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 Billy Bingham (d)
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 10 Jun 16:17

The former N Ireland player and manager has died at the age of 90. He played for Everton in both Fair Cities Cup games against the Pars in 1962.

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 Re: Billy Bingham (d)
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Fri 10 Jun 16:55

Was at that match, unforgettable.
Aged about 30 at the time, Billy must been the oldest on the pitch? Just a guess.
Anyway, how many are still around?

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 Re: Billy Bingham (d)
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Fri 10 Jun 17:00

There used to be footage on Pathe News of Bingham scoring an absolute belter of a shot at Hampden for Northern Ireland. He was a small, tough winger who lost his place at Sunderland in the mid 1950s to Tommy Wright from Blairhall. When Charlie Fleming moved to Sunderland from East Fife in a part swap with Wright, Bingham won his place back. Season 1962-63 when he faced up to Willie Callaghan playing left back was Bingham’s last at top level since Alex Scott was signed from Rangers to replace him.

Bingham is probably best remembered for taking Northern Ireland out of the qualifying section at the 1982 World Cup by beating the hosts, Spain. The NI FA had decided setting up camp in Spain prior to the matches was too expensive so they settled for a hotel in Brighton instead. It worked out rather well since the temperatures were hotter in Brighton where the players trained daily on the beach.

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 Re: Billy Bingham (d)
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Fri 10 Jun 17:11

https://youtu.be/SZ8TIe6I63M

Found the clip of Bingham’s goal at Hampden. The Scottish strike was impressive too.

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