I have been a close friend to Alan for over 40 years. I was shocked when he rang me on the eve of both his operations to tell me about the amputations.
I wrote to Ron Martin to inform him of the sad news. I included his address and phone number but there was no response from him..
However Ray Davey rang me. He did his best and managed a very small report in the first programme of the season.
I had to ring the Echo 3 times before they reluctantly printed a small report.
Hartlepool – Victoria Park
This afternoon I travelled to the north east for the first away game of the season which gave me an early opportunity to run the rule over Mr Brown’s boys as he hopes to guide the blues to automatic promotion in his first full season in the Roots Hall hot seat. As with every close season, there have been plenty of comings and goings, so I was interested to
Updated 12-08-2013 at 08:50 PM by maninasuitcase
York City – Bootham Crescent
With last weekend’s results going Southend’s way, the mighty shrimpers’ season has suddenly been reignited and a play-off place is still just within their grasp. However, they must win both of their remaining games starting this afternoon against the minstermen. York also needed the points, but by contrast they are at the wrong end of the table, desperately trying
Updated 07-06-2015 at 04:00 PM by maninasuitcase
Rochdale – Spotland
I was always going to visit Spotland this season because it is one of the closest grounds to my current location exiled up here in Yorkshire, picking up my 71st ground in the process this evening. Even so, the pill was sweetened further when Wilmslow Jim texted me with the offer of a free ticket, with seats in the Directors’ Box being muted, courtesy of his chum who had
Updated 11-04-2013 at 11:53 PM by maninasuitcase
Members visiting numbers through the roof. New members joining by the day.
The Zone is getting busier all the time, many new threads about our big day out.
TZ coach travel advertised and coaches successfully filled after behind the scenes meetings with influential people.
The big day approaching quickly preceded by more home games that we failed to win but didn't dent the fans' need to buy a record numbers of tickets ensuring Crewe will be outnumbered 3 to 1.