Local Football Heroes

John Adorno and Jim Marshall
John Adorno and Jim Marshall
Ansell
Ansell
Bob Morton team talk
Bob Morton team talk
George Henson, Wolves
George Henson, Wolves
Bletchley Road School 1955
Bletchley Road School 1955

And I have to say that I owe Jim Marshall. I said to him, ‘Jim, you’ve really got to help us and I don’t care what it is.’ You take one of the great brands… the brand is such a powerful brand that you can sell t-shirts with Marshall on them… so to actually have that, and for them to pay for us to have it on our shirts, is such a great thing. Pete Winkelman (MK Dons)

There was a fellow from Stony Stratford … a professional footballer… I collected a football as my Christmas present from Swain’s in Church Street, which was the sports outfitters and with my mother got on the bus to go down from Wolverton to New Bradwell to see her mother, my granny. It must have been Christmas Eve and on the bus was this chap George Henson… the professional footballer and he signed… he actually signed my brand new football! And I mean, can you imagine… a professional footballer! Gerald Goodridge

Brian Robinson… one of the best goal keepers. Neville Wilson

Jack Ansell… I played with him at Headington. He played for NorthamptonTown but Jack became quite famous. He played in the FA Cup at Highbury and kept the score down to about 3-1, in the Second or Third Round of the FA Cup. Tony Clarke

They were very much disorientated and all over the place and the demise of the team going down the leagues is a consequence of that. But they’ve certainly turned it around and Pete Winkelman… Hats off to him, he’s done really well. John Adorno

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  • Surely mention must be made of Barry Lines. Played for the Cobblers under Dave Bowen when they went from Division4 up to the old 1st. Division and back down to division 4 in the space of 8 Seasons. I think I am right in saying that Barry also represented England at under 21 level.

    By Ray Bradbury (19/02/2016)
  • My dad has the ball between his feet in the Bletchley Road School photo, he want on to play for Watford, and if you come accross the photo of the LMS winning football his dad was in that team.

    By Sam Cobb (15/04/2013)

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