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Thank you for those that have commented. I’ll be sure to pass them on to my dad (Roger).
He took up teaching after he retired from football, working in a local primary school and teaching a lot of my old school mates.
For the record he didn’t sell cars, that will have been his brother (John) who ran a Honda garage.
My dad still lives in the area with my mum Jennie.
All the best,
Adam de Vries
27-10-22 Adam de Vries
I think he’s selling used cars. My mum bought a car from him years back.
26-10-22 David Wilson
Roger, Hope all is well. I just came across your name in a book about Hull City. I used to teach your wife, Jennie, at David Lister. I have been retired for 20 years now. John Taylor.
10-02-22 John Taylor
I went to the same school as Roger & Brothers John & Peter. All football crazy. Roger played for Hull City & then became a Teacher. I think he now lives in Cyprus.
03-03-21 Marilyn sawyer
Hi Roger,I think I remember that you were called up for the England U23 squad around 1970 while playing for Hull City. Could you tell me if this is correct and did you play any international games?
I would like to correct the last entry. Roger played all his life at left fullback only switching to right side on one occasion. He still lives in the area but spends a lot of time in Cyprus now that he is retired.
Not sure about the comment 'Roger played Left-back all his life', at Willerby Secondary School he used to wear number 10. From memory his brother, Peter, wore number 8.
Went to the same primary school as Roger and his younger brother. Can remember watching them playing football in the school playground with a tennis ball. Roger had the most amazing dribbling skills for a boy aged 10, his younger brother was equally as good. Brilliant attacking footballer so always seemed odd that he ended up as a full back.
Hi Roger,just seeing how you and Jenny are doing. I will never forget the day you played against Aston Villa and you stayed at our house that night. That wouldn't happen now with our footballers. Hope you are all well. Judi and Rod. xxxxxxx