I was at school with john . He was good at school at all sports. In 1954 I ran against him in the hundred yards on sports day he fell down near the finishing tape.and I won the race .mr big ford the sports master however picked john to represent the school in the north East Derbyshire schools finals and not me
Saw John make his debut for BORO in a 3-2 win against Workington Town 1966-67 , Town were winning 2-0 at one time & riding high in the then third division, BORO just recently relegated were struggling at the lower end of the division, this result dramatically changed both sides fortunes, John scored a penalty, BORO were promoted, town relegated & have struggled ever since. I took an instant liking to John & has been my favourite BORO player ever since.
Went to junior school with John,he was a terrific runner,but on sports day in the hundred yards he fell and I beat him to win the race.i expected to represent the school in the north Derbyshire games but the sports master ,Mr bigford picked john over me,never mind he was terrific al all sports you have had a great career john,it was good to know you 60 years ago
Remember seeing John play at Bramall
Lane Sheffield for Chesterfield schoolboys against Sheffield schoolboys. He took a penalty and hit it do hard it broke the net. Played with him at Brimington school and he was a colossus. Could head the ball over half the length of the pitch.his younger brother Ray also played professional football but not as well.
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