What is your role on the Trust Board?
Chairman of the Board but also retaining a special interest in Trust events linked to the Football Club. While I’m an elected member of the Trust Board, I’m also the liaison between the Red Imps and the Trust Board.
Where do you sit?
As a member of the ‘Imps Player’ commentary team (the club’s own website commentary service) and as part of my duties is looking after the members of the media, I sit on the back row of the Press Box in the Echo Stand.
Why did you join the Trust?
I saw it as a very important way of showing support for the club; for developing supporter involvement in a very democratic way in the running of the club and in social and more formal settings. Share thoughts/future on the Imps with fellow supporters and “the powers that be at Sincil Bank”.
When was your first game at Sincil Bank?
27 April 1956 at the age of 2 years 10 months –(Lincoln City v Barnsley).
Which was the best Lincoln game you have seen?
Doncaster Rovers 2 Lincoln City 4 - Boxing Day 1975 at Belle Vue, Doncaster.
Who is your favourite ever Lincoln player?
Who is your favourite (Lincoln?) manager?
My favourite manager is the one who at the time brings the Mighty Imps glory. I don’t have a favourite Imps manager but I have great regard for former managers.
Bill Anderson who, on reflection, was a genius to keep City in the Second Division (The Championship) for so long.
Graham Taylor who was manager the first time I saw an Imps side win promotion with the great 1975/76 Fourth Division Championship winning team – a manager who was ahead of his time and as we know went on the manage England.
Colin ‘the Messiah’ Murphy who first time as manager at the bank produced/developed so many youngsters not only to win City promotion but helped so many of them go on to greater achievements and then second time to bring the Imps back into the Football League at the first attempt. I must also mention his legendary programme notes which gave so much entertainment.
Keith Alexander who despite the club having been in administration managed City to four successive play offs including two finals.
What is your best Lincoln moment?
Best moments alter as seasons go by. As a young lad it was the win over Cardiff to finish of the 6th successive victory and achieve the ‘great escape to survive in Division Two.
Then after so many ‘lean years’ to see City clinch the Fourth Division Championship in 1975 with so many records.
Moving on – the ecstasy of clinching the GM Vauxhall Conference Championship with the Imps regaining their Football League status at the first attempt.
In recent years it has been seeing ‘our club’ walk out at the Millennium Stadium on two occasions – although they both were to end in disappointment.
What is your worst Lincoln moment?
On the field – losing at Swansea on that fateful afternoon meaning the Imps lost their Football League status.
Off the field – the Bradford Fire and having to bring the travel section coach home minus Bill and Jim.
Which is the best ground you have visited?
I was also very impressed by the old Maine Road when City visited Manchester City.
The ‘new grounds’ at Leicester (Walker Stadium) and Derby (Pride Park) made a favourable mark when we went.
Which is your favourite League 2 ground?
Spotland – Rochdale.
Who is the best player you have ever seen?
Which other teams do you support?
Are there any other teams?
What are your other sporting interests?
Cricket, horse racing, international rugby union, athletics, swimming.
As a youngster table tennis was the game I was best at playing.