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Pictured left laying down in front of Thrybergh Park Cricket Club is Lol Morgan nephew of Albert Nightingale. Lol was born in Rotherham on the 5th of May 1931 and started his football career with Silverwood Colliery F. C.
He was to become well known in his position of full back not only for his effectiveness in that role but also for his unique style of back peddling in front of an oncoming forward. It is stated he could run as fast backwards as he could run forward, having witnessed him playing as a youngster I have to agree with that statement.
He made quite an imposing figure out there on the
field and as a back I would rate him amongst the best.
From Silverwood Colliery he went on to play as an
Amateur for Sheffield United where Uncle Albert Nightingale was also. Later joining Huddersfield Town in March 1949,
making his debut on the 24th September of that year. Div 1. (A) v Wolves.
L1-7. Left Half.
Lol then transferred to Rotherham United in August 1954 and made 290 League appearances between 1954 and 1964. These were amongst the most successful years of the club, and Lol was to make captain of the team. In his time at Rotherham Lol also worked for the Rotherham Advertiser selling advertising space
Now I never knew Lol actually
scored a goal throughout his career but apparently he joined Darlington in July 1964
League appearances and scored 1 goal.
Eventually he became Manager of Darlington and gained
the club promotion from the 4th Div. In an interview with the Northern Echo
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At Norwich City as manager Lol followed Ron Ashman. However Lol was sacked as manager and returned back home to Rotherham.
Lol was also involved with Thrybergh Cricket Club along with his Rotherham United team-mate Danny Williams back in the 1950's.
If you have any memories of Lol please send them in.
Many thanks to John Ward of Huddersfield Town F. C. for supplying much of the information above, if anyone has any information on the players above please contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org
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