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Posted by: RRANDREWS
Date: 09/02/2018 17:34
I regret I couldn't get to the funeral.

I have known Mike and Mary for nearly 60 years since her hey-day as the main stay of the West Somerset League when she was involved very much with Huish Champflower and I was playing for Taunton and later Taunton Deane. She has been a wonderful stalwart of the County Ground since those early days.

Mike and I "crossed swords" in the nicest possible way when I was a sprogg football referee and Mike and his brothers were the hard men of Stogumber in the 60s. If he was around to hear me repeat this story he would have a laugh.

One horrible wet Saturday I had to referee a local derby at Stogumber - I can't remember the other team. After a pretty rough old game in which I wasn't able to make myself very popular, one of the locals came up to me and said "You were bl--dy lucky old son - last week the poor bl--dy referee was greeted at the end of the match with a bloke coming with a rope and a noose. The poor ref fainted and had to be carried to the dressing room as it was"!

Old Boy!

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