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1 Posted 17/12/2019 at 10:20:50
What a truly amazing club and supporters we have.
So many laugh out loud tear-inducing quirky moments and memories.
Just past 7am in the morning here in Brazil and this one piece has set me up brilliantly for the day.
Thank you all concerned for sharing.
2 Posted 17/12/2019 at 10:56:59
3 Posted 17/12/2019 at 11:34:36
4 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:07:57
Ray is a most engaging character and I had the pleasure to spend an afternoon with him at Goodison. The game was vs Wimbledon in 1989.
A friend of mine, Tom Duke knew Ray, the connection I think being Finance/Banking. He invited Tom up to attend a game so I went along with Tom's son. We journeyed up from Warwickshire and met Ray at a hotel off the East Lancs where I left my car. Then off to the game with access to the staff/ directors car park behind the Park End where we ran into Colin Harvey, then manager.
From there into the executive Lounge where Ray seemed to know everyone. The game I remember was poor ending 1-1 but Ray got us some photo ops with the players as they headed into their lounge. I remember in particular Kevin Sheedy and Martin Keown who quizzed me as to the best route back to Oxfordshire where I guess his family were still living.
Tremendous day out and grateful to have spent time in the company of this most generous and welcoming guy. So if for one reason or another you read this comment Ray, many thanks again for a great day out.
5 Posted 17/12/2019 at 13:10:22
He throws in a cracking story about Howard Kendall and John Bailey, when the latter told his manager he was taking up a job offer in Cape Town.
6 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:45:18
7 Posted 17/12/2019 at 14:45:19
8 Posted 17/12/2019 at 18:37:24
Any chance of a pre match invite Ray? Sounds the nuts in there.
9 Posted 17/12/2019 at 20:23:18
10 Posted 17/12/2019 at 23:27:25
Fantastic article. Loved it and thank you for sharing it.
11 Posted 19/12/2019 at 17:11:51
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