Updated: 04-08-21Saw Ian struggle in a friendly match v Hinckley Ath. non league for Aston Villa he played centre forward. Shortly afterwards he had that great game v Everton. If I remember correctly he played left wing. By the way Paul McGrath also played in the friendly once again if I remember correctly.
Updated: 04-08-21I was apprentice at Newcastle the same time as Irving was in first team he seemed very quiet compared to Tommy Cassidy and Tommy Craig but always a gent.
Updated: 04-08-21Always remember training in midweek when Mick Mahoney got injured in training. I think it was European week and big Kev got the call up to the first team and never looked back. Played for Hartlepool then police force I think. Great bloke was Kev and probably still is.
Updated: 03-08-21Just read that excellent article by Paul Groves and want to say a huge thank you for your heroic efforts under such impossible constraints Paul. Your love and your dedication to the Mariners shines through and I wish you every richly deserved joy and success in Gloucester. God bless you and your family. John Williamson
Updated: 03-08-21I have been doing my husbands ancestry for many years & James Edward Saunders was his Great grandfather. I believe he was born in Rawtenstall in 1878 although his father was from Birmingham. I have lots of information & it would be great if either Carolyn or Lindzie would get in touch so we can share the information. Thanks Janet
Updated: 02-08-21I new Joe Nibloe when I was a child from what I can remember. He was cheerful jolly person and much liked. I also new his son Alister when they lived at Stockarth Lane Oughtbridge he was rather a good looking lad easy to talk to; we were devastated when he died in the car accident.
Updated: 02-08-21My mum was micks dads sister i allways think it was a shame they fell out i didnt know mick that well but he was a very good player
Updated: 01-08-21I met Jim some years ago when he was the temporary landlord of the Black Horse in Naunton, Gloucestershire. He shared happy memories of the 1976 FA Cup Final (as an Evertonian I was supporting the underdogs). Steve Winwood was in the bar that night - 2 stars in the same pub on the same night! I very much enjoyed my chat with Jim - a great guy!