Interview With The Minuteman

Interview With The Minuteman

No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of a great man. Carlyle, Thomas   “Heroes and Hero Worship”, 1841 “In the summertime when the weather is fine” sang my little Japanese transistor radio in the summer of 1970. Mungo Jerry’s song would never reach the heights of a

The day a door opened……

The day a door opened……

Friday the 2nd of June 1978 was supposed to be just another day… it wasn’t.

The day started off like any other, it was sunny if a little breezy and I was sat in the garden watching my Dad mow the weed infested patch of grass we had the nerve to call a lawn. Every now and then he would tut and stop to get his shovel, before removing the pile of dog poo dotted here and there. The animal in question, responsible for the dirty deed, sat by my side and nervously wagged his tail at every baleful glare from the gardener cum s*** shoveller. I had my transistor radio on tuned in to a local station, GMR I think it was, I was listening out for news, news that would change my life and hundreds of others. Not that I expected to hear any good news on this particular day, the day when existing Football League clubs applied for re election and aspiring non league clubs sought election.

We had after all been turned down 34 times previously but like the smitten suitor we just couldn’t resist one more attempt at gaining entry. My own ardour in this particular romance was fading fast, my heart had been broken in 1971 when we were at our attractive best but yet again we left with our cap in one hand and a clutchful of pens in the other.
 

2012-2013

2012-2013

2012-2013 HOME KIT    The same manufacturer & shirt sponsor but two white stripes adorn the front of the shirt only. Black trim makes an appearance on the shirt and socks while the shorts are predominately blue. A clean & tidy option to appease the stripe loving section of the support.          

2011-2012

2011-2012

2011-2012 HOME KIT A change of betting sponsor along with a simplistic all blue shirt was brought in by “the suits”  white shorts and blue & white socks made the whole look quite pleasing on the eye. The popular tree and crown badge remained while Mifit were still the preferred manufacturer.        

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