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Darrin Coyle

Name: Darrin Coyle  Born: 27 March 1965, Belfast Height:  Weight:  Position: Midfielder / Defender Club Honours: (with Linfield) Steel & Sons Cup Winner 1983/84 ; (with Everton) Football League Super Cup Runner-Up 1985/86* (unused sub); (with RUC) Steel & Sons Cup Winner 1993/94 .  * final held over to the following season Club Career:  Teams ... -Seasons- Signed -Fee- League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other  Holywood Boys ........... Youth Linfield 84/5-85/6 .. -83 ..... .................... 5(0)/0  Everton .   85/6-87/8 Dec-85 £20k+ 0(0)/0 -(-)/- -(-)/- -(-)/- 2(0)/0  Linfield 87/8-89/0 Jan-88 ..... .................... 4(0)/0  R.U.C.   +£20k plus up to £20k add-ons  Biography:  Son of Roy.  Look At Linfield Article From the attached programme, some lesser known Everton players, Darrin Coyle (son of Roy), Derek Walsh & the incorrectly spelt Peter Billing #EFC — Mal Winkles - Football Nostalgia (@MemorabiliaMal) September 22, 2022 Darrin C


Reg Ryan ‘The Schemer”  Part Three  ( Part One  -  Part Two  - Part Three )  By Gavan Bergin On November 18th 1952, Reg Ryan was playing for Ireland against France at Dalymount Park in Dublin when the crash barriers at each end of the ground broke and the crowd spilled onto the pitch, causing the match to be halted by the referee. It was a scene of mayhem, with the loudspeaker booming out threats to abandon the game, while ambulance men carried away people who had fainted in the crush. After a while, though, the Guards restored order and, with spectators sitting on the ground all along the touchline, the game restarted. France were quick to get back on top of the play, they immediately forced some good chances and within a minute or two they had the ball in the Irish net again-but their goal was ruled out again because of handball. That didn't go down well with France, who began to show their irritation at some supposed sharp tackling by Ireland . The French players lost their temp