College – We didn’t play football at school and I pretty much gave up proper organised football after that. Kicking about never does you any good for the real game as I found out at FE college. I played for the second team a few times and really enjoyed it. We were a great side and had Ian Stevens playing for us who went on to be journeyman pro and is now with Bacup Borough. Link to his career is here.
The University years – I had a shocking time playing at University and really paid the price for wasted teenage years. I turned out for Cath Soc a couple of times. I did however turn out for Manchester Football Supporters Association against Merseyside in a charity game for Alder Hey at Marine FC. I was marked out of the game by Mike Lyons and Terry Darracott.
Roverrrs, first time, the best of times – my best ever goal v
Best celeb I ever played with - our winger was Neil Arthur, pop star and top lad. Our midfield general was PC Pat Whittle – Bad Lieutentant – who once famously told Neil - “Get Blancmange back together, Neil: there’s always room in the charts for a couple of puffs with a synthesizer.” He asked me: “Why do you play up front? You couldn’t score in a barrel of fannies.”
Best ever tour. In 1990 We went on a tour to Devon, staying in Brixham and playing at
Dirtiest ever side played – Rotherham United London Supporters Club. None of them from
Dirtiest side ever played for – Wansdyke, circa 1994. When I lived in
Roverrrs, second time around. When I moved back to
Best player ever played with. My mate Rick Ogden, who now lives in