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Posted 31 May 2017 - 07:00 PM

Whilst Bobby's playing time with City was limited to a few pre-season games back in 1967 many reading this forum will remember Bob as a regular at Milton Road whether having a drink in the bar or watching his son Andy play for the club.

Bobby died on 20th May and his funeral will be at Cambridge Crematorium on Wednesday 7th June at 12.45pm in the West Chapel.

Bobby started playing football as a youth with Coltness United which is near to Motherwell.

He then went to Celtic, playing 8 games in 1962-63 and 1963-64, including an "old-firm" game at Rangers in the League Cup.

During the 1962-63 season Bobby gained a Scotland U23 cap when playing against Wales at Aberdeen.

He moved to Airdrieonians during the 1963-64 season.

He then played for Rhyl and Altrincham (64-65), Pwllheli and Colwyn Bay (65-66), Stranraer (66-67)

Bobby came to Cambridge in the summer of 1967 to try his luck at Milton Road.

Bob came on as a sub in the home friendlies versus Doncaster Rovers and Gillingham, and scored in the away friendly at Newmarket Town.

Whilst he never earned a contract with City Bobby was to retain his connection with Cambridge for the rest of his life.

He was landlord at The Rock and The Old Spring, Caretaker at The Manor and in later years he worked at Downing College.

His son Andrew started his career at City as a youngster before becoming an apprentice at Leicester City. Upon returning to Cambridge Andy played for City, United and Histon.


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