Updated: 03-12-23Bill Dodge was my cousin. He was my dad’s (Leslie) nephew. Sadly I heard he passed away , but would love photos of Bill, as I am a lifetime supporter of Spurs.
Updated: 03-12-23Although I saw Graham play a fair bit for City, especially the 70/71 promotion season, I was a more regular attender at Grace Rd in the 70s. You would call him a useful cricketer but I do remember him bowling the great Clive Lloyd for 0 in front of a packed crowd in a 1 dayer. Dad had had to leave early and heard the great cheer as he walked along the canal!
Updated: 02-12-23Hi Mike, How are you ? I am OK and still living in Torquay. I regularly see Willie Brown. Would be great to hear from you.
Updated: 30-11-23I was in his class at Midfield Secondary Modern School until 1960 when I left to join the merchant navy . I believe he stayed on a bit longer to take his GCE exams
Updated: 30-11-23I went to school with Ray and played in the same team ! Even then you knew he would make it professionally his skill dedication and football knowledge was far above anybody else. He was faster and stronger at all sports !
Updated: 30-11-23My mum took me the Franks Shop to buy the official Chelsea kit in my size at the age 14 years. ( 1966). I lived in Cobham Surrey, coincidentally where Chelsea now have their training ground.
Updated: 30-11-23My brother thought I looked like Trevor as a boy and nicknamed me Whymark. In the heats for the area sports Trevor was yards ahead in the hurdles, when he fell over. But the games master, knowing that he would have won easily, gave him first place. Trevor worked with my Dad at Jewsons of Diss before signing for Ipswich. There was pandemonium in our house when he scored on Match of the Day. Asked by a TV reporter to account for the intuition between him and Paul Mariner, Trevor said, “Well, loike you say, thass intuition.” The last match I went to was his testimonial in 1979. I interviewed him at the end of his career and found that he talked intelligently about the game. Having played with top people, he decried the Vinnie Jones school of football. In his 30s he looked younger than the players of the Matthews era did in their prime. When I mentioned this, he said he and colleagues had just been talking about that. They decided that it was the greased back hair that did it. I pointed out that, at that time, before teenagers came into being, a 24 year old would have been at work for 10 years, so was mentally older. As I run the museum in Diss I contacted Trevor’s son Craig and said that we were creating an exhibition about Diss Town FC, where Trevor began. So Trevor, his wife Rita and Craig brought some memorabilia over, including the ball with which Trevor hit the Lazio net four times in 1973. Having them come to the museum was a happy experience. Such nice people.