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The_Buzzard Posted on 12/01/2018 22:15
Edited On: 12/01/2018 22:15David 'Spike' Armstrong
 
 
Played a bit before my time, but my old man raves about him.

How good was he? Just reading up that he made 305 consecutive appearance for Boro in league and cup (not sure if that's a club record) and also got his first England cap (1980) whilst at the club [^]
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lionhunter Posted on 12/01/2018 22:20

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Very Good from Whitton Gilbert I knew his niece and knocked about with her a bit after talking to her on holiday as a teenager .
Spike got a couple of England caps and should have had more . He played against Australia I think but didn't do much from what I vaguely remember .
Played all those games in row after getting injections before games which recked his career and knees well before their time .
He suffered for it and probably still does . He went to Southampton and settled there .
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borgelite Posted on 12/01/2018 22:20

David 'Spike' Armstrong

 
He was supberb, players like him just don't exist anymore, great player and a true gent.
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Estonboy Posted on 12/01/2018 22:21

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How good was he? Technically very good and a work horse too.

I played against him when I was 18, and he was 16. He was class then, with a left foot that made the ball do what he wanted. By the way, at this risk of sounding like an old fxxt, this was on pitches unlike todays, and a heavier ball. Today he'd be an automatic England first choice.
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viperboy Posted on 12/01/2018 22:24

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Its funny earlier in the week my brother was telling me when he went to watch them train, only spike and a coupleof others would sign their autograph book,so he returned to my Grans blubbing away about how he and his friends were ignored, so she popped down to the village and told the story to Man city legend sister Colin Bell who duly sent him a signed photo.I believe he split from his wife and that's one of the reasons he moved on.A great player.
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r00fie1 Posted on 12/01/2018 22:28

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Never injured. Big Jack liked him and he carried on till eventually moving down to the South coast. He played some cracking games under John Neal and scored some blinders. He was like the Duracell Rabbit - he never stopped.[^]
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berwickhillbilly Posted on 12/01/2018 22:29

David 'Spike' Armstrong

 
Great player. Probably underrated by many because he wasn't one of those fancy dans that were about in the 70's
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erimus74 Posted on 12/01/2018 22:38

David 'Spike' Armstrong

 
Forest away, September 1980, was the 1st game he missed since his consecutive run started

His 1st cup match he missed since that amazing run was Swansea away 1981 when we won 5-0, Tony McAndrew wore the No11 shirt.
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red_harrington Posted on 12/01/2018 22:40

David 'Spike' Armstrong

 
My fave player as a kid

I had 11 sewn on to the back of my boro shirt
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Grrreds Posted on 12/01/2018 22:43

David 'Spike' Armstrong

 
Never ever less than 7 out of 10. Ever.

One on one with the keeper - you would put your house on him.

Link: and he could do this (4 mins in)
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erimus74 Posted on 12/01/2018 22:51

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Cheers Grrreds, loved that I was in the middle of the holgate as an excited 17 year old, great days
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Grrreds Posted on 12/01/2018 22:53

David 'Spike' Armstrong

 
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erimus74 Posted on 12/01/2018 22:57

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Grrrreds, are you of similar age to me, which judging by some of your posts on other threads I get that impression [^]

Apologies if Iím a million miles off mark [|)]
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Grrreds Posted on 12/01/2018 23:00

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I think so. I was born in 1961.

I will have been an equally excited 16 year old in the Holgate for that Spike goal. I think it was my first season as a Holgater having progressed from the East End seats.

I enjoy reading your posts, without fail you stir my memories, sending me fondly back in time.
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stumpy Posted on 12/01/2018 23:09

David 'Spike' Armstrong

 
Best Boro strip ever and the last one I bought
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Lemmy_Kilmister Posted on 12/01/2018 23:09

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A truly great player. As vital to the team as Souness was.
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durhamred Posted on 12/01/2018 23:20

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'Very Good from Whitton Gilbert'

wrong[:(]

Spike was from Sherburn Road Estate in Durham City.
From a very dodgy family to say the least[:O]
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erimus74 Posted on 12/01/2018 23:22

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1960 for me Grrreds, as a teenager the best era as a Boro fan, IMHO

Thanks for the compliment, I actually love posting stats, games etc, the memories flooding back [^]
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bobbygee Posted on 12/01/2018 23:24

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Would be worth a fortune today
Left foot never injured
Great in the air
Superb finisher

G bale similar player
Honest that good
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stumpy Posted on 12/01/2018 23:25

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Spikes nephew still follows Boro because of his family connection. Great lad
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Anton_Berg Posted on 12/01/2018 23:42

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England sides in his era were usually 4-3-3 and didn't seem to feature genuine left-m/f players (others that were overlooked were Terry Hibbit and Dave Wagstaffe). That, plus the bias that denied caps to all the English Boro players.
He wasn't dazzling to watch, but it was his all-round game. His 'engine', tracking back, popping up to score important goals etc.
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nottyboy Posted on 13/01/2018 00:27

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Yeah he was great. When he played with Souness and Murdoch, Boro had the best midfield in the country.
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laughing_gravy Posted on 13/01/2018 00:29

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Loved him as a player and didn't begrudge him getting out when he did, would have been mad not to go
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HolgateCorner Posted on 13/01/2018 01:14

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Great player for us, lovely left foot, worked hard as well, part of the best Boro midfield I had the privilege of watching.

Sourness, Murdoch, Armstrong.

If Coutinho has gone for £140m, then their combined value these days in their prime would be around £400m.

They really were that good.

I bet that Souness after a drink or two would admit that Boro midfield was the best he played in.
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TheTiler Posted on 13/01/2018 03:36

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Great clip that.

Can't imagine the players playing on nowadays with a dog on the pitch.[:D]
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jam69 Posted on 13/01/2018 12:08

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Great player Mr consistent, platts penalty save with none of those girly gloves.
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DoomOnHorseback Posted on 13/01/2018 12:19

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I'm too young to remember him playing for Boro, but I remember watching videos of him playing for Southampton and he looked really good.
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Heine Posted on 13/01/2018 15:17

David 'Spike' Armstrong

 
Great player but nothing like Bale totally different

Spike got shafted in his divorce the judge made an example of him typical footballer playing away which wasn't the case he was ordered to pay 50% of his wages to her when he signed for Southampton he could have went to Ipswich and Man Utd came in at 11th hour he was paid £750 a week at Southampton but had to give half to his wife which resulted in money problems for 3 seasons in a row he scored around 15 goals a season from midfield but only got a few England caps his book is a good read and is cheap as chips on Kindle
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spikelangelo Posted on 13/01/2018 15:27

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Glorious player. Best left sided player I've seen at boro. Fifteen goals a season from mdfield he would be worth millions in todays market. Beautiful touch, fabulous range of passing and worked his socks off. He and Souness are my two all time favourite boro players. He would have got many more games for England but was unlucky that he played for an unfashionable club (that mattered more in the seventies when so few games were on TV) and even more unlucky that Trevor Brooking was around at the same time.
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