JAN
14
2014
Bobby Collins R.I.P.
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Former Everton player Bobby Collins has passed away at the age of 82.

The former inside forward lost his long battle with illness on Monday 13th January 2014. Collins was born in Glasgow in February 1931 and joined Everton from Celtic for a Club record fee of £23,500 in September 1958. 

Despite only being 5'3" tall, Bobby was hard as nails with a great engine, but also a great footballer.  In the four years at Everton 'the little general', made 147 appearances and scored 48 goals. 

The Scotland international was then signed by Leeds United boss Don Revie for £25,000 in 1962, helping the Yorkshire club to get promotion to the First Division. Later he played for Bury, Greenock Morton and Oldham Athletic.

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Comments about Bobby Collins R.I.P.
 
11
A great guy on the pitch and off the pitch. God bless you. R. I. P.
Samuel waringa, Nairobi-kenya, 9:51 AM 20/01/2014
 
10
My favourite player Everton signed. As we used to say" If your in trouble gie' it to Bobby" A man and a half for Everton. God Bless RIP
shugg, tooting, 8:59 PM 18/01/2014
 
9
RIP "Weebarra", up in the Top Balc in the Sky, with the other great players from our club.
El Cid, Offshore, 5:19 PM 17/01/2014
 
8
R.I.P MR COLLINS
ANTHONY NOLAN, NEW YORK, 11:42 AM 17/01/2014
 
7
My Dad, Bryan Kayley's, all-time favourite Evertonian. One of my more recent photos of Dad is proudly smiling beneath the wee man's picture on the wall at the Gwladys Street end of the ground. Sadly I lost my Dad this year too and will shed a tear for both him and Bobby. RIP to you both.
Paul Kayley, Harpenden, HERTS, 10:30 PM 16/01/2014
 
6
R.I.P. Bobby
dave, huyton, 1:57 PM 16/01/2014
 
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A hero of mine when at Goodison and also followed him at Leeds. Had the privilege of my son Ryan,6 at the time, meeting him at Gigg Lane Bury in 1989. A true midfield General. Vale Bobby.
Barry Boyle, Australia, 5:09 AM 16/01/2014
 
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Saw him as a little lad, when I used to sit on me arl fella's shoulders. A perfect example of: 'if yer good enough, yer big enough'. RIP Bobby lad.
Colin Evans, Gloucester. (WCB's)., 12:59 PM 15/01/2014
 
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A giant on the field and a great guy off it. My Dad took me to an away match to see him play when I was a nipper and we both enthused all the way home about his industry and skill. A true Midfield Dynamo. RIP Bobby
John Carter, Crosby, 11:59 AM 15/01/2014
 
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One of the all-time greats...I was privileged to see his skills. Like Dave Hickson, he played the game like it should be. Rest in Peace Bobby
John Keating, Hewitt, NJ, USA, 12:27 AM 15/01/2014
 
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Wee Bobby Collins, seldom mentioned as an Everton great but the most influential of his era. One of Harry Catterick's few mistakes was selling him to Leeds; he came back to Goodison in the FA Cup and played our midfield off the park. A little man but made of granite. RIP Wee man.
Norman Patterson, Widnes, 11:02 PM 14/01/2014
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