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Eric Redrobe

Eric Redrobe

Clubs played for: Bolton Wanderers,Colchester United, Southport, Hereford United




Biography: Bustling centre-forward and crowd favourite. Won a 4th Division runners-up medal with Southport in 1966/67 and a 4th Division runners-up medal with Hereford in 1972/73. Went on to work as a court bailiff in his native Wigan area. Eric is now retired and lives near Wigan. He is a regular watcher of Southport and I know still takes a keen interest in the fortunes of Hereford, but distance prevents him getting there often.

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Redrobe, Eric I would like to make contact with Eric Redrobe due to personal reasons. Can anybody help?
10-12-22 rebecca shepherd

Redrobe, Eric Eric was a hero of mine as a boy, I watched Hereford with my dad and loved his style of play. Have his autograph on one of my many Hereford programmes.
12-07-21 Paul Webb

MARK RYAN Known as The King of Edgar Street, Eric Redrobe was one of the main reasons why Hereford United won promotion to the old Third Division in their very first season in the Football League, 1972-73. We were struggling that season before he signed. Then look what happened! Still much loved by those who watched him and remember the "toothless grin" celebration.
30-08-20 MARK RYAN

Redrobe, Eric Hi Eric,
Train journey to Leyton Orient. Chatted on return journey with my mum and dad.
How are you and the team. Supporters of Southport FC since 1952, my dad earlier. Tom Brady Physio our friend.
24-08-20 Joan Dean

Eric Redrobe Yes, Ian, I do remember this, although a bit vaguely. I am a lifelong Everton supporter (for my sins, which must be many) and I've always been a 'secondary' supporter of Southport. The season was 1967/68. Everton beat Southport 1-0 at Haig Avenue in the Fourth or Fifth round. I think Joe Royle scored Everton's winning goal. We reached the Final but played well below par and lost 1-0 to West Brom - Jeff Astle scored the only goal. Eric was a burly, bustling player who always caused problems for an opposition's defence. I didn't see the match but I believe Eric caused havoc and Southport were unlucky to lose. Glad to know that Big Eric is still going strong.
19-08-20 Jamie Wrenn

Redrobe, Eric Watched Eric play for Hereford many times when I was a young lad. Crowd favorite, big strong centre forward. A hero of mine, still have his autograph.
03-08-20 Paul

Redrobe, Eric When I was 14 I watched Runcorn beat Notts County in the FA Cup. In the next round we played Southport away which I think was a 4-2 win for Southport. Eric scored 2 or 3 goals if my memory serves me correctly! Southport played Everton in the next round. Can anyone remember these things?
16-02-19 Ian Woods

Redrobe, Eric When Eric finished at Hereford he worked in Hereford as a bailiff and played briefly for my local club [Presteigne] in the Mid-Wales League. Although not as mobile as he had been he was still great in the air and his football nous was so good that our manager stopped picking him!

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