All at Exeter City were saddened to hear about the passing of former Grecian Lammie Robertson.
Lammie spent four years at St James Park between 1974 and 1978. He was a key part of the team that was promoted from the fourth division in the 1976/77 season.
Robertson mainly operated up front and was seen as a popular, hard-working and unselfish member of the side and made 133 appearances, scoring 25 times.
Lammie joined the club from Brighton and Hove Albion and left to sign for Leicester City. Arriving at St James’ Park in exchange for Fred Binney, he had enjoyed a successful spell at Halifax Town earlier in his career and - after a spell at Peterborough - finished his career back in Yorkshire with Bradford City.
His move to Exeter City in June 1974 was part of a transfer and player exchange deal that took Fred Binney to the south coast club and Robertson and John Templeman to St James’ Park. Robertson, regarded as one of the finest ball and creative players to have worn the City shirt, also had his fair share of run-ins with the referees, leading to him to being sent off on more than one occasion. Nonetheless, he still played in 133 league matches for the Grecians and scored 25 goals.
It wasn’t long before other clubs started to notice this undoubted talent and he eventually left Exeter for £8,000, signing for Leicester City in September 1977.
After finishing his successful playing career, Lammie was appointed player-manager at Northwich Victoria in July 1981 and, after his playing career finished he became an independent financial advisor, and scout for Sheffield United whilst living in Cheshire where he remained until his death in Macclesfield in December 2023 at the age of seventy-six.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this sad time.