WOW that a send off. Just like Chris I found it hard to walk around to Andy’s box before the game, I stood next to andys box and reflected on the good times. Chris arrived and got sorted, then stef started his intro, stef I would like to thank you for a fantastic intro that must have been very hard for you to do. Then on went the red light and the noise, it was so humbling that EVERYONE that I could see was showing respect to my bro, the noise was so loud and went on for so long I thought it was never going to stop. WOW. In the breaks walking around the concourse I don’t think I managed to walk 50ft without somebody shaking my hand or giving me a hug, and I would like to say thank you to you all for this.
yes Sarah is right. You and Andy all used to check if we were asleep under the tent we used to make on the bus and we would pretend we were. Then the drunken songs would start! (my dad included) ha we knew the words more than you did!!....Old Macdonald,Eskimo Nel,that chicago one and the little bird one. Hehe me and Sarah then carried this on to the next era on the away trips
Everyone was saying we should have a get together in the summer in memory of Andy like a game of rounders or cricket or something. A really good idea I think. What does everyone else think? Anita xx
Great idea and I know a few of us were discussing this at Saturday's game. It would be good for those fans who travelled away in the early 80's to have a reunion and share those wonderful memories and have a laugh at the old photos! We always used to have a game of cricket/rounders every summer as a way of meeting up in the close season so it would be good to do this again. I am sure we could then all find a pub nearby (we always did this too!) to catch up. Wollaton Park might be a good place, probably quite central for everyone.
After hearing all the great stories for many years i was trying to convince dad to get a coach and invite everyone to go to an away game. I'm sure all the family would be up for having a game for dad, would be a great laugh. I didn't really get to meet alot of the old gang properly so would be a great opportunity to final put faces to the names.
Indoors sounds a safer bet knowing what our summers are like. but then the weather never stopped us. i remember us all down the embankment in the pouring rain playing cricket. i even cheated and used a goalies catching mit which i think might have been woodies. with disposable bbq's being so cheep we could make a real good day of it too.
i remember playing pitch & putt in the pouring rain, and gavin frazer thinking he was at aviemore and hitting the ball so hard, we never did find his ball. I'm up for a reunion. i think we should have it at Lincoln, that's central to me.... lol