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Allan Thomson passes away

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mike, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. Mike

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    Allan Thomson passes away
    26/09/2006
    By Manly Sea Eagles

    The Sea Eagles morn the sad passing of former 1st Grade Player and Coach Allan Thomson.

    Thomson came to the Sea Eagles from Lakes United and played 79 games in the top grade between 1969 and 1972 scoring a total of eight tries. He represented his State on eight occasions and played in three tests for Australia. Thomson was a member of the triumphant 1972 Grand Final team, the first Manly side to win a Grand Final.

    After Frank Stanton resigned the coaching position at the end of 1979 Thomson took control of the Sea Eagles, winning the 1980 pre-season competition.

    Our condolences go to his wife Barbara and family.

    Allan Thomson
    1943 - 2006

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    Always sad to hear about the passing on a rugby league player. Especially a legend like AT.

    Condonlences to his family and RIP to the big fella.
     
  2. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Awwww that's sad.

    RIP Allan
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    So this is a different Alan Thompson to the one that coached the ADT team of 1989?
     
  4. Guest

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    What is a morn?

    Need to spellcheck when you copy from MSE.
     
  5. Matabele

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    :lol: with Tookey
     
  6. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep that was Alan Thompson the 5/8 who played between '73 and '84.
     
  7. byso

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    Sad news RIP
     
  8. ChuckWood

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    Sad news !

    I didn't get to see him play , but I recall him from his coaching days. He was a fitness fanatic (not unlike Steve Knight). I remember seeing him running up Powderworks Rd (Narrabeen) on a regular basis with weights in his backpack.
     
  9. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I remember him as a short an nuggety second rower with a high work rate who was superb in our first two premierships.

    He was also a Primary teacher at Beacon Hill Primary for many years. My wife's (then girlfriend) first teaching job was taking his class whilst he was on leave in 1981 having a knee reconstruction.
     
  10. DSM5

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    It's a sad thing. I remember Alan Thompson as a player. He was excelent, reliable in defense, and supportive in attack. Lovely to watch. If I remember rightly he was crucified by our clubs administration as a coach.
     
  11. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Again I think you'll find that was Alan Thompson the 5/8 not the 2nd rower.

    Allan Thomson the second rower coached at least a full season in the early eighties, whereas Alan Thompson the 5/8 lasted less than a season in the late eighties ('88 or '89) before being dumped for Bozo. This also lead to the departure of Fatty, who was a close mate of Alan Thompson.
     
  12. Matabele

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    He replaced Bozo at the end of 1988 and was shafted at the end of 1989 for Graham Lowe. And Fatty went to the Roosters at the end of that year too - and Bella and Roberts arrived.
     
  13. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep you're right Mata, too many sleepless nights with baby no.2 have fried my brain.
     

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