That's an excellent guide to Chesterfield, Wildebeeste. Not sure how much I'll be able to do this time because I'm meeting up with somebody with whom I once shared a student hovel. First time we've been in contact since and he's bringing along £21 to sit in the away section. Last game I saw with him was Liverpool v Oldham in 1977 (as featured in the Tividale to Wembley book by Brian James).
Meanwhile I've got Wildebeeste - and his recent kind gift of a late 1940s Sheffield Telegraph football annual - to thank for kindling an interest in similar heirlooms from other parts of the country. A 1958/59 West of England Football Annual eBay purchase came through the letterbox today. I wonder if this is a genre that interests Budleigh? Why indeed, there must be a satellite or cable station out there interested in producing a Leigh's Football Antiques show or something similar.
Extance Time would be a cracking title but, thanks to Alpine Joe, that's spoken for already in yet another moment of inspired genius from beyond Tavistock.
Indeed, Wildebeeste suggests that Alpine Joe may be deserving of an old Daily Worker Football Annual. I can't think of a more appropriate bait for luring the great man out of his lair. I think we should see some scans to tempt him.
Listening to Ling on the radio it seems that Ian Morris has picked up an injury and has had to go home. However, Ling has changed things around with Bodin moving into the middle to play in the hole where he should be able to give more support to Rene. Macklin has been recalled in Billy's place with Stevens on the other wing.
It does mean that Niall will be on the bench and maybe can make an impact later on.
The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.
Not on the bench either so I would imagine has had a reaction to his injury. Looks a more offensive line up to me I would think to ask a few questions of some of the squad with Macklin, Bodin Stevens and Howe as the offensive players and Mans and Easton in a more defensive containing role. I would say encouraging but results will tell all. 01 Poke 02 Oastler 03 Nicholson 04 Downes 05 Saah 07 Mansell 14 Macklin 15 Bodin 18 Easton 19 Stevens 09 Howe Substitutes 13 Rice 12 Leadbitter 21 Cruise 30 Mackenzie 29 Thompson 08 Jarvis 23 Yeoman Ref: Ilderton
My education started when I left Highweek School for boys..
Certainly is an interesting line up with Macklin, Bodin, and Daniesta all in the starting eleven. Not the sort of line up you'd put out if you were planning to shut up shop and defend the point you start with.