilehurst, which was close to Elm Park stadium. So sorry to hear of his passing, great footballer and overall great guy! RIP
01-11-22 John miller

Meldrum, Colin Colin and my father were cousins. I spoke to Colin on the phone many years ago.
13-12-21 John Meldrum

Meldrum, Colin My Grandad passed away last month, thank you for the gentleman who commented above. He died after a long battle with dementia, he lived for football right until the end.
16-08-20 Danielle Meldrum

Meldrum, Colin R.I.P
09-06-20 Lee

Meldrum, Colin Unfortunately Colin Is now in a retirement home suffering with dementia. It's nice to have a read of his career.
21-04-20 Tom

Meldrum, Colin Brilliant left back for Reading Had a lot of courage and tenacity even when the chips were down. Remember him, still urging on his team mates when they were 5 nil down to Mancester City in that epic match at Elm Park. Great days
21-06-19 michael robinson

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