Thanks for everybody who supported last night’s fundraiser at Chesham United Football Club. The rain stopped mid-afternoon so the pitch was in perfect condition for 22 middle aged men to strut their stuff. Sadly there was more panting than strutting, but the bumper crowd was not put off – partly because of the proximity of the bar to the pitch, but mainly due to the grace and guile of the following footballing legends:
Graham Stack – ex Arsenal keeper whose goal was so safe that he played mainly in centre midfield
Tommy Smith – ex Watford centre forward who, injury hit, seemed to play deeper than Stacky
Paul Konchesky – ex Liverpool (but mainly West Ham) who ran harder than Forrest Gump and conjured up things with his left foot that Harry Potter could only dream of
Steve Potts – ex West Ham captain and more steady than a concrete bollard
Dennis Bailey – ex QPR (and hattrick scorer at Old Trafford) who played with the movement and Majesty of King Henry VIII
Kevin Keen – ex West Ham winger whose last run was so mazy that it finished in the showers
Andy Sinton – ex QPR, Tottenham and England who directed affairs like a veteran traffic warden (with a very sore foot)
Frank Talia – ex Wycombe goalie who managed to get as close as twenty yards from the pitch when the bar man was changing the Stella Artois barrel
Carlton Cole – ex West Ham and England international giant whose shirt and shorts were tighter than OJ Simpson’s glove.
Thanks to every single one of you. Your kindness, footballing brilliance and complete selflessness has helped us to raise over £5,000 for the Wiseman Trust. Fantastic!