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|Town Topic: Memories of The Beat|
I never had the privilege of seeing him play, his last game in the 1981 Semi was a year or two before I started going to games.
But in the early 00’s, I was secretary of our Sunday league club in the LTL, and he was part of the committee from one of the other teams and I knew someone who knew him who was also at the League meetings.
He was a friendly guy, very down-to-earth and would talk to anyone - no airs or graces whatsoever. If you didn’t know who he was and what he had done as a younger man, you’d have just thought he was just another guy.
More recently, I’ve seen him in the Fanzone, again, talking to anyone who would come up for a chat, including men 10+ years older than me who were proper star-struck and could barely get their words out.
RIP The Beat.
|Sam Allardyce – The Sensible Choice?|
One minor point of order.... Allardyce wasn't Bolton manager for the PO Semis in 1999, Colin Todd was, Fat Sam didn't take over until Sept 1999.
|Wigan Game Set for Sunday Switch|
Chicago... That was due to Sept 11th... We should have played the week before, but UEFA put the games back a week due to the air chaos and uncertainty following 9/11.
As for TV games, the less the better. They're a pain in the arse.
|Banner Ideas Wanted|
62 78 81 & pics of the respective trophies above each number.
Pictures of Sir Alf & Sir Bobby at either end. Club badge on there as well somewhere as well.
|Early Start at Burnley|
Because Sat 3pm games can't be shown on tv.
I know Burnley v ITFC probably be won't be screened, but all games on last day of the season have to kick-off at the same time.
|Kisnorbo Joins On Loan|
Clearly signed as CB cover for the rest of this month as we only have 2 CBs at the moment while MM works on a deal for longer-term signing.
|Blues Face Luton in Pre-Season|
Wally, we usually only have one home pre-season game and loads of away ones, what's the problem?
We usually get such small crowds to home pre-season games, we probably make a loss on them.
Where as for lower league clubs, playing bigger clubs in pre-season is a valuable source of income for them.
|Harford Set for MK Dons|
Weddings... Anyone will turn down a Scouting job in favour for Asst Mgr.
|Hyam Signs New Deal|
Should have been another 3 and a half years. We should be building the side around him, JET, Martin, Drury, Carson etc
|Players Must Repay Fans|
Megamoth... Joe was referring to young pros we signed as well as Academy products.
|Players Must Repay Fans|
Excellent - I think you've covered every point that has led us to this point, highlighted the mess, identified what we all want and how we could do it.
Usually when I read a post / blog on here, I agree with some of it, but not all. I'm struggling to find a single sentence I don't agree with in this one. One nail you've hit on the head in particular is the one regarding fitting a system around our current big-earning midfielders, not the other way round.
|Town Already Planning for Great Leap Forward|
TractorMan, have you seen how fans get to the Upper Tier? Through the same turnstiles as the Lower tier and past the entrance to Legends. It can't work.
|Murphy Set for QPR|
Yep, that's really a move to get regular first team football Brian.
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