Mrs Blakey must have given up her beer-off because Dave went on to be Chief Scout for Burnley. He picked up a couple of local lads from Chesterfield, Terry Pashley and Ian Brennan who went on to have decent careers. Several other kids from North Derbyshire schools had trials at Turf Moor as well, but Burnley got most of their top players from Dave's native North East.
Blakey also signed a Welshman in the back of his car in Scotland. 15 year old Brian Flynn was in Edinburgh with the Welsh schoolboy international side when Dave snapped him up for the Clarets.