The Mavericks

Robin Friday: Rock 'n' roll star

October 6, 2011
By Robin Hackett
(Archive)
Robin Friday never played a game in the English top-flight and retired at 25 after three years in the Football League. The closest he came to a trophy was a defeat to Shrewsbury Town in the 1977 Welsh Cup final. By the age of 38, he was dead.

He was a player easily provoked into violence, a heavy drinker and a drug user but, in less than two years with Reading and only one with Cardiff, his name passed into legend at both clubs. Some of those who worked with him said he could have played ...

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