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 Roddy Georgeson
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 16 Aug 07:15

I was reading about a relatively young man called Roddy Georgeson from Newton grange, who sadly died over the weekend and wondered if he was related to his namesake that played for us in the 70’s?

The footballing Roddy also represented Penicuik and Bo’ness, so there could well be a link?

I recall Roddy being a decent striker in Harry Melrose’s team, who formed a good partnership with the late Ian Hall




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Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Roddy Georgeson
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 16 Aug 09:15

I wondered about that too, Raymie. I see someone`s been arrested in connection with the death.

I googled Roddy the footballer and saw that he`s now 73 and I think the man who died was 41. It`s not that common a name so there could well be a connection. One curiosity was that was born in Egypt! He was a decent player at the level we were playing then.

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 Re: Roddy Georgeson
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 16 Aug 09:34

Yes, surprised to read that Roddy was born in Egypt




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Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Roddy Georgeson
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Mon 16 Aug 10:06

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Raymie the Legend, Mon 16 Aug 09:34

Yes, surprised to read that Roddy was born in Egypt


Egypt was under British control until 1956. Not that surprising that someone British could have been born there in 1948.
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 Re: Roddy Georgeson
Topic Originator: McCaig`s Tower  
Date:   Mon 16 Aug 15:39

I remember Roddy as quite a prolific striker at the lower level, so had mixed feelings when we signed him. I was convinced that he scored in a Friday night match at Meadowbank, when Mike Leonard scored a hat-trick, but I see the Pars Database has the scorer as Jim Bowie.

I note there has been no more said regarding the tragic incident, but I suspect there may well be a connection.

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 Re: Roddy Georgeson
Topic Originator: bigdonnie  
Date:   Thu 19 Aug 22:19

i remember he scored weirdest goal ever v meadowbank in 1-1 draw at east end miss hit it the wind caught it sent it spinning into the air meadowbank goalie hadnt clue were it was till it sailed into the net around about late 70,s early 80,s

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 Re: Roddy Georgeson
Topic Originator: bigdonnie  
Date:   Thu 19 Aug 22:24

it was 17th november 1976 was amazing goal i was right thank god memory is not going yet lol

donald mcneil
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