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It does not surprise me that Alan as done so well. He got me 2 tickets for Man City v Millwall game. I grew up with Alan from the age of 5 and he is one most determined people I know. Alan took me to Telford to play for reserves and took me training on a few occasions. we have been out of touch as he is down south and I am up in Carrbrook, Stalybridge. It would be great to have a chat and catch up with him to find out what he is up to now. Cheers. Barrie
27-01-22 Barrie Hadfield
Dave Carr (City 1980 to 1984 - who sadly died aged 48) told me that Alan Walker was injured at the last minute and couldn't play in the Bradford Fire game so was sat instand with parents.
When a City player broke a leg early in that game he went off to hospital with him.
After a while in the A and E it became obvious something big was happening and everyone was moved out of A and E.
When he realised it was a fire in the stand at Bradford, where his parents were, he raced back to the ground in panic.
Fortunately they were safe.
There are a lot more footballing centre halves today thanks to the likes of Mike England and Alan Walker, Cant believe Alan has not made the big time in management.
He broke his neck in 2006/2007 by headering a football,whilst in Ireland. he was soon taken to hospital and his wife and two children flew out to him for a day
I remember boarding a train from Euston to Crewe in October 1985 following a Chelsea v Man Utd football match. I was sat waiting for the train to depart reading my programme, when I saw a young man in a black suit get on and place his bag in the luggage rack. He then proceeded to walk over to sit opposite me. He asked, 'what team is that, mate?' - I replied 'Chelsea'. He then said, 'you won't like me when I tell you who I play for!'
I asked, 'why, who's that?!' curiously.
He replied,'I play for Millwall!'. I asked, 'what's your name?'
He replied, 'Alan Walker'.
Well, We spent the next 2 plus hours talking about every aspect of the game inc. the Bradford fire disaster.
When I got down at Crewe, he said that anytime I wanted to see a game at Millwall to just drop him a line at The Den.
Well, I was totally flabbergasted when after writing to him he kept his word and sent me a ticket for a match. Since this moment, Millwall have become my second favourite team. Thanks to Alan, I got to see the likes of club legends Sheringham, Hurlock, Stevens and Briley among others in their prime!