By Pat Symes
Like many proficient footballers of the seventies and eighties, the tale informed by way of mythical Middlesbrough, Southampton and England winger David Armstrong comprises a few astonishing ups and downs; however the velocity and ferocity of his own rollercoaster experience are definitely particular. beginning out at Leeds, David resisted signing for Don Revie—later via Clough's woodland and Manchester United. He performed a tremendous 356 consecutive fits for Middlesbrough earlier than being pressured out after ten years. directly to Saints with Keegan, Ball and Channon—and extra close to misses within the league and cup. Armstrong's promising England occupation used to be unfortunately curtailed via a falling-out with Bobby Robson—and simply 4 years later he was once compelled to join up the dole. The break-up of his first marriage, his determined hope for an ankle amputation and bailiffs on the door lend David's riches-to-rags tale of stardom and poverty a human allure a ways past soccer.