Some of my favourite early memories of Rovers are of watching Frank's side in the mid eighties. In a pretty bleak period for the club, he brought skill, colour and humour.RIP Baldy Frank. Frank was Tranmere Rovers player manager for 20 months in the mid 1980’s and brought a very cavalier style of football to Prenton Park.But we’d often come out of games the wrong side of a 4-3 scoreline.
Frank brought some good players to the club like Ian Muir, John Morrisey, Steve Vickers, and Mark Hughes who would go on and play their parts in almost getting us into the Premier league. The trouble with Frank was that he also brought some of his old drinking partners to the club, players who were well past it like Ray Train and Billy Ashcroft.
Frank went on to play football right up until he was forty, which is remarkable considering he had a hole in his hart. He liked a drink, the odd line and was a prolific shagger.
RIP to one of the great entertainers of 70’s football.