Capped by England 7 times and turning out for a Football League XI
three times, Colin Grainger made his name at Sheffield United, where the
first of his caps came along. He was known as "the singing winger" for
his performances in pubs and clubs, but he never hit the high notes at
Leeds and moved on after just over a year.
His cousin Dennis played for Leeds in the late 1940s.
Rose Breakell neé Grainger says: colin grainger is related
to my family my father was rowland grainger and his sister thelma
grainger was my aunt and colins cousin i dont know much about him but
would like to get to know more about him as i am thinking about doing
my family tree also about dennis if his name was grainger i was a
child when i was told about him. i lived in barnsley with my
Stuart White says: If this is the chap I think it might be, I see
him regularly at the moment...he's still scouting for Sheffield
United. I work on a similar basis for West Bromwich Albion and often
chat with a cracking chap called 'Colin Grainger'...who works for the
Blades anyway! I may be wrong of course, but it certainly sounds
about right....I'll ask him about this 'singing winger' business next
time I see him!!!!
Anon says: colin coached the junior leeds team my brother played
for them they were fantastic
jason grainger says: colin is my great uncle he is now a scout for
sheffield united. i would want to now aim a bet better i have only
meet him once
Dean Collins says: I spoke to Colins Brother Eric this morning, he
told me he's still scouting for the Blades and has also done a couple
of recordings of his singing. Eric told me he enjoys listening to
them, and even more so now as as he's recently lost his eyes sight.
Andy Canning says: I played in the Leeds junior team that Colin
coached, and I agree with Anon 'we were fantastic'. Colin was an
excellent coach and is still scouting with Sheffield United. I believe
he has a CD out at the moment and is an excellent singer also.
luke grainger says: colin is a scout for the blades and does a lot
of singing in pubs on the karoake machine he my great uncle colin