Post by hatter_in_macc on Oct 2, 2014 10:01:39 GMT
No worries, Rog.
In fact, Billy Upton made it into our CHIEF hall of fame - on the basis of what was discovered about him at the time. He probably deserves a CHAOS entry in his own right - having been one of the 'Great County Mavericks You Never Saw'!
Here's the piece I wrote about him for CHIEF:
Described in the local rags from the 1890s as an "old war horse... who served the Club so well", old 'Uppers' merited a testimonial tribute of sorts when the crowd passed a hat around before a game so as to send him off with a few quid when he retired. He sounds quite a character, too - once kidding a journalist, desperate for a story, that he had been sacked by County. Mind you, he was pretty hacked off, and had some explaining to do, when his fake yarn made it into cold print!
Post by Epworth Hatter on Oct 2, 2014 11:38:42 GMT
The Stockport County Underground...
Len Whitechapel Len All Saints church Brett Angel Carl/Richie Baker Street Chris Blackburn-friars Jim Gannon Street Martyn Chalk Farm Frank Pimblett-ico Boaz Myhillingdon Liam Bridcutty Sark Damon Searles Court Chris Bow Churchman Mike Flynnsbury Park Jimmy Golders Green Kent-ish Bergersen Town Matt Hampstead Heath Wayne Hendon-essey Central Jermaine East-er Ham Jimmy Mulholland Park Matty Bounds Green One cap wonder… Keigan Hyde Park-er Corner Ian Moore-gate Ian Island-side Gardens Kensington Mulhearn St James Fryatt Park Andy Kil-burn-ner Simon Hackney Wick Mark Lees-ster Square Leytonstone Maxwell Andy Vauxhalls Marc London Bridge-Wilkinson or Richard Landon Bridge if you want to pronounce it c-ockney Mansion Assoumani House Jamie Milligan Hill East Colin Wood Green-thorpe Terry Park Royal Shefki Kew-qi Gardens Michael Rayners Lane Fraser c**k-forsters Wayne Shepherd’s Bush Luke Beckett-ton Park St John’s Hardiker Wood St Paul’s Jones Jarkko Swiss Cottage Paul Turnpike-bull Lane Lewis Kings Cross St Pancras Rickie Lambeth North Warren Street Feeney Matt Chorleywoods Billy Upton Park
And, of course, in my dreams: Epping Hatter
(For the record, I've been working on this on and off for quite a few weeks! The same conclusion is still reached: I need to get out more, but I hadn't realised how many I'd got until I copy and pasted them all into this post!)