Belfast Telegraph

Malcolm's legacy goes to book

By Graham Luney

Someone who will be missing from press boxes across the country this season, but always in our thoughts, is our late Sports Editor Malcolm Brodie.

Malcolm passed away on January 29 this year and his passion for football and his profession never diminished.

In a wonderful tribute to his memory, the 'Malcolm Brodie Soccer Yearbook, 2013-2014' has hit the shelves of every good bookshop for another season, priced £2.95. If you live in Northern Ireland and have any interest in football it's your sporting bible.

Most people admired Malcolm for his remarkable career in journalism. I was privileged to be among the many who got to know the man's kind heart and wonderful sense of humour. In one of my last conversations with Malcolm I told him I didn't have a copy of his Yearbook and I missed referring to it. The conversation moved onto something else and I didn't give it another thought.

Two days later there was a package sitting on my desk. I opened it and it was Malcolm's Yearbook with an attached note which read: 'Yearbook as requested, Kind Regards, Malcolm.'

A small gesture but one I should have expected from a giant of a man.

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