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 Bobby MCKINLAY 1957-1964 
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Name: Robert McKinlay


Country: :SCO: Scotland
Club: Nottingham Forest
Position: *CB, CWP
Side: RF/BS
Age: 25-32 years (10/10/1932)

Height: 182 cm (?)
Weight: 80 kg (?)

Attack: 62
Defence: 88
Balance: 86
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 78
Acceleration: 78
Response: 86
Agility: 76
Dribble Accuracy: 73
Dribble Speed: 72
Short Pass Accuracy: 76
Short Pass Speed: 73
Long Pass Accuracy: 75
Long Pass Speed: 74
Shot Accuracy: 63
Shot Power: 83
Shot Technique: 62
Free Kick Accuracy: 62
Curling: 68
Header: 84
Jump: 85
Technique: 75
Aggression: 64
Mentality: 87
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 83

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition/Fitness: 8
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 5
Consistency: 8
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

S07 - Man Marking
S08 - Slide Tackle
S09 - Covering
S10 - DF Leader

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Marking - Sliding - Covering - D-Line Control

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


A Nottingham Forest legend and their all time appearance record holder with 684 games. Bobby McKinlay was an elegant defender well known for his calm and gentlemanly demeanour, only picking up two cautions in his entire career. He was widely regarded at the time as one of the best defenders in England by his contemporaries, and was lauded for his skilful tackling, marking abilities and positional sense. McKinlay was also a model of consistency and professionalism: he once played 265 consecutive league games without missing a single one; in fact, from 1959 to 1968, he only missed 1 league game in 9 seasons. The standout moment in his career was his heroic performance in the 1959 FA Cup final, with Forest down to 10 men for more than half the game, 9 men for the last 10 minutes, and most of their team going down injured at some point in the match. He held off wave after wave of Luton attacks, helping Forest to a 2-1 win and their second cup win in their history.

Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:34 pm

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The SWP was because?

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Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:50 pm

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Often during matches he dropped in between the two other full backs, he played noticeably deeper than the other defenders, maybe in official terms he wasn't a sweeper but he pretty much acted like one on the pitch, so I thought it would be fair enough to add it as a secondary position.

Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:06 pm
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