You are here: Home > Message Board > General Talk > Pro footballers you played with?
December 3 2021 10.53pm

Pro footballers you played with?

Previous Topic | Next Topic


Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 > Last >>

 

View kennybrowns leftfoot's Profile kennybrowns leftfoot Flag Reigate 25 Oct 20 1.54am Send a Private Message to kennybrowns leftfoot Add kennybrowns leftfoot as a friend

Ok so we all like to say things like 'I had trials for blah blah when I was young' but genuinely interested to know who on here played at a decent level when they were younger and if anyone you played with went on to make it as a Pro??

So I'll go first... I played with Jody Morris and Clinton Morrison as a young teenager. We played for different sides but in the same league and all represented the Surrey boys representative side..

Jody was absolute quality from a young age and you just knew he would make it.. To be fair Clinton was decent but nothing special and I was surprised at how well he did for himself but fair play to him...

I went on to the dizzy heights of the Ryman league and represented Banstead Athletic!!

Anyone else?

 


Don't waste your time with jealousy. Sometimes your ahead, sometimes your behind, the race is long. But in the end it's only with yourself!!

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 25 Oct 20 7.01am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by kennybrowns leftfoot

Ok so we all like to say things like 'I had trials for blah blah when I was young' but genuinely interested to know who on here played at a decent level when they were younger and if anyone you played with went on to make it as a Pro??

So I'll go first... I played with Jody Morris and Clinton Morrison as a young teenager. We played for different sides but in the same league and all represented the Surrey boys representative side..

Jody was absolute quality from a young age and you just knew he would make it.. To be fair Clinton was decent but nothing special and I was surprised at how well he did for himself but fair play to him...

I went on to the dizzy heights of the Ryman league and represented Banstead Athletic!!

Anyone else?

Sunday league used to play against Paul Hinshelwood, he was an apprentice with Palace at the time and probably was not meant to be playing. He didn’t seem anything special but was a lot stronger and fitter than us.
Sorry not up to your standards K

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Eden Eagle's Profile Eden Eagle Flag Kent 25 Oct 20 7.43am Send a Private Message to Eden Eagle Add Eden Eagle as a friend

David Price - when I played at West Wickham. I think he might have been a minicab driver at that point.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View manoftaste's Profile manoftaste Flag Hastings 25 Oct 20 7.56am Send a Private Message to manoftaste Add manoftaste as a friend

I played in a Sunday league team in the mid-sixties (in the Shirley & District under-15s league). We were total crap but Steve Kember at that time played for Laurels. They beat us 15-2!

Edited by manoftaste (25 Oct 2020 7.56am)

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Temps's Profile Temps Flag Cronx 25 Oct 20 8.53am Send a Private Message to Temps Add Temps as a friend

When in the army I played in the same team as Lee Bradbury who went on to play for us, albeit not very successfully.
Our team talks mostly consisted of “give it to Bradders”.

Edited by Temps (25 Oct 2020 9.14am)

 


Dyslexics of the world, UNTIE!!

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 25 Oct 20 8.56am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Eden Eagle

David Price - when I played at West Wickham. I think he might have been a minicab driver at that point.

David Price was indeed a minicab driver and I believe that the company was based in Purley.
He played for Arsenal in 3 consecutive FA Cup Finals (1978,79,80) and when he retired played for Arsenal Vets.

Edited by Willo (25 Oct 2020 8.58am)

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 25 Oct 20 9.00am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

David Price was indeed a minicab driver and I believe that the company was based in Purley.
He played for Arsenal in 3 consecutive FA Cup Finals (1978,79,80) and when he retired played for Arsenal Vets.

Edited by Willo (25 Oct 2020 8.58am)

I thought he retired when he signed for us wasn't he a crock that Arsenal dumped on us?

 


One more point

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 25 Oct 20 9.14am

Originally posted by Badger11

I thought he retired when he signed for us wasn't he a crock that Arsenal dumped on us?

Unfortunately Peter Nicholas went the other way. I know who got the better part of the deal

 


"It feels much better than it ever did, much more sensitive." John Wayne Bobbit

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Quote this post in a reply
View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 25 Oct 20 10.28am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by manoftaste

I played in a Sunday league team in the mid-sixties (in the Shirley & District under-15s league). We were total crap but Steve Kember at that time played for Laurels. They beat us 15-2!

Edited by manoftaste (25 Oct 2020 7.56am)

Who did you play for? My dad ended up running Newton Heath about that time. I played against a team managed by Kember, which had his nephew Robin playing

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 25 Oct 20 11.07am Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

Great thread.

When I played for Mitchley Avenue in the mid-to late 70s we had Len Prince turn out for us a couple of times. He made a handfull of appearances for Palace at left back I believe. We also played against Mel Blyth who played for Scarletts at the time.

I've played with Teddy Maybank when I was with Shoreham in the Sussex County League, as well as Johnny Byrne (not our famous one but the Republic of Ireland/Sunderland/QPR one) who I'm still friends with today.

I actually played against Bobby Stokes at that time, who scored the winner for Southampton v Man Utd in the FA Cup Final. He was playing for Chichester City and looked like he'd hidden the football up the front of his shirt and smoked a ciggy at half time in the centre circle. Sadly he died young, but I remember thinking at the time "Wow, you actually scored the winner in a Cup Final. No one can ever take that away from you."

I also played on a Sunday with Jimmy Mann, one of the famed Ashton Gate 8 who are remembered at Bristol City to this day. Or I thought I did. It turned out he was called Jimmy Mann but wasn't THE Jimmy Mann, although he pretended to be. That was a long and complicated story.

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 25 Oct 20 11.27am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


I have a friend who used to play at Hackney marshes and one of his teammates brought Julian Dicks along when he was at West Ham. There was a bit of talk before the game about not saying anything about him since he wasn’t supposed to be playing. The other team were muttering about him looking like Julian Dicks but in that league a lot of people looked a bit like Julian Dicks. The game started and he hit some bloke like a train, knocked him bandy and removed all doubt.

 

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply
View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag Looking into the Future 25 Oct 20 11.46am Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

The closest I ever got was playing against Simon Osbournes Dad with Simon on the touchline and as an used sub in a game which boasted Jim Cannon in the opposition line up. Jim Cannon was head and shoulders above any body on the pitch a real joy to watch up close. Both games at the old Croydon Mo ground top of the Purley way

Edited by Apollofuzz (25 Oct 2020 11.49am)

 


I ride a GS scooter with my hair cut neat
I wear my war time coat in the wind and sleet.

Alert Alert a moderator to this post Edit this post Quote this post in a reply

 

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 > Last >>

Previous Topic | Next Topic

You are here: Home > Message Board > General Talk > Pro footballers you played with?