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Title: RIP Sam Burton
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, October 8, 2020, 15:24:30
Former keeper, 93. Grand old age.


Title: Re: RIP Sam Burton
Post by: Bedford Red on Thursday, October 8, 2020, 15:25:25
RIP Sam, one of the first players my Dad remembers watching. A Legend at Swindon.


Title: Re: RIP Sam Burton
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, October 8, 2020, 15:30:53
How very sad, likewise my old man talked very fondly of him, I believe he lived near my old man when he was playing for the club.

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2020/october/remembering-sam-burton-1926-2020/

RIP Sam!


Title: Re: RIP Sam Burton
Post by: Private Fraser on Thursday, October 8, 2020, 15:44:15
RIP Sam. A true Town legend.


Title: Re: RIP Sam Burton
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, October 8, 2020, 15:59:18
My dad was always speaking about him, pretty sure my dad said he used to own a transport cafe after retiring close to where my dad worked in Lyneham as a lorry driver.

RIP Sam.


Title: Re: RIP Sam Burton
Post by: normy on Thursday, October 8, 2020, 17:27:03
RIP Sam.  I saw him play many times when I was a kid.  He always wore a green jumper and long baggy shorts, and he didn't mind craftily  punching the opponent as well as the ball. As I remember from the Stratton Bank. It was tough for goalies in those days, they could be bundled in the net and no free kick.


Title: Re: RIP Sam Burton
Post by: Cheltred on Thursday, October 8, 2020, 19:20:00
A little before my time (Turner was keeper when I first went) but heard of him. RIP


Title: Re: RIP Sam Burton
Post by: ronnie21 on Thursday, October 8, 2020, 19:43:05
My dad was always speaking about him, pretty sure my dad said he used to own a transport cafe after retiring close to where my dad worked in Lyneham as a lorry driver.

RIP Sam.
Dad was totally correct!  Went in there when the first moon landings were happening, saw the historic moment


Title: Re: RIP Sam Burton
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, October 8, 2020, 20:43:02
My Dad's hero growing up as a budding goalkeeper.
I introduced him to the Loathed Strangers podcast with Sam, and he absolutely loved it.

RIP Sam, you bonafide legend.


Title: Re: RIP Sam Burton
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, October 9, 2020, 14:23:24
Response from my old man when I emailled him to tell him...

Another link with my past severed!  Sad news indeed, but he had a long life which I hope he enjoyed   I have vivid memories of him and his playing days with Swindon.

He obviously eventually married, but I can only remember him living with his Mum probably about half a mile from my home in Pinehurst.  At that time, the best player Swindon had was probably Billy Lucas who was an inside forward, either No 8 or No10 (old terminology), who had played for Wales.



Title: Re: RIP Sam Burton
Post by: Ticker45 on Friday, October 9, 2020, 14:44:33
RIP Sam.  I saw him play many times when I was a kid.  He always wore a green jumper and long baggy shorts, and he didn't mind craftily  punching the opponent as well as the ball. As I remember from the Stratton Bank. It was tough for goalies in those days, they could be bundled in the net and no free kick.

Saw him play in the late 50ís, always gave me the impression that you would not want to tangle with him! RIP Mr Burton.