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He was already a legend, is it true he is in the guinness book of records for having

14 double chins.

As he has a fat baggy neck and bingo wings he is a regular at his local mecca.

 

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Is he still an ambassador on matchdays for albion rovers?

 

Albion weighed down by 20 stone striker!

Last updated at 13:59 10 March 2005

 

 

Scottish third division side Albion Rovers are trying to release striker Mark Yardley amid claims he is unfit and tipping the scales at 20 stone.

 

Yardley has furiously denied the claims and has now spoken with the Scottish Professional Footballers' Association (SPFA) to try and resolve the situation.

The 35-year-old front man said: "Yes I am overweight, but I am not 20 stone that's nonsense.

"I have not played a competitive game since last November so I am obviously not match-fit. But I don't know where all this talk came from about my weight.

"The club want to go with full-time players, which is fair enough, but I am contracted to the end of the season and would like to have that side sorted out.

"The manager Jimmy Lindsay said he wouldn't play me as he is going with full-time players and, although they questioned my fitness and pace, I said to the vice-chairman David Shanks that even if I ran round the track faster than Carl Lewis I still wouldn't get a game and the manager backed that."

Lacking match fitness

Manager Lindsay told reporters: "When I came in as manager (in January) Mark wasn't fit and hadn't played in months. He needs games and we weren't able to give him that opportunity."

Shanks said: "His goals two seasons ago took us to within 30 seconds of promotion and we should look at the positives rather than the negatives of his spell at the club. We'd like to wish him all the best for the future."

SPFA secretary Fraser Wishart confirmed he is in talks with Rovers, second bottom with 23 points from 27 games.

"There has been a lot of rumour and hearsay about Mark's situation but the fact is he's leaving because the club are going with full-time players," said Wishart.

"We have come to a compromise agreement with the club and it is just a case of getting the paperwork done and Mark wishes the club all the best."

Edited by herman_munster

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13th in Saints all time goalscorers, ahead of players like Gerry Baker, Frank McDougall, Frank McAvennie, John Sutton and Stevie Thompson.

What a goal and what a great player he was for the club - during some of our darkest times where we nearly died and was one of our best and most important players in the amazing 1999-2000 season.

Top man, Yards

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9 minutes ago, JM1 said:

13th in Saints all time goalscorers, ahead of players like Gerry Baker, Frank McDougall, Frank McAvennie, John Sutton and Stevie Thompson.

What a goal and what a great player he was for the club - during some of our darkest times where we nearly died and was one of our best and most important players in the amazing 1999-2000 season.

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Yes you could not take that 1999-2000 season away from him.

 

However he could not cut it the next season in the SPL,

and was on a higher contract and ended up being 

farmed out to Forfar for bragging about it in the dressing

room, and then ended up not getting a game for albion

rovers for being too heavy and being a huge joke character

for this.

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