Remember being on the paddock for the Torquay game and stood next to that little wooden hut that was over the players entrance to the pitch (I think?). Paul Mariner was in the hut doing some radio commentary and was going mental with excitement when the game ramped up. You could tell he just loved the game and that night gave me a fond memory of the club as it used to be.
RIP fella 👊⚽️
So sad to hear this. Especially as a Chorleyan I've kept an eye on what he's been up to over the years. A great role model for us lads growing up. Fantastic 'hold up' centre forward very underrated. I watched him play a few times. The game which stands out for me-he was playing for ipswich at Old Trafford. The game ended 2-1 to Ipswich with the likes of Gates and Brazil giving United the run around. Paul Mariners performance was something of a masterclass in hold up play. His timing and reading of the game was exceptional.