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Arins: Anthony Francis (Tony)

1980-1982 (Player Details)

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Born: Chesterfield: 26-10-1958

Debut: v Ipswich Town (a) (substitute): 26-09-1981

511 11st 8lb (1981)

Arins joined Burnley as an apprentice and turned professional in July 1976. He made his debut for Burnley on 18th November 1978 in a 5-3 win in a Second Division game at home to Fulham. He won an Anglo-Scotland Cup medal when he was part of the Burnley team that beat Oldham Athletic in the two-legged Final in 1978. He scored two goals in twenty-nine League appearances for the Clarets and also played one game in the League Cup and two in the Anglo-Scottish Cup. He played his final game for Burnley on 26th April 1980 against Birmingham City in a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor. He was taken to Elland Road by his old boss Jimmy Adamson in May 1980 along with another Turf Moor youngster, Marshall Burke. He played thirty minutes as substitute for Brian Greenhoff, in a 1-2 defeat by Ipswich Town on 26th September 1981, marking the occasion by being booked almost immediately. He was given a free transfer to Scunthorpe United in February 1982 after initially going there on loan in November 1981. He was released in May 1982 after scoring once in twenty League appearances. He joined the Police Force and managed the Nottinghamshire Police team.

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