Robin Friday
Robin Friday (27 July 1952 – 22 December 1990) was an English footballer who played professionally as a forward for Reading and Cardiff City during a career that lasted four years in the mid-1970s. Born and raised in Acton, west London, Friday was scouted, but not retained, by four professional clubs during his teenage years. After appearing for local semi-professional sides in the Isthmian League, he joined Charlie Hurley's Fourth Division Reading team in 1974. He quickly became a key player, and helped Reading to win promotion to the Third Division during the 1975–76 season.
Friday's on-field performances were regarded as excellent, and he won Reading's player of the year award in both of his full seasons there, as well as being the leading goal scorer. However, his habit of unsettling opponents through physical intimidation contributed to a heavily tarnished disciplinary record. Friday was also known off the field for his heavy smoking, drinking, womanising and drug-taking.
As his drug habit intensified, Friday's form began to dip in the first half of the 1976–77 season, leading Reading to sell him to Second Division side Cardiff City in December 1976. Friday travelled to join his new team by train, without a valid ticket and had to be bailed by Cardiff manager Jimmy Andrews before even signing for the club. He performed strongly on his debut, but afterwards his form declined and his personal life caused him to repeatedly miss matches altogether. Following a number of incidents, on and off the field—including kicking Mark Lawrenson in the face mid-game—Friday retired from football in December 1977, aged 25. He died in Acton in 1990, aged 38, after suffering a heart attack.
The strongest aspects of Friday's game were his ball skills, footballing intelligence and physical and mental strength. Andrews labelled Friday "the complete centre-forward", and, along with numerous contemporaries, retrospectively rated Friday as good enough for the England national team. Both because of his playing ability and personality, Friday remains an important figure to fans of both Reading and Cardiff, despite his short career: in a BBC poll held in 2004, he was voted the top "all-time cult hero" for both clubs. He has been voted Reading's best ever player three times, in 1999 and twice in 2007. Cardiff-based band Super Furry Animals dedicated their 1996 single The Man Don't Give a Fuck to his memory.

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The Mavericks: Robin Friday - ESPN FC
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The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story
The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story
Paul McGuigan, Paolo Hewitt, 2011
The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw provides the first full appreciation of a man too long forgotten by the world of football, and, along with a forthcoming film based on Friday's life, with a screenplay by co-author Paolo Hewitt, this ...
The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story (Mainstream Sport)
The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw: The Robin Friday Story (Mainstream Sport)
Paul McGuigan and Paolo Hewitt, 1998
"A story of shattered dreams, hedonism and a short life lived very much to the full ... this is one of the essential modern football books" FourFourTwo "It has a magical atmosphere and is easily the most compulsive soccer biography you'll ever read" Melody Maker "A terrific read" Daily Mail "Poignant, funny a...
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Dog Friday
Hilary McKay, 2011
“Much too long,” said Robin. “It's a pity your name isn't Robinson Crusoe,” said Sun Dance. “Why?” “He's a dog, and it's Friday. We could have called him Dog Friday!” “Dog Friday is brilliant!” said Robin. “Friday for short!” By the time the twins ...
A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas
A Friday Night Lights Companion: Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas
Leah Wilson, Will Leitch, Jen Chaney and Jacob Clifton, 2011
Will Leitch is a contributing editor at New York magazine, a film critic at Yahoo, and the founder of Deadspin. He is also the author of four books, most recently Are We Winning? He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.Leah Wilson graduated from Duke University with a degree in Culture and Modern Fiction and is currently Editor-in-Chief, Smart Pop, at B...
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Top Secret Restaurant Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones from America's Favorite Restaurant Chains
Todd Wilbur, 1997
Long before scientists in Scotland cloned Dolly the sheep, Todd Wilbur was hard at work replicating recipes from some of America's favorite restaurant chains. Armed with Ziploc bags for transporting leftovers and plenty of questions for his servers, Wilbur has combined the skills of a private eye and a research scientist to devise the tasty cl...
A Spectacular Failure: Robinson Crusoe I, Ii, Iii
A Spectacular Failure: Robinson Crusoe I, Ii, Iii
Virginia La Grand, 2012
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The Rough Guide to Cult Football
The Rough Guide to Cult Football
Andy Mitten, 2010
Few have heard of Robin Friday, because his underachievement was so spectacular, and ultimately tragic, that he never fulfilled anything close to his potential. His ludicrous antics – drugs, booze, women, fights, prison and even being impaled ...
Dog Friday
Dog Friday
Hilary McKay, 1997
Grade 4-6?Since being attacked by a dog, Robin, 10, is afraid of them, but finding an abandoned mutt on the beach helps him overcome his fear. He wants to keep Friday but his mother, who runs a less-than-successful bed-and-breakfast business, insists that they turn him over to the RSPCA for seven days in case his owners call to claim him. In the me...
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Robin Friday illustration for Pickles Magazine UK We had the pleasure to do an illustration for the wonderful football magazine pickles in the UK. Robin Friday was playing in the 70ties for Reading and Cardiff City and beside his brilliance on the field he was also quite a bon vivant and had kind of a rockstar lifestlye full of drugs, women and drinking.
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Robin Constantine is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who moved south so she could wear flip-flops year-round. She spends her days dreaming up stories where love conquers all, eventually, but not without a lot of peril, angst, and the occasional kissing scene.
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Retail Hell Underground: Retail Robin Friday: Scariest Custy Ever
From Fuck Yeah Retail Robin Tumblr: Near the end of my shift, a little old woman came up to my register with a return. Did it, no problems, gave her her money back and expected her to be on her way. Another customer came up and I had begun to ring her up when the old woman came back and pretty much pushed the other customer out of the way. She told me that she wanted ‘clean money’, opening her hand to show me the change I had just given her from her return- a slightly smudged nickel and three pennies. A little odd but, not a problem, right? I told her when the register opened from the current customer’s transaction I could give her new ‘clean’ change. The current customer ended up paying with a debit card. My register didn’t open, there was no one in line behind her, and though our managers are okay with us switching out ‘dirty money’ for ‘clean money’ they won’t open a register’s drawer specifically to do it, and I don’t have a high enough authorization to do it myself. I explained this to the old woman and apologized, and then proceeded to...
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Robin Friday - posted in Rovers Talk: Friday. This should be a good movie, if its made:http://www.bbc.co.uk...-wales-21860034 I did wonder if he ever played against Rovers, either for Reading, Cardiff, or the reserves, and I see he got a mention in our programme last week on p.58. In 1972, five weeks after wed knocked Man Utd out of the League Cup 2-1 at Old Trafford (where George Best had a penalty saved by Dick Sheppard), we were on the wrong end of a giant-killing ourselve...
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The Mavericks: Robin Friday - ESPN FC
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