Birthday greetings today to former player Peter Missing!
No football again this weekend but we are waiting for guidance from the FA concerning the resumption of training. As things stand, the club will strictly adhere to rulings from the governing bodies – so please everyone try and be patient. I know it’s painful!
Some more memories … keep them coming … send photos/stories to email@example.com
Birthday greetings today to Vice President Ian Holloway
Ian’s association with the club goes back 45 years when he was part of the U15s that joined us from South Ashford Youth Club, then run by Clive Hollyer. Peter Knott, a much revered figure at the club, sadly lost his battle with leukaemia but not before giving so much to the lads and the club. Indeed, it was Peter and his wife Una that helped introduce a new much-envied youth policy in the early 1970s; the foundation block for much of our decades of success. After running the bar for many years as well as playing in midfield, at the back and latterly in goal, Ian was honoured with a Vice Presidency. Ian was soon into management when he tried to tell me how to run the team one Sunday in the Queens Head. The boys in those days had the occasional drink after training and matches and in fact encouraged me into bad habits! Anyway, I suggested to Ian that he might like to manage the side and, to my sheer delight, he said yes! I have never really thanked him for that! His senior record is 380 appearances and 35 goals. Have a great birthday young Holly.
Another Yesteryears photo
FA Cup quarter-finals (weekend of 27/28 June 2020)
Leicester City v Chelsea
Newcastle United v Manchester City
Sheffield United v Arsenal
Norwich City v Manchester United
Subject to the club being allowed to open due to lockdown, we will be showing the quarter-finals and semi-finals (11/12 July 2020) and the FA Cup Final (1 August 2020)
Birthday greetings Thursday to Oliver Stevens!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 20.10.2019 Oliver Stevens and father Colin. Oliver will be receiving his Loyal Service Award at the presentations
PICTURE 68: Charlie Wealands 8 November 2014
Birthday greetings Wednesday to John Lockett!
Update: the AFC Minster tournament planned for 20/21 June has been cancelled. There are still a handful of events that we have not heard the fate of … will provide updates as and when received.
Happy birthday Tuesday to Bradley Richards!
Looking back at Whitsun Bank Holidays 30 and 40 years ago with our German friends
No football for us over this Whitsun but fingers crossed things will soon change. In the ‘old days’, we were twinned with SV Munster in what was then West Germany and had some great times.
Lots of memories, including yours truly being sick all over tables and chairs in mid-channel. Dear Alvin Gigg cleared it all up. You see, the then Patron, Bill Mickelborough, tempted me into a massive breakfast on board and then the ferry began to rock and shudder as we left Dover harbour. Up and down in the middle of the Channel — worst feeling ever. Five hours to reach Zeebrugge! The return journey and the rest of the trip was great.
They would visit us on occasions and one year turned up completely unannounced outside my house with a large coach full of expectant footballers! We rallied round and housed them thanks to the fantastic people in our club. Another year, they stayed at our humble facility at Carters Field and loved it. Good times.
Pictured: DH and Munster boss Alfons Giere in 1988
More random photos to bring back memories. Scroll down for the posters of our Whitsun trips to West Germany in 1980 and 1990.
If any readers have stories/photos from trips and tours, please send them in and we can share. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthday greetings Monday to Alfie Bryant (15), Daniel Vincent (8) and former managers Matt Barham and Trent Thomas who are slightly older!
Left Alfie (Under 8s) May 2014