Down Memory Lane

Football was a great glue , keeping us all together. All these guys – you’ve probably known most of them since you were six, seven, eight years old and you still see them now. What you’ve got is that common bond – you played football together once! Steve Flinn

If fact somebody from Leeds United knocked the door, spent a couple of hours in the house and me dad (who wasn’t interested in football) was wanting to get rid of him and he was offering a washing machine and one or two other things. ‘No, no. He’s still at school and he’s going to get his exams. He’s going to sit his GCE’s.’ ‘Well, he can do that up at Leeds, you know.’ ‘No, he’s local and he’s at the Grammar school. Ferdy Old (WolvertonTown)

I played against Northampton and after the game, Tony Clarke and the chairman at the time, Pat Coady, said, ‘Would you sign for us?’ And I said, ‘Well, without talking about money or anything, find me a house, find me a job and I’m yours.’ And that’s all I was concerned about at the time. Brian Robinson (BletchleyTown)

We used to go up at the old recreation ground at Church Green Road in the evenings, in the midweek. The idea would be we’d all turn up, pick sides… the usual thing, ‘I’ll pick you, you’ll pick him’ and so on and then we’d get stuck in. And, of course, there would be half a dozen of the young ladies up there watching and waiting for the end of the match and, at about ten o’clock, when it started to get dark, we’d call it a day and start walking off home down the lane. Peter Maynard

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