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A Cornish legend-

Birthplace Cadgwith 1929

a winger who played for

Torquay United 1946/50 5 Apps. 0 goals (Did his National service then)

Cardiff City 1950/55 145 Apps. 19 goals

Arsenal 1955/58 52 Apps. 8 goals

Brighton & Hove Albion 1958/62 133 Apps. 11 goals

335 appearances 38 goals ( Copied from Wikipedia)

He finished his career at Falmouth Town 1967/69. Apps.84. Goals 13 at the age of 40

Reading a player profile he resided at Lizard as a Sub Postmaster

Favourite club-Arsenal-Favourite player Tom Finney- Best Away ground Old Trafford.

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I believe he could have been Penzance's first manager and not sure if he joined Falmouth from Helston. Played for Lizard around his, and possibly past his 50th birthday.

Famed for a grey(ish) streak in his hair.

His younger brother Terry also played for many local clubs including Falmouth.

I believe he could have been Penzance's first manager and not sure if he joined Falmouth from Helston. Played for Lizard around his, and possibly past his 50th birthday.

Famed for a grey(ish) streak in his hair.

A lay preacher, he would never play on Good Friday.

His younger brother Terry also played for many local clubs including Falmouth.

Arsenal playing record

League FA Cup Total

Season App Gls App Gls App Gls

1955–56 21 - 4 - 25 -

1956–57 15 6 - - 15 6

1957–58 12 2 - - 12 2

Total 48 8 4 - 52 8

Mike Tiddy

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Mike Tiddy Personal information

Full name Michael Douglas Tiddy

Date of birth 4 April 1929 (1929-04-04) (age 80)

Place of birth Helston, England

Playing position Winger

Senior career*

Years Team Apps† (Gls)†

1946–1950 Torquay United 5 (0)

1950–1955 Cardiff City 145 (19)

1955–1958 Arsenal 48 (8)

1958–1962 Brighton 133 (11)

1962–? Falmouth Town ? (?)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Douglas "Mike" Tiddy (born 4 April 1929 in Helston) is an English former professional footballer.

Career

Tiddy joined Torquay United at the end of World War II but was forced to wait two years to play for the club while he finished his National Service. He left Torquay in November 1950 to sign for Cardiff City and he became a virtual ever-present in the Cardiff line-up for the next five years, and was one of the clubs most popular players during the 1950's before moving to Arsenal in 1955 along with Gordon Nutt in exchange for Brian Walsh.

Tiddy made his debut against Sunderland on 24 September 1955 but most of his time in London was spent in the treatment room as he suffered from numerous injuries, which forced him to undergo a cartilage operation. By the time he was fully fit, in 1957-58, he had to share the left wing position with Joe Haverty and Gordon Nutt, only playing 12 matches. Having played 52 games and scoring 8 goals for Arsenal in three seasons, he was allowed to join Brighton & Hove Albion in October 1958. He finished his career at non-league side Falmouth Town.

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A Cornish legend-

Birthplace Cadgwith 1929

a winger who played for

Torquay United 1946/50 5 Apps. 0 goals (Did his National service then)

Cardiff City 1950/55 145 Apps. 19 goals

Arsenal 1955/58 52 Apps. 8 goals

Brighton & Hove Albion 1958/62 133 Apps. 11 goals

335 appearances 38 goals ( Copied from Wikipedia)

He finished his career at Falmouth Town 1967/69. Apps.84. Goals 13 at the age of 40

Reading a player profile he resided at Lizard as a Sub Postmaster

Favourite club-Arsenal-Favourite player Tom Finney- Best Away ground Old Trafford.

Tony Pearce the Falmouth historian has looked up old programmes and can confirm-

1963/64- Penzance

1964/65- Helston Athletic (as player/Manager)

1965/66

1966-67

1967-68-Falmouth Town

1968-69-Falmouth Town (84 Apps.13 goals)

1969-70-Porthleven

I am guessing Lizard Argyle followed.

If any one is familiar with updating Wikipedia please feel free to add the info 1963 to 1970

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  • 4 weeks later...

I have since been experimenting with updating Wikipedia and have added the extra information.

Have a look.

So if anyone has any accurate/reliable news on Mike Tiddy (especially on his Post Pro' career years) I will glady add it to his profile.

Unfortunately the Wikipedia Encyclopedia has access to anyone and can be abused by unreliable gossip.

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