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Gorman's thoughts for Murdoch

Posted on 15 May 2001  - 12:00

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John Gorman has revealed his sadness at the passing of Celtic legend Bobby Murdoch.

The Scottish great passed away on Tuesday morning after suffering a stroke on Sunday night. He was 56.

Capped 12 times by Scotland, Murdoch was a member of the famous ‘Lisbon Lions’ team that became the first British club to lift the European Cup against Inter Milan in 1967.

Our assistant manager was at Celtic as a youngster at the same time as Murdoch before finally leaving to ply his trade at Carlisle United in 1970.

John recalled: “I was in the reserves mainly at that time to be honest but I played with Bobby, trained with him every day and he was a legend — a wonderful person and fantastic footballer.

“He played in the famous Lisbon Lions team and I was on the groundstaff then.

“I was an apprentice at that time, became a professional and worked with him every day, played with him quite a few times and got to know him very well.

“Only last year Celtic played Liverpool and I actually took Bobby into the town that night. It’s a very sad day for everyone because he was such a fantastic person and a real legend.

“Celtic play Manchester United for Tommy Boyd’s testimonial tonight and I’m sure Bobby will be in everyone’s thoughts.”