tone wrote:One of my uncles took me to speedway once - West Ham stadium. Never again!Hello John C
So you were bored at the Hammers. You should have gone to the Den in the '50s. If you got bored watching Alex Jardine and his team under floodlights you could have hopped across the tracks to have a flutter on the dogs or stock car racing or speedway depending on the the weekly timetable. You missed out mate!
Lewins wrote:Alex Jardine, great blast from the past......He appeared as Mr X in a trial match for The Lions. They knew he showed real talent and didn't want to give his true identity away, in case other clubs signed him up. My dad was always singing his praises, but my uncle would take me to Millwall. As a Crystal Palace supporter (apologies for that), he would always string me along. As a young lad, I always fell for his jokes. "Full back, you say?" Yes, right back, I would reply. "He should be right back behind the goal selling the peanuts!" he would say laughing. Remember Percy Daltons the peanut seller, who used to walk round the terraces selling peanuts?
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