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Where Are They Now - Colin Methven

Where Are They Now - Colin Methven


Welcome to Vital Latics feature 'Where Are They Now` and today we are looking back at a player who, in 1998, was voted the all time greatest Latic, none other than Colin Methven.

Colin began his footballing career at Scottish club East Fife and spent five years there before making the move south to the Latics in September 1979 signing for Ian McNeil and going on to make 296 appearances scoring 21 goals along the way.

Methven was a rock at the back for the Latics and he skippered the side to their first ever promotion in 1982 under the managementship of Larry Lloyd and he was again captain when the Latics lifted the Freight Rover Trophy at Wembley in 1985 defeating Brentford 3-1.

One game that stands out in my memory is the defeat to Aston Villa in the 4th Round of the League Cup in 1981, Villa were League Champions and would go on to lift the European Cup that season, Latics were in the old Division 4 (League 2) it was a time when sides ALWAYS fielded their strongest team whatever the competition.

Colin Methven had the task of marking Gary Shaw, Villas leading goalscorer, Latics led the tie 1-0 at half-time but Villa pulled a goal back through Peter Withe, then with the tie heading for a draw Shaw took a dive in the area from a Methven challenge and the referee awarded Villa a penalty, Shaw got up to score and Methven was devastated.

The Latics skipper had kept the England striker quiet all game only for the ref to be conned in the final moments of the match, a lasting memory is the sight of Villa keeper Jimmy Rimmer shaking his head at the decision.

One of many fantastic performances from the Latics Legend during his time at the club, Methven was sold to Blackpool in 1986 for £20,000 where he enjoyed a four year spell that took in 175 appearances, Methven also played for Walsall 1990-93, making 97 appearances, Carlisle United on loan in 1990 managing 12 games and he finished his career off at Barrow where he made 7 appearances between 1993-94.

Colin Methven now lives in Blackpool and he is the first team coach at AFC Fylde who`s website pen picture reads:

COLIN METHVEN (1st Team Coach) - DOB: 10 Dec 55 - Previously had a successful professional playing career with East Fife, Wigan Athletic, Blackpool, and Walsall at the top level, before adding further spells with Barrow, Rossendale United and Kirkham & Wesham before being appointed 1st Team Coach in the late 90s. Age 53, he hails from Kirkcaldy, Scotland.





AFC Fylde - Colin Methven far right, back row



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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday February 14 2009
Time: 11:55AM

Comments

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He was an absolute cracker of a player, Mr WIgan Athletic during his time at the club, I also remember him applying for the managers job once
worbo
14/02/2009 12:00:00
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jeez he doesn't look any older now than when he was playing!!!!
baskerville
14/02/2009 12:24:00
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There is an interview with Colin on the latest podcast which will be available from 5 pm Sunday 15th February
worbo
15/02/2009 16:19:00
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