I was saddened tonight to hear of the passing of Tommy Smith. Tommy was primarily known as a tough, uncompromising, hard tackling defender but this description hides the fact that he was also a very fine footballer and a beautiful striker of a football. He apparently suffered from a number of ailments in his latter years including dementia and arthritis. I hope he meets up with his beloved Shanks when he gets upstairs and I am sure that Liverpool will pay him his due respects. My thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Tommy Smith.