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Albert Lindon - an appreciation

The following presentation was made to the Merthyr Town FC Hall of Fame evening on Saturday 20th October 2012; ALBERT LINDON (1891-1976) Albert Lindon is a figure that transcends two football clubs and is paramount to the survival of professional football at Penydarren Park. He is no local. He was born in Kings Norton near Birmingham on 27th January 1891. His first clubs were the imaginatively named Birmingham Fruiterers and Delta Metal Works. Albert was a goalkeeper. In 1910 he joined his local club Birmingham City where he made 7 appearances for the St. Andrews club in the 2nd division of the Football League. The Blues had a disappointing season ending in 22nd place so our hero was on the move across the city to Villa Park where he managed one solitary game between the sticks for Aston Villa albeit in the lofty climes of the First Division. Albert frustrated by the lack of games first of all went to Barnsley and then Coventry City to seek regular games. He ma