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Opposition players

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Had the good fortune to speak to Gary Philips this evening (Ex Barnet) Who played against us for Aylesbury United in the 90's. Memorable as he always spoke to us behind the goal and always had a laugh bit like Brownie in more recent years.

The Gloucester keeper (Name escapes me) was the same.

Just thinking there memorable players for the right reasons...... Does anyone have any they would like to add? Yes this is a lockdown question.



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John Swannell the Hendon keeper in the late 60's & 70's (England amateur international keeper who kept Charlie Turner out of the side) especially at Claremont Road, would lean on the fence behind the goal & have a chat as the game spent quite a lot of the time in Hitchin's half. Les Cleveley, Carshalton keeper also liked to interact with the crowd having jumped the fence into the crowd on more than one occasion to "dispute" a comment from an opposing fan. A Dulwich keeper, don't think it was Les, did the same at Top Field. At the final whistle he leapt the fence at the Bearton Road end, legged it up the terraces & grabbed a long standing fan, can't remember his name but he lived in Westmill but haven't seen him for years, by the throat. The Windsor & Eton defender who jumped the fence at their place & grabbed a Hitchin fan, can't remember his name either, but he became referee a few years later. The ref at that game happened to be a policeman & requested the pleasure of both parties in the ref's dressing room to see if the fan wanted to press charges for assault apparently but he declined & hands were shaken. As for just down right grumpy keepers Dave Brace at Molesey & the St Albans bloke whose brother played for Spurs, his name began with H.
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Was Andy Crawford one of the assaulted fans?

Keeper Howell? Bit of a guess!

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Was Paul Moon around then?

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Ken Hancock?

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Steve wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 2:14 pm
Was Paul Moon around then?
Yep I believe he was.

Andy later became a ref and sent of Ricky (Surname escapes me) in a county cup game for us while 4-0 up.

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KEITH wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 6:05 am
John Swannell the Hendon keeper in the late 60's & 70's (England amateur international keeper who kept Charlie Turner out of the side) especially at Claremont Road, would lean on the fence behind the goal & have a chat as the game spent quite a lot of the time in Hitchin's half. Les Cleveley, Carshalton keeper also liked to interact with the crowd having jumped the fence into the crowd on more than one occasion to "dispute" a comment from an opposing fan. A Dulwich keeper, don't think it was Les, did the same at Top Field. At the final whistle he leapt the fence at the Bearton Road end, legged it up the terraces & grabbed a long standing fan, can't remember his name but he lived in Westmill but haven't seen him for years, by the throat. The Windsor & Eton defender who jumped the fence at their place & grabbed a Hitchin fan, can't remember his name either, but he became referee a few years later. The ref at that game happened to be a policeman & requested the pleasure of both parties in the ref's dressing room to see if the fan wanted to press charges for assault apparently but he declined & hands were shaken. As for just down right grumpy keepers Dave Brace at Molesey & the St Albans bloke whose brother played for Spurs, his name began with H.
Your talking about Howells with the St Albans Keeper. He was a miserable sod I agree.

His brother David (Tottenham player) showed up to watch a game and signed autographs for our group (all kids then) He left a good impression. Really nice fella.

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